Intimidating powderpuff nicknames
After scanning the collection of today's sportspeople with nicknames, we've compiled the 100 best. Wailuku-born Philly Shane Victorino also goes by the name of The Pineapple Express for his tropical heritage and blazing speed.
From pineapple to cheesesteaks, Victorino has endured one of the more unique transitions.
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.
Perhaps Number One Dunna (in reference to the Big Tymers song "Number One Stunna") or simply "Will Ferrell part dos" would better suffice. He's currently mixing varying vats of chemicals and jotting equations down for the Washington State Cougars football team. As he continues to creep towards the lower tier of what is considered a franchise player, Mark Sanchez remains The Sanchize.
Add some fried rice and shrimp to your game, and we've got a winner.6'2" shortstop Alexei Ramirez inherited his nickname from his lanky frame and combination of speed and power.
Although with a .224 batting average and one home run last year, Ramirez now seems most destructive to his own club.
A five-time All-Star, four-time Silver Slugger and three-time Gold Glover, career-long Rockie Todd Helton seems to fashion his game off of Mario Puzo-created Sicilian immigrant Vito Corleone.
A strict code of honor keeps Helton out of the headlines and headed for the Hall.Among the greatest pound-for-pound boxers/talents on Earth, Manny Pacquiao is packed tight with ability and sprints through the competition with an unmatched ferociousness. While he now finds himself clawing for playing time in the D-League, there was a time when point guard Rafer Alston was a pioneer in the creation of the AND1 Mixtape Tour.