He made it up himself and he thinks if he says it often enough, it'll stick. Because Morris came out of his cocoon this year, see.
Darius Morris = "Butterfly"???
But it just fits so well! Watch the butterfly spread his wings as he goes up for the jam!
I thought that was the tattoo he has on the small of his back
Because Doyle's a cocooner.
but Doyle=Pam Ward is becoming more and more defensible.
I was always creeped out by Doyle's leprosy-type marks all over his arms and legs when he played. It was one of my most vivid Maize Rage memories from seeing opponents up close and personal.
I feel bad making fun of the dude, but it didn't look normal.
Arm seen here - http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/04hxgDU3iY2UU/340x.jpg
The hallocinogenic effects of absinthe are still up for debate, so Doyle-watchers are not entirely clear where he got the name...That said, I don't mind Doyle. He doesn't say too much dumb crap.
You had better not be the same Sparty troll from the other night who posted a bunch of crap before promptly receiving the banhammer...
His/Her user name was DisIsSparta, or something like that.
EDIT: And you definitely are the same Sparty troll... man you give good Spartans a piss-poor name.
I actually had to google "idk" because I couldn't figure out what the hell it means. -1 for making me work for it.
going with his intense Monarch fetish.
I'm giving your robot chlamydia.
I hear he spends all his free time at the botanical gardens.
It's absolutely awful.
It's not a bad nickname. It's unique.
Oh. It's not? You're saying we should call him D-MO instead? Genius!
Because he floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee.
that would be a butterbee...
I mean if you watched the game tonight he does flutter around the court quite a bit, and he has those wide ears that look like butterfly wings...along with the cocoon metaphor, I think it makes sense
Because no one ever suspects the butterfly
I quote that all the time. Most people have no clue.
I can't hear the word 'butterfly' without thinking about the theme song to Reading Rainbow. So I spent the majority of the game humming "Butterfly in the sky, take a look, it's in a book". For the love, we can not let this nickname stick. Anything but the butterfly.
wrote a little for thomas the tank engine, too.
"Butterfly" is a terrible, terrible sports nickname.
Admittedly "D-Mo" is a pretty mediocre nickname (especially with a J-Mo on the team), but until something better naturally comes up it's what we have to use.
I think D-Mo would be a pretty sweet nickname. In the mean time here's a koala.
Worst nickname I've ever heard D-Mo must be pissed
Because Tim Doyle is a fucking unwatchable nightmare.
What's even more annoying is that he made a far superior analogy early in the Utah broadcast (to Super Mario eating a mushroom and then getting the star), only to apparently forget about it and go with "butterfly."
thats because the co-anouncer thought that super mario was too lofty a comparison. meanwhile its not too early to make comparisons to evan turner. apparently super mario is f'ing awsome at basketball.
Mario's vertical leap is 3-6 times the actual height of his body. Without the raccoon tail.
"Butterfly" might work for a female basketball player, but not for a guy. The analogy I had thought of was Popeye after eating a can of spinach. Popeye, good. Mario, good. Butterfly, no.
I'm going to need some new wallpaper. I can see it now, Darius Morris with butterfly wings.
I have no art skills and it's finals week, but if anyone is feeling ambitious...
But would rather call him Superfly.
I would rather call him 'First Team All-American', but that's just me.
Butterfly's not all bad in my book, and I just like the way Doyle uses it. I'm starting to find Doyle relatively entertaining. He's not the best out there of course, but it is the BTN we're talking about.
I was even more disturbed by the frequent use of the term Baby Blues to describe our team.
After McLimans made a 3 at the end of the game, he looked at the bench and made a butterfly gesture with he hands and laughed, so there is at least some sorta joke with it within the team.
It was a butterfly hand signal. I just thought the dude was a huge Wu-Tang Clan fan. Makes more sense now...
Wasn't it a bird sign? His nickname is Bird, and the Maize Ragers do a bird flap everytime he makes a good play.
I photoshopped Darius Morris's head onto Mariah Carey's picture from Butterfly. It was terrifying. I don't want to share it with anyone.
So after having to listen to "the butterfly" the whole damn Utah game, it made it's appearance again last night. Difference was, my wife was watching last night. After the third time she says,"why does he keep saying "the butterfly", is he f---ing stupid or something?"
Also, did you see Darius' response when Doyle interviewed him after the game and called him the butterfly to his face? I was hoping he would punch him, but that wouldn't be very Michigan like now would it.