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"
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Rubin Carter - Professional Boxer, 1961-1966
"The Hurricane"
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Chris Andersen - NBA Forward, 2001-Present
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Phil Mickelson - Professional Golfer, 1992-Present
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Robert Traylor - NBA Center, 1998-2005
"Tractor Traylor"
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Casey Hampton - NFL Defensive Tackle, 2001-Present
"Big Snack"
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Nate Newton - NFL Offensive Lineman, 1986-1999
"The Kitchen"
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Toni Kukoč - NBA Forward, 1993-2006
"The Croatian Sensation"
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Shane Victorino - Major League Outfielder, 2003-Present
"The Pineapple Express"
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Javier Hernandez - Professional Soccer Player, 2006-Present
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Joe DiMaggio - Major League Outfielder, 1936-1951
"The Yankee Clipper"
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Bernard Hopkins - Professional Boxer, 1988-Present
"The Executioner"
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Marco Etcheverry - Professional Soccer Player, 1986-2004
"El Diablo"
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Billy Johnson - NFL Wide Receiver, 1974-1988
"White Shoes"
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Ed Jones - NFL Defensive End, 1974-1989
"Too Tall"
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Gilbert Arenas - NBA Guard, 2001-Present
"Agent Zero"
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Tim Duncan - NBA Forward, 1997-Present
"The Big Fundamental"
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Sam Perkins - NBA Forward/Center, 1984-2001
"Big Smooth"
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Kobe Bryant - NBA Guard, 1996-Present
"The Black Mamba"
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Carnell Williams - NFL Running Back, 2005-Present
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And from our readers:

Trajan Langdon - NBA Guard, 1999-2002
"The Alaskan Assassin"
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Ryan Braun - Major League Outfielder, 2007-Present
"The Hebrew Hammer"
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Marvin Webster - ABA/NBA Center, 1975-1987
"The Human Eraser"
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Charles Barkley - NBA Forward, 1984-2000
"The Round Mound of Rebound"
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Ted Williams - Major League Outfielder, 1939-1960
"The Splendid Splinter"
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