Pigskin Pet Names: the 5 Best Nicknames in NFL History

It’s not the shoe deal. It’s not the chain around his neck. It’s not the car he drives or the styles he wears. It’s not even about the number of times a week he makes it proverbially “rain on hoes.” When it comes to an athlete’s “cool factor,” it’s all in the nickname. The better the nickname, the better we’ll all remember him. And when it’s just right, when a player is given a moniker that sticks in the minds of every fan that hears it, the more his legend will grow long after his playing days are over. These are the top five nicknames in NFL history.
Pigskin Pet Names: the 5 Best Nicknames in NFL History
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It’s not the shoe deal. It’s not the chain around his neck. It’s not the car he drives or the styles he wears. It’s not even about the number of times a week he makes it proverbially “rain on hoes.” When it comes to an athlete’s “cool factor,” it’s all in the nickname. The better the nickname, the better we’ll all remember him. And when it’s just right, when a player is given a moniker that sticks in the minds of every fan that hears it, the more his legend will grow long after his playing days are over. These are the top five nicknames in NFL history.
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There you have it, the greatest nicknames in NFL history. And don’t be upset that Deion Sanders didn’t make it for “Neon” or “Prime Time.” While they were both great names, we had a meeting and agreed that Deion’s recent stint as a tiny fairy in DirecTV commercials would earn him a one-list suspension from Top 5. And if you still don’t agree, just make a list of your own, but remember you’ll have to be the one to explain to one of these five guys why you left them off.

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