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All-time Charger Nicknames


Being involved in organized sports for most of my life, nicknames come with the territory just as much as the actual playing of the game.  My name is Dave Peters but I write under the name Booga.  Booga is a nickname that was given to me by my parents as a baby.

Sports and nicknames go waaaay back. Here are some non-Charger examples: Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch, Red Grange “The Galloping Ghost”, “Iron” Mike Ditka, “Broadway” Joe Namath, “Slinging” Sammy Baugh, “Mean” Joe Greene, “Sweetness” Walter Payton, “Golden Boy” Paul Hornung, Christian “The Nigerian Nightmare” Okoye, William “The Refrigerator” Perry, “The Bus” Jerome Bettis, “Primetime” Deion Sanders ( one of my favorite non-Chargers of all-time), and Dante Hall “The human joystick”, just to name a few.

 

Here is my list of Chargers players with nicknames that even the most novice of readers will know.

 

“Bambi” Lance Alworth

Lionel “Little train” James

Leslie “Speedy” Duncan

Gary “Big hands” Johnson

Natrone Means “Business”

Eric “Sleeping with” Bieniemy

Rodney “The hitman” Harrison

Shawne “Lights out” Merriman

Stan “The Man” Humphries

Reuben Davis and Shawn Lee = “Two tons of fun”

And lastly…..

Terence “the night-time sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever, so you can rest medicine” Kiel

 

I am sure that I have left some out but that is what I am able to come up with off the top of my head.  Hit me up with any additions in the comment section below.  Thanks for reading!

 

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  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    here is one i got from twitter from joebeltran619 
     
    Sammy “The Candyman” Davis
     
    loved the nickname, too bad he SUCKED

  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    darren sproles.. the lightning bug

    • joeynicks

       @epadaon I thought The Lightning Bug was SUCH a creative nickname! I really LOVED it. Wish he played for us still, but now we have “The Running Beast” Ryan Mathews lol

      • BoogaP

         @joeynicks
         Like the fact that you liked Lightning Bug.  The running beast is a terrible nickname.  Keep fishing.

  • biggsybolt

    Haha Booga, I about peed myself laughing at the ‘purple drank’ reference.
    Carney ‘or nada’
    Tolbert ‘The vulture’
    Elvis ‘toast’ Patterson

    • BoogaP

       @biggsybolt
       Yeah, I kinda made the Kiel one up….. hee hee.

  • BB_Chargers

    @BoogaP welcome to the twitter world!

  • joebeltran619

    @epadaon thanks- yeah he sucked, so glad we drafted him before Asomugha #sarcasm #chargers

    • BB_Chargers

      @joebeltran619 hahahha.. so glad we traded back from 15 and passed on troy polamalu as well to draft him! #sarcasm #chargers

  • joeynicks

    some ones I used for awhile around here… Antonio “Open the Flood” Gates, “P-Rivs” Philip Rivers, Mike “Ricky Ticky” Tolbert, Vincent “Action” Jackson, Malcom “Flying High” Floyd, one of my personal favorites Junior “Say-ow!”, Tim “Taking Flight” Dwight, Takao “The Mako” Spikes. Just to name a few.

    • BoogaP

       @joeynicks
       Takeo.  The Gates, Jackson, and Seau names were used far before you “used them around here.”
       
       

      • joeynicks

         @BoogaP I know i was just stating some is all. Sorry didn’t mean to ruin your post it’s a great one, keep up the good work my man.

        • BoogaP

           @joeynicks
           Hey Joey.  You certainly didn’t ruin my post.  You can keep hating.  I love me some haters.  Have a good day.  Looking forward to your next article.

        • joeynicks

          @BoogaP im not trying to hate just showing my support is all im really a nice guy just trying to show my support is all.

        • BoogaP

           @joeynicks  @BoogaP
           Cool.  Thanks Joey.

    • DawnContreras

      I like the Malcom Flying High Floyd.  can’t wait to text him to tell that one.   M80 has always stuck with him though it’s kind of cool

      • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

         @DawnContreras in your text… tell him we love him! :)

      • BoogaP

         @DawnContreras
         You text with Malcom??  Super jealous!

  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    sleeping with bienemy nickname is sooo dang good!!! 

  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    travis lagirl? dick goodman? oh, those are the nicknames i gave them! nevermind

  • VEazy

    Larry English can be the “Blowfish”.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @VEazy ahahahha… thats awesome!

  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    Craig “Buster” Davis… we should have known from the start! 

  • BoJackRusso

    Fouts Winslow Chlander Joiner Jefferson and friends~ Air Coryell
    Doug Wilkerson~ Moosie
    James Harris~ Shack
    Mean Fred Dean
    Bad bad Leroy Jones
    Hank Bauer~ The Howitzer
    John Jefferson~JJ
    Stanley Richard~ The Sheriff
    Ed White was called Hacksaw sometimes because he supposedly cut a VW Bug in half with one.
    I think LaDanian Tomlinson other than LT was also called The Human Joystick, but Dante Hall was also called that.

    • BoogaP

       @BoJackRusso
       Nice. Thanks for the additions!  Im a little ticked that I left off Bauer. 

      • BoJackRusso

         @BoogaP I’m here to help! LOL
        We all forgot Michael Turner ~The Burner.
        I made up The 17th Airborne Division goofing around with Ernie before the beginning of last season for Philip Rivers, but I only used it once, LOL
        Actually, I think just PR is pretty cool.
        To be fair, Chuck Muncie, Clarence Williams, James Brooks and Lionel James~Little Train  and John Cappelletti should be included in the Air Coryell group.
        Can’t forget Loooooooooouie for Louis Kelcher.
        I’m sure there are many others too.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

           @BoJackRusso  haha… thats right.. and i called it “The Greatest Show on Surf”… too bad the offense wasn’t on fire last season.. and i was hoping for steve smith on the team so that i could call it that! 

  • biggsybolt

    After seeing my local news here near WSU, and the famous alumni Cryin Ryan Leaf or Ryan Leaf Me Alone. Btw winter here SUCKS, wish I was back in Diego.