Tavish wrote:blankman wrote:Funny perhaps, yet Alex Rodriguez was as far as I know, the first player with which that nickname was done in the current game. That was fine; it was his nickname. When you try and do that with every single player as so many do now, it gets to be really stupid for those additional players. I mean just think about all these stupid ones going around....MRam, ARam, MCabs, IRod, KRod, FRod... When you try to use it for every single player, it loses its originality.
Sure its annoying, I just couldn't help but notice the irony. Besides A-Rod isn't even a nickname, its an abbreviation. Plus he stole it from Tolkien who used it 40 years before him.
Michael Jordan called. So did several other athletes who went by nicknames and/or abbreviations to their names before Alex Rodriguez's heterosexuality was up for debate.
Then again, maybe you meant he was the first one to have the W-Xyz tag, but then again, Pudge Rodriguez may have something to say about that. I remember them calling him I-Rod way back when.
Then again, A-Rod's a Yankee now, so he must've been first.
Just kidding. No need to make a new sig devoted to me or anything like that.