Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Jan 2006

All-time Best Super Bowl Nicknames

This is a pretty good list, but Floyd "Pork Chop" Womack didn't make the cut, and that might be the best nickname ever. And it gets better. Apparently Womack, born in Mississippi, was given the name by his mother, who thought he resembled Pork Chop Cash, a local pro wrestler.

Posted by: P. Ryan Wilson on 25 Jan 2006

13 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2006, 1:57pm by Harris


by C (not verified) :: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 1:26pm

Actually, in his rookie year, Perry's teammates nicknamed his "biscuit" because he was one biscuit away from 400lbs. But "refrigorator" sounds better.

Also, how can any list of great nicknames not include Craig "Ironhead" Hayward. Of course, he didn't make the super bowl.

by Sergio (not verified) :: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 1:36pm

Not to nitpick, but "Bambi" scored against the Dolphins... not the Vikings...

by princeton73 (not verified) :: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 1:48pm

Alworth was so good, he could score TDs against teams he wasn't even playing

by Michael David Smith :: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 3:45pm

Here is Pork Chop Cash. How would you like to have your mother tell you you looked like him?

by pcs (not verified) :: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 3:45pm

Too bad he didn't mention Hollywood Henderson's ultimate Super Bowl highlight -- using an inhaler loaded with cocaine on the field in Super Bowl XIII. Wowza.

by CyberCowboy (not verified) :: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 7:14pm

How could Joe Cool not make the list of top Super Bowl nicknames?

East Coast Bias in action.

by Vince (not verified) :: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 7:41pm

Pork Chop Cash spent almost his entire career in the deep south, but for some unknown reason, the WWF (as they were known at the time) actually brought him all the way up here to Seattle one time. The announcer gave his height and weight, then intro'd him as "PORK! CHOP! CASH!!!!!"

To which the thousands of people in attendance simultaneously said "WHO?!?!?!?!"

It was great.

by the K (not verified) :: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 8:26pm

Dishonorable mention, Freddie "Fred Ex" Mitchell. Heh. Don't forget he also tried to call himself "The People's Champion" for a while.

by Paul (not verified) :: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 11:18pm

No Hogs? No Smurfs? Incomplete list.

by Yaxley (not verified) :: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 11:49pm

Say what you will about Pork Chop Cash, but his beard makes Roethlisberger's look like a five o'clock shadow.

by Harris (not verified) :: Thu, 01/26/2006 - 10:48am

The best Super Bowl nicknames but no "Assassin" Jack Tatum, Fred "The Hammer" Williamson or Hank "The Maestro" Stram? Bah, what crap.

by princeton73 (not verified) :: Thu, 01/26/2006 - 11:39am

Hank “The Maestro� Stram?

I thought it was Hank "65 toss power trap" Stram

by Harris (not verified) :: Thu, 01/26/2006 - 1:57pm

Steve Sabol did a "Making of" about the process of filming Super Bowl IV and miking Stram. As he tells it, Stram demanded a fee and refered to himself as "The Maestro."