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Great or curious sports names & nicknames
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posted 15-11-2012 18:44
NBA player Travis Outlaw - A gunslinger or a country music artist perhaps?


Indiana freshman "Yogi" Ferrell - SNL meets Hanna-Barbera.

Retired rugby player Austin Healey - now what strange soul with the surname Healey would name their son after a car?
posted 15-11-2012 19:00
posted 15-11-2012 19:48
There's also Barkevious Mingo:



He won the 2009 Name of the Year, an OTF favourite championed by Inca, and is expected to go high in next year's NFL draft.
posted 15-11-2012 20:01
There was a category of college football player names on a recent Jeopardy. Hugs Etienne (Wisconsin) and Godspower Offor (Wake Forest) were mentioned, as well as Wave Ryder...who plays for Navy.
posted 15-11-2012 20:43
El Tel wrote:
Retired rugby player Austin Healey - now what strange soul with the surname Healey would name their son after a car?


The stadium announcer at Welford Road mused on that once when going through the teams, back when Healey was still an Orrell player. Something along the lines of "Odd name that... I wonder where his parents where when he was conceived?"
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posted 15-11-2012 20:52
Orel Hershiser. That's a great name.
posted 15-11-2012 21:00
There is Sir'Dominic Pointer from college basketball.

It's going to take something special to displace my personal favourites, both from Indian cricket; Farouk Engineer and Nari Contractor. They just about overlapped in terms of international careers, and given that Contractor was the captain must have played together.
Durham have recently fielded teams that included Phil Mustard and Graham Onions. Close, but no cigar. Even with Mustard being a wicket keeper, leading to dismissals of caught Mustard bowled Onions.

Thinking of food, one would have to go some to beat the translation of Jan Suchopárek's name. sucho - dry, párek - frankfurter. That is Mr Dryfrankfurter to you, sir.
posted 15-11-2012 21:05
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posted 15-11-2012 23:27
Janik wrote:
Durham have recently fielded teams that included Phil Mustard and Graham Onions. Close, but no cigar. Even with Mustard being a wicket keeper, leading to dismissals of caught Mustard bowled Onions.


I bet they relished the opportunity of playing together, badoom tishhhh.

Then of course theres this guy, World B Free:
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posted 15-11-2012 23:33
my favourite sporting nickname is the name bestowed upon Michael Holding. WHISPERING DEATH.
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posted 16-11-2012 07:19
Janik wrote:

It's going to take something special to displace my personal favourites, both from Indian cricket; Farouk Engineer and Nari Contractor. They just about overlapped in terms of international careers, and given that Contractor was the captain must have played together.


English surnames (and indeed most languages) are peppered with jobs - Taylors, Smiths, Carpenters etc - but these two sound weird to our ears. Is that because these jobs are more modern? And is there anywhere that new jobs get made into names. Derek ITConsultant? Colin Barista? etc?
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posted 16-11-2012 11:25
A great name, and a great nickname all in one.

Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, the Tashkent Terror:

posted 17-11-2012 18:20
Wasn't he the Tashkent Express?
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posted 17-11-2012 22:10
Maybe he was both! I thought I remembered Phil Liggett on SBS referring to him as "The Tashkent Terror" but brain cells start dying from 21 so I could easily be wrong.
posted 17-11-2012 22:35
d'brickashaw ferguson has to be one the most impressive made up name in sports.

Lineman for the NY Jets.
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posted 17-11-2012 23:09
Cal Alamein wrote:
d'brickashaw ferguson has to be one the most impressive made up name in sports.

Lineman for the NY Jets.


Along with Metta World Peace of the Lakers, obviously.
posted 17-11-2012 23:18
Ron Artest is an utter dickhead. Copied World B. Free. Artest has some serious skill, but is a thug and the world peace bit is a good laugh.
Last Edit: 17-11-2012 23:22:34 by Cal Alamein.
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posted 18-11-2012 16:12
El Tel wrote:



Indiana freshman "Yogi" Ferrell - SNL meets Hanna-Barbera.

I take it you're not very familiar with Sottish football...


Yogi Hughes Mk I



Yogi Hughes Mk II
Last Edit: 18-11-2012 16:14:19 by Pat McGatt.
posted 18-11-2012 16:53
Pfffft, not even original.
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posted 18-11-2012 18:23
Of course. Facepalm and all that.
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