Mocking the Tournament: 40+ Funny Nicknames
Everyone loves a good nickname. But real nicknames are often boring. Psycho-T? Yawn. So instead, I present to you funny/lame nicknames for 40 of the top players in the 2009 NCAA Tournament. Some of these reference pop culture, politics, and sports history. For others, it helps to know a little bit about the player or the team he plays for. Others are just plain ridiculous.
Mocking the Tournament: 40+ NCAA Tournament Nicknames
DeJuan Blair (Pittsburgh): "The Prime Minister"
Chase Budinger (Arizona): "The Poor Man's Keith Van Horn"
Da'Sean Butler (West Virginia): "I Didn't Do It!"
Dionte Christmas (Temple): "Bad Santa"
Sherron Collins (Kansas): Sher"ron Jeremy" Collins
Darren Collison (UCLA): "The Faucet"*
*Because he runs hot and cold
Lee Cummard (BYU): (Insert Dirty Joke Here)
Dante Cunningham (Villanova): "The Inferno"
Austin Daye (Gonzaga): Austin "I swear, I'll be good one" Daye
DeMar DeRozan (USC): "DeReally?"
Jeremiah Dominguez (Portland St): Jeremiah "I used to be a Bullfrog" Dominguez
Byron Eaton (Oklahoma St): Byron "Sure Knows How to Get His" Eaton
Wayne Ellington (UNC): Wayne "I hate Duke" Ellington
Levance Fields (Pittsburgh): "Chubs"
Jonny Flynn (Syracuse): "Heeere's" Jonny
Blake & Taylor Griffin (Oklahoma): "Family Guys"
Tyler Hansbrough (UNC): Tyler "Dude, Stop Touching My Hans"brough
Manny Harris (Michigan): Manny "Being Manny" Harris
Gerald Henderson (Duke): "The Legacy"
Robbie Hummel (Purdue): "The Hummel Horse"
Marcus Landry (Wisconsin): Marcus "I need a quarter to do the" Landry
Ty Lawson (UNC): Ty "No, I'm not Ty Law's son" Lawson
Eric Maynor (VCU): "Mr. May"
E'Twaun Moore (Purdue): "ET"
Luke Nevill (Utah): "The Lost Brother"
Arinze Onuaku (Syracuse): "Chris Dudley Jr."
Jeremy Pargo (Gonzaga): "North Dakota"
Greg Paulus (Duke): "Where Is He Now?"
AJ Price (UCONN): "Laptop"*
*Come on, you know I had to go there
Tyrese Rice (BC): "Pork Fried"
Larry Sanders (VCU): "The Colonel"
Jon Scheyer (Duke): Jon "is so quiet, he couldn't be" Scheyer
Kyle Singler (Duke): Kyle "Perpetually" Singler
Tyler Smith (Tennessee): Tyler "Seriously Bruce, Change the Jacket" Smith
Corey Stokes (Villanova): Corey "Different" Strokes
Goran Suton (Michigan St): Goran "Forgot to put his bathing" Suton
Jeff Teague (Wake Forest): Jeff "Out of My League" Teague
Hasheem Thabeet (UCONN): Hasheem "We Got" Thabeet
Isaiah Thomas (Washington): "The GM"
Marcus Thornton (LSU): "Rosebud"
Evan Turner (Ohio St): Evan "Page" Turner
Greivis Vasquez (Maryland): "Grievance Counselor"
Willie Warren (Oklahoma): "Wee" Willie Warren
Terrence Williams (Louisville): "All Purpose"
Sam Young (Pittsburgh): Sam "I look like I'm 30, But I'm" Young
-- There you have it. Below are some more top players that I struggled to give a good nickname too.. or I came up with one, but thought that readers could do better. So show me your stuff. Post your nicknames in the comments section below or shoot me an email.
AJ Abrams (Texas)
Matt Bouldin (Gonzaga)
Jon Brockman (Washington)
James Harden (Arizona St)
Jordan Hill (Arizona)
Marcus Landry (Wisconsin)
Kalin Lucas (Michigan St)
Scottie Reynolds (Villanova)