No, it's not, actually. That's the Americanized way of saying it. His grandfather clarified the proper pronunciation, which the announcers are using. They discussed it during one of the preliminary round games.
Edit-- WAY TO GO USA!!!!
Well, I'm a Finn, and none of the 100+ Pietilas I know use that pronounciation. We almost all use the Americanized way of saying our names.
Great tourney. Too bad XO's ankle didn't hold up for the entire tourney.
Anyone still around from this:
The Best Of BC HankthaTank- Squirrels, they hate to be thrown. / Why is the magical unicorn named Brian... Jedi - I just downloaded the "kids" book, "Go the F--k to Sleep" as narrated by Samuel L. Jackson on my kindle. I am now ready to be a daddy. / *Checks Router* No, I'm positive I didn't hit the "Wings Defense Sucks" button. Electrophile - I'm just glad the Wings were able to win despite the Curse of Brian. ACallToArms - I think Trey needs to put something about payroll tax and deferred income in his sig... Edicius- I'd rather [have] a soundbite of me saying "I like (man sausage)" rather than "I like Crosby".