Vikings rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has a name that takes a little while to learn how to properly pronounce, and a little longer to learn how to spell correctly.
If he has his way, it’ll all be a lot easier.
Patterson repeatedly has said over the last month or so that he wants to be known as “Flash.” Or possibly “Flashy.”
Most recently, Patterson explained his reasoning to Willie McGinest of NFL Network.
“I want to be a Flashy,” Patterson said. ”Because I’m flashy on the field.”
Last month, in a first-person item for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Patterson had dropped the “Y”.
“I like to call myself Flash,” he wrote. ”I want to be flashy. Flash was everything.”
He also has suggested C.P. as a possibility. With that many permutations, we’ll just call him Johnson.