— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) August 17, 2018
Why do I feel like my entire life is a lie?
On HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” Browns rookie QB Brogan Roback referred to his teammate Tyrod Taylor as “Tuh-rod Taylor” rather than “Ty-rod Taylor.” Nobody thought anything of the pronuciation of Taylor’s name until Browns LT Joel Bitonio was asked about it the other day:
This is how good of a teammate LT Joel Bitonio is. He told me Tyrod Taylor’s name is actually pronounced TUH-rod, not TY-rod. And that while Taylor may be too nice to correct people, HE feels it’s important to get it right. From here on out, I will. #Browns
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) August 13, 2018
And as it turns out, Roback was correct in his pronunciation of the starting QB’s first name. We have all been saying Tyrod Taylor’s name wrong for the last 7 years. He’s just been too much of a nice guy to correct any of us. To say I’m mind blown would be an understatement (it’s been a slow week so work with me here).
Imagine how annoying that must have been for Taylor, having everyone refer to you by the wrong name for your entire career? It’s like when I have to tell someone my last name over the phone and they think I’m saying “Jericho” rather than “Cherico” (pronounced Chair-ico). Not that it’s their fault, but man it’s annoying as hell. With Tyrod being a public figure, I can only imagine how much worse it must have been for him. I feel your pain, but I’ll still probably forget to pronounce it the correct way, so I’m sorry in advance.
-Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)