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Best Sports Team Nicknames
Here's a list to consider to get the one name that fits your team best.
31. Pony Express
Freshmen Eric Dickerson and Craig James combined to rush for 1,239 yards in 1979, and the Pony Express was born. Let s just say it didn t end as well as it started.
32. The Tribe
The Tribe is a notch above the controversial nickname the Wahoo s derived from the Indians caricature logo of Chief Wahoo. Nevertheless, the Tribe has become a very common term of endearment for fans of Cleveland s beloved Indians and isn t dying off anytime soon. It might be even more common than the name Indians at this point.
33. The Lumber Company
The Pirates offense, known as the Pittsburgh Lumber Company included the likes of Manny Sanguillen, Willie Stargell, Rennie Stennett, Richie Hebner, Richie Zisk, Al Oliver, Dave Parker, Frank Taveras.
34. The Triplets
Nicknamed the Triplets, quarterback Troy Aikman, running back Emmitt Smith and wide receiver Michael Irvin led the revival of America s Team as the Dallas Cowboys won three Super Bowls in a four year span in the 1990s. Taken in the first round in three successive drafts (1988 90), the Triplets were the center piece of a rebuilding project by new owner Jerry Jones and coach Jimmy Johnson. Fittingly, they were all three inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
35. Lethal Weapon 3
In the 1990 tournament, the trio of Kenny Anderson, Dennis Scott, & Brian Oliver nicknamed Lethal Weapon 3 carried the Yellow Jackets all the way to the Final Four, where they lost to eventual champion UNLV in the national semi finals.
36. Electric Company
The Electric Company was the nickname of the offensive line of the Buffalo Bills during the mid 1970s that helped running back O.J. Simpson establish numerous National Football League (NFL) all time records and earn numerous statistical titles. The nickname is sometimes more loosely used to refer to the Electric Company Offense for the Bills offensive unit or the Electric Company Buffalo Bills for the teams of this era. The players are pictured above.
37. The Fiddlin Five
Before the 1957 58 season began, legendary Kentucky Coach Adolph Rupp commented about the upcoming season,
38. The Big Blue Wrecking Crew
The Big Blue Wrecking Crew is a nickname used to refer to the defense for the New York Giants during the 1980s that won two Super Bowl Championships, the first in Super Bowl XXI in 1986and the other in Super Bowl XXV in 1990. A 3 4 defense, it was among the greatest NFL defenses of all time, and featured Lawrence Taylor as its star, considered by many to be the greatest defensive player in NFL history.
39. Black Sox
The Black Sox Scandal took place during the play of the 1919 World Series. The Chicago White Sox lost the series to the Cincinnati Reds, and eight White Sox players were later accused of intentionally losing games in exchange for money from gamblers. The players were acquitted in court, but nevertheless, they were all banned for life from baseball.
The Smurfs was the nickname of the receiving corps. The name was
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