When the news hit that he was the starting quarterback, many reporters and announcers had trouble with his name. They finally figured out that if they said Mario (as in the Mario video games) and added a Ta at the end, they were pronouncing it correctly!
Here's my son's shirt that makes it very clear how to pronounce our amazing #8's last name!
We sure do love our Hawaiian quarterback!!
Aloha, and Mahalo for visiting!
The Hawaiian Island Detective Club
Book One—Pineapples in Peril
Book Two—Menehunes Missing