The Mad Hungarian, Al Hrabosky.
Howard Cosell's 1982 gaffe:
A few Hockey names:
Maurice "Rocket" Richard
Henry "the Pocket Rocket" Richard
"the Golden Jet" Bobby Hull
"the Great One"
A couple from my beloved Chiefs:
The Nigerian Nightmare
Boxing has some good ones too:
Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield
"Iron" Mike Tyson
wannabe national champ headed to a new home:walkman:
Of course Golf
"The Golden Bear"
RIP Jacob Schlottke; KR1963 and rpayton
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.
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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Life's not the breaths you take, the breathing in and out that gets you through the day ain't what it's all about. It's the moments that take your breath away.
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.
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!!