Daily Sports Smile: Bengals star C.J. Uzomah gives hilarious lesson on how to pronounce his name
The Cincinnati Bengals have emerged as an NFL contender this season. The Bengals are off to a 5-2 start behind an high-octane offense.
The national media has started to notice. However, some are still working to get acquainted with the Bengals roster. As a result, Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah decided help bridge the gap.
On Wednesday, Uzomah gave a hilarious teaching lesson on how to pronounce his name. The epic video was shared on the Bengals official Twitter account.
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“With so many of you, that are new being here, it is understandable that you might need a little help pronouncing some of our names,” Uzomah said.
Uzomah provided the correct pronunciation through several video clips. He added his fun personality as he reacted to the wrong pronunciations.
The Bengals shared the correct way to say his last name. The official way to pronounce it is “yew-ZAH-mah.”
A local Cincinnati company also joined in on the fun. Cincy Shirts has locations in the city and made shirts with the pronunciation. The shirt is designed in dictionary format with a definition that reads “the quality of being outstanding or extremely good at football.”
The Bengals have done well this season. While the team is earning respect by currently sitting atop the AFC North standings, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor told local media that the team still has a long way to go.
However, Taylor recognized that winning can change a lot of perceptions around the league.
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“This is their moment,” Taylor said. “Everything we've talked about, we've earned. We're starting to earn respect, but we still have a long way to go. Just winning one road game against a divisional opponent, that's what you have to do if you want to compete in this league. We have a long way to go, but I'm really proud of the collective team effort.”
Last week, the Bengals rode a 41-17 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
Ja'Marr Chase had 201 receiving yards and Uzomah hauled in two touchdowns. The Bengals will look to continue their momentum against the New York Jets on Sunday.