It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Great sports names (nicknames or real names)

page: 1
0

log in

join
share:

posted on Jan, 23 2007 @ 12:11 PM
link   
I was conversing with some friends last night about great sports names. The ones I came up with were:

Chuck Cecil- Vicious hitting safety for the Packers, Cardinals and Oilers. Known as a cheap shot artist. His name just sounds vicious.

Dino Cicarelli- Greatest hockey name I've ever heard. Just kind of rolls off the tongue.

Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins- First man to ever shatter a backboard and he was black, thus the name.

Jason "White Chocolate" Williams- Miami heat guard who's white but plays like he's black, thus the name. I guess the name could be considered racist if one wanted to.

Mike Quick - Old receiver for the Eagles. Name is just perfect for a receiver.

Dominique "The human highlight film" Wilkins- Better dunker than Jordan in my opinion.

Got any more?

Peace




posted on Jan, 23 2007 @ 02:29 PM
link   
Mike Ditka. Just sounds like a rap in the mouth, doesn't it? And he always talked about "the Grabowskis". He wanted a team of Grabowskis. So naturally, former U of Illinois, Green Bay, and Chicago back, Jim Grabowski.

I always thought John Matuszak had a great football name. Who could forget Cruisin' with the Tooz? You could get bruised when you cruise with the Tooz.
:w:

[Edit to add] How about Fred "The Hammer" Williamson? Former KC and Oakland DB and star of many a fine B movie. Gary, Indiana BTW.

[edit on 1/23/2007 by yeahright]



posted on Jan, 23 2007 @ 03:54 PM
link   
Rod "He Hate Me" Smart that used to play in the XFL and with the Carolina Panthers of the NFC South.
Pete "Pistol Pete" Maravich - was always there in the clutch when the game was on the line.

Plus a few more from the baseball world.

Vida Rochelle Blue Jr.
Richard "Goose" Gossage
Roland Glen "Rollie" Fingers of the old Milwaukee Brewers.
Dennis Ray "Oil Can" Boyd.



posted on Jan, 23 2007 @ 03:57 PM
link   
Yes, Fred "The Hammer" truly brought the hammer. Was a pretty good actor in his own right as well. He was the Chuck Cecil of his day but infinitely more talented.

How 'bout Darryl "Dr. Dunkenstein" Griffith of the Supersonics and the Jazz?

Peace


edit: I had "Oil can" Boyd on my first fantasy baseball team. I loved that guy. He wasn't overpowering but he had some serious movement and his nickname definitely fit his physical build.

[edit on 23-1-2007 by Dr Love]



posted on Jan, 23 2007 @ 04:13 PM
link   
Yes how about the various Rockets? Before Roger Clemmons, there was tennis great Rod "Rocket" Laver and hockey's immortal Maurice "Rocket" Richard.

And befor Dr. Dunkenstein was the original Dr. Dunk, Darnell Hillman from the old ABA Pacers. He still lives in Indy and is a really great guy, BTW. The big 'fro is gone though. He now looks like this.



posted on Jan, 24 2007 @ 11:28 AM
link   
I may be lowering the bar on this one. Some of my favorite names in sports are their real names. From baseball you have Dick Pole, and Rusty Kuntz. From Nascar it has to be Dick Trickle, and from the NBA it is World B. Free.

Here is a link of some great baseball names.



posted on Jan, 24 2007 @ 11:42 AM
link   
By all means, don't lower the bar. But since we're headed in that direction, anyone remember the baseball player nicknamed "Ugly"?

Gotta love the old White Sox.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 05:55 AM
link   
Jerry "The Zeke From Cabin Creek" West who was selected as one of the NBA's "50 Greatest Players." He does not like the nickname however.
Won a gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Basketball for the United States. Jerry is now in his late 60s and is still involved in the NBA.

BTW, Jerry West is from Chelyan, West Virginia which is about six to seven miles to the southeast of me.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 08:28 AM
link   
World B. Free - former Cavalier

Clark Gains & Kevin Long two former NY Jets. Always funny to hear gains gains three or long goes long


I think you can look at many players in sports and see that the names they were given made them destined for stardom. Imagine saying "Shaquille, I need this on my desk by Monday morning" It just doesn't work.


Is it highly possible that Anfernee Hardaway's mom said "it's spelled like it sounds an fer nee" when she was filling out the birth certificate for her new baby boy?


as I sat and typed World was mentioned. I hate that

[edit on 26-1-2007 by Crakeur]



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 09:06 AM
link   
I'm surprised I never got a comment about the one I posted above. But you'd have to go to the link. Sounds like a Porn Action Figure.


From basketball- Zebedee Howell, Olden Polynice, Baskerville Holmes.


Originally posted by Crakeur

I think you can look at many players in sports and see that the names they were given made them destined for stardom. Imagine saying "Shaquille, I need this on my desk by Monday morning" It just doesn't work.


Like Cornbread Maxwell. "Cornbread, the engineering division needs your schematics, pronto."


Originally posted by Crakeur
Is it highly possible that Anfernee Hardaway's mom said "it's spelled like it sounds an fer nee" when she was filling out the birth certificate for her new baby boy?


Apparently, Baskerville Holmes' mom was watching the Sherlock Holmes flick while she was delivering him. True Story.


Ohh yeah. I can't believe I left off the other Rocket previously. Rick "The Rocket" Mount. Best pure shooter I've ever seen.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 09:19 AM
link   
the round mound of rebound was another classic.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 09:46 AM
link   

Originally posted by yeahright
Like Cornbread Maxwell. "Cornbread, the engineering division needs your schematics, pronto."


Another Maxwell, Cedric "The Rubber Band Man" Maxwell of the Celtics and Rockets. Alex English I always thought was a smooth name for a silky smooth player. Another would be James "Lights Out" Toney.

Peace



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 10:13 AM
link   
Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield who just about kicked Mike Tyson's bee hind after Mike bit his ear off. It would have happened if Mills Lane would have let it happen.

Doug "Tiger" Williams a former N.H.L. hockey player who beat the living hell out of you if you were to just look at him wrong. Williams is the all time leader in penalty minutes, behind him is Tie "Tie Dummi" Domi, and the all time leader in the number of fights he either instigated or finished off.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 01:47 PM
link   
Andre The Giant is the only one I can think of.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 01:55 PM
link   
hot rod williams, who after gaining some weight, was called hot plate in the press.

Vinnie The Microwave Johnson
The Pearl was always a good one and then you have Walt "Clyde" Frazer

Clyde the Glide.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 02:06 PM
link   
Magic Johnson
Wilt "The Stilt"
Joe "Jellybean" Bryant (Kobe's dad)
Dr. J
Tree Rollins
David "The Admiral" Robinson
The Big O - Oscar Robertson
Sam "The Big Smooth" Perkins
Allen "The Answer" Iverson (although what the question is, I have no idea)
John "Hondo" Havlicek
"The Hick from French Lick" Larry Bird

And one of my local favorites, Ralph "Buckshot" O'Brien.



posted on Jan, 27 2007 @ 09:17 PM
link   
"Iron Head" Craig Heyward(NFL)
"The Nigerian Nightmare" Christian Okoye(NFL)



posted on Feb, 4 2007 @ 07:25 PM
link   
Billy "White shoes" Johnson- invented the touchdown dance

The "Steel Curtain"- 80's Pittsburgh Steelers

"Mean Machine"- Burt Reynolds prison football movie (sandler remake)

" Phi Slamma Jamma" - 80's Houston Cougars basketball that had Akeem, and Clyde "The Glide" Drexler.

"Purple People Eaters"- Vikings Defense of the Past

"The President" Reggie Bush

Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch

Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Michael "Air" Jordan

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson

Walter "Sweetness" Payton

Deion "Prime Time" Sanders


Roger " The Rocket" Clemens


William " The Refrigerator" Perry

"The Monsters of the Midway" 50's Bears

"Bronx Bombers" - Yankees

Just to name a few



new topics

top topics



 
0

log in

join