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    The passing of "The Bird" and the Dan Patrick Show on the way into work made me think of all the great sports nicknames for athletes.


    A few off the top of my head:

    Can you name them? Have any other great Sports Nicknames I missed?

    Football

    "Iron" Mike

    "Sweetness"

    "The Express"

    "White Shoes"

    "Hacksaw"

    "Rocket"

    "Mean Joe"

    "the Polish Rifle"

    "Prime Time"

    "the Refrigerator"

    "The Bus"

    "the Juice"

    Baseball

    "Babe"

    "Charlie Hussle"

    "The Big Hurt"

    "The Big Unit"

    "The Goose"

    "The Big Cat"

    "Catfish"

    "The Say Hey Kid"

    "Tug"

    "yogi"

    Basketball

    "Air"

    "Magic"

    "the Human Highlight reel"

    "Chocolate Thunder"

    "Doctor J"

    "The Admiral"

    "Spud"

    "the Iceman"

    "Downtown"

    "the Glove"

    "The Hick from French Lick"

    "the Mailman"

    "the Round Mound of Rebound"
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    I like the Chris Berman ones.

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    There are so many in baseball. The Georgia Peach, Big Train Walter Johnson. Spaceman Bill Lee, The Yankee Clipper, Teddy Ballgame, Stan The Man Musial, Hammerin' Hank (both for the original, Greenberg, and then Aaron,) Mr. Cub Ernie Banks, The Iron Horse Lou Gehrig, Mr. October, Rapid Robert, Yaz, 800 catchers named Pudge. Those just off the top of my head. So many more, I'm sure.

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    A couple of my favorite Berman names are Chuck New Kids on Knoblauch, and Bert Be Home Blyleven.

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    With the passing of Harry Kalas and the Rocky Mountain News, I'm reminded that the tradition of sports names long preceded ESPN the Soap Opera and their near domination of the sports waves and that many necessarily came from local writers and broadcasters.

    For example, here's a sports name created by long-time Cardinals announcer Mike Shannon to describe a former player now coach and manager in the WBC:

    The Secret Weapon

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    Today is Charlie Hustle's birthday.

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    How could I forget The Wizard of Oz?!

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    Two Cowboys from when I was a kid:

    Ed "too tall" Jones

    Randy " the Manster" White

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