Enjoy an Ads-Free Jets Insider - Become a Jets Insider VIP!
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 68

Thread: Enough Already with the B.S. NAMES!

  1. #1
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    2,134
    Post Thanks / Like

    Enough Already with the B.S. NAMES!

    Why does every player that's discussed on this board become a single letter with a shortened last name? Curtis Martin suddenly was CMart, and then any thread mentioning a player (generally African-American) got a cute handle. Since when has Jonathan Stewart ever been known as JStew? D'Brick is one thing, but it's gotten out of hand. I can go one and on- Antonio Cromartie is ACo, Jericho Cotchery is JCo, if we draft Richardson, he's TRich. Why don't we call Sanchez MSan? Or decide Jim Leonhard is JLin (pun intended)? How about we call Mike Devito MDe? Enough is enough.

    Can we take it back a notch people? It's gotten borderline ridiculous.

  2. #2
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    SoFla
    Posts
    17,795
    Post Thanks / Like
    OK.

  3. #3
    Hall Of Fame
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Manalapan, NJ/Boca Raton, Fl
    Posts
    14,161
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by regen View Post
    Why does every player that's discussed on this board become a single letter with a shortened last name? Curtis Martin suddenly was CMart, and then any thread mentioning a player (generally African-American) got a cute handle. Since when has Jonathan Stewart ever been known as JStew? D'Brick is one thing, but it's gotten out of hand. I can go one and on- Antonio Cromartie is ACo, Jericho Cotchery is JCo, if we draft Richardson, he's TRich. Why don't we call Sanchez MSan? Or decide Jim Leonhard is JLin (pun intended)? How about we call Mike Devito MDe? Enough is enough.

    Can we take it back a notch people? It's gotten borderline ridiculous.
    __________________
    "Nobody has ever gone broke underestimating the good taste of the American people."
    H.L. Mencken
    So why didn't you write out Henry Louis Mencken instead of using "H. L." in your signature?

    Too friggen easy, really.

  4. #4
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    2,134
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Nut View Post
    So why didn't you write out Henry Louis Mencken instead of using "H. L." in your signature?

    Too friggen easy, really.
    That's how he's known in American literature and how he signed his writing. Look it up, JNut. Show me one place (besides this board) where Jonathan Stewart call himself JStew.

  5. #5
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Alexandria, VA
    Posts
    7,118
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by regen View Post
    Why does every player that's discussed on this board become a single letter with a shortened last name? Curtis Martin suddenly was CMart, and then any thread mentioning a player (generally African-American) got a cute handle. Since when has Jonathan Stewart ever been known as JStew? D'Brick is one thing, but it's gotten out of hand. I can go one and on- Antonio Cromartie is ACo, Jericho Cotchery is JCo, if we draft Richardson, he's TRich. Why don't we call Sanchez MSan? Or decide Jim Leonhard is JLin (pun intended)? How about we call Mike Devito MDe? Enough is enough.

    Can we take it back a notch people? It's gotten borderline ridiculous.

    You got it R-gen.

  6. #6
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    2,185
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by regen View Post
    Why does every player that's discussed on this board become a single letter with a shortened last name? Curtis Martin suddenly was CMart, and then any thread mentioning a player (generally African-American) got a cute handle. Since when has Jonathan Stewart ever been known as JStew? D'Brick is one thing, but it's gotten out of hand. I can go one and on- Antonio Cromartie is ACo, Jericho Cotchery is JCo, if we draft Richardson, he's TRich. Why don't we call Sanchez MSan? Or decide Jim Leonhard is JLin (pun intended)? How about we call Mike Devito MDe? Enough is enough.

    Can we take it back a notch people? It's gotten borderline ridiculous.
    Is this a trap?

  7. #7
    Practice Squad
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    319
    Post Thanks / Like
    Your point is unclear.

    Are you saying that people should type out the full name of athletes and not use abbreviations or that there some latent racism at play?

  8. #8
    All League
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    3,354
    Post Thanks / Like
    I've never heard of half the nick names you listed

  9. #9
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    SF via Strong Island
    Posts
    29,379
    Post Thanks / Like
    Why can't white guys have cool nicknames? Who came up with that rule? What about ESmiff (luv dat #33)

    That's NFolked up

  10. #10
    Rookie
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    998
    Post Thanks / Like
    We mad about everything now.

  11. #11
    Hall Of Fame
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Manalapan, NJ/Boca Raton, Fl
    Posts
    14,161
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by regen View Post
    That's how he's known in American literature and how he signed his writing. Look it up, JNut. Show me one place (besides this board) where Jonathan Stewart call himself JStew.
    But somehow shrtening his name is OK.

    H.L. is not his name, Henry Louis.

    Not seeing how any explanation works.

  12. #12
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    2,134
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by MrJames View Post
    Your point is unclear.

    Are you saying that people should type out the full name of athletes and not use abbreviations or that there some latent racism at play?
    I'm not pointing fingers, but is there a single player who isn't of African-American descent who does gets the shorthand name?

    Never seen SPou, or MSlau or NMang. Just saying...

  13. #13
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    6,620
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by regen View Post
    Antonio Cromartie is ACo
    ACo????

    I have never once seen that until now. I always hear Cro which is a perfect way to shorten it.


  14. #14
    Hall Of Fame
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Manalapan, NJ/Boca Raton, Fl
    Posts
    14,161
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by regen View Post
    That's how he's known in American literature and how he signed his writing. Look it up, JNut. Show me one place (besides this board) where Jonathan Stewart call himself JStew.
    And thats Jet Nut.

  15. #15
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    2,134
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Nut View Post
    But somehow shrtening his name is OK.

    H.L. is not his name, Henry Louis.

    Not seeing how any explanation works.
    He shortened his own name. Like T.S. Elliot.

    Or your personal hero, G. Gordon Liddy.

  16. #16
    Practice Squad
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    319
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by regen View Post
    I'm not pointing fingers, but is there a single player who isn't of African-American descent who does gets the shorthand name?

    Never seen SPou, or MSlau or NMang. Just saying...
    Arod.
    schotty.

  17. #17
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    18,705
    Post Thanks / Like
    Worst thread of 2012 thus far.

  18. #18
    Hall Of Fame
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Manalapan, NJ/Boca Raton, Fl
    Posts
    14,161
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by regen View Post
    He shortened his own name. Like T.S. Elliot.

    Or your personal hero, G. Gordon Liddy.
    Pick out all the white guys, not a new thing.

    "A-Rodge" = Aaron Rodgers, quarterback
    "The Assassin" = Jack Tatum, safety
    "The A-Train" =Mike Alstott, fullback
    Anthony Thomas, United States football player
    "Automatica" = Martín Gramática, Argentina-born placekicker
    "The Axe Man" = Jeremiah Trotter, linebacker
    "Bad Moon" = Andre Rison, wide receiver
    "The Bald Eagle" = Y.A. Tittle, quarterback
    "Bam" = Byron Morris, running back
    "Bambi" = Lance Alworth, wide receiver
    "Bart the Cool" = Bart Starr, quarterback
    "Batman" = Ahman Green, runningback
    "Bear" = Paul Bryant, coach
    "Big Ben" = Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback
    "Big Cat" = Leon Lett, defensive tackle
    "Big Daddy" = Dan Wilkinson, defensive tackle
    "Big Game Nate" = Nate Kaeding, kicker
    "The Big Perogie" = Sebastian Janikowski, Polish placekicker (aptly named by Mike and KC of AIPH)
    "The Blond Bomber" = Terry Bradshaw, quarterback
    "Bo" =Vincent Jackson, running back
    "Boomer" = Norman Esiason III, quarterback
    "Brick" =D'Brickashaw Ferguson, offensive tackle
    "Broadway Joe" =Joe Namath, quarterback
    "Bubba" =Daniel Franks, tight end
    William Paris, offensive tackle
    Charles Smith, defensive end
    "Bud" = Kenneth S. Adams, Jr., NFL team owner
    "The Bus" = Jerome Bettis, running back
    "Cadillac" = Carnell Williams, running back
    "The Cajun Cannon" = Bobby Hebert, quarterback
    "Champaign Tony" = Tony Eason, quarterback
    Chester The Molester = Chester Taylor (National Football League) Running Back
    "Chris" = Jim Everett, quarterback (an insult frequently used by Jim Rome)
    "Colt" = Daniel McCoy, quarterback
    "Cool Joe" = Joe Montana, quarterback
    "Crazy Legs" = Elroy Hirsch, running back and wide receiver
    "Curly" = Earl Lambeau, coach
    "DJ" = William Dozier, running back
    "Dabo" = William Swinney, coach
    "The Dancing Bear" = Ron McDole, defensive end
    "Dandy Don" = Don Meredith, running back
    "Deacon" = David Jones, defensive end
    "Deuce" = Dulymus McAllister, running back
    "Diesel" = John Riggins, running back
    "Dub" = William Jones, running back
    "Duke" =
    John Elway, quarterback
    Wellington Mara, former owner, New York Giants
    "DVD" = Warrick Dunn, Michael Vick, and T.J. Duckett, respectively running back, quarterback, and running back; used when the three were Atlanta Falcons teammates
    "The Elmira Express" = Ernie Davis, running back
    "The Eraser" = Bob Sanders, United States football player
    "Fast" = Willie Parker, running back
    "Flash 80" = Jerry Rice, wide receiver
    "Flipper" = Willie Anderson, wide receiver
    "Fourth Quarter Vince" = Vince Young, quarterback
    "The Freak" =Jevon Kearse, defensive end
    Randy Moss, wide receiver
    "Fred-Ex" = Freddie Mitchell, wide receiver
    "The Fridge" = William Perry, defensive tackle and part-time short-yardage running back
    "The Galloping Ghost" = Harold Grange, running back
    "Gizmo" = Henry Williams, wide receiver and return specialist (although better-known for his career in Canadian football, he acquired the nickname while playing the American game)
    "The Goal Line Stalker" = Herschel Walker, running back
    "The Godfather" = Troy Aikman, quarterback
    "The Gravedigger" = 'Gilbert Brown, Retired Nose-Tackle
    "Greasy" = Earle Neale, American football player
    "The Head Ball Coach" = Steve Spurrier, coach (although he was also notable as a quarterback, this nickname is exclusive to his coaching career)
    "Heavy Lunch" = Norman Hand, United States football player
    "He Hate Me" = Rod Smart, running back
    "The Hefty Lefty = Jared Lorenzen, quarterback
    "Hickey" = William O. Hickok III, guard
    "The Hit Man" = Bob Sanders, United States football player
    "Horse" = Harry Mattos, United States football player
    "The Human Turnover" = Patrick Ramsey, United States football player
    "The Human Sack Machine" = Andre Tippett, American football player, so called because he consistently led the New England Patriots in sacks for most of his career.
    "The Ice Box" = Tim Newton, defensive tackle
    "Ickey" = Elbert Woods, running back
    "Indian Jack" = Jack Jacobs, quarterback of Creek heritage[164]
    "Ironhead" = Craig Heyward, running back
    "Jake the Snake" = Jake Plummer, quarterback
    "JAWS" = Ron Jaworski, quarterback
    "Jersey Jim" = Jim McMahon, quarterback
    "The Jet" = Joe Perry, running back
    "Joe Willie" = Joe Namath, quarterback
    "The Juice" = O.J. Simpson, running back
    "The Kansas Comet" = Gale Sayers, running back
    "The Kitchen" = Nate Newton, offensive guard
    "L. T." or "LT" =
    Lawrence Taylor, outside linebacker
    LaDainian Tomlinson, running back
    "L.J." or "LJ" =
    Larry Johnson, running back
    "Laser Rocket Arm" = Peyton Manning, quarterback
    "Le Sack" = Richard Tardits, French linebacker
    "Lightning Feet" = Sebastian Janikowski, Polish placekicker
    "Lights Out" = Shawne Merriman, outside linebacker
    "Link" = William R. Lyman, tackle
    "The Mad Bomber" = Daryle Lamonica, quarterback
    "The Mad Scientist" = Mike Leach, coach
    "The Mad Stork" = Ted Hendricks, defensive end
    "Majik" = Don Majkowski, quarterback
    "The Man from Mars" = Otis Sistrunk, defensive end
    "Mean Joe" = Joe Greene, defensive tackle
    MegaTron = Calvin Johnson (National Football League) Wide Receiver
    "Mercury" = Eugene Morris, running back
    "The Minister of Defense" = Reggie White, defensive tackle
    "The Missile" = Qadry Ismail, wide receiver and return specialist
    "Mr. Clutch" = Drew Pearson, wide receiver
    "Mr. Cowboy" = Bob Lilly, defensive tackle
    "Mr. Ed" = John Elway, quarterback
    "The Molester" = Lester Hayes, cornerback
    "Moose" = Daryl Johnston, fullback
    "Nigerian Nightmare" = Christian Okoye, Nigerian running back
    "Night Train" = Dick Lane, cornerback
    "Ocho Cinco" = Chad Johnson, wide receiver (who legally changed his last name to Ochocinco in 2008)
    "The Ol' Ball Coach" = Steve Spurrier, coach (another nickname exclusive to his coaching career)
    "The Ordinary Superstar" = Johnny Rodgers, wide receiver and return specialist
    "Pacman" = Adam Jones, cornerback (he dropped the nickname in 2008, asking to be called by his given name)
    "Papa Bear" = George Halas, coach and executive
    "The People's Champ" = Freddie Mitchell, wide receiver
    "The Pillsbury Throwboy" = Jared Lorenzen, quarterback
    "The Polish Cannon" = Sebastian Janikowski, Polish placekicker
    "The Polish Hammer" = Sebastian Janikowski, Polish placekicker
    "The Polish Powderkeg" = Sebastian Janikowski, Polish placekicker
    "The Polish Rifle" = Ron Jaworski, quarterback
    "Pork Chop" = Floyd Womack, American player
    "The Pounding Pontiff" = Marquez Pope, United States American football player
    "Pretty Boy" = David Carr, quarterback
    "The President" = Reggie Bush, running back
    "El Príncipe" = Diego Milito, Argentinian striker
    "Primetime" =
    Kendrick Jones, wide receiver (although better-known in Canadian football, he received this nickname while playing the American game)
    Deion Sanders, cornerback and return specialist
    "The Professional" = Eli Manning, quarterback
    "Purple Jesus" = Adrian Peterson, running back
    "Rag" = Bob Griese, quarterback
    "The Rattler" = Ken Riley, United States football player
    "Red" =
    Lowell Dawson, coach
    William Dawson, coach
    Harold Grange, running back
    Jim Parker, coach
    "The Refrigerator" = William Perry, defensive tackle and part-time short-yardage running back
    "Riggo" = John Riggins, running back
    "Robo Sack" = Rob Johnson,quarterback
    "The Rocket" = Raghib Ismail, wide receiver and return specialist
    "Samurai Mike" = Mike Singletary, middle linebacker
    "Satellite" = Willie Totten, quarterback
    "Sea Bass" = Sebastian Janikowski, Polish placekicker
    "The Secretary of Defense" = David Jones, defensive end
    "Shade Tree" = Marvin Jones, linebacker, New York Jets
    "The Shark" = Jeff Samardzija, wide receiver (now a baseball pitcher)
    "The Sheriff" = ""Peyton Manning", Quarterback, Indianapolis Colts (nicknamed by Coach John Gruden)
    "Shug" = Ralph Jordan, coach
    "Skip" = Lou Holtz, Jr., coach
    "Slash" = Kordell Stewart, quarterback and wide receiver
    "Slingin' Sammy" = Sam Baugh, quarterback and punter
    "The Snake" = Jake Plummer, quarterback
    "The Snake" = Ken Stabler, quarterback
    "Sweetness" = Walter Payton, running back
    "Tank" = Terry Johnson, defensive tackle
    "The Tazmanian Devil" = Troy Polomalu, strong safety
    "The Texas Tornado" = Sam Baugh, quarterback and punter
    "Three Mile Lyle" = Lyle Alzado, defensive end
    "Tim" = Tshimanga Biakabutuka, Canadian running back
    "TNT" = Michael Turner, Lorenzo Neal, and LaDainian Tomlinson, trio of running backs
    "T.O." = Terrell Owens, wide receiver
    "Toast" = Elvis Patterson, cornerback and safety
    "The Toe" = Lou Groza, offensive tackle and placekicker
    "Tommy America" = Tom Brady, quarterback
    "Too Tall" = Ed Jones, defensive end
    "Tooz" = John Matuszak, defensive end
    "Touchdown Tim" = Tshimanga Biakabutuka, Canadian running back
    "Touchdown Tony" = Vernon Anthony Baker, running back
    "The Big Tuna" = Bill Parcells, coach
    "Turk" = Claude McBride, defensive end
    "Two-Minute Tommy" = Tommy Kramer, quarterback
    "The Tyler Rose" = Earl Campbell, running back
    "Vinny Greenballs" = Vinny Testaverde, quarterback
    "Wash & Wear" = Leon Washington, and Thomas Jones, Duo of Running Backs for the New York Jets
    "Weeb" = Wilbur Ewbank, quarterback and coach
    "White Shoes" = Billy Johnson, wide receiver and return specialist
    "Whizzer" = Byron White, running back
    "Wild Bill" = William O. Hickok III, guard
    "Windy City Flyer" = Devin Hester, return specialist and wide receiver
    "World" = Jerry Rice, wide receiver
    "Ya-Ya" = Y.A. Tittle, quarterback
    [edit]

  19. #19
    Hall Of Fame
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Manalapan, NJ/Boca Raton, Fl
    Posts
    14,161
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by regen View Post
    He shortened his own name. Like T.S. Elliot.

    Or your personal hero, G. Gordon Liddy.
    You're reaching and spinning it to suit your lame point.

  20. #20
    Hall Of Fame
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Manalapan, NJ/Boca Raton, Fl
    Posts
    14,161
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by MrJames View Post
    Arod.
    schotty.
    Joe Willie?

    A Train?

    Big Ben?

    Riggo?

    Boomer?

    Tuna?

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Follow Us