Originally posted on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 12/7/12
During NFL Network‘s broadcast of Denver’s 26-13 win over Oakland on Thursday Night Football, commentators Mike Mayock and Brad Nessler stumbled and and mis-pronounced players’ names throughout the game. Nessler made a mistake other announcers have made this season by referring to return specialist Trindon Holliday as “Hall-a-way.” But even more noticeable, and far more annoying, was Mayock constantly pronouncing wide receiver Demaryius Thomas as “Dee-mAR-e-ous,” eliminated the “M-ary” sound in Thomas’ first name. Mayock knows football, and he called the game well.  But for future reference, we suggest that networks have their crews study the following pronunciation guide:  David BRUTON (BRUTE‐in) Matt PRATER (PRAY‐ter) Ryan CLADY (CLAY‐dee) SEALVER SILIGA (silver see‐linga) Elvis DUMERVIL (DOO‐mur‐vill) DEMARYIUS Thomas (duh‐MAREE-ee‐us) Jacob Tamme (TAM‐ee) Dan KOPPEN (COPE‐en) Danny TREVATHAN (trev‐AY‐than) Chris KUPER (KOO‐pehr) Mitch UNREIN (UN‐rhine) Knowshon MORENO (mor‐AY‐no) Wesley WOODYARD (WOOD‐YARD) Brock OSWEILER (OSS‐why‐lur)
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