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    What are the greatest nicknames in sports history?



    What are sports history's greatest nicknames? I'll start us off with some nominations:

    Pat "The Little Ball of Hate" Verbeek (NHL)

    Dick "Night Train" Lane

    Earvin "Magic" Johnson

    The “Say Hey” Kid (Willie Mays)

    Dennis Rodman "The Worm"

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    Darko "The Human Victory Cigar" Milicic

    Calvin "Megatron" Johnson

    Tommy "The Hitman" Hearns
    Screw you guys, I'm going home.

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    Walter Johnson, 'The Big Train'

    Joe 'Broadway Joe' Namath

    Maurice 'Rocket' Richard
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    Charles Edward "Mean Joe" Greene

    "Pistol" Pete Maravich

    "The Round Mound of Rebound" Charles Barkley
    "I will never give a motivational speech to my players. If I have to motivate you, I will fire you."

    -Chuck Noll

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    Paul 'Bear' Bryant

    Ty Cobb, 'The Georgia Peach'

    Jimmie Foxx, 'Double X'

    Sam 'Sudden Sam' McDowell

    James 'Cool Papa' Bell

    Rogers 'Rajah' Hornsby
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    Sweetness - Walter Payton

    Minister of Defense - Reggie White

    That's about all I got.

  7. Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch

    "The Purple People Eaters" -- 1970s Minnesota Vikings Defense

    Ted Williams - "The Splendid Splinter"
    Workin' on mysteries without any clues

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    Johnny "Ugly" Dickshot, MLB outfielder.

  9. Dick 'Night Train' Lane
    William 'The Refrigerator' Perry
    Norman 'Bite Your Legs' Hunter
    James 'Bonecrusher' Smith

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    "The Chairman" Yi Jianlian
    "Biggest blowout since Andy Reid vs. Skinny jeans" - Colts01

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