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The 25 Worst Nicknames for Professional Athletes

Peyton Manning points at his teammates before a play.

Peyton Manning points at his teammates before a play. Peyton Manning has an interesting nickname | Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

If you think about it, we all use nicknames a lot. We shorten proper names, give playful pet names to our significant others, and even give every professional sports team a nickname. It can’t just be New York playing against Chicago; it has to be the Knicks versus the Bulls and the Mets versus the Cubs. Professional athletes are no strangers to nicknames, as well. While those names can work out very well, other times they’re just plain weird. These are the 25 worst nicknames for professional athletes.