After months of "Taff," "Taaafee," "Taaaaaaaaaaaf," "Ta! FFFFFFFF," etc, ticats.ca members finally mastered "TAAFFE" in sufficient numbers for the mass confusion to cease re discussion of our head coach.
As a public service, I've provided this spelling guide re Bob O'Billovich's nickname to help head off more months of pigskin pidgeon Esperanto on these boards.
- Exhibit 1 -- "Obie" -- O-B-I-E
Need I say more? No! LMAO
DING! DING! DING! There's the man! We're on the same page!
- Exhibit 2 - "Obee"
Googling this, I found this disturbing graphic:
I also caught myself humming "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da" when I read the first "Obee" here. Ugh. LOL
And YES, I am a Beatles fan!
- Exhibit 3 -- "Obi"
Now The Force may be a proven telekinetic juggernaut across the galaxies of George Lucas, but it's a lot of florescent light rod waving nonsense in the world of football operations! Wrong guy!
NOTE: BEN AT HIS DRAMATIC PEAK IN STAR WARS (IN THE ALEC GUINNESS FORMAT) WAS A HELL OF A LOT OLDER THAN 67!
- Exhibit 4 - "OB" or "O.B."
This may be effective and discreet, but it's the WRONG SUBJECT MATTER ENTIRELY! NO!
An ob is two-thirds of a gob where I come from. So don't be impolite, okay??
So: Obie it is. It also recalls the fine running back of the 1980s, one Obie Graves, who tore it up with Tom Clements and co. in the early 80s!
This has been another public service of lil ol' me. LOL
Oski Wee Wee,