In praise of D’ronzjiah Mathews
The American football season starts in 16 days’ time (Cowboys at the Giants, 5 September). Meanwhile, Alex Massie, who shares my fascination with the names of NFL players, reports that the class of 2014 is beginning to take shape. This means a new crop of remarkable names. Among the 247 “best” players in their year (so far) are:
Da’Shawn Hand (pictured)
Each one deserves to be rolled around the tongue, with special attention paid to Adoree’ (with a terminal apostrophe), T’Kevian, Verondtae, Adonis as a first name, Aggadoria and, of course, D’ronzjiah.
Hut, hut, hut.Tagged in: NFL
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