Jump to content



Photo

JuJu Smith-Schuster


  • Please log in to reply
70 replies to this topic

#41 brotherbock

brotherbock

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 3,244 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:51 PM

I'm gonna play him at a wr 3 this week instead of garcon who has alternated good weeks so far and this is his down week. If Rogers is back an they keep his snaps the same someone gonna get squeezed out and it's gonna be Bryant who is underperforming

 

I think that's why is likely to happen too. I grabbed JuJu (dropped Lockett) just to sit on my bench for this week. If he does well enough, he may be starting alongside AB as Hopkins and Hogan go on byes.



#42 seafoam1

seafoam1

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 794 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:59 PM

 
No I didn't. I was listing boring-azz names given by parents without an ounce of imagination. "What's popular and common? We'll name our kid that!" 
 
Those names you listed are 1000 times better.

Yeah, I way prefer to pull random letters from my scrabble bag and call my kid that. I'll pull 8 letters for the first 2 kids. Dqinertk. Hahaha. You can.use that one. Lets try another...Zclopote.

They are all yours....☺

#43 brotherbock

brotherbock

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 3,244 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:29 PM

Yeah, I way prefer to pull random letters from my scrabble bag and call my kid that. I'll pull 8 letters for the first 2 kids. Dqinertk. Hahaha. You can.use that one. Lets try another...Zclopote.

They are all yours....☺

 

Because that's what people are doing. Sure thing.

 

You know what's funny too? Asian names. They're so not white names! LOLZ

 

Oh man, these are even stupider: Mosi, Manti, Manu, Lofa, Maa, Nuu, Kaluka...hilarious!  FFS, just go with Colton already!



#44 kilroy69

kilroy69

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 25,547 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:33 PM

 
Because that's what people are doing. Sure thing.
 
You know what's funny too? Asian names. They're so not white names! LOLZ

Asians in the tech field...take white names. Zin shoo wee becomes Tammy. We zhong pi becomes Brad...they sure have hard time getting jobs with names like that.
Its still not a hummingbird.

#45 brotherbock

brotherbock

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 3,244 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:36 PM

Asians in the tech field...take white names. Zin shoo wee becomes Tammy. We zhong pi becomes Brad...they sure have hard time getting jobs with names like that.

 

Asians across the board often take additional western names. Mostly because westerners just can't pronounce their actual names. But yeah, hiring biases are part of it too.



#46 Johnny B. Goode

Johnny B. Goode

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 76 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:37 PM

Yeah, I way prefer to pull random letters from my scrabble bag and call my kid that. I'll pull 8 letters for the first 2 kids. Dqinertk. Hahaha. You can.use that one. Lets try another...Zclopote.
They are all yours....☺


Zclopote - good sleeper

#47 seafoam1

seafoam1

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 794 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:41 PM

 

Because that's what people are doing. Sure thing.

 

You know what's funny too? Asian names. They're so not white names! LOLZ

I have a South Korean girlfriend. Her name is Kelly. I like it. 

Plus, there is a difference when you go into different countries. These are all people in this country that I am talking about. 

Honestly, it doesn't matter that much to me. I just thought it funny when people have such weird first names. But I didn't know Juju was a nickname is all. And I know a bunch of Caitlins who sound their names the same but spell it differently.  

 

I just think a lot of the names that are being used here in the states over the past 20 years look like random scrabble letter draws. And these are not people that moved here from somewhere else. 

 

I don't see any trends in other countries that use the scrabble technique to name their children, but more power to ya if want to. 



#48 seafoam1

seafoam1

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 794 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:44 PM

Asians in the tech field...take white names. Zin shoo wee becomes Tammy. We zhong pi becomes Brad...they sure have hard time getting jobs with names like that.

I have a bunch of Indian friends and they all do this to make life easier. My own last name is not easy for a lot of people to pronounce but I never correct them if they say it wrong over the phone or in a store. Who cares?



#49 seafoam1

seafoam1

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 794 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:45 PM

Zclopote - good sleeper

I knew I shouldn't have let that one slip out.



#50 brotherbock

brotherbock

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 3,244 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:55 PM

 These are all people in this country that I am talking about. 

 

 

Why is that important? The United States isn't a cultural monolith. There are all kinds of US citizens living in all kinds of cultures and sub-cultures within our borders that have all kinds of different naming traditions. My current least-favorite is suburban white, personally. 

 

Random letters are a far cry from actual linguistic phonemes being put together in ways you aren't familiar with. Finnish is a crazy language for English speakers to look at. But it has rules, just like the tradition that gives us D'Brickashaw. That name is as far from being 'random' as 'John' is. What you're trying to say is that non-European names are 'random'. And of course that's just blatantly false. 'Random' does not mean 'unfamiliar'.



#51 seafoam1

seafoam1

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 794 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:00 PM

 

Asians across the board often take additional western names. Mostly because westerners just can't pronounce their actual names. But yeah, hiring biases are part of it too.

It's not a hiring bias. Now you are just trying to stir something up. i work with tons of people in my company who's name shows as their real name officially in the company, but they choose easier names (many of them have first names with 12-16 letters in it) for everyone.  Even when they talk to each other they shorten them. But that does not keep them out of work. I know someone who's first name is Shahrukhkhan. Hired and working here in the states.No big deal. 

 

And by the way, the majority of these guys only shorten their names to Indian versions of  their name. They are not changing their names to Marty, or Peter. Very small % do that if it translates easily.

 

I was only talking about people born and raised in this country.

 

Scrabble.



#52 brotherbock

brotherbock

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 3,244 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:07 PM

Asians in the tech field...take white names. Zin shoo wee becomes Tammy. We zhong pi becomes Brad...they sure have hard time getting jobs with names like that.

 

 

It's not a hiring bias. Now you are just trying to stir something up. i work with tons of people in my company who's name shows as their real name officially in the company, but they choose easier names (many of them have first names with 12-16 letters in it) for everyone.  Even when they talk to each other they shorten them. But that does not keep them out of work. I know someone who's first name is Shahrukhkhan. Hired and working here in the states.No big deal. 

 

Really? I am trying to stir things up? Look again. I didn't even raise that issue to begin with. Stop trying to pick a fight.

 

For the record, the plural of 'anecdote' is not 'data'. Your own experiences in your company are not 'proof' that there is not bias in hiring based on names. 'Black' sounding names are widely known to face hiring biases in the US, while in France for example anything 'foreign' sounding faces bias. Asian names in Canada face biases in hiring as well. 

 

https://www.forbes.c...b/#428e46455316

http://finance.young...-getting-a-job/

http://www.hireimmig...ary-25-2017.pdf

 

So, if things in your company are great, that's great. But if you want to talk about overall trends, I'll trust data gathered scientifically over you just looking around at your workplace. :)



#53 seafoam1

seafoam1

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 794 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:56 PM

 
 
 
Really? I am trying to stir things up? Look again. I didn't even raise that issue to begin with. Stop trying to pick a fight.
 
For the record, the plural of 'anecdote' is not 'data'. Your own experiences in your company are not 'proof' that there is not bias in hiring based on names. 'Black' sounding names are widely known to face hiring biases in the US, while in France for example anything 'foreign' sounding faces bias. Asian names in Canada face biases in hiring as well. 
 
https://www.forbes.c...b/#428e46455316
http://finance.young...-getting-a-job/
http://www.hireimmig...ary-25-2017.pdf
 
So, if things in your company are great, that's great. But if you want to talk about overall trends, I'll trust data gathered scientifically over you just looking around at your workplace. :)

You took it into hiring bias around the world. I was just talkong about how Juju sounds like a teletubby name. And how people use scrabble to name their kids here these days. It is funny.

And I dont care what they do in France. I have a stake in all of it here in the US. Ill do my part and you do yours.

#54 DrG

DrG

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 2,076 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:16 PM

Juju is a nickname for Juliana so in that sense it is a little funny. But it doesn't matter just as one of the greatest male surfers of all time is named. Kelly

#55 brotherbock

brotherbock

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 3,244 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:22 PM

You took it into hiring bias around the world. I was just talkong about how Juju sounds like a teletubby name. And how people use scrabble to name their kids here these days. It is funny.

 

 

No, I didn't 'take it there'. I commented when someone else 'took it there'. And it's also still an actual existing thing.

 

'Using scrabble' is just insulting, that's all. If you find it funny, fine. It's like me saying that suburban white soccer moms are using cowboy movies to name their kids. Dylan and Wyatt and Dallas and Colt. Their imagination is reflected in the houses they build and the minivans they drive. To me, that is funny. People being creative and living in a different culture than me I find interesting, not funny. But that's just me :)



#56 brotherbock

brotherbock

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 3,244 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:24 PM

Juju is a nickname for Juliana so in that sense it is a little funny. But it doesn't matter just as one of the greatest male surfers of all time is named. Kelly

 

Kelley is a pretty common guy's name. Now Rosie...there's a football player with a not commonly male name. And of course Christine Michael. And the great Josephine Namath.



#57 seafoam1

seafoam1

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 794 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:29 PM

 
Kelley is a pretty common guy's name. Now Rosie...there's a football player with a not commonly male name. And of course Christine Michael. And the great Josephine Namath.


My favorite unfortunate name is ex detroit lions player Harry Colon. What is that all about?

#58 brotherbock

brotherbock

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 3,244 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:48 PM

My favorite unfortunate name is ex detroit lions player Harry Colon. What is that all about?

 

Yeah...maybe his parents hated him. D.i.ck Trickle always got me too. My parents were kind enough to even make sure my initials didn't spell anything kids could latch onto.

 

No joke, and I know this is a sort of meme, but I honestly attended the same high school as a guy named Michael Hunt. Hand to God. He was the nicest guy, but really...come on, Mr. and Mrs. Hunt. 



#59 seafoam1

seafoam1

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 794 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 07:17 PM

 
Yeah...maybe his parents hated him. D.i.ck Trickle always got me too. My parents were kind enough to even make sure my initials didn't spell anything kids could latch onto.
 
No joke, and I know this is a sort of meme, but I honestly attended the same high school as a guy named Michael Hunt. Hand to God. He was the nicest guy, but really...come on, Mr. and Mrs. Hunt. 


Parents should have been charged with child abuse.

#60 kilroy69

kilroy69

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 25,547 posts

Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:07 PM

Knew a guy named Cheryl. No shitt. At no time was that ever a boy's name. Ever.

.
Its still not a hummingbird.

#61 BoxFullofJoel

BoxFullofJoel

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 159 posts

Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:23 AM

I still don't get Christine Michael and Danielle Hunter for male names  :dunno:



#62 brotherbock

brotherbock

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 3,244 posts

Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:29 AM

There's an actress in Hollywood named Michael, too. And Glenn. 



#63 BoxFullofJoel

BoxFullofJoel

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 159 posts

Posted Yesterday, 03:11 PM

:pointstosky:



#64 murf74

murf74

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 14,244 posts

Posted Yesterday, 04:49 PM

Knew a guy named Cheryl. No shitt. At no time was that ever a boy's name. Ever.

.


Shannon
Stacy
Kim
Kelly
Dana
Sandy


Just a few guys I know with girl names
........+
Steelers +
........+
THE NFL'S ONLY 6 TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

#65 seafoam1

seafoam1

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 794 posts

Posted Yesterday, 08:03 PM

Shannon
Stacy
Kim
Kelly
Dana
Sandy
Just a few guys I know with girl names


You forgot Carroll as in Carroll O'Conner. aka Archie Bunker.

#66 Slim Pickins

Slim Pickins

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 1,724 posts

Posted Today, 07:35 AM

...and then there was the boy named "Sue."  :wave:


[Your advertizement here]


#67 AintNoStoppinMeNow

AintNoStoppinMeNow

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 1,699 posts

Posted Today, 09:49 AM

JuJu had a nice TD grab albeit running wide open down the middle of the field. He also had another play that would've gained him 25 yards but the corner made a great play on the ball and JuJu couldn't come up with it. Maybe most importantly for JuJu was the fact that Martavis was once again missing on the stat sheet despite the fact that a report came out earlier in the day that the plan was to get Bryant heavily involved. I played JuJu this week with injuries and bye weeks but will continue to stash and monitor him going forward. 



#68 kilroy69

kilroy69

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 25,547 posts

Posted Today, 10:00 AM

I would love for them to just ship bryant and give JuJu the role. 


Its still not a hummingbird.

#69 jgcrawfish

jgcrawfish

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 13,501 posts

Posted Today, 04:08 PM

 

Yeah...maybe his parents hated him. D.i.ck Trickle always got me too. My parents were kind enough to even make sure my initials didn't spell anything kids could latch onto.

 

No joke, and I know this is a sort of meme, but I honestly attended the same high school as a guy named Michael Hunt. Hand to God. He was the nicest guy, but really...come on, Mr. and Mrs. Hunt. 

Both true stories: 

 

First:  I have a buddy who when to school with a girl named Helen Bed, showed me the yearbook even.  Very, very little forethought on the parents part there. 

 

Second: Ex-GF went to LSU.  She calls me one night and tells me she has the twin girls in her class, Lemonjella and Orangejella.  I say BS and laugh of course, and she swears to me it's true.  Years later, my sons are watching Disney and some show is on called "Detention".  I'm barely paying attention but perk up when I hear one character say "C'mon Lemonjella, let's just go" (or something similar) and the other says "Alright, Orangejella".  They are twin sistes on the show.  I'm stunned.  So I watch to the end of the episode.  I catch the writers name, and it's a freakin French/Cajun name.  I look up his background and sure as sh!t he graduated from LSU around the same time. 

 

Lemonjella and Orangejella

 

I think I'd much rather be named JuJu than named after Lemon Jello and/or Orange Jello.  Urban legend, maybe...but sounds credible. 



"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)

#70 kilroy69

kilroy69

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 25,547 posts

Posted Today, 04:12 PM

I went to high school with a guy who's dad's name was Ben Dover. Not even joking. he's a real estate agent in ga.
Its still not a hummingbird.

#71 murf74

murf74

    FF Geek

  • Members
  • 14,244 posts

Posted Today, 04:18 PM

Paging Mr. Jack Goff
........+
Steelers +
........+
THE NFL'S ONLY 6 TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS