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Postby Snout » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:25 pm

Let's get the names right. It's Robert Griffin III -- NOT Bob. RGIII, not BGIII. Has the guy ever indicated that he would prefer to be called Bob? I don't think so. Most people named Robert prefer Robert instead of Bob, just like most people named Richard prefer Richard instead of Dick.

And it's Shanahan, not Shanny.

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Postby UK Skins Fan » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:53 pm

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Postby cowboykillerzRGiii » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:58 pm

I once knew a guy named Bobert.... He preffered bobby. I called him Bert.
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Postby SkinsJock » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:01 pm

ROTFALMAO - with a name like Jock I prefer almost anything but ....
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Postby cowboykillerzRGiii » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:03 pm

Wtf were you tinkin btw? Lmao even if you are a big jock... It's jus a wide open door in smack :twisted:
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Postby SkinsJock » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:14 pm

now that I think of it - I prefer Jock to Bobert - what were his parents thinking? :lol:
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Postby Countertrey » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:36 pm

Someone must've gotten a winter's worth of Coal... or, maybe some bad kimchi...

Seriously... I don't think Bob minds. Might be a problem for Shanny, though...
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Postby StorminMormon86 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:51 pm

Shanny just texted me and says that BGIII prefers to be called Bob. He's a fan of Bill Murray, especially the film, "What About Bob?" That might just be why Bob seemed off this year. Instead of studying film, Bob decided to watch Bill Murray movies on Netflix all summer while Shanny was busy working on his tan.

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Postby DarthMonk » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:56 pm

Snout wrote:Let's get the names right. It's Robert Griffin III -- NOT Bob. RGIII, not BGIII. Has the guy ever indicated that he would prefer to be called Bob? I don't think so. Most people named Robert prefer Robert instead of Bob, just like most people named Richard prefer Richard instead of Dick.

And it's Shanahan, not Shanny.


Actually:

THE KID NEVER gave much thought to his suffix. His father would call him Rob or Robert, and his mother called him Robby. They made it a point to never refer to him as Trey or The Third.


School made Robby want out of the projects only more. At the military base, his long hair had been a novelty, but in New Orleans, the kids teased him mercilessly. They said he looked like a girl and nicknamed him Ponytail.


THE DAY he wore Griffin III on his jersey for the first time, there were 20,000 empty seats at Baylor's Floyd Casey Stadium. A year later, the crowds were chanting, "Robeeeerrt Griffiiiin" -- clap, clap ... clap, clap, clap. Before long, a Waco anchorman gave Robby the nickname that would stick for good: RG3.


Robby asked questions about the original Robert Griffin and heard about his toothy smile, about how he slapped almost everyone he met on the back. But it never came up again until Robby took the field for his first game as a Baylor Bear two years later, wearing Griffin III on the back of his jersey.

From his seat in the stadium that day, Robert Griffin II was stunned. No one had ever called his son "Robert Griffin the third," and he wasn't sure he was in favor of it. He'd named him Robert at his father's request and regretted it for years. He didn't want his son to feel the burden he had felt, of living up to his father's name. But the moment Robby showed up for that first game proudly wearing his Roman numeral, Robert Jr. realized his son -- soon to be known as RG3 -- had become his own man.


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Seems he was most often called Robby by the family. Players (teammates and opponents) and coach Briles call him Griff. I heard him answer the question "What do your friends call you?" with "Griff." Seems he was not called Robert very often at all.

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Postby Countertrey » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:04 pm

I think it was Deangelo Hall who, after the draft, said something like "he's just gonna be Bob to me."
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Postby Deadskins » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:33 am

Countertrey wrote:I think it was Deangelo Hall who, after the draft, said something like "he's just gonna be Bob to me."

It was actually one of the vaGiants. He didn't call him that anymore after their first meeting.
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Postby Irn-Bru » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:42 am

Deadskins wrote:
Countertrey wrote:I think it was Deangelo Hall who, after the draft, said something like "he's just gonna be Bob to me."

It was actually one of the vaGiants. He didn't call him that anymore after their first meeting.


Correct. I could be wrong but I think it was Justin Tuck. That's why I kind of like "Bob" — it repurposes something that was intended as a slight.
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Postby Countertrey » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:59 am

Irn-Bru wrote:
Deadskins wrote:
Countertrey wrote:I think it was Deangelo Hall who, after the draft, said something like "he's just gonna be Bob to me."

It was actually one of the vaGiants. He didn't call him that anymore after their first meeting.


Correct. I could be wrong but I think it was Justin Tuck. That's why I kind of like "Bob" — it repurposes something that was intended as a slight.

Ah, yes, I remember now... that was before Bob turned him into a human corkscrew... and, it's when I started using "Bob"...
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Postby OldSchool » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:15 am

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Postby DarthMonk » Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:11 pm

OldSchool wrote:RG3Firsts1Second


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