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Aug 28

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Shank Shakes Off 2010 Craziness

"It's VisanTAY!"

Taking a lesson from The Fonz, Visanthe Shiancoe has put the “Ayyyy” back in Visanthe.

During the 2010 season, Shiancoe made a big deal of changing the pronunciation of his first name, removing the familiar “ay” at the end in favor of a soft “T” sound. I thought it was weird at the time and find it even odder that he’s tacking the “ay” back on to the end this year. Why change it in the first place?

Could it be that he wants to shake off a disastrous 2010 season in which his first name wasn’t the only thing not working for him?

There wasn’t much fanfare to this switcharoo – just a mention of it in a sideline interview during last night’s game. Randy Shaver seemed amused and I believe I may have rolled my eyes.

Let’s hope this change signals big things for Visanthe this season. Get that hammy right, Shank, and show us what you can do!

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