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  1. 'Gumby' Patterson bends into starting role

    Dan Graziano

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It's hard to imagine a less visually appropriate nickname for a defensive tackle than "Gumby," and when the New York Giants' Mike Patterson heard that it had been applied to him, he gave a deep chuckle that sounded nothing li...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
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  3. Panthers most memorable '13 plays: No. 8

    David Newton

    Continuing my look at the most memorable plays during the Carolina Panthers 2013 season is one that led to a nickname for head coach Ron Rivera. No. 8 The play: (Sept. 22) Fullback Mike Tolbert scores a touchdown on fourth-and-1 from the New Yo...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  4. Bears counting on Houston to be disruptive

    Melissa Isaacson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Boldly promising the "Monsters of the Midway are back," while evoking the names and nicknames of Bears legends Walter Payton, Gayle Sayers and Dick Butkus, Lamarr Houston welcomed himself to Chicago on Wednesday in a big way. ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  5. Former San Francisco 49ers executive R.C. Owens dies

    R.C. Owens, a longtime 49ers front office man and eight-year NFL wide receiver whose impressive leaping ability earned him the nickname "Alley Oop" and helped popularize the basketball phrase, died Sunday at age 77.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2012
  6. The lighter side of Coughlin

    Ohm Youngmisuk

    Giants coach Tom Coughlin has been in such a good mood for months now that Justin Tuck jokingly gave him a new nickname -- "cheese." Ashley Fox of ESPN.com chatted with Coughlin at the end of minicamp and writes about how he is savoring every mome...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  7. Dallas Cowboys second to Green Bay Packers in 'America's Team' po...

    Tim MacMahon

    The Cowboys came in second to the Packers in an 'America's Team' poll landslide.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2011
  8. Shawne Merriman of Buffalo Bills put on IR with Achilles injury

    The lights have been turned off on Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman's season.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2011
  9. Super Bowl goal an easy pitch for Mangold

    Tim Graham

    New York Jets center Nick Mangold laughed when he heard ESPN analyst Jon Gruden had slapped the dynamic New York Giants receiving corps with the nickname JetBlue during Monday night's telecast. For one, Mangold is a spokesman for a JetBlue airline...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  10. Bob Sheppard, longtime Yankee Stadium announcer, dies at 99

    Longtime New York Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard died early Sunday morning.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2010
  11. Relentless Giants defense makes name for itself

    John Clayton

    New York pressured Tom Brady throughout the Super Bowl, sacking him five times and knocking him down on 10 occasions.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2008
  12. TMQ logo's nickname unveiled

    Gregg Easterbrook

    Every week, you get a double dose of Tuesday Morning Quarterback: On Wednesdays, you'll read the best TMQ reader responses of the week.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2007
  13. Backup plans come through

    Len Pasquarelli

    As crazy as the 2005 season has been, there remain some truisms. One of them -- which was on display Sunday -- is that it pays to have a solid backup RB.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2005
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    A few years ago, I had an idea for a weekly column to run on ESPN.com based on my nickname at The Magazine. I'd pick each NFL game, and call the column Wick's Picks. The column idea was universally rejected. But years later, here I am with a cheesy m...

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2005
  15. Young safeties making their mark

    Jeff Fedotin

    A new class of young safeties has made the position more versatile than ever.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2003
  16. Rookie vies for top spot with Bennett sidelined

    Len Pasquarelli

    Rookie Onterrio Smith refers to himself as "SOD." But with Michael Bennett out, the Vikings hope to call him "starter."

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2003