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Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:54 pm

In lieu of an old NYT article from last year, I wondered if maybe us at the Cafe could take it upon ourselves to rid the game of incredibly lame nicknames (V-Mart, A-Rod) in place of some of the creative names of days past (Cool Papa Bell, etc.). I propose this process be as such: A player will be suggested and ideas will be thrown around which would then be followed up by a voting thread with the best ideas voted upon.

Example:

Step 1: A-Rod thread
Step 2: Ideas
Step 3: New A-Rod thread for final vote

One of my favorite parts of the game's past are all the cool and distinctive nicknames that gave each player a certain identity. I think the current lack of creativity in this area actually takes away from the game to an extent. I thought it would be kind of neat if we could put our collective heads together and churn out some fun and creative names for some of our favorite players.

Anybody on board with this idea?
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Re: Nickname Project

Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:33 pm

I'll offer the first suggestion for A-Rod: Roidy McMadonna Humpy Shirtless Mirror Kisser. I think it will catch on.
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Re: Nickname Project

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:38 pm

Any Rockies player: The Colorado Cockle
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Re: Nickname Project

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:45 pm

Wilson "At Least He's Not Brandon Inge" Betemit
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Re: Nickname Project

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:02 pm

No but seriously I am down for this. We can probably think of some really cool nicknames if we just let go of the jokes. Which I admit is difficult.
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Re: Nickname Project

Postby saemick » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:24 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:No but seriously I am down for this. We can probably think of some really cool nicknames if we just let go of the jokes. Which I admit is difficult.


agreed, i think this could be fun
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Re: Nickname Project

Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:59 pm

I think it would be cool, especially if everyone took it seriously. I'll take the current fantasy rankings and we can move our way down.
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Re: Nickname Project

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:02 pm

I actually think you should make a poll of 10 players at a time by fantasy rankings, with multi-choice available, and the top 2 vote getters get nickname threads.
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Re: Nickname Project

Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:04 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:I actually think you should make a poll of 10 players at a time by fantasy rankings, with multi-choice available, and the top 2 vote getters get nickname threads.


Can do that to begin I suppose.
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