The Hall-of-Fame Flavor of the Day and Nicknames!

by Jim Coventry, Guest Blogger  Well, I’ll give him his due, Adrian Peterson (RB, Min) picked the absolute right time to have the monster, record-setting game that he did- playing against the reigning fantasy football king, LaDainian Tomlinson (RB, SD.) Before I move forward with this article, I have to share a bit of a rant- I still, to this day, am incredulous that the football world (so easily) allowed Tomlinson to go by the nickname of LT on a large scale. Sure, anyone can have any nickname they want, and it’s fine if Tomlinson calls himself that, and it’s just as fine if his teammates do so, but the nickname has belonged to someone else in the football world for a long time. Lawrence Taylor will always be LT in the football world, and unless Tomlinson does something special, like break the all-time rushing record, TD record, or single season rushing record, he will never do enough to ‘steal’ Taylor’s nickname. Taylor is in the hall-of-fame and is one of the greatest football players ever. I cannot imagine if someone decided that they would be called ‘Sweetness’ or the ‘Minister of Defense.’ All that said, I’ll get on with [...]

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