Intimidating powderpuff nicknames
They've defined careers, molded reputations and set the sports world on fire with their creativity. Birth names like Shaun White and Brian Wilson can only take a budding star so far before he requires a flipped script.
But with a weight of nearly 210 pounds, the muscular Jacksonville tailback can also truck most ferocious defenders. With one of the greatest crossovers ever seen on the hardwood, Allen Iverson won four scoring titles and cemented himself in basketball record books forever.
When the start of the 2001 baseball playoffs was delayed following the September 11 attacks, November was set to take over the usual October time frame. It isn't the first time the Jewish moniker has been used (All-Stars Al Rosen and Hank Greenberg had the same name), but like a fine wine, the name only gets better with age.
Game 4 of the World Series between the Diamondbacks and Yanks on October 31 continued into the 10th inning with the score tied at three. Last year's MVP, Ryan Braun, continues to save Hanukkah one bomb at a time.
Like Sperber Denenberg and Kahan or Davis Polk and Wardwell, Ben Jarvus Green and Ellis is an established law business that specializes in holding on to the football.
So maybe he's not a business, but tailback Ben Jarvus Green-Ellis knows how to secure his cases. Legend has it that racing star Tony Stewart wasn't very good about not slipping the right-rear tire when he began racing, eventually earning the nickname Smoke.
The name, found tattooed on his arm and stitched on his shoes, refers to "standing tall and talented."Like the cartoon counterpart he has painted on the back of his helmet, goaltender Peter Budaj is an openly devout Christian who clearly respects the man, the legend Ned Flanders.