What's Your Name Again: Top 15 Nicknames in NFL History

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What's Your Name Again: Top 15 Nicknames in NFL History
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The NFL has always been identified as a sport played by big, tough, and conditioned men similar to professional wrestling.

Just like wrestling, nicknames have been tagged by reporters, fans, other players, or themselves to provide an identity to a player or a unit.

Nicknames are a tremendous marketing tool to sell tickets, posters, jerseys, and other merchandise.

It also may be used as a psychological ploy to scare their opponents.

I would hate to be a quarterback who is being chased by a defensive man nicknamed "Mean" or a wide-receiver about to be hit by a guy nicknamed "The Samoan Head Hunter." I may throw an interception, fumble or drop a pass.

This slideshow will list the notorious 15 nicknames given to a unit, therefore "Sweetness," "Snake," or "Refrigerator" won't be listed.

Hope you like this list and will comment on nicknames that were omitted.

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