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D'oh! Shaun White on His Father's TV-Inspired Nickname (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 25th 2010 3:30PM
Olympic gold medalist Shaun White reportedly disliked his nickname "The Flying Tomato" so much that he dubbed himself "The Animal" instead. And now, he's had a chance to turn the tables by nicknaming his father after a well-known 'Simpsons' character, he said on 'The Rachael Ray Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

"He's like every other dad. He didn't really like his job too much and he was always at home on the couch having a couple of beers after work," White said. "We started calling him 'Homer' because he reminds us of 'The Simpsons.'"

Watch the video after the jump.Olympic gold medalist Shaun White reportedly disliked his nickname "The Flying Tomato" so much that he dubbed himself "The Animal" instead. And now, he's had a chance to turn the tables by nicknaming his father after a well-known 'Simpsons' character, he said on 'The Rachael Ray Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

"He's like every other dad. He didn't really like his job too much and he was always at home on the couch having a couple of beers after work," White said. "We started calling him 'Homer' because he reminds us of 'The Simpsons.'"



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