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Nicknames and Muhammad Ali – The Louisville Lip, The Champ, The Greatest

Jun 6th, 2016

Nicknames and Muhammad Ali – The Louisville Lip, The Champ, The Greatest

“Hands of Stone’, “The Hitman”, The Bayonne Bleeder”, ‘“The Mongoose”, “The Brown Bomber” What do these nicknames have in common? If I threw in “The Greatest” you would quickly realize these are some of the best nicknames in the history of boxing. Unlike most nicknames, which are assigned by others, Muhammed Ali’s self-proclaimed himself ‘The Greatest” [...]

Captain Cheese Ball

Aug 1st, 2010

Captain Cheese Ball

Really looking forward to the Green Bay Packers 2010 season so that I can get “Captain Cheese Ball” to tell me his Nickname story!

“Wheels”

Jul 25th, 2010

“Wheels”

My nickname is “Wheels”, acquired in senior year of high school when I was 17 in 1969 because I was the first in my group to have a car. Someone yelled out one day in school “Hey, Jim, do you have your wheels?” And it stuck, especially since I was an adventurous driver in my formative [...]

Piano Legs

Jun 11th, 2010

Piano Legs

I’m really not sure about the exact time my nick name piano legs started. I would say about 43 years ago. My parents started calling me piano legs. Naming and comparing me to their grand piano in the living room.! The antique piano as you can only imagine had very large and very strong legs [...]

“Rocky’s a Girl!”

May 25th, 2010

“Rocky’s a Girl!”

(Rocky is currently serving as a medic with the US Army in South Korea) I was always the tough chick. I broke my mother’s rib before I was born, by squeezing my foot in just the right spot and kicking. I was a fighter from the moment of conception, and some things just never change. [...]

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