FabFiver5

December 15th, 2010 at 10:50 AM ^

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

And here - http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0aVl6OO7t27Wf/610x.jpg

Erik_in_Dayton

December 14th, 2010 at 11:14 PM ^

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. 

MGoShtoink

December 14th, 2010 at 11:35 PM ^

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. 

Siiiiingler

December 15th, 2010 at 12:22 AM ^

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

Steveiew

December 15th, 2010 at 12:31 AM ^

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.

Talpostal

December 15th, 2010 at 12:35 AM ^

"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.

jmblue

December 15th, 2010 at 1:23 AM ^

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."

NardDogg

December 15th, 2010 at 4:42 AM ^

I'm going to need some new wallpaper. I can see it now, Darius Morris with butterfly wings.
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<br>I have no art skills and it's finals week, but if anyone is feeling ambitious...

might and main

December 15th, 2010 at 6:51 AM ^

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.

varsity

December 15th, 2010 at 8:27 AM ^

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.

trueblueintexas

December 15th, 2010 at 2:02 PM ^

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.