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Welcome To Smashmouth
08-13-2007, 02:45 AM
Many of our beloved Steelers already have solid names, but there are some new guys who are aching for a proper title. Here's what I've got so far, feel free to add ideas to the list (who knows, some just might stick)

Anthony Smith. Ok, This guy has become known as "Kryptonite" especially in my madden pools (Madden 08 Mignith Tonight, OOHH YEAH. it will most definitely be uttered multiple times during). Anyways, We call him KRYPTONITE because three drives in a row, three hits by anthony smith, two rollouts with vince young, and two fumbles had me dub him as Vince's "Kryptonite", and eventually I'm hoping he'll become the entire leagues!!

Carey Davis. I've herad "The Bus Jr." But a friend of mine (Shoutout to KATIE, the sexiest lil steeler chick out there) suggested "Hey, we've already had The Bus....this guys The Hummer." So thats that, The Hummer it is in my books.

Let me know what other ones you've got. I'm sure over time some of the rook's will pave their own desintys and open the door for our creativity to enter the room. Let us see....

Jeremy
08-13-2007, 02:54 AM
Many of our beloved Steelers already have solid names, but there are some new guys who are aching for a proper title. Here's what I've got so far, feel free to add ideas to the list (who knows, some just might stick)

Anthony Smith. Ok, This guy has become known as "Kryptonite" especially in my madden pools (Madden 08 Mignith Tonight, OOHH YEAH. it will most definitely be uttered multiple times during). Anyways, We call him KRYPTONITE because three drives in a row, three hits by anthony smith, two rollouts with vince young, and two fumbles had me dub him as Vince's "Kryptonite", and eventually I'm hoping he'll become the entire leagues!!

Carey Davis. I've herad "The Bus Jr." But a friend of mine (Shoutout to KATIE, the sexiest lil steeler chick out there) suggested "Hey, we've already had The Bus....this guys The Hummer." So thats that, The Hummer it is in my books.

Let me know what other ones you've got. I'm sure over time some of the rook's will pave their own desintys and open the door for our creativity to enter the room. Let us see....

So let me get this straight. A chick wants to call a football player The Hummer?

Anyone else see something wrong with that, or have I just been in Godforsaken desert for too long?

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-13-2007, 05:10 AM
So let me get this straight. A chick wants to call a football player The Hummer?



Doesn't Carson Palmer already have that nickname? :sissies:

Steeldude
08-13-2007, 08:46 AM
how about we just call them by their real names?

rog
08-13-2007, 09:00 AM
how about we just call them by their real names?

I agree.

83-Steelers-43
08-13-2007, 09:45 AM
Naming a Steeler player a "Hummer". And some felt teams would have a field day with our mascot. You can see the punchlines coming a mile away with that one.

83-Steelers-43
08-13-2007, 09:47 AM
how about we just call them by their real names?

Unless it's Big Snack, I have noooooooo problem with that at all.

tony hipchest
08-13-2007, 09:52 AM
i hereby dub jerame tuman "Ocho Quatro".

HometownGal
08-13-2007, 09:59 AM
Alan Faneca as Baby Huey.

83-Steelers-43
08-13-2007, 09:59 AM
i hereby dub jerame tuman "Ocho Quatro".

Najeh Davenport....."El Stinko cuarenta cuatro".

Jeremy
08-13-2007, 10:01 AM
Naming a Steeler player a "Hummer". And some felt teams would have a field day with our mascot. You can see the punchlines coming a mile away with that one.

Hey, I like Steely McBeam!

83-Steelers-43
08-13-2007, 10:06 AM
Hey, I like Steely McBeam!

I think McBeam and Smiley should have a race around the field during each game. We can take a page out of the Pirates entertainment book.

http://eflash.kent.edu/files/CookieCruiser.jpg

TackleMeBen
08-13-2007, 11:18 AM
I think McBeam and Smiley should have a race around the field during each game. We can take a page out of the Pirates entertainment book.

http://eflash.kent.edu/files/CookieCruiser.jpg
just dont let them get their driving lessons from the mariner moose...lol:flap:

lamberts-lost-tooth
08-13-2007, 11:42 AM
Najeh Davenport....."El Stinko cuarenta cuatro".

Max Stark.... "Swing Gate".

TackleMeBen
08-13-2007, 11:47 AM
Max Stark.... "Swing Gate".

hey LLT. havent talked to you in awhile..lol.. are you working on our plan..lol:sofunny:

'swing gate' now that is too funny :thumbsup:

Black@Gold Forever32
08-13-2007, 11:49 AM
My nickname for Starks is turnstile.........

fansince'76
08-13-2007, 11:58 AM
My nickname for Starks is turnstile.........

"Turnstile" is a good one - "Max the Marshmallow Man" is another. :chuckle:

http://www.bwog.net/uploads/staypuft-marshmallow-man.jpg

steelpride12
08-13-2007, 01:55 PM
Hey, I like Steely McBeam!

No don't you ever say that ever! :banging:

HometownGal
08-13-2007, 02:47 PM
James Farrior is my fave Steeler and I refer to him to my friends during games as simply.....

Bond. :thumbsup:

http://www.solarnavigator.net/films_movies_actors/film_images/James_Bond_Everything_or_Nothing_Pierce_Brosnan.jp g

delhess
08-13-2007, 09:44 PM
tomlin doesn't really roll of the tongue for me. i prefer "Mikey T"

thanks to the guys on "movin the chains" (sirius nfl 124) for that one

TackleMeBen
08-13-2007, 09:56 PM
i was in my car when i heard them say that.. and i was like i love that name for him..

HometownGal
08-13-2007, 10:20 PM
tomlin doesn't really roll of the tongue for me. i prefer "Mikey T"



No disrespect intended, delhess, but seriously - Mikey T? :jawdrop: The guy is a 35 year old NFL head coach, not a preschooler wearing a name tag.

Preacher
08-13-2007, 10:22 PM
No disrespect intended, delhess, but seriously - Mikey T? :jawdrop: The guy is a 35 year old NFL head coach, not a preschooler wearing a name tag.


I don't know... I kinda liked it myself.

HometownGal
08-13-2007, 10:27 PM
I don't know... I kinda liked it myself.

Why doesn't this surprise me? :wink02::flap:

Ask any adult whose first name is Michael how they would like to be called "Mikey".

Reminds me of the 1970's Life Cereal commercial - - "hey Mikey"!

http://www.verypink.com/Images/jingles2/life.jpg

fansince'76
08-13-2007, 10:29 PM
Why doesn't this surprise me? :wink02::flap:

Ask any adult whose first name is Michael how they would like to be called "Mikey".

Reminds me of the 1970's Life Cereal commercial - - "hey Mikey"!

http://www.verypink.com/Images/jingles2/life.jpg

Ask Mikey....he'll eat anything! :toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny:

Preacher
08-13-2007, 10:30 PM
Why doesn't this surprise me? :wink02::flap:

Ask any adult whose first name is Michael how they would like to be called "Mikey".

Reminds me of the 1970's Life Cereal commercial - - "hey Mikey"!

http://www.verypink.com/Images/jingles2/life.jpg


Actually, one of my best friends is named Michael. yes, I call him Mikey. Actually, he is my associate pastor as well... And yes, it is Pastor Mikey!!

However, I do know that he does not like his family to refer to him like that!

TackleMeBen
08-13-2007, 10:31 PM
No disrespect intended, delhess, but seriously - Mikey T? :jawdrop: The guy is a 35 year old NFL head coach, not a preschooler wearing a name tag.

HTG, you would have had to heard the segment in which they used it.. it was great... and for head coaches is kind of young... or you could be like me and just call him omar since he looks like omar epps :wink02: lol

HometownGal
08-13-2007, 10:38 PM
HTG, you would have had to heard the segment in which they used it.. it was great... and for head coaches is kind of young... or you could be like me and just call him omar since he looks like omar epps :wink02: lol

Hey - to each his/her own. Yes - he is young for a HC - same age as Cowher when he took over the reigns, but can you imagine anyone ever calling Bill Cowher - Billy? He would have bit their heads off and shit down the hole.

TackleMeBen
08-13-2007, 10:53 PM
Hey - to each his/her own. Yes - he is young for a HC - same age as Cowher when he took over the reigns, but can you imagine anyone ever calling Bill Cowher - Billy? He would have bit their heads off and shit down the hole.

actually that would have been funny..lol .. and i am sure the mr rooney could have called him billy and he would have said yes sir..lol..

ChronoCross
08-13-2007, 11:08 PM
Starks the invisible man. Everyone walks threw him like he is not there.

tony hipchest
08-13-2007, 11:36 PM
i hate the idea of a nickname for tomlin. i prefer tomlin, mike tomlin, or coach.

i never called cowher the "chin". i thought it was stupid but that was just me. i have a theory that nicknames doom a HC to suckdom. im not sure about "the tuna", but didnt he start losing once that name took hold?

what was vince lombardis, walsh's, landrys, gibbs, nolls, schulas, or even belichicks "nickname"?

on that note, i hereby dub lawrence timmons as "Groinboy".

MACH1
08-14-2007, 12:02 AM
Nate 'Hands of Stone' Washington.

Livinginthe past
08-14-2007, 01:09 AM
Nate 'Hands of Stone' Washington.

Hey, at least he knows he's going to beat Edward Scissorhands everytime they play.

Welcome To Smashmouth
08-15-2007, 03:03 AM
on that note, i hereby dub lawrence timmons as "Groinboy".

haha, so wrong dude...so wrong

83-Steelers-43
08-15-2007, 11:38 AM
i hate the idea of a nickname for tomlin. i prefer tomlin, mike tomlin, or coach.

i never called cowher the "chin". i thought it was stupid but that was just me. i have a theory that nicknames doom a HC to suckdom. im not sure about "the tuna", but didnt he start losing once that name took hold?

what was vince lombardis, walsh's, landrys, gibbs, nolls, schulas, or even belichicks "nickname"?

on that note, i hereby dub lawrence timmons as "Groinboy".

Same here. I called Bill Cowher, Cowher. That's about it. Never jumped on "The Chin" wagon.

As for Timmons, I was thinking either "Groinboy" as you suggested or.....

"Pullboy"

http://www.hufffactor.com/images/dixie.jpg AHHHHHHHHHH..

The Duke
08-15-2007, 11:39 AM
Anthony"The Beast" Smith :smile: or Anthony"Run Away From Me" Smith

delhess
08-15-2007, 11:41 AM
HTG, you would have had to heard the segment in which they used it.. it was great... and for head coaches is kind of young... or you could be like me and just call him omar since he looks like omar epps :wink02: lol

yeah, it wasn't meant disrespectfully, more like buddies ribbing each other. they love mike tomlin on MTC and i respect him more for all the great things they say about him.

TackleMeBen
08-15-2007, 12:26 PM
yeah, it wasn't meant disrespectfully, more like buddies ribbing each other. they love mike tomlin on MTC and i respect him more for all the great things they say about him.

yes they do.. i loved it when they said that mikey t would get those boys into shape for this season. the only time i change my sirius is when my daughter is in the care and i am forced to listen to radio disney..lol. otherwise its on the nfl channel :cheer::cheer:

delhess
08-15-2007, 03:17 PM
i know dan kreider has been called 'THUNDER DAN' by some of the guys ever since he pancaked ray lewis a few years ago.

TackleMeBen
08-15-2007, 08:29 PM
i cant speak ill of ray lewis b/c my son will get mad at me... he has a lewis jersey(and no i didnt buy it.)

83-Steelers-43
08-15-2007, 08:45 PM
i know dan kreider has been called 'THUNDER DAN' by some of the guys ever since he pancaked ray lewis a few years ago.

To this day I still say Kreider is lucky that he did not come away from that confrontation with a stab wound.

Ray Lewis......now there's a classy one.

delhess
08-15-2007, 09:41 PM
To this day I still say Kreider is lucky that he did not come away from that confrontation with a stab wound.

Ray Lewis......now there's a classy one.

lol... that's a perfect example of nice guys finishing first!!

Preacher
08-16-2007, 03:29 AM
To this day I still say Kreider is lucky that he did not come away from that confrontation with a stab wound.

Ray Lewis......now there's a classy one.

You know, I have always heard that a little Coke will take care of the wound... Oh wait, THAT Lewis played on offense!

Steel Pit
08-16-2007, 04:23 AM
Anthony "Your agony" Smith :injured:

Steel Pit
08-16-2007, 04:27 AM
Dan "The collider" Krieder :headbutt:

The Duke
08-16-2007, 03:06 PM
Anthony "Your agony" Smith :injured:

:tt02:

steelpinstripe72
08-18-2007, 08:13 PM
This article from the Trib (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/rss/s_522902.html) reminded me of this thread, so I'll post it here. Interesting stuff in there. I, for one, did not know that Deshea goes by his middle name (His first name is actually Trevor).

stillers4me
08-19-2007, 11:06 AM
What's in a Steelers' nickname?By Scott Brown
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Sunday, August 19, 2007


Steelers cornerback Trevor Deshea Townsend always has gone by his middle name instead of his first name.
Naturally, his teammates call him "Trevor."

Nicknames, even ones that happen to be someone's given name, long have been a part of sports. For the Steelers they help keep things just a little bit lighter in a sport that has become as much a business as it is a game.

Nicknames are in some way essential to team building since a locker room without them might as well be a corporate board room. If they are terms of endearment, nicknames are also a sign of acceptance since none of the Steelers rookies have been given any yet.


"Once they get on the squad and start defining themselves," defensive end Brett Keisel said, "then we'll see if they're worthy of a name."
Keisel is the "Diesel" and it stuck to him after Steelers sideline radio reporter Craig Wolfley started calling him that on the air because it rhymes with his last name.

And, hey, he does run pretty well.

A play on someone's name may be the most common source of nicknames, and for the Steelers it explains "B Mac" (cornerback Bryant McFadden) and even "Woe-dee" (wide receiver Hines Ward), which is a derivative of "Wardy."

Of course, the beauty of nicknames is that, like safety Troy Polamalu on a blitz, they can come from anywhere at any time.

Former Steelers offensive lineman Tunch Ilkin couldn't help himself one day during the 1982 season when he saw rookie Keith Willis wearing argyle socks and a sweater vest.

"Oh my gosh," Ilkin said, "what a preppy you look like!"

That is how from that day forward the quarterback-stalking defensive end who is fifth on the Steelers' all-time sacks list also answered to the name "Skippy."

"Snelly" is what linebacker Arnold Harrison's teammates and even coaches call him, and there is story from his rookie season behind that sobriquet.

As part of initiation rites, Harrison had to sing a song in front of the team. He ended up crooning a hand-written ode to the dining hall, Snelling Hall, at the University of Georgia (his alma mater).

Bingo.

Guard Chris Kemoeatu also got a nickname as a rookie that has stayed with him, and it can be traced to what he did on the field.

The Steelers put him on the kickoff return team during training camp. To hear his teammates tell it, the players responsible for breaking up what is called the "wedge" on kick returns ended up giving Kemoeatu the nickname "Wedge."

"Guys that were running down were trying to run over him, and he'd just run right through guys and those guys would be knocked out with a concussion," backup quarterback Charlie Batch said. "The guys looked forward to watching kickoff returns when he was in there to see who he was going to knock out."

Kemoeatu is also called "Juicy" and "Punch" because his teammates noticed that he bears a likeness to the wild-haired character that is on Hawaiian Punch bottles and cans.

Defensive end Aaron Smith knows well how one's hair can lead to a nickname. He let his grow out one time, and it prompted defensive end Travis "Chubs" Kirschke to start calling him "Big Bird."

"My hair was really fluffy and it gets curly and wavy," Smith said. "I guess I've got that big butt too, like Big Bird."

Defensive tackle Scott Paxson is "T Rex" because his large trunk and short arms resemble that of a dinosaur (and, no, not because he played for Joe Paterno, whose Penn State coaching career predates the reign of the prehistoric creatures).

Nose tackle Casey Hampton has a number of nicknames, the most popular being "Big Snack."

If Hampton always seems to have snacks in his dorm room or even in his locker, linebacker Clint Kriewaldt had a poster of Buddy Lee, the blond haired, flannel-wearing fictional character that wears Lee Jeans, put in his locker by his teammates.

"It's my little mini me," said Kriewaldt, who still has the poster in his locker.

Kriewaldt actually is called "Billy" more than "Buddy Lee" these days by his teammates.

Linebacker James Farrior, more commonly known to his teammates as "Potsie" because he had a pot belly as a toddler, decided that "Billy" would be a good name for someone who is from Wisconsin.

Kriewaldt is so frequently called "Billy," that one day last year, then-Steelers linebacker Joey Porter said to him, "so your real name is William?"

"I'm quite sure," linebacker Larry Foote said, "the young guys don't know his name is Clint."

The young guys certainly know by now that linebacker James Harrison is "Silverback" because of his scary strength.

"You ever try to fight with a Silverback gorilla?" Harrison said when asked about his nickname.

Uh, no.

"You don't want to either."

Linebacker Clark Haggans is "Triple H," a nickname that is not associated with the WWE wrestler. The roots for Haggans' moniker can be traced to Vin Diesel's role as a fearless stuntman in the movie "Triple X" and is a nod to Haggans' disregard to his body when he is on the field.

Polamalu, who also plays with a style that borders on reckless, is the "Tasmanian Devil" (among other things) because, like the cartoon character, he is something of whirling dervish.

His backup at strong safety, Tyrone Carter, is "Sawed Off," presumably because the 5-9, 195-pounder is not the tallest guy in the world, and he aims to do just that to a receiver that tries to catch a pass within his vicinity.

Cornerback Ike Taylor answers to a number of names, including "Nola Boy" and "Dirty South." Both are derived from his upbringing in New Orleans and the fact Louisiana is at least considered the Deep South.

Verron Haynes can go pretty deep when asked about the nicknames of his fellow running backs. Of course, the one Willie Parker gave him may be the best among the Steelers' ball carriers.

It seems Haynes wanted to cut down on his shaving time, and he said that he put some Nair-like substance on his face to stunt the growth of facial hair.

It worked a little too well in one tiny spot on Haynes' right cheek, and he can no longer grown any hair there.

That is why Haynes is now "Scarface."

For an outsider, the Steelers' nicknames can be dizzying to keep track of. The same even is true for the people that are giving and receiving them on a regular basis.

During pre-game introductions, Haggans will sometimes stop when one of his teammates' names is announced because it has been so long since he's heard that name.

"It gets to the point where sometimes you call people their nicknames all the time." Haggans said, "you start to forget their real name."

Even if their real name actually is their nickname.

Preacher
08-20-2007, 12:50 AM
Good post Stillers!!