I Want To Know Everything About Carson Palmer's Friends Pup, Phil and Sugar Cane

Andre Ellington’s fourth quarter touchdown against Seattle on Sunday sent Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer into a tizzy, pumping his fist and telling the Seahawks crowd to suck it. But after coming in for criticism and with a possible fine looming on the horizon, Palmer says his exulting was directed towards friends… »11/19/15 9:46pm11/19/15 9:46pm


After All That, The University Of North Dakota Chose A Boring New Nickname

The University of North Dakota has been engaged in a search for a new nickname for the past year, after they decided to end a decade-long battle with the NCAA and at least one Native American tribe and give up their Fighting Sioux nickname. They solicited suggestions online and received thousands, many of them … »11/19/15 9:02am11/19/15 9:02am

Kristaps Porzingis Has Bad Opinions About His Own Nickname

Remember when Kevin Durant tried to give himself the nickname, “The Servant?” That is a garbage nickname for a host of reasons, and thankfully nobody uses it. The first—and only, really—rule of nicknames is that you’re not allowed to give yourself one. The only time your input on your nickname is appreciated is when… »11/16/15 8:43pm11/16/15 8:43pm

The Mets Could Have Been Named The Avengers, Bees, Or Burros

Maybe everybody but me already knew this, but Avengers was once considered for the name of the team that became the Mets. This was back in 1961, two years before Stan Lee and Jack Kirby released the first comic book featuring The Avengers. It doesn’t seem like a great name for a baseball team to me—what are they… »5/05/15 8:36pm5/05/15 8:36pm

The Cowboys D-Line Coach Nicknamed One Of His Players "Golden Cock"

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jason Hatcher recently spoke to the Dallas Morning News about how much the team loves their defensive line coach, Rod Marinelli. To our delight, Hatcher revealed the nicknames that Marinelli has bestowed on each of his linemen, and none were better than defensive tackle Nick "Golden… »9/26/13 6:03pm9/26/13 6:03pm

The Thunder Are A Matchup Nightmare For Copy Editors. So Is The Heat.

Tonight's tipoff between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat is a milestone for American pro sports. For the first time, a major championship is pitting two teams whose names are mass nouns rather than ordinary plurals. The naming fad that gave us the Heat and the Orlando Magic at the end of the '80s has at… »6/12/12 5:22pm6/12/12 5:22pm

Why Yes, One Cleveland Writer Did Offer Up A Nazi Death-Camp Gas For Use As Dirk Nowitzki's Nickname

And it was Scott Raab (yesterday). Oh, don't get all "How dare you belittle millions of deaths for a joke the morally depraved community doesn't even so much as giggle at?" He apologized 13 hours later, while nobly driving page views to a story he wrote last year about retired U.S. autoworker/convicted Nazi… »5/18/11 10:30pm5/18/11 10:30pm