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RockyMountainSaint 01-05-2012 11:25 PM

Nicknames. Earn em!
I am curious about the way we, as a community, feel about nicknames.

Calvin Johnson is "Megatron".

Matt Ryan is "Matty Ice".

Adrian Peterson is "All Day" or "Purple Jesus".

Maurice Jones-Drew is "Pocket Hercules".

Tom Brady is "Tom Terrific".

We have (locally) "Quiet Storm" and "Breesus".

Of the above players, who are the ones that haven't EARNED their nickname in the NFL......

Feel free to add to the above list.

|Mitch| 01-05-2012 11:29 PM

Matt Ryan & Adrian Peterson are two that have done NOTHING to deserve their nicks...

RockyMountainSaint 01-05-2012 11:30 PM

I forgot another local name:


Crusader 01-06-2012 03:18 AM

Matt Cryin is the nickname he has earned.

I'd say Petersons i justified, he is that good but playing on a crappy team.

SloMotion 01-06-2012 07:21 AM

"Matty Ice"? . . . sounds like a c@cktail or something an underaged drinker tries to buy at a convenience store . . . I'm Ok with 'Purple Jesus', 'Tom-Terrific', 'Breesus' & 'Pocket-Hercules' and, of course, Megatron!!! . . . there's only two ways I think you rate a nickname . . . 1)You're arguably one of the best at what you do 2)It's a local thing and maybe just fits with a player's name.

SloMo's picks: (not all-inclusive or in any particular order)
  • Mike "Moo-Moo" Mumala, Eagles (come on, the guy was born in Lackawanna, NY too for crissake)
  • "First Down" Freddie Mitchell, Eagles (originated the 'WWE Championship Belt' celebration stolen and made popular by Aaron Rodgers)
  • Jake "Daylight come and you gotta' Delhomme" Delhomme, Texans
  • "He Hate Me", Rod Smart (Freddie Mitchell's cousin)
  • George "Papa Bear" Halas, Chicago
  • "Champ" Bailey, Broncos (it's his real name)
  • Kenny "The Snake" Stabler, Oakland
  • "Scrambling" Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota
  • "The Juice", O.J. Simpson, Buffalo
  • "Broadway Joe" Namath, NYJ
  • "Hacksaw" Jack Reynolds, LA Rams
  • David "Deacon" Jones, LA Rams
  • Dick "Night Train" Lane, Detroit Lions
  • "The Nigerian Nightmare" Christian Okoye, KC
  • "The Diesel" John Riggens, Washington Redskins
  • Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Cowboys
  • "Mean" Joe Greene, Pittsburgh
  • Jerome "The Bus" Bettis, Pittsburgh (local Detroit boy)
  • Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, Falcons (sorry for the ATL selection, but it is a snappy nickname)
  • "Slinging" Sammy Baugh, Washington Redskins
  • Jim "May the Schwartz be with you" Schwartz, Detroit Lions
  • Dominic "Dom" Raiola, Detroit Lions (also referred to as "local boy" because of his hawaiian roots, but mostly only by me)
  • "The No-Name Defense", 1972 Miami Dolphins (nobody wins 'em all, except the 1972 Miami Dolphins, they won 'em all)

go Lions.

Danno 01-06-2012 08:12 AM


Originally Posted by RockyMountainSaint (Post 364513)
We have (locally) "Quiet Storm" and "Breesus".

You'll never hear me call him that. I despise that nickname and IIRC Drew isn't very fond of it either.

jcp026 01-06-2012 08:19 AM

Matt Ryan hasn't earned a nickname.

What is "IIRC"?

Danno 01-06-2012 08:23 AM


Originally Posted by jcp026 (Post 364587)
Matt Ryan hasn't earned a nickname.

What is "IIRC"?

If I Remember Correctly

WhoDat!656 01-06-2012 08:27 AM

I agree with you on Breesus; I don't like it either

FinSaint 01-06-2012 08:27 AM


Originally Posted by |Mitch| (Post 364517)
Matt Ryan & Adrian Peterson are two that have done NOTHING to deserve their nicks...

Take it back!!!

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