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Friday, November 21, 2014

How to Pronounce NFL’s Toughest Names

Is it just me or does it seems like athlete’s names are getting harder to pronounce each year? Sometimes it even hurts my brain to look at the jumble of letters and decipher how  to pronounce them. Well that all ends here. I’ve put together an NFL pronunciation guide for the hardest names in football. Now, you can impress your friends with your ability correctly say the name of any player that you want. Without further ado, here’s how to pronounce some of the toughest names in the league:

Arizona Cardinals:

Hamza Abdullah (Ham-za ab-duh-LA)

Kenny Iwebema (ee-WEB-uh-muh)

Deuce Lutui ( luh-TOO-ee)

Pago Togafau (PONG-oh TONG-uh-fow)

Atlanta Falcons:

Jonathan Babineaux (BAB-uh-no)

Steven Hauschka (Howsh-kuh)

Ovie Mughelli (oh-vee muh-hay-lee)

Quinn Ojinnaka (oh-gee-nak-ah)

Baltimore Ravens:

Brendon Ayanbadejo (eye-uhn-bah-DAY-zoo)

Haruki Nakamura (Ha-ROO-kee NA-ka-moo-ra)

Haloti Ngata (Ha-LOTE-ee NAH-ta)

Tom Zbikowski (Zi-buh-kow-ski)

Buffalo Bills:

Joe Klopfenstein (Klof-N-stein)

Ashton Youboty (You-boat-ee)

Carolina Panthers:

Mackenzy Bernadeau (Burr-NAR-doe)

Tony Fiammetta (FEE-ah-met-ah)

Chicago Bears:

Devin Aromashodu (Ah-row-MA-shaw-do)

Israel Idonije (eh-don-ish-aye)

Brian Iwuh (E-woo)

Brandon Manumaleuna (Mon-o-male-ee-uh-na)

Will Ta’ufo’ou (tau-FOE-oh)

Pisa Tinoisamoa (Pee-sa Teno-isa-moe-a)

Cincinnati Bengals:

Jonathan Fanene (Fuh-Nay-Nay)

Rey Maualuga (mah-wah-LOO-gah)

Chinedum Ndukwe (CHIN-eh-doom ehn-DUKE-way)

Cleveland Browns:

Scott Kooistra (KOO-struh)

Mohamed Massaquoi (MASS-a-qwah)

Dallas Cowboys:

Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (Ak-WAH-zee Oh-WOON-soo AHN-sah)

Denver Broncos:

Akin Ayodele (AY-kin AY-dell)

Detroit Lions:

Gosder Cherilus (GOZ-der SHARE-uh-loss)

Isaiah Ekejiuba (Eck-ah-ju-buh)

Ndamukong Suh (en-dom-ah-ken SUE)

Green Bay Packers:

Breno Giacomini (Bre-no gia-co-mean-ni)

Cyril Obiozor (OH-bah-zore)

Houston Texans:

Pannel Egboh (PUH-nell EGG-bow)

Indianapolis Colts:

Vuna Tuihalakama (Voo-Nah Too-ee-hal-ah-ma-kah)

Jacksonville Jaguars:

Uche Nwaneri (OO’-chee wah-NAIR-ee)

Kansas City Cheifs:

Lemuel Jeanpierre (lem-YOOL john-pee-AIR)

Ike Ndukewe (ehn-DUKE-way)

Miami Dolphins:

Ikaika Alama-Francis (ee-KY-kah ah-LAH-mah)

Koa Misi (ko-a Mee-see)

Minnesota Vikings:

Husain Abdullah (WHO-sane ab-duh-LA)

Jimmy Kleinsasser (KLINE’-saw-sir)

Kenny Onatolu (on-uh-TOE-lu)

Visanthe Shiancoe (vi-sahn-te SHANK-oh)

New England Patriots:

Eric Ghiaciuc (GUY-check)

New Orleans Saints:

Stanley Arnoux (ARR-no)

Pierson Prioleau (pray-low)

New York Giants:

Nyan Boateng (Ni-ann Bo-tang)

Mathias Kiwanuka (Muh-tie-us COW-a-nuka)

Osi Umenyiora (OH-see you-mihn-YOHR’-uh)

New York Jets:

James Ihedigobo (ee-HEAD-ee-BO)

Ropati Pitoitua (Roe-PAH-tee Pit-TOE-ee-TWO-ah)

Oakland Raiders:

Nnamdi Asomugha (Nahm-Dee Aso-MU-wah)

Manase Tonga (mah-NAH-say TAWNG-ga)

Philadelphia Eagles:

Victor Abiamiri (ahb-ee-ah-MEER-ee)

Fenuki Tupou (fen-UU-kee TUU-puu)

Pittsburgh Steelers:

Chris Kemoeatu (kay-moy-AH-too)

San Diego Chargers:

Seyi Ajirotutu (SHAY-ee Ah-JEER-ah-two-two)

Legedu Naanee (Leg-a-do Nuh-nay)

Ogemdi Nwagbuo (oh-GIM-dee new-WOW-bow)

San Francisco 49ers:

Mike Iupati (Yoo-POT-ee)

Seattle Seahawks:

Jordan Babineaux (bab-uh-no)

T.J. Houshmandzadeh (Who-shh-manned-ZA-da)

Ben Obomanu (Oh-BUH-mon-u)

St. Louis Rams:

Victor Adeyanju (ah-DAY’-ahn-zhoo)

Oshiomogho Atogwe (oh-SHIM-ago a-TOG-way)

Michael Hoomanawanui (huh-oh-muh-NOW-uh-noo-ee)

Chris Ogbonnaya (oh-bun-EYE-uh)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

Brandon Gilbeaux (gib-BO)

Niko Koutouvides (Koo-tuh-vee-dees)

Mario Urrutia (u-root-tia)

Tennessee Titans:

Eric Bakhtiari (BOK-tee-R-ee)

Pete Ittersagen (itter-SAY-gun)

Washington Redskins:

Maake Kemoeatu (ma-AH-kay key-moy-AH-too)


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