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Old 06-09-2012, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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A lot of us older folks remember players such as "Too Tall" Jones, "Hacksaw" Reynolds, "White Shoes" Johnson, John "Diesel" Riggins, Jack "The Assassin" Tatum, Ted "The Mad Stork" Hendricks, "Snake" Stabler, and others.

Maybe I just haven't been paying enough attention, but today's NFL doesn't seem to have the profusion of colorful nicknames of years past. Just a sign of the times?
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:42 PM
 
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Cool thread! Ya know what, you make a good point here! Like you, I know a few past players myself, let's start with the Buffalo Bills earlier stars from the 1960's

Elbert "Golden Wheels" Dubenion
Max "Mini" Anderson
Bill "Earthquake" Enyart
Cookie Gilchrist "Lookie Lookie Here Comes Cookie"
O.J. Simpson-"juice" of course!
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:58 AM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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There aren't as many these days... But here are some that I know of.

Michael "Slick"...
"Camaro" Newton...
Calvin "Megatron" Johnson...
Matty "Ice" Ryan...
Marshawn "Beast Mode" Lynch...
Darrelle Revis "Island"...
"Big" Ben Roethlisberger...
Devin "Anytime" Hester...
Randy "The Freak" Moss...
Darren "Run-DMC" McFadden...

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Old 06-10-2012, 09:14 AM
 
Location: NJ
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A few others:

AD or All Day or Purple Jesus - Adrian Peterson
Beast Mode - Lynch
Michael "the burner" Turner.
CJ2 or CJ2K - Chris Johnson
The flyin Hawaiian - Troy Polamalu
Law Firm - Benjarvis Green Ellis
Lights Out - Shawn Merriman
Pocket Hercules - MJD
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:56 PM
 
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The Amish Rifle- Ryan Fitzpatrick
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:56 PM
 
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captain America - Tom Brady
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Evander "Ziggy" Hood
Jerome "The Bus" Bettis
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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A collection of Colts from the 50's and 60's- Baltimore Colts that is!

Lenny Moore- "Spats"
Johnny Unitas- "Golden Arm"
Mike Curtis- "Maddog"
Art Donovan- "Fatso"
Earl Morrall- "Old Bones"
Alan Ameche- "The Horse"
Alex Hawkins- "The Hawk"
Ted Hendricks- "The Mad Stork"

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Old 06-10-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Cool thread, thanks for the memories!
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Bill "Boom Boom" Brown
Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch
Dave "The Ghost" Casper
Christian "The Nigerian Nightmare" Okoye
Ted "The Mad Stork" Hendricks
Rod "He Hate Me" Smart
Craig "Iron Head" Heyward
Onterrio "The Whizzinator" Smith
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