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Marc 01-20-2006 11:32 PM

Chris Berman's nicknames ... full list
ESPN announcer Chris Berman enjoys making puns out of sports figures' names. Here is the DEFINITIVE list:

Some good stuff there. I know he annoys so many people (especially Brad Oremland), but his "whoop!" noise totally cracks me up when I hear it. It's so ... strange. What are your favorite nicknames?

NY Jay 05 01-21-2006 12:18 AM

LOL I love Berman. My favorite are Chuck New Kids on the Knoblauch, Albert Winnie the Pujols and Curtis my favorite Martin.

Billy D 01-21-2006 03:37 AM

Fav: John "I am not a" Kruk

Best thing about that list is that it's in text, not audio. I'm pretty sure it's not a DEFINITIVE list (as advertised-- especially missing some NFL names), but I've seen none better. Thanks for the entertaining link

Anthony 01-21-2006 05:34 AM

Hey, I was doing this sort of thing long before he started; you would know this if you ever read my NFL picks every week since I joined up here.

Examples include my use of "Club Med" to denote Giants Stadium, and the "Pigeon-Toed Orange Bowl" (after the Pigeon-Toed Orange Peel, a nightclub featured in the 1968 Clint Eastwood movie Coogan's Bluff) for Pro Players Stadium in Miami (to distinguish it from the original Orange Bowl where the Dolphins used to play).

Some of my nicknames for players include Kordell "96 Tears" Stewart (after the 1966 hit single of that title by Question Mark & the Mysterians, alluding to Stewart's breaking down and crying after the Steelers lost a 1998 game to Tampa Bay) and David "Dude, Where's My" Carr.

But one of my personal favorite "Bermanisms" was omitted from the list: (Lions kick returner) Eddie "Janitor in a" Drummond (after Janitor in a Drum, a cleaning product sold in the 1970s).

catman 01-22-2006 02:14 AM

He has to come up with an "X" name to make the list complete. I guess it would help if someone with last name starting with X would become a staple on Sportscenter.
Amani "its not a" Toomer is my favorite. I liked "Kindergarten Cop".

Danielpholway 09-07-2019 01:54 AM

Chris Bermans NOT full list of nicknames
It isn't a full list,

Chile Con Carney Lansford, Terry Grapes of Wrath
Steinbach, Ron Talla Hassey and Kirby Union Gap
Puckett aren't on it.

More to come when I think of them.

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