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Favorite nicknames

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Jake from State Farm, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Merton "Long Neck" Hanks
  2. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Frank "Home Run" Baker, Albert "Chief" Bender and Albert "Sparky" Lyle.

    Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, Elbert "Golden Wheels" Dubenion and Charlton "Cookie" Gilchrist.
  3. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    I read "Ironhead Heyward" in John Madden's voice and I feel great now.
  4. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    This one is great bc it can be easily repurposed, to such an extent that when my buddies and I are taking too long to do just about anything -- shoot their darts, play their cards -- we say things like, "Let's go, Hargrove."

    BTW, some others:
    Minister of Defense
    Nigerian Nightmare
    Mean Joe Greene
    David "Deacon" Jones
    Slinging Sammy Baugh
    Johnny "Blood" McNally.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2020
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  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of Willie "ET" McGee.
  6. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Merton's neck had multiple zip codes.
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  8. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    In the newsroom one night, I did the Merton Hanks snap-neck strut thing — perfectly — and after that my neck ached for two weeks.
  9. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Dominique: Human Highlight Reel
    Darryl Dawkins: Chocolate Thunder
    Jack Tatum: The Assassin
    Wilt the Stilt Chamberlain
    Tom Terrific (Seaver, not Brady)

    Someone mentioned Henri, but his nickname only exists due to the original: Maurice "Rocket" Richard.

    Also mentioned earlier I believe, but The Iceman may be the best of all time.
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  10. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Jerry West: Zeke From Cabin Creek
    Lloyd Free: World B Free

    What's their first name division
    Mookie Blaylock
    Mookie Betts
    Doc Rivers (I know it's Glenn)
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Chamberlain's real nickname (he loathed Wilt the Stilt) in Philadelphia was The Big Dipper, which he had painted in script in diamond dust on the side of his custom-built Maserati.
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  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Which, of course, begat this photo on the Giant Dipper roller coaster at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk when Chamberlain was with the Warriors.
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