Greetings to all BEdgers. This is my first fanpost so please be gentle, however BEdge has been one of my favorite stops to get blazer news and I appreciate all the work put in by Dave, and really all the bloggers who share my enthusiasm about our beloved blazers.
With that said, this brings me to the topic I would like to re-visit...Greg Oden's nickname. GO has been heard several times, and that is just lame. KG, AI, CP3, RJ, all LAME, LAME, LAME!!!! What ever happened to great nicknames like " the round mound of rebound", or "the admiral", or " the dream", or our beloved " Clyde the glyde"? I love Wheels calling Roy " the natural", and hope it catches on. Greg Oden will be an absolute beast. He may never be the dominant, offensive minded center every team dreams about getting, but at the very least he will be a force to be reckoned with and respected by all teams who dare enter his domain in the paint. Just him standing there in the paint will force teams to adjust to having an athlete of that caliber, that big, that fast, that powerful being out there.I know his last name is spelled differently, but the pronunciation is the same, and personality will most certainly fit as well. His last name already dictates what his nickname should be...He is ODIN, the viking god of war. THE GOD OF WAR must be his nickname!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://library.thinkquest.org/03oct/01263/Norse.htm Sorry, I cant figure out how to make this as a link. New to this blogging thing.
Kind of nerdy, I know, but it fits with his position, his style of play, and what he is going to bring very soon to this city and this organization. Can you imagine how bad to the bone it would be to hear MB, Mike Rice, or even Marv Albert or some other national broadcaster say something like " And The Lakers have absolutely no answer for The God Of War!"? Would sound like music to my ears. Think about it. Let me know what you think.