Super Bowl LII: Social Media Reactions To Kyle Van Noy’s ‘Brigham’ Introduction
Mixed reactions to Kyle Van Noy’s player introduction on NBC broadcast.
Why does Kyle Van Noy say “Brigham?”
Whenever the New England Patriots play on NBC anymore, you can always expect a solid wave of Twitter users ask, “why does Kyle Van Noy say, ‘Brigham?'”
Of course, with Sunday being the Super Bowl, there was a higher number of confusion and other emotions that people expressed in response to the former BYU linebacker’s intro.
Here’s the clip from Super Bowl LII:
Some people, including former BYU football players, were hyped with the “Brigham” line.
Others were confused by this one-word reference to BYU.
How great is that gif by the way? Probably going to use that often next football season. Along with confusion, there was downright anger and frustration from some BYU fans over Van Noy’s “Brigham.”
One individual interpreted “Brigham” as a falling out with BYU.
Some just enjoyed the laughs that come with saying, Brigham.
And for the folks that have watched Sunday Night Football the past two seasons, they know this is nothing new for Van Noy.
The Salt Lake Tribune’s Kurt Kragthorpe actually went to Minneapolis to find out why Van Noy only says, Brigham.
His playful treatment of the introduction stems from a secret language with former BYU teammates Ross Apo and Cody Hoffman and reflects his personality traits of “a little bit different, a little bit of zest,” Van Noy said.
That is true. Van Noy, Apo, and Hoffman would tweet about “Brigham” back in their playing days at BYU.
Do you like Van Noy saying, “Brigham” instead of BYU or Brigham Young?