The 25 Most Unfortunate Nicknames in Sports

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The 25 Most Unfortunate Nicknames in Sports
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Generally speaking, nicknames and sports are two things that go together pretty well. To realize this, all you have to do is sit back and think about what sports history would be like if George Ruth hadn't been "Babe," Dale Earnhardt hadn't been "The Intimidator," Deion Sanders hadn't been "Prime Time" and so on.

Yes sir, nicknames are a great way to spice things up. They add further color and personality to a realm of entertainment that is already chock full of both. Or if you prefer a simple explanation, they're just plain cool.

But then again, the road goes both ways. Not all nicknames are cool, and some of them are just plain unfortunate. For every "Big Diesel," there is a man known as "The Worm." For every "Golden Bear," there is a "Golden Balls."

Indeed, these are the nicknames that just make us shake our heads, and this list is going to celebrate the worst of the worst.

Thus, I present you the 25 most unfortunate nicknames in sports.

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