The play of Green Bay Packer Tramon Williams has been something special this season. As such, I’ve been thinking that Williams needs to be honored in some special way. Well, I heard a great suggestion from CheeseheadTV’s Brian Carriveu the other day…
In Brazil, the greatest soccer players are honored by being called simply by one name, either a nickname or just their first name. Pele, Ronaldo, Zico… They even wear this one word moniker on their jerseys.
In the entertainment industry, megastars are honored in the same way: Madonna, Sting, Prince. There is no need for a second name. Their stardom transcends the need.
In the art world, we have Picasso, Michaelangelo, Monet, etc.
The philosophers that have made their mark on the world: Plato, Socrates, Descartes, etc.
You get the idea…
Much like the other amazing talents that have earned the ultimate respect of their fans and/or followers, why not the same distinction for our beloved football players? And it’s always helpful if the name is fairly unique, and wouldn’t be easily confused with someone else.
While I haven’t written any articles specifically about Tramon Williams this season, I have noted on several live chats and blogs that he has been playing at near Pro-Bowl level this season. Well, I’m ready to take the “near” out of that description.
I was reluctant to do so sooner, because I haven’t always been the biggest fan of Tramon Williams in the past. At the same time, I haven’t been a Tramon “hater”, either, as CheeseheadTV’s Corey Behnke has only half-jokingly called me.
In past seasons, there were just too many times Williams was burnt by opposing receivers, especially on deep routes. I always believed he had the athletic ability, but something was always missing. This season is a different story.
Whether we credit Tramon Williams for finally “getting it”, or laud his position coach (Joe Whitt Jr.), for facilitating Tramon’s transition from average to outstanding, it’s just been fantastic to watch.
So come on, Packers fans. Let’s officially drop the “Williams”, and just go with “Tramon.” Even though the NFL (No Fun League) won’t allow putting “Tramon” on the back of his jersey, will there ever be any doubt who we’re talking about? No.
And while we’re at it, how about taking a minute and sending some Pro Bowl Votes his way?
And then… Just call him TRAMON.——————
Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.