Will Flacco's New Nickname Make the NFL's All-Time Top 10 List
Ten days from today Joe Flacco the rising-star quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens will receive a new fan "Nickname" and "Logo." The NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month ) Foundation in association with Dunkadelic Sports Marketing the creators of the nickname and logo have been hush-hush about the event that is being billed as The "Nickname" 2010.
Local newspaper blogs, and radio stations have had discussions on what will the nickname be. One blog poster wrote,"I'm pretty sure it has an association to hip-hop." Another blogger suggested "Flaccadelic" because of Dunkadelic Sports Marketing. When Joe Flacco's nickname is released will it make the All-Time Top 10 or be a big nickname bust.
The NBHHCM Foundation and Dunkadelic Sports Marketing released their Top 10 All-Time NFL Player Nicknames with The "Nickname" 2010 just 10 days away. There is also 6 nicknames that were chosen as honorable mentions.
Here is the Top 10 Player Nicknames:
1. "Mean Joe" Greene, The name rhymes and flows with ease. Joe Greene was the key member of the Pittsburgh Steelers "Steele Curtain" on defense. Mean Joe + The Steele Curtain= 4 Super Bowls in 6 years.
2. "Broadway Joe" Namath, The nickname combines the player with a popular street of the team city (New York). A classic nickname that will live forever. He also guaranteed a Super Bowl victory vs. the then Baltimore Colts.
3. "Sweetness" Walter Payton, A running-back that had power, skill, and style. Boxing had Sugar Ray and pro football had "Sweetness". The best nickname of any running-back ever.
4. William "The Refrigerator" Perry, His nickname was so cool it could be abbreviated to just "The Fridge". The 1985 Bears with Sweetness, The Fridge, and Iron Mike as the coach.
5. Mark "Rambo" Bavaro, Rambo Bavaro was perfect for this bruising tight-end that played in New York an won 2 Super Bowls with LT. The Rambo character was very popular during 1980's.
6. Dick "Night Train" Lane, The nickname was inspired by the hit song Night Train by Buddy Morrow. James Brown also had a song titled Night Train later in 1963.
7. Jack "Hacksaw" Reynolds, The linebacker got the nickname after a humiliating college loss. He cut a car in half with a hacksaw and the nickname stuck with him for his entire career.
8. Deion "Prime Time" Sanders, When he came into the league in 1989 he would develop into the best cover corner of his generation. He was a prime time performer on the field and that was part of his persona. Sanders was also known as "Neon Deion."
9. Jerome "The Bus" Bettis, A running-back carries the ball. The Steelers rode "The Bus" all the way to the Super Bowl. A great nickname for a big running-back.
10. Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch, In the game of football it is all about speed. Your legs are your life-blood and Elroy Hirsch had legs that looked crazy when he ran. Crazy Legs and Night Train Lane were team-mates for 2-seasons with the LA Rams in 1952 and 53
The 6 nickname honorable mentions: "Ickey" Woods, Fred "The Hammer" Williamson, "Minister of Defense" Reggie White, Paul "Golden Boy" Hornung, Adam "Pac-Man" Jones, Craig "Ironhead" Heyward.
Derrick E. Vaughan of Dunkadelic Sports Marketing says, "the fans of Baltimore will be thrilled at 5:00 pm Friday September 10, 2010. It will be some major partying going on, this I promise you." Only 10 more days to see if his prediction is right. The "Nickname" 2010.