Even Nnamdi Asomugha’s Own Teammates Can’t Pronounce His Name
Glenn Davis 11:34 am, August 19th, 2011
We've gotten used to the idea of Nnamdi Asomugha as an Eagle because when it was announced he'd signed with the team, it was all we heard about. The video you'll see below, however, is a reminder of just how little time Asomugha's really spent in Philadelphia: plenty of teammates have no idea how to say - or spell - his name yet. Or maybe it's a reminder that no one, anywhere, is all that familiar with the correct pronunciation of Asomugha's name.
Either way, Asomugha is of Nigerian descent, and as such has a name that gives those not of Nigerian descent a bit of trouble. Fox demonstrated this last night during the Eagles' preseason loss to the Steelers:
"Asamugaga"? Jason Babin might have been playing that up a bit, but you get the picture. And even when they were able to pronounce the name pretty well (Trent Cole), the spelling tripped them up. Oh well - they'll get there. And if they need a definitive pronunciation guide to help them learn it, here's Asomugha himself saying it.
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