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Old 11-24-2003, 11:50 AM   #1
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Talking "Iron" Eagle

Anybody seen the FOX football announcer called Ian Eagle, but he pronounces it "Iron" Eagle. When I first watched a game he was covering a few weeks back, I thought I misheard him, but now I realise that is how he pronounces it. I bet he thanks his parents every day
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Old 11-24-2003, 12:12 PM   #2
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I've heard quite a few of his games, and I've heard him before on WFAN in New York, and I must disagree with your ears. He is saying, "I-an," not "Iron."
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Old 11-24-2003, 12:15 PM   #3
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Either way it sounds like "Iron". His parents must have been friends with Co-lin Powells folks
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Old 11-24-2003, 01:51 PM   #4
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Never heard of him.
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Old 11-25-2003, 03:11 PM   #5
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I think he does Nets games too. Never understood why he calls himself I-an.
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Old 11-25-2003, 07:15 PM   #6
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I think I-an is an I-diot. I can't remember him ever calling a game the way I thought it should be called. Probably because of the way he pronounces his name.

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Old 11-26-2003, 10:05 AM   #7
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Devil's advocate: Maybe that's not just what he calls himself, but what his mother calls him, and has always called him, as well.
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That doesnt mean we cannot take the piss out of him!(make fun of)
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Now, while I've learned some phrases from the British while watching soccer matches, "take the piss out of him" is not something I've ever heard before. I'm not sure it's something I'm likely to want to do, either.... yikes.

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Plenty more where that came from, but I think only Heathen would understand me
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Old 11-26-2003, 06:14 PM   #11
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Devil's advocate: Maybe that's not just what he calls himself, but what his mother calls him, and has always called him, as well.
Plenty of folks change their monikers/pronunciations, etc., KB. I wasn't born Dave, obviously, and he could easily have chosen to pronounce his name E-an when he became a broadcaster, if his mama was wierd enough to give him the I-an pronunciation.

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You mean your mum didnt name you MountaineerDave at birth?

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Shocking, I know. But, she was more a pro team football follower and a Steelers fan, and would have named me Terry (for Bradshaw) if my pop didn't want a boy running around with a girl's name...

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Yeah, that's awful. Just ask Terry Glenn what it's like to run around like a little girl.
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Yeah, that's awful. Just ask Terry Glenn what it's like to run around like a little girl.
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