Friday, November 11, 2011

Best Nicknames in Sports - Volume VI - Teams/Groups

New theme for his batch of nicknames. Today we're going to be looking at groups of players and teams rather than individuals.  If you can think of any good ones I missed, let me know in the comments section or on the blog's facebook page.

Before we get started, here's a look back at Volumes 1-5 of our nickname archive:

Volume I
Volume II
Volume III
Volume IV
Volume V

And now, Volume VI:

1927 New York Yankees
"Murderer's Row"
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1982-84 University of Houston Cougars Basketball
"Phi Slama Jama"
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1960s-70s Minnesota Vikings Defensive Line
"Purple People Eaters"
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1970s Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Line
"The Steel Curtain"
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1970s Denver Broncos Defense
"Orange Crush"
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Mid-1990s Colorado Rockies (Galarraga, Castilla, Bichette, Walker)
"Blake Street Bombers"
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1992 USA Men's Basketball
"The Dream Team"
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1991 University of Michigan Basketball Freshman Class
"The Fab Five"
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1980s Los Angeles Lakers Basketball
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1980s Detroit Pistons Basketball
"The Bad Boys"
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1990 Cincinnati Reds Bullpen
"The Nasty Boys"
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1999-2001 St. Louis Rams Offense
"The Greatest Show on Turf"
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1985 Chicago Bears Defense
"Monsters of the Midway"
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1980s-90s New Orleans Saints Linebackers
"The Dome Patrol"
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1924 Notre Dame Backfield
"The Four Horsemen"
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1982 Milwaukee Brewers
"Harvey's Wallbangers"
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1980s Washington Redskins Receiving Corps
"The Smurfs"
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1990s-2000s Houston Astros
"Killer B's"
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2004 Boston Red Sox
"The Idiots"
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2000 New York Giants Running Attack
"Thunder and Lightning"
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2008 Tennessee Titans Running Attack
"Smash and Dash"
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2007-Present Boston Celtics
2010-Present Miami Heat
"The Big Three"
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1994-1997 Flyers (Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Mikael Renberg)
"The Legion of Doom"
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1980 USA Hockey (Mark Pavelich, John Harrington, Buzz Schneider)
"The Coneheads"
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1970s Buffalo Bills Offensive Line
"The Electric Company"
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  1. No love for the original Big 3?

  2. Thought about it, but having the dueling big 3's of today seemed more appropriate. Plus since we may not have a basketball season, there will be plenty of time to reminisce about the classic teams of years past as we move into the winter.