I've been up working since 5 am, and I didn't go to bed until 1 am. Those of you who have done this know that, by around noon, your brain starts to do really weird things. This is how I started thinking about the best nicknames in football today, and I think there are about 15 that I would put into a tie for first place. There are a ridiculous amount of good ones.
So, just like the coaching debate yesterday, I'm going to put this up to a vote. I think this one is going to be a bit more contentious than the poll about coaches, which Bill Belichick won pretty comfortably. What's the best football nickname of all time? My nominations, in no particular order.
"Sweetness" Walter Payton
William "The Refrigerator" Perry
"The Minister of Defense" Reggie White
"Mean" Joe Greene
Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch
Dick "Night Train" Lane
"The Nigerian Nightmare" Christian Okoye
Andre "Bad Moon" Rison
Anyone who selects "other" in the poll and then attempts to make a serious case in the comments for Rod Smart might have to get a one-day ban, just out of principle.