Sunday, June 25, 2006

Top 10 athlete nicknames

Pistol Pete, The Galloping Ghost, Shoeless Joe Jackson. If you've ever wondered how those guys got such cool nicknames, then this is a good list for you:
Known as "Broadway Joe" for a flashy style (which included wearing full-length fur coats on the sidelines) that would have put him right at home in downtown New York, Namath's brilliance was on display on the field as well.

Namath's New York Jets of the AFL were 18-point underdogs to the NFL-champion Baltimore Colts, but on the Thursday before the game, while lying on a lounge chair in Miami, Namath guaranteed a Jets victory. He then went out and threw for 206 yards, leading the Jets to a 16-7 win.