All in a name

Since you’ll probalby need to know how to pronounce receiver Devin Lucien’s name this season, it’s `Loo-see-en.’
“My teammates call me Luscious Loo-scious,” Devin said.
And of course, if you still don’t know how to pronounce Richard Brehaut’s last name, it’s Bree-ho. We still don’t know if he’ll be the starting quarterback, playing in a two-QB rotation or just the backup. Much to everyone’s chagrin.

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Jill Painter is a sports columnist for the Los Angeles News Group, covering everything from the Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, USC, UCLA, Kings, golf and all human interest stories in sports.
  • MarkLA

    On the up-and-up, he’s somethin’ like a little pup,
    Young and naive, it’s hard to believe.
    As long as you’re strong, you can quest with the questers,
    Jolly like a jumping bean or a jester.
    Lucien, Lucien, Lucien, Lucien.
    You should know!

  • Anonymous


    Can you tell us what the likelihood of any former Bruins playing with Brett Favre this year?

  • sure. none. favre is retired.

  • captainqtp

    Why does the announcer pronounce Joseph Fauria as Four-ee-ay? Is that the correct pronunciation?

  • I see how some of you are going to be. Just can’t have any fun with you guys. This kid is going to be good. Might be good to know how to pronounce his name correctly. From now on, strictly news for you guys.

  • venividivicibj

    now who is being a spoilsport!

  • captainqtp

    Sorry, were you interpreting my comment as snark? That was a genuine question.

  • futurebruin13

    Jill some of us like your fun posts! Don’t read into random comments to much. Just do what you want to do.

  • TO Captainqtp

    Yes, it is pronounced FOUR-EE-AY. Most people say it wrong.

  • Todd

    I got a good chuckle out of Luscious Loo-scious, Jill. Don’t worry about the jerks.

  • samo hopar

    One anonymous idiot does not represent this blog Jill. I, for one, would like some more Wolf-esque posts mixed in.

  • JohnnyBruin

    Jill, will you be reporting the closed scrimmage or is it closed to media as well?

    I definitely appreciate the quick responses to the snarky questions. I don’t know why some readers like to do that to you. I like your work and detail. It’s nice to get a different perspective than Jon’s.

  • Professor C

    Never mind the Ucla announcer, he is totally incapable of pronouncing any names correctly. Never mind that his call is late on every play and that he is incapable of identifying and naming formations correctly. What a shame.

  • James Cee

    How do you pronounce Prince?

  • Jill’s Brain

    Just think, IF Devin Lucien catches a lot of passes for UCLA this year and IF you pronounce his name correctly, Lucien could win the Heisman. Unlikely, yes, but never say never.

  • Coach Thom

    Leave Jill alone, guys. She’s experienced, she’s thorough, she’s bright, she’s fun, and she’s HOT.

  • TruBruin

    I have an investigative report idea for you, how about a breakdown on how many inside UCLA blog readers are complete DOUCHEBAGS??

  • Wow. I think you remember that word for word. Impressive.

  • No problem. The session was closed to the media, but one of our reporters was on the conference call. I’m covering Dodgers tonight.

  • Stu

    Thanks for the info. It was interesting to me.

    Not being snarky.

  • Boston Globe

    Big Joe’s uncle Christian played TE here for the Pats for years and he is now a TV personality on a local NE station…

    For his mouth to your eyes…he introduces himself as

    Christian “4-E-A”

  • Jill’s Empty Brain

    It’s called google. Wow.

  • mike

    Big Uncle Christan may not know though. So we still all might be gettting it wrong.

  • Father Crespi from the grave

    Little mike,

    I don’t think it a kindly and virtuous act to claim a graduate of the high school named after me could not pronounce his own name.

    While young Christian (“young” relative to me, since I’ve been dead for almost 230 years) was not a Rhodes scholar in Encino or Boulder, he did have a long and lucrative career in the NFL coming away with money in the bank, no apparent dementia, and the wit and intelligence to host a television program in the 5th largest American media market.

    There is no reason to impugn the man. I’m sure that if you could find a native speaking Italian in greater Los Angeles, he or she would assure you that Joe, Uncle Christian and great-grandfather Guido know/knew how to pronounce their surname.

    Perhaps it was the mick (no pun intended) immigrant agent at Ellis Island who butchered the spelling making it difficult for other ethnic groups to correctly pronunciate the name.

    Now go…and sin no more!


    Fr. Crespi