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Kyle Williams Can't Be Meatball

I've not been a fan of the contrived 'Meatball' nickname for Kyle Williams. The entire attempt to force a nickname on a player struck me as almost Seinfeldian. To wit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1o36sPZ10A

In another bit, the universal truism that there can only be one guy with any given nickname is revealed. While watching the Packers-Bears game (one that has featured actual defensive play by both teams....I have DB envy apparently) Mike Mayock called Chicago's RT Carimi 'Meatball' and relayed the details of an interview. Mayock, for reasons that weren't explained, asked Carimi if he could call him Meatball and Carimi said that he, like meatballs, was round and delicious. Frankly, this seems as dumb of a way to confer a nickname as any I can think of--you don't ask permission to label some guy; you do it (and possibly take the following beating) or you don't. Nevertheless, Mayock has pegged Carimi with the Meatball sobriquet. As there can only be one Meatball, Kyle Williams must be something else.

I prefer Kyle Williams.

No, it's not terribly clever. It is, however, simple, honest and down to earth--all of which fit Kyle Williams to a 'T'(-bone?). Try it a few times and see how it rolls off the tongue. Kyle Williams. Kyle Williams. Yep, I'm sold.

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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