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  1. Who Will Punch Steven Adams in the Face Power Rankings

    Jason Gallagher

    Steven Adams is here to piss you off. "Kid Kiwi," as they call him in Oklahoma City, couldn't be any worse of a nickname for Adams. He's a tough, take-no bullshit-from-anyone, send-you-into-a-blinding-rage-with-a-simple-...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  2. The Pride of the SWAC

    Charles P. Pierce

    The bands play with pride and purpose. The bands have histories, just as their schools do. The bands have nicknames. The Prairie View A&M Marching Storm. The Texas Southern Ocean of Soul. And the Southern University Human Jukebox. The bands have...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  3. Ray Allen's Talking Up the Possibility of He Got Game 2

    Amos Barshad

    A couple of weeks ago, Spike Lee's Instagram broke some NBA news. Right there, in brilliant full color, was an image of one of the league's heretofore rumored nickname jerseys. It was the back of Ray Allen's Heat uniform, bearing, rather than his bor...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  4. Vin Diesel, the Rock, RZA, and More Pay Tribute to Paul Walker; F...

    Amos Barshad

    Vin Diesel, the costar most closely identified with Walker, has paid tribute both online and in person. On his highly active Facebook page, Diesel writes a note to Walker, addressing him both by a nickname and by the name of his Fast & Furious charac...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  5. How Denver's Old Dribble-Drive Offense Could Be the Perfect Fit f...

    Brett Koremenos

    This has been an offseason filled with change for the New Orleans Pelicans. The franchise not only ditched its nickname but also overhauled its personnel through two trades and one surprising free-agent signing. Out with the Hornets moniker were Robi...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  6. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe on the NBA's Summer Leagues and Offseason

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons calls up Zach Lowe to talk summer league basketball, make predictions for the upcoming NBA season, and debate nicknames for the New Orleans Pelicans. To listen to this podcast, download it on iTunes here, or to listen at the ESPN.com ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  7. The Future Adventures of Johnny Football

    Shane Ryan

    Johnny Manziel is a legend. First, he won the Heisman Trophy as a freshman, leading Texas A&M to an epic regular-season win over Alabama and demolishing Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl. His exploits earned him a righteous gunslinger nickname, "Johnny Foo...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  8. Young Hova, All Grown Up: A Nickname-Based Analysis of Jay Z's Ag...

    Amos Barshad and Patricia Lee

    Jay Z was 26 when he released his debut, Reasonable Doubt — in rap years, downright ancient. Biggie was 22 on Ready to Die, Nas 21 on Illmatic. Kanye was 26 himself on The College Dropout, but had been selling beats to Def Jam for four years at...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  9. We Went There: (Playoff) Hockey Nights in Canada

    Sean McIndoe

    Playoff time in Toronto and Ottawa used to mean the Battle of Ontario. That was the creative nickname slapped onto the rivalry between the two teams who faced each other four years out of five from 2000 to 2004. Fans of either team don't need to be r...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  10. Who's That Guy? Pablo Prigioni!

    Robert Mays

    The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and as the amazing continues to happen, the Grantland crew wants to help you buff up on some of the lesser-known faces populating basketball's second season. Who Is He? Pablo Prigioni. What's His Nickname? ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  11. Who's That Guy? Jimmy Butler!

    Robert Mays

    The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and as the amazing continues to happen, the Grantland crew wants to help you buff up on some of the lesser-known faces populating basketball's second season. Who Is He? Jimmy Butler. What's His Nickname? I'm...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  12. Video: 3 Things You Didn't Know About Roberto Clemente

    Grantland Channel

    In addition to being an immensely talented baseball player, Roberto Clemente was also a poet, a chiropractor, and an insomniac. He also bore the unusual nickname "Momen" because he was always telling people he'd be with them in a momen’....

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  13. Best B.S.: Bill and Z-Bo

    Grantland Channel

    Zach Randolph talks to Bill Simmons about the Grizzlies' season, his changed reputation, and how he got the nickname "Z-Bo."...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  14. How Jalen Rose Gave World Wide Wes His Nickname

    Jalen Rose

    Jalen describes how he met omnipresent NBA figure World Wide Wes, how their relationship evolved, and the reason that he gave him his nickname....

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  15. We Went There: Heat-Celtics, Ubuntu in Winter

    Kirk Goldsberry

    "You know it's just a nickname, right?" That was Glenn "Doc" Rivers's response to a postgame reporter who had just asked him whether Rajon Rondo would be ready for the beginning of next season. The enigmatic point guard had a torn ACL and is out for ...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  16. SNL Episode 9: Jamie Foxx Saves Everyone (Except Ne-Yo. No One Co...

    Tess Lynch

    I don't know where this phrase came from, but along the lines of family nicknames for pacifiers and variations on spaghetti with leftovers in it, I grew up with the line "lose your bones." It didn't mean osteoporosis; that would have been sad. It was...

    Blog | December 10, 2012