Monday, October 31, 2011

Best Nicknames in Sports - Volume IV

And now for the 4th installment of our 'Best Nicknames in Sports' column. We'll keep doing these until we run out of good nicknames.

In case you missed them, check out the links to Volume I, Volume II, and Volume III.

Now, Volume IV:


Ernie Davis - Running Back, 1961 Heisman Trophy Winner
"The Elmira Express"
Photo Credit: insidesocal.com


Rubin Carter - Professional Boxer, 1961-1966
"The Hurricane"
Photo Credit: members.shaw.ca


Chris Andersen - NBA Forward, 2001-Present
"Birdman"
Photo Credit: thenablog.com


Phil Mickelson - Professional Golfer, 1992-Present
"Lefty"
Photo Credit: worldsportsstars.blogspot.com

Robert Traylor - NBA Center, 1998-2005
"Tractor Traylor"
Photo Credit: sportsnola.com

Casey Hampton - NFL Defensive Tackle, 2001-Present
"Big Snack"
Photo Credit: bleacherreport.com


Nate Newton - NFL Offensive Lineman, 1986-1999
"The Kitchen"
Photo Credit: messageboards.aol.com


Toni Kuko─Ź - NBA Forward, 1993-2006
"The Croatian Sensation"
Photo Credit: foros.acb.com

Shane Victorino - Major League Outfielder, 2003-Present
"The Pineapple Express"
Photo Credit: content.usatoday.com

Javier Hernandez - Professional Soccer Player, 2006-Present
"Chicharito"
Photo Credit: redmanchester.com

Joe DiMaggio - Major League Outfielder, 1936-1951
"The Yankee Clipper"
Photo Credit: redsoxvyankees.com

Bernard Hopkins - Professional Boxer, 1988-Present
"The Executioner"
Photo Credit: granthestonfitness.com
Marco Etcheverry - Professional Soccer Player, 1986-2004
"El Diablo"
Photo Credit: o10legionnaire.blogspot.com


Billy Johnson - NFL Wide Receiver, 1974-1988
"White Shoes"
Photo Credit: sikids.com

Ed Jones - NFL Defensive End, 1974-1989
"Too Tall"
Photo Credit: bleacherreport.com

Gilbert Arenas - NBA Guard, 2001-Present
"Agent Zero"
Photo Credit: everyjoe.com

Tim Duncan - NBA Forward, 1997-Present
"The Big Fundamental"
Photo Credit: futureramblings.wordpress.com

Sam Perkins - NBA Forward/Center, 1984-2001
"Big Smooth"
Photo Credit: ultimatenba.com

Kobe Bryant - NBA Guard, 1996-Present
"The Black Mamba"
Photo Credit: celebritiess.tk

Carnell Williams - NFL Running Back, 2005-Present
"Cadillac"
Photo Credit: fantasyknuckleheads.com

And from our readers:


Trajan Langdon - NBA Guard, 1999-2002
"The Alaskan Assassin"
Photo Credit: bleacherreport.com


Ryan Braun - Major League Outfielder, 2007-Present
"The Hebrew Hammer"
Photo Credit: fantasyknuckleheads.com

Marvin Webster - ABA/NBA Center, 1975-1987
"The Human Eraser"
Photo Credit: dipity.com



Charles Barkley - NBA Forward, 1984-2000
"The Round Mound of Rebound"
Photo Credit: archivosnba.com


Ted Williams - Major League Outfielder, 1939-1960
"The Splendid Splinter"
Photo Credit: boston.com



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