FanPost

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.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker