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Inspired by IHOP, Phoenix Suns change name, hold fan video contest

Posted: 3:14 PM, Jun 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-11 22:14:01Z
Inspired by IHOP, Phoenix Suns change name, hold fan video contest

In the last month, the Phoenix Suns have made a pair of, shall we say, adjustments to their name on Twitter. 

On Monday, after IHOP turned the breakfast world on its head by changing its name, the Suns made a third adjustment.

IHOP announced Monday that it will henceforth be known as IHOB  -- pivoting from International House of Pancakes to International House of Burgers. The Suns got in on that action by flipping the P in "Phoenix" upside-down.

This is in addition to a pair of other changes from the last month: The first "s" in "Suns" was changed to "š" in honor of new head coach Igor Kokoškov, and the "i" in Phoenix was changed to a "1" after the team was awarded the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

But the Suns didn't make the move just for fun; they included a contest in which fans can submit a video with their best pronunciation of "bhoen1x Šuns." The winner gets a T.J. Warren Suns jersey.

Fun idea, or silly? To be honest, it's brobably a little of both.