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Old 03-20-2009, 07:23 AM
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Default Football Nicknames

Over on Football Almanac I've been adding as many nicknames as I can possibly find and verify. I welcome any support, suggestions, or ideas you might have. If you can't identify who the player is just click through:

A-Rod
A-Train
Afterburner
Air McNair
All Day
All Purpose
Automatic
B-Rad
B-Twice
Bad Moon
Bam
Bambi
Bananas
Bart the Cool
Bibbles
Big Ben
Big Boy
Big Cat
Big Country
Big Daddy
Big Game
Big Hands
Big Prison
Big Train
Bloody
Broadway Joe
Bullet
Bust 'Em Bob
Cadillac
Cannonball
Captain Kirk
Ceddy Bear
Champaign Tony
Chaos
Comeback Kid / Cool Joe
Commander
Cookie Monster
Crazy Legs
D-Ware
Dora the Explorer
Earthquake
Man O' War
Tarzan
Texas Bob
The Boomer
The Dixie Fly
The Horse
Twenty Grand
White Shoes

Enjoy & feel free to add to the list (check first though on Football Almanac to see if I have it, but failed to add it to the list),

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They called Ted Hendricks The Stork.
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Daryl Turner's nickname was "Deep Heat."

Brian Bosworth's nickname was "The Boz."

Deion Sanders also went by "Neon Deion." (I see you already have Prime Time up there.)

Some people call Leonard Weaver "The Church Van."

Darrell Jackson's nickname was/is: "D-Jack."

Cortez Kennedy was often called just plain "'Tez."
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:00 AM
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Dave Krieg's nickname was "Mudbone."
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Dan Doornink was called "Dr. Dan" because he was going to medical school while he was in the league. (He's a physician now.)
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Sometimes people refer to Maurice Morris as "Mo Mo."
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Chris Berman used to call Ricky Watters "Running," as in Ricky "Running" Watters. But I don't know if you want to include Chris Berman's silly nicknames. On the other hand, this one kind of makes sense, and I think it caught on with a broader audience than most of Berman's. That's just my personal perception though.
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Even though he never played a down in the league, should Ernie davis have an entry on Football Almanac? If so, his nickname was "The Elmira Express."
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:24 AM
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Rick Tuten's nickname was "Bootin'," as in Rick "Bootin'" Tuten.
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Owen Schmitt's nickname is "Runaway Beer Truck."
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:34 AM
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Sometimes people call T.J. Houshmandzadeh just plain "Housh."

Wait till you see this ad for Fantasy Football, it's hilarious!

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They called Ted Hendricks The Stork.
Thank you, had that one on file already (didn't list it above though, sorry).

Ted Hendricks

Keep on checking over on Football Almanac this season for me and send over anything I am missing. I will be doing live stats this year so data will all be updated within a day of the games being completed!

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Chris Berman used to call Ricky Watters "Running," as in Ricky "Running" Watters. But I don't know if you want to include Chris Berman's silly nicknames. On the other hand, this one kind of makes sense, and I think it caught on with a broader audience than most of Berman's. That's just my personal perception though.
Though they do make me laugh, I do not include those on the player's page because they are not "really" nicknames, but rather more like a script written with a nickname in it. If a team / player did begin using the nickname I would use it, but since he has a play on words for every player he talks about I tend to avoid them.

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Even though he never played a down in the league, should Ernie davis have an entry on Football Almanac? If so, his nickname was "The Elmira Express."
I'm actually in the process of building out pages for players who never made the NFL. This way every player ever drafted will have a page. Players drafted and on practice squads will have a page. Basically every player even associated with an NFL team will soon have a page. The site already has about 3,000 of them in the system as I've been adding their data regularly, its just figuring out the finer details.

Example: Player Xxxx Xxxx goes to college Xxxx, gets drafted, goes to a team, and gets put on the practice squad. Does he get included on the college page (I think so), but not really as a player from that school if he never played. So he should be included, but not really counted in the main set. Same for the team roster. I'll need code on that script to handle these type players. It will be a lifelong research project figuring them all out and I'll enjoy the work...

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PS: I added every nickname you sent this morning (and linked your player names to their player pages over on Football Almanac).
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PS: I added every nickname you sent this morning (and linked your player names to their player pages over on Football Almanac).
Ok, cool. Happy to help. It is fun to contribute, in some small way. If I think of anything else I'll pass it along.
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I came up with quite a few you didn't list, but I zipped through their pages, and sure enough you had them. (I was certainly hoping you didn't leave out Red Grange "The Galloping Ghost" or Walter Payton "Sweetness"!)

A few that I did notice are missing:
  • Chuck Bednarik - "Concrete Charlie"
  • Michael Irvin - "The Playmaker"
  • Adam Jones - "Pacman"
Hopes this helps!

P.S. Thanks for your help getting on the board.
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