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pr_capone
06-26-2010, 09:51 PM
Just thinking about some of the cool nicknames in sports history. I love how these guys, along with their nicknames, are legendary.

Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain

The Big Hurt - Frank Thomas

His Royal Airness -Michael Jordan

Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez

The Sultan of Swat \
The Bambino - Babe Ruth
The Colossus of Clout /

The Glove - Gary Payton

Mr. October - Reggie Jackson

William 'The Refrigerator' Perry

Captain Wobble Launcher - Damon Huard

what else you got?

CosmicPal
06-26-2010, 09:53 PM
"Mean" Joe Greene

The entire Minnesota defensive line: The Purple People Eaters

CosmicPal
06-26-2010, 09:54 PM
Wasn't Len Dawson known as Lenny "The Cool"?

CosmicPal
06-26-2010, 09:55 PM
I think Dick Lane had the coolest name: Dick "Night Train" Lane

Halfcan
06-26-2010, 09:56 PM
Wasn't Len Dawson known as Lenny "The Cool"?

yep his team mates still call him that

CosmicPal
06-26-2010, 09:58 PM
Nate "Tiny" Archibald.

Halfcan
06-26-2010, 09:58 PM
"bonecrusher"

thats a good one

Halfcan
06-26-2010, 09:59 PM
Hakeem "the dream"

"Magic" Johnson

Meadowlark Lemon

Halfcan
06-26-2010, 10:01 PM
Mike "the rat" Shanahan

John "Horseface" Elgay

CosmicPal
06-26-2010, 10:03 PM
Christian Okoye "The Nigerian Nightmare" :thumb:

CosmicPal
06-26-2010, 10:04 PM
John "Horseface" Elgay

I have a lot of nicknames for that sh*thead. And trust me, none of them are very pleasant names. :D

pr_capone
06-26-2010, 10:05 PM
Christian Okoye "The Nigerian Nightmare" :thumb:

Jeez how could I forget my favorite Chief ever?!?!

Nice catch.

milkman
06-26-2010, 10:06 PM
Willie Lanier was "Honey Bear" and "Contact".

CosmicPal
06-26-2010, 10:09 PM
Dan Quisenberry "The Quiz"

stevieray
06-26-2010, 10:12 PM
steel curtain

doomsday defense

milkman
06-26-2010, 10:14 PM
One of my favorites.

Rich "Tombstone" Garcia.

CosmicPal
06-26-2010, 10:15 PM
Some pro golfers have cool nicknames too:

Jack Nicklaus = The Golden Bear
Greg Norman = The Great White Shark
Ben Crenshaw = Gentle Ben
Eldrick Tont Woods = Tiger (Yeah, that's his real name- Eldrick)
John Daly = The Wild Thing

pr_capone
06-26-2010, 10:18 PM
Some pro golfers have cool nicknames too:


Phil Mickelson - Lefty

CosmicPal
06-26-2010, 10:18 PM
Another favorite nickname of mine is: "Shoeless" Joe Jackson

Speaking of baseball, don't forget: Cheatin' Pete Rose = "Charlie Hustle"

pr_capone
06-26-2010, 10:25 PM
Wayne Gretzky - The Great One

Karl Malone - The Mailman

Dennis Rodman - The Worm

milkman
06-26-2010, 10:28 PM
When it comes right down to it, the coolest nickname of all is Jerry West's.

I mean, what is cooler than "The Logo" when in fact he is "The Logo" for the league he played in?

Halfcan
06-26-2010, 10:51 PM
When it comes right down to it, the coolest nickname of all is Jerry West's.

I mean, what is cooler than "The Logo" when in fact he is "The Logo" for the league he played in?

even cooler than carl the "Milkman" Malone??

milkman
06-26-2010, 10:52 PM
even cooler than carl the "Milkman" Malone??

Mailman.

But even were you correct, yes, even cooler.

pr_capone
06-26-2010, 10:58 PM
Dennis Ray "Oil Can" Boyd

Iron Mike Tyson

milkman
06-26-2010, 11:00 PM
Bill "The Spaceman" Lee.

"The Bird" Doug Fidyick

pr_capone
06-26-2010, 11:03 PM
Larry "Chipper" Jones

The Wizard of Oz - Ozzie Smith

Hammerin' Hank Aaron

Al "The Crypt Keeper" Davis

Halfcan
06-26-2010, 11:05 PM
Mailman.

But even were you correct, yes, even cooler.

yes i know I was joking

CosmicPal
06-26-2010, 11:06 PM
"The Bird" Doug Fidyick

I always thought "Psycho" was a more appropriate name for him since he used to talk to himself on the mound all the time.

pr_capone
06-26-2010, 11:10 PM
Mario Lemieux - Super Mario

Sid "The Kid" Crosby

Dominik Hasek - The Human Slinky

Charles Barkley - Round Mound of Rebound

Walter Payton - Sweetness

kcchiefs88
06-26-2010, 11:21 PM
Larry "The Legend" Bird

kysirsoze
06-26-2010, 11:24 PM
Pac Man!!!!

KcMizzou
06-26-2010, 11:33 PM
Mitch Holthus should never, ever be allowed to coin a nickname. EVER.

ThaVirus
06-26-2010, 11:46 PM
Magic Johnson, Iron Mike Tyson, and Sweetness for Payton are the best.

DJay23
06-27-2010, 12:34 AM
Al "The Mad Hungarian" Hrabosky

Halfcan
06-27-2010, 12:36 AM
Al "The Mad Hungarian" Hrabosky

:clap: nice one- I was kid when he pitched- I used to love when he came in the game!!

DJay23
06-27-2010, 01:19 AM
:clap: nice one- I was kid when he pitched- I used to love when he came in the game!!

He came to a hardwares store in Leavenworth when I was a real tiny kid. I may have been a toddler, either way I don't remember it. The story goes that my dad was holding me as Al was signing a ball for us. He hands me the ball and I threw it back at him. Luckily his reflexes were quick enough to nab it before it hit him in the face. I still have that ball somewhere. Anyway, I always remember the Mad Hungarian!

Halfcan
06-27-2010, 01:28 AM
He came to a hardwares store in Leavenworth when I was a real tiny kid. I may have been a toddler, either way I don't remember it. The story goes that my dad was holding me as Al was signing a ball for us. He hands me the ball and I threw it back at him. Luckily his reflexes were quick enough to nab it before it hit him in the face. I still have that ball somewhere. Anyway, I always remember the Mad Hungarian!

Cool story!!

Buck
06-27-2010, 01:32 AM
Kyle Orton
Shawne Merriman
Nick Athan

ClevelandBronco
06-27-2010, 04:18 AM
The Big Unit.

Pasta Giant Meatball
06-27-2010, 06:13 AM
Stan "The Man" Musial
Dennys Reyes-The Big Sweat
Charles "Chili" Davis
"Golden" Brett Hull
John "Hot Rod" Williams

pr_capone
06-27-2010, 07:17 AM
Allen Iverson - The Answer

Greg Maddux - Mad Dog

George Anderson - Sparky

Ty Cobb - The Georgia Peach

Joltin Joe Dimaggio

Roland Figures - Rollie

James "Catfish" Hunter

Willie Mays - The Say Hey Kid

milkman
06-27-2010, 07:25 AM
Frank Thomas

The Big Hurt

pr_capone
06-27-2010, 07:30 AM
Frank Thomas

The Big Hurt

in the OP

milkman
06-27-2010, 07:34 AM
in the OP

Shit happens.

RedNeckRaider
06-27-2010, 08:28 AM
One of my favorites.

Rich "Tombstone" Garcia.

And remember the Tombstone Jackson who played for the Broncos. I do not recall his first name but Alzado played on the same DL with him and spoke about how scary and tough he was~

milkman
06-27-2010, 08:36 AM
And remember the Tombstone Jackson who played for the Broncos. I do not recall his first name but Alzado played on the same DL with him and spoke about how scary and tough he was~

Actually, that's who I mean't.

How I got him confused with the AL umpire involved with the Jeffery Maier controversy is a mystery.

Probably has something to do with a baseball discussion on umpiring controveries on the radio recently here.

RedNeckRaider
06-27-2010, 08:44 AM
Earl Cambell "The Tyler Rose"
"The Cool" Bart Starr...later used by Len Dawson
The Raiders also known as the "Silver and Black" had several
"The Snake" Ken Stabler
"The Ghost" Dave Casper
"Mad Stork" or" kickem in the head" Ted Hendricks
"Pinky" John Madden
"The Assassin" although his teammates called him "Reverend" Jack Tatum
"The Tooz" John Matuzak
"Dr Death" Skip Thomas
Those jump to mind~

Demonpenz
06-27-2010, 11:47 AM
Say Hey Kid willie mays
Kid dynamite - Mike tyson
Skates -Lonnie Smith (OF for braves and royals)
Intimidator -Dale Earnhardt
Jack the Ripper (jack clark)
The Admrial David Robinson.

Halfcan
06-27-2010, 01:29 PM
Larry "Pampers" Johnson

Fedor "taps like a bitch"

crispystl420
06-27-2010, 05:00 PM
The juice O.J. We have called one of my good friends that for years lol

notorious
06-27-2010, 05:14 PM
Has "Round Mound of Rebound" been brought up yet?


Sir Charles, of course.

Ceej
06-27-2010, 05:35 PM
Being a Canseco fan since I can remember -- I always liked the Bash Brothers.

RedNeckRaider
06-27-2010, 05:39 PM
Dick "Night Train" Layne
"Sugar" Ray Robinson later used by a vastly inferior fighter, Ray Leonard
"Broadway" Joe Namath
Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini
"The Purple People Eaters" Minnesota Vikings
"Doomsday Defense" Dallas Cowboys
"The Killer Bees" Miami Dolphins
"Two Ton" Tony Galento
"Raging Bull" Jake Lamotta

Deberg_1990
06-27-2010, 06:13 PM
My fave: Allen "The Answer" Iverson

Fruit Ninja
06-27-2010, 06:18 PM
"Big Shot Bob" Robert Horry

RedNeckRaider
06-27-2010, 06:20 PM
Larry "Legend" Bird

Der Flöprer
06-27-2010, 06:22 PM
The Kid.

Dayze
06-28-2010, 11:43 AM
Tommy "The Hitman" Hearns
"Marvelous" Marvin Hagler

blaise
06-28-2010, 12:15 PM
Tommy "The Hitman" Hearns
"Marvelous" Marvin Hagler

I went through the thread wanting to post Tommy "The Hitman" Hearns and then I saw yours. That's one of my all time favorites.

Mark "Super" Duper is a decent one.

CoMoChief
06-28-2010, 12:39 PM
Chiefsplanet nicknames...


the kicker that shall go unnamedt <==== ROFL

lightsout04
06-28-2010, 12:45 PM
"The Truth" Paul Pierce
"The Big Ticket" KG

Dayze
06-28-2010, 12:47 PM
I went through the thread wanting to post Tommy "The Hitman" Hearns and then I saw yours. That's one of my all time favorites.

Mark "Super" Duper is a decent one.

yeah; of all the nicknames, Hearns and Hagler's are 2 of my favorites. Also two of my favorite boxers too.

blaise
06-28-2010, 12:47 PM
Not a player nickname, but a team nickname. When I lived in Williamsport PA the high school team's nickname was The Millionaires. The Williamsport Millionaires. I thought that was kind of cool.

blaise
06-28-2010, 12:51 PM
yeah; of all the nicknames, Hearns and Hagler's are 2 of my favorites. Also two of my favorite boxers too.

I'll go back and watch that Hagler/Hearns fight every 6 months or so. My friends and I sometimes use the expression, "The Hearns Smile" because of that fight. After Hagler hits him the one time Hearns sort of skips away and he's got that goofy kind of grin on his face. It's like the definition of being knocked onto queer street. Then Hagler just puts him away.
But yeah, I liked Hearns and Hagler both way better than Sugar Ray. Hearns had that interesting style of throwing his punches. He just couldn't handle Hagler.

DonTellMeShowMe
06-28-2010, 01:03 PM
<----- Joe Cool

RJ
06-28-2010, 01:06 PM
Pistol Pete Maravich

Earl The Pearl Monroe

The Human Eraser - Marvin Webster

The Hick From French Lick - Larry Bird

Clyde The Glide Drexler


The NBA was always great for nicknames back in the day.

alpha_omega
06-28-2010, 01:11 PM
In honor of the current World Cup (although i could really care less about soccer, er uh..football)

Edison Arantes do Nascimento: Pele

Dayze
06-28-2010, 01:11 PM
I'll go back and watch that Hagler/Hearns fight every 6 months or so. My friends and I sometimes use the expression, "The Hearns Smile" because of that fight. After Hagler hits him the one time Hearns sort of skips away and he's got that goofy kind of grin on his face. It's like the definition of being knocked onto queer street. Then Hagler just puts him away.
But yeah, I liked Hearns and Hagler both way better than Sugar Ray. Hearns had that interesting style of throwing his punches. He just couldn't handle Hagler.

even as a kid watching those fights on HBO with my Dad (in the days before PPV), I knew by looking at him that Hagler was a bad MF.
lol

oh, and I Know exactly that Hearns smile you're referring to lol. awesome.

blaise
06-28-2010, 01:13 PM
Vinny "The Microwave" Johnson

SCTrojan
06-28-2010, 01:15 PM
How about the Iron Horse - Lou Gehrig

Or Hammerin' Hank Aaron

One of my favorites was the old Orioles closer, Don Stanhouse. Earl Weaver called him "Fullpack" because he would sometimes go through a full pack of cigarettes worrying about Stanhouse closing the game out.

MVChiefFan
06-28-2010, 01:33 PM
"The Mexicutioner"
Earl "the goat" Manigault

DMAC
06-28-2010, 02:13 PM
Jim McMahon- "Sniff"

Demonpenz
06-28-2010, 02:14 PM
WWF has some good ones

DMAC
06-28-2010, 02:17 PM
Craig Stadler- "The Walrus"

MVChiefFan
06-28-2010, 02:19 PM
Ron Cey - "The Penguin"

MVChiefFan
06-28-2010, 02:27 PM
Leandro Barbosa - "the Brazilian Blur"

El Jefe
06-28-2010, 02:28 PM
Larry "The Legend" Bird or as I like to say Larry "The Turd" Bird
Gary "The Glove" Payton
David "The Admiral" Robinson
Dennis "The Worm" Rodman
Karl "The mailman" Malone
Sam "Big Smooth" Perkins
Clyde "The Glyde" Drexler
Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon
Dikembe "Mount" Mutombo
Michael "The best ever, kobe sucks" Jordan
Charles "The round mound of rebound" Barkley
Reggie "Miller Time" Miller
Wilt "The stilt" Chamberlain
Pete "The Pistol" Maravich

El Jefe
06-28-2010, 02:33 PM
Craig "Iron Head" Heyward

DMAC
06-28-2010, 02:39 PM
Reggie "Miller Time" Miller
I think you mean "Douchbag Do-rag" or "Flop"

blaise
06-28-2010, 02:41 PM
Chuck "The Rifleman" Person

El Jefe
06-28-2010, 02:59 PM
I think you mean "Douchbag Do-rag" or "Flop"

I hated that dude, so we can go with your nicknames :D

DonTellMeShowMe
06-28-2010, 03:02 PM
Jerry Rice - GOAT

Although he dislikes it now/kinda irrelevant: Sergio Garcia - El Nino

MVChiefFan
06-28-2010, 03:03 PM
I think you mean "Douchbag Do-rag" or "Flop"

He's even a douche-lord when he's commentating on tv. I can't stand that guy.

pr_capone
06-28-2010, 03:05 PM
Reggie "Miller Time" Miller

That sounds like some weak ass shit Chris Berman would come up with.

RJ
06-28-2010, 03:23 PM
I've heard that opponents referred to Kevin McHale simply as "Herman Munster". There is quite a resemblance.

Amnorix
06-28-2010, 04:10 PM
A few good ones I haven't seen yet:

The Splendid Splinter -- Ted Williams
Teddy Ballgame -- Ted Williams
The Georgia Peach -- Ty Cobb
Ack Ack -- Tommy Heinsohn, who was known not to pass the ball back after getting it. ROFL
Cool Papa Bell
Pudge Fisk, who predates Pudge Rodriguez, thankyouverymuch
Three Fingers Brown -- Mordecai Brown
Chief -- Robert Parish
The Big Dipper -- Wilt Chamberlain (less used than the Stilt, of course)
Dr. J -- Julius Earving
Houdini of the Hardwood -- Cousy
Sparky Anderson
The Black Hole -- Kevin McHale -- see Heinsohn, above :D
Black Mamba -- Kobe
Double X -- Jimmy Foxx
Big Train -- Walter Johnson
Pistol Pete Maravich
Dizzy Dean
The Mistake by the Lake -- the stadium in Cleveland.
Iceman -- George Gervin
Killer Harmon Killebrew
Stan the Man Musial
The Flying Dutchman - Honus Wagner

By the way -- the nickname Lefty is not cool for anyone. It's just a description that is screamingly obvious. Not clever at all, and in fact has been used by like 100 pitchers over the years. So, yeah, that goes for Mr. Phil Mickelson too.

And I don't consider shortening a name to be much of a nickname -- Yaz for Carl Yastrzemski or Maz for Mazeroski. Yeah, it's a nickname, but it's not exactly brilliant...

Amno, the Nickname Purist

Amnorix
06-28-2010, 04:27 PM
WWF has some good ones

Sorry, the thread title is "sports". If you want you can start up an actor's nickname's thread.

:p

loochy
06-28-2010, 04:31 PM
The Parisian Torpedo - Tony Parker

gblowfish
06-28-2010, 04:56 PM
Baseball:
Al "The Mad Hungarian" Hrabosky
Harry "Suitcase" Walker
"Satchel" Paige
"Cookie" Rojas
George Brett was called "Mullet Head" when he was a rookie.
Carlton "Pudge" Fisk
Carl "Yaz" Yastremski
"Quiz" Dan Quisenberry
Jim "The Toy Cannon" Wynn
Mike "The Human Rain Delay" Hargrove
"Yogi" Berra
"Country" Enos Slaughter
"Mr Cub" Ernie Banks
"Doc" Ellis
"Mookie" Wilson
Bert "Campy" Campanaris
Brooks "The Human Vacuum Sweeper" Robinson
"Sweet Lou" Pinella
"Sudden" Sam McDowell
Mark "Big Mac" McGwire

Football:
Ernie "The Elmyra Express" Davis
Gale "The Kansas Comet" Sayers
Mike "Animal" Curtis
"Ickey" Woods
Fred "The Hammer" Williamson
"Curley" Culp
Noland "Super Gnat" Smith
Jerrell "Thunderfoot" Wilson
"Seabass" Sebastian Janikowski
"Jaws" Ron Jaworski
"Mercury" Morris
"Speedy" Duncan
"Bambi" Lance Alworth
"Bum" Phillips
"Bullet Bob" Hayes
Ed "Too Tall" Jones
"Neon" Deion Sanders
Chuck "Concrete Charlie" Bednarik
"Sonny" Jurgensen
Billy "White Shoes" Johnson

ElGringo
06-28-2010, 05:06 PM
Wow, read through this thread, and surprisingly haven't seen Jerome "The Bus" Bettis.

RJ
06-28-2010, 05:09 PM
Probably been mentioned, but Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch is a great one.

"The Refrigerator" was another.

"Shoeless Joe" Jackson.

"El Tiante" - Luis Tiant

"Baby Bull" - Orlando Cepeda

"Say Hey Kid" - Willie Mays.....has there ever been a better nickname than that?


They just don't make nicknames like they used to.

A-Rod. That's not a nickname, it's an acronym.