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Old 11-20-2017, 02:54 AM
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IMHO, Ed "Too Tall" Jones has the best nickname of all time...

...because why else would it pop up in my thoughts periodically after all of these years?
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:23 AM
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Nah.

Edward "Two Sheds" Jackson has him beat.
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:25 AM
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Nah.

Edward "Two Sheds" Jackson has him beat.
Arthur.

(Sorry)
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:26 AM
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Billy "White Shoes" Johnson.

Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch.
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:57 AM
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:11 AM
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"Gorgeous George" Wagner.

Buddy Rogers, "The Nature Boy".

William "The Refrigerator" Perry.
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:30 AM
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"Too Much" Johnson. One version of the film was thought to have been lost, and up until it was found in an archive, what they said was true: you can never have Too Much Johnson.
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:35 AM
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:44 AM
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Arthur.

(Sorry)
D'Oh!

Of course.
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:51 AM
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Is Ed "Too Tall" Jones too tall?
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:40 AM
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I.M. Hipp, Scientific Map, He Hate Me
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:44 AM
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I've always been partial to the unfortunate Hugh "Losing Pitcher" Mulcahy.
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:37 AM
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"Death to Flying Things", a nickname so awesome three players have used it.
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:38 AM
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His nickname, "Death to Flying Things",[3] was derived from his greatness as a defensive player.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:16 AM
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I was trying to see if Dick Butkus had a nickname. For non football people (American style) Butkus played for the Bears as a linebacker. He was known for some of the most ferocious tackles ever. He played for 9 seasons and was a pro-bowler for 8 of them. This was in spite of having his knees ruined for the last 4 seasons. Here are the nicknames Google gave me. I really thought the last one was the most descriptive.


The Robot of Destruction
The Maestro of Mayhem
The Enforcer
The Animal
Dick
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:27 AM
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There was a boxer with the nickname 'Bucket of Blood'. I recall they made him change his name to something more appropriate for television. Plenty of boxers with good nicknames, Marco Antonio Barrera was the 'Baby Faced Assassin', and Roberto Duran was 'Hands of Stone', both quite appropriate.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:28 AM
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Another one is pitcher Antonio "El Pulpo (The Octopus)" Alfonseca, so called since he has six digits on each hand and foot.

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Old 11-20-2017, 11:32 AM
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Rod "He Hate Me" Smart, the only thing anyone remembers about the XFL.

Hector "Macho" Camacho.

Ian "The Thorpedo" Thorpe.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:48 AM
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Dick "Night Train" Lane and Magic Johnson are the two best sports nicknames ever.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:59 AM
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"Too Tall" is a good one, but Babe Ruth's constellation of nicknames might be near the top by virtue of sheer volume.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:36 PM
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Too many good ones:

https://ranker.com/list/mafia-nicknames/amylindorff

And I did not even see Vincent "Chin" Gigante on the list.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:50 PM
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Not his nickname, but there's an MLB relief pitcher named Antonio Bastardo. I like to think that if he were on the Sopranos, he'd be called Tony the Bastard.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:51 PM
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Outside the sports arena, the US Civil War featured some doozies.

Winfield Scott Hancock -- the Superb (now that's a desirable nicjkname!)

Benjamin Butler -- Beast, also Spoons (a reference to his alleged theft of property while occupying New Orleans)

Francis Barlow -- Dogberry

Thomas J. Jackson -- Stonewall (may or may not have been derisive; allegedly General Bee either praised him for steadiness or damned him for not coming to his aid at First Bull Run/Manassas)

Judson Kilpatrick -- Kill Cavalry (definitely a criticism - he was a cavalry commander)

Robert E. Lee -- Evacuating Granny (after an unpromising start commanding troops), King of Spades; later Marse Robert

William Smith -- Extra Billy (allegedly from an ability to persuade people to pay extra fees in his prewar position)

Winfield Scott -- Old Fuss and Feathers (the person Hancock was named after)

George B. McClellan -- Little Mac, the Virginia Creeper

U. S. Grant -- Unconditional Surrender

Nathan G. Evans -- Shanks

Nathaniel Banks -- Commissary (for having his supply trains famously captured)

George Thomas -- Old Slow Trot, the Rock of Chickamauga
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:08 PM
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Ed lived up to his name. 6 ft 9 in., I remember many Cowboys games that he swatted down passes. He had been coached to get his hands up high in the air during the play.

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Old 11-20-2017, 05:33 PM
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"Dr. Death" Steve Williams

"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes

"The Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:41 PM
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I forgot Walter Payton. "Sweetness."
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:04 PM
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:48 PM
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Boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini killed a guy in the ring (Duk Koo Kim).
Warren Zevon wrote a song about him.

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Old 11-20-2017, 09:09 PM
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"Gorgeous George" Wagner.

Buddy Rogers, "The Nature Boy".

William "The Refrigerator" Perry.
Perry was called “Biscuit” by his teammates because he was one biscuit short of 300 pounds.
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:56 PM
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(Keith) Moon "The Loon" -- if that ain't an apt nickname, I don't know what is.
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:12 AM
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A couple from the British Isles are worth mentioning: Keith Wood, the Irish Rugby Union hooker, was apparently known as "The Raging Potato", for his aggressive playing style and completely bald head. But my favourite is former footballer Fitz Hall, who was christened "One Size" by fans.
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Old 11-21-2017, 02:22 PM
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Outside the sports arena, the US Civil War featured some doozies.
And to bring it full circle...
Abner Doubleday was the #2 man at Ft. Sumter when it was attacked. Doubleday's nickname among the troops was "Old 48 Hours"
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Old 11-21-2017, 02:47 PM
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Outside the sports arena, the US Civil War featured some doozies.
I've always been puzzled by Confederate General James Longstreet, whose nickname, mysteriously, was "Old Pete."
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Old 11-21-2017, 04:43 PM
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Maurice "The Rocket" Richard's younger, smaller brother is Henri "The Pocket Rocket" Richard.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:57 PM
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:15 PM
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Josias Manzanillo had a long career as an MLB pitcher. In 2007, he took a line drive to the croth, and, not wearing a cup, suffered a ruptured testicle that had to be removed. His teammates started calling him "Half a Man"zanillo.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:18 AM
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:25 AM
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Ken "The Rattler" Riley

Chuck "Concrete Charlie" Bednarik

Reggie White "The Minister of Defense"

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Old 11-22-2017, 12:31 AM
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Mark “The Bird” Fidrych

He really seemed like Big Bird of Sesame Street, and his joy and aw shucks attitude were genuine. We need more athletes like The Bird!

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Old 11-22-2017, 12:35 AM
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This is a damn good one!
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:43 AM
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:08 AM
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:28 AM
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Sir Arthur "Bomber" Harris.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:03 PM
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Maurice "The Rocket" Richard's younger, smaller brother is Henri "The Pocket Rocket" Richard.
Pittsburgh Pirate brothers Paul Waner and Lloyd Waner were "Big Poison" and "Little Poison".
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:01 PM
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William "what the" F. Buckley.

OK, not his actual nickname. But it would have been the coolest one ever, had it been.
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Old 11-24-2017, 12:16 PM
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Ed lived up to his name. 6 ft 9 in., I remember many Cowboys games that he swatted down passes. He had been coached to get his hands up high in the air during the play.
For a brief time he played alongside another Ed Jones, nicknamed of course "Too Small." I can't find him on the Google and don't remember his height, but everyone was small next to Too Tall.
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