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Postby Tavish » Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:30 pm

Berman has ruined the tradition of giving nicknames to players.
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Postby Lofunzo » Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:39 pm

Another note on Stuart Scott. If anyone watches Dream Job, you will get this. Ever notice how a lot of the contestants put in catch phrases and names and stuff and Al Jaffe tells them that they aren't looking for that?? They just want guys who do the highlights, he says. Are you kidding me?? It's not about the sports anymore. It's about doing anything but that. I love it when they say that they don't want anyone acting like that but they are acting just like Scott.
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Postby Rico The Retard » Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:43 pm

Linda Cohn is my Hero!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:08 pm

Rico The Retard wrote:Linda Cohn is my Hero!!!!!!!!!

Of course, she's a Mets fan. :-D

She's my favorite anchor but not because she's a Mets fan and from L.I. To steal someone else line, "There's only so much "My man got mad bunnies" crap I can take."
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Postby Nomar4prez » Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:28 pm

Tavish wrote:Berman has ruined the tradition of giving nicknames to players.


He practically invented the tradition of giving nicknames to players... :-?
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Postby Tavish » Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:56 pm

Nomar4prez wrote:
Tavish wrote:Berman has ruined the tradition of giving nicknames to players.


He practically invented the tradition of giving nicknames to players... :-?


Are you serious???? Actually before Berman, nicknames usually had something to do with a player, not just a stupid word play game.


Before Berman

The Splendid Splinter
The Sultan of Swat
Hammerin Hank
Joltin Joe (The Yankee Clipper)
Big Train
Big Six
The Grey Eagle
The Georgia Peach
The Rocket
Doctor K
Say Hey Kid
Double X
Oil Can
Charlie Hustle
Mr. October
and the list goes on


After Berman

Roberto "Remember The" Alomar
Brady "Bunch" Anderson
Kevin "Small Mouth" Bass
Lance "You sank my" Blankenship
Jose "can you see" Canseco
Ron "Oh My" Darling
Dan "Salad" Driesen
Dwight "Johnny Be" Gooden
Tony Gwynn "and bear it"
Glenn "Mother" Hubbard
John "I am not a" Kruk
Walt "Three blind" Weiss
and the list goes on.


Funny? Sure. But I'm pretty sad to see the old style of nicknames go. They can actually bring up images about a player. Berman's nicknames are nothing more than an exercise in knowing your pop culture references. There aren't many players left with actual nicknames other than the idiotic Bermanisms.
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:06 am

You forgot:

Jim "2 Silhouettes on" DeShaies.
Bert "be home" Blyleven
Joaquin "the dog" Andujar
Von "Purple" Hayes
Chuck "New Kids On" Knoblauch
Jose Lind "on me"
John "Tonight, let it be" Lowenstein
Frank Tanana "daiquiri"

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Postby Tavish » Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:14 am

Lofunzo wrote:You forgot:

Jim "2 Silhouettes on" DeShaies.
Bert "be home" Blyleven
Joaquin "the dog" Andujar
Von "Purple" Hayes
Chuck "New Kids On" Knoblauch
Jose Lind "on me"
John "Tonight, let it be" Lowenstein
Frank Tanana "daiquiri"

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I forgot about a hundred of them, every single one of them annoy the piss out of me. Although I can't help myself but laugh when I here John "All and all its just another brick in the" VanderWal. I hope he makes it to the HoF (might be a longshot) just to see that written on the plaque.
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Postby perlick29 » Fri Oct 29, 2004 9:25 pm

Tavish, two cool nicknames from our book The historical baseball abstract by Bill James:

1) (see a doctor immediately if your) Dick Burns. 1870's
2) Rocky (You calla Tony, I'll) Colavito. I think like 1960's or 70's

Now those are some nicknames chris berman could never think of.
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Postby Rico The Retard » Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:35 pm

lmao those were hilarious
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