Nick Naming The Detroit Lions

June 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's a really bitter sweet time of year. The summer is in full swing. Forth of July is just around the corner. That's great for the kids out of school enjoying the dog days of summer, but for us football fans this time of year is the news drought.
Training camp is still a month away. Free agency is all but over with. The sizzle from the draft is a distant echo now. The only news that will come about in the next month are the rookie contracts that will start to get signed and the odd tid-bits that come out of practice sessions. Like which QB threw a pick? Which one threw a TD? And who really cares? It was practice and a long way from the final 53 man roster cuts. 
So this piece is just a write up about something fun and interesting, nick names. 
It became apparent to me today as I watched an NFL Films video about old school nick names that used to be common in the NFL.
Granted, these nicknames were generally applied to players by the team mates they played ...

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