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    The Mad Hungarian, Al Hrabosky.

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    It's a long way from East Colorado

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    Howard Cosell's 1982 gaffe:

    ET ___

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    A few Hockey names:

    Maurice "Rocket" Richard
    Henry "the Pocket Rocket" Richard
    "the Golden Jet" Bobby Hull
    "the Great One"
    "Super Mario"

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    A couple from my beloved Chiefs:
    Tony G,
    Mighty Mouse,
    The Nigerian Nightmare

    Boxing has some good ones too:
    Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield
    "Iron" Mike Tyson
    Curtis Chenoweth
    wannabe national champ headed to a new home:walkman:

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    Of course Golf



    "The Golden Bear"

    RIP Jacob Schlottke; KR1963 and rpayton

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    Nigerian Nightmare is a good one. Mr. Okoye was a scart dude for a while (esp on Super Techmo Bowl.)

    How about the not-so-nice Crystal Chandelier for Chris Chandler.

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    Olympic Champ RYou's Avatar
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    These ought to rattle your memory.

    "Broadway" Joe Namath
    John "Diesel" Riggins
    Walter "Sweetness" Payton
    Bob "Bullet" Hayes
    Kenny "The Snake" Stabler
    Reggie "The Minister of Defense" White
    Red "Galloping Ghost" Grange
    Craig "Ironhead" Heyward
    Jack "The Assassin" Tatum
    Lance "Bambi" Allworth
    William "The Refrigerator" Perry a/k/a The Fridge
    Billy "White Shoes" Johnson
    Andre "Bad Moon" Rison
    Rod "He Hate Me" Smart
    Jevon "The Freak" Kearse
    Prime Time" Deion Sanders
    Christian "The Nigerian Nightmare" Okoye
    The "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" -Harry Stuhldreher, Jim Crowley, Don Miller and Elmer Layden
    The "Seven Blocks of Granite" (Fordham) - Leo Paquin, Johnny Druze, Alex Wojciechowicz, Ed Franco, Al Babartsky, Natty Pierce, and Vince Lombardi.

    ..and two of my all time favorites

    Dick "Night Train" Lane
    Eric "Sleeping with" Beinenemy
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    Fragile Fred Taylor

    We usually give nicknames to wrestlers at the high school level and one of my all-time favorites was Levi "Manic" Mundy.
    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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    All this thread does is remind me how crappy a time we live in for sports nicknames.

    A-Rod, K-Rod, TO? Suck.
    You do the math..... I'll do the alfredo!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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