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The List: Best nicknames
in football history
Page 2 staff
|June is Nickname Month on Page 2 as we continue our search for the best monikers in all of sports.
Perfect nickname for a Hall of Fame receiver whose left leg never knew what his right leg might do, and vice versa. 2. "Broadway Joe" Namath
The quarterback who never slept, on the street that never sleeps, in the city that never sleeps. 3. Lester "The Molester" Hayes
Run free? Not if you were on Lester's side of the field. 4. "Mean Joe" Greene
Remember that great Coke commercial? If you do, then obviously you were never sacked by Mean Joe.
Used his long arms the way "Crazy Legs" Hirsch used his legs. 6. "The Assassin" (Jack Tatum)
Some things require no further elaboration. 7. "Sweetness" (Walter Payton)
The rarest of combinations: great player, wonderful man. 8. Andre "Bad Moon" Rison
One of Berman's best efforts. 9. Lou "The Toe" Groza
What better nickname for a kicker? 10. Eugene "Mercury" Morris
As fast as the God of Speed, and hard to get a grip on. Others receiving votes: "Papa Bear" (George Halas), "The Manster" (Randy White), "Prime Time" (Deion Sanders), Dick "Night Train" Lane, "The Juice" (O.J. Simpson) "He Hate Me" (Rod Smart), Sam "The Rifle" Etcheverry, "Joe Cool" (Joe Montana), Elbert "Ickey" Woods, Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson, Paul "Bear" Bryant, "Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside" (Felix "Doc" Blanchard and Glenn Davis), "Bronko" Nagurski, "LT" (Lawrence Taylor), "Slingin' Sammy" Baugh. Send this story to a friend | Most sent stories
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