Sporty Bobbleheads Boost Cubicle Spirit at VOA

Posted May 8th, 2013 at 1:48 pm (UTC-4)

Andy Najar Bobblehead

My Voice of America colleague Nancy Coviello brought her Andy Najar bobblehead to her new cubicle in our office.

As you can see, the Honduran footballer Najar is wearing the uniform of D.C. United, his former Major League Soccer club based here in Washington.

D.C. United recently finalized a multimillion dollar deal with the club Anderlecht in Belgium, where the 20-year-old Najar is now based.

John Wall Bobblehead

While transfers in international football often involve millions of dollars, you can get cheap deals on bobbleheads.

My VOA buddy Terry Daniels gave me this John Wall bobblehead, a freebie for the fans during “John Wall Bobblehead Night” at a Washington Wizards National Basketball Association game.

Coach Jeff Jones Bobblehead

At the collegiate level, Terry and I also went to an American University basketball game. As luck would have it, it was “Coach Jeff Jones Bobblehead Night.”

Like Andy Najar, Coach Jones has since moved on. Last month, he took the head coaching position at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

While the Jones, Wall and Najar bobbleheads provide sporty spirit in our office, another VOA colleague, John Ogulnik, gets musical inspiration from his bobblehead.

Jerry Garcia Bobblehead

John Ogulnik

John is a big fan of the Grateful Dead and the band’s late singer, songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia. John says some people tell him he even looks like Jerry. What do you think?





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4 Responses to “Sporty Bobbleheads Boost Cubicle Spirit at VOA”

  1. Ashenafi Abedje says:

    Well Sonnyman… me, Johnny O looks like Steven Spielberg before he lost most of his hair dealing with those Hollywood characters. Regarding the bobbleheads….run that by me again….how about adding a king size bobblehead of our former, ever-late, ever-confused, wobbling colleague Cole Mallard. That’ll make the collection complete!!

  2. Sonny Young syoung says:

    LoL, Ashenafi!

  3. Cranksy (USA) says:

    Every cubicle at VOA should have a bobblehead of James Madison, as author of the First Amendment, though gratefully he is there in spirit.

  4. Mark Cook says:

    Haha, I think VOA can get more bobbleheads from

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