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 […]

About John Hansen

John Hansen

Specializing in football, Hansen is one of the most connected fantasy writers in the country.

About the author

RSS Staff Commentary

  • The DFS Virgin September 2, 2015
    By Ian Ginsberg I’ve been playing season long Fantasy Football since 2003 and I have been a FANTASYGURU.com subscriber since shortly after.  If you’re reading this then you too are a subscriber and echo my sentiments when I say John and his staff are the best in the industry at breaking down the tape, evaluating […]
    Ian Ginsberg
  • 2015 SiriusXM PPR Hosts’ League Draft Review, and a Thought on Zero RB August 27, 2015
    We recently received an email to the website asking us our personal feelings of the so-called “Zero RB” strategy that’s popped up in fantasy circles, but only seems to have exploded in recent years. As an avid fantasy player, I don’t subscribe to just one method of roster construction, but instead remain open to using […]
    Joe Dolan
  • Pre-season Podcast #4 (8/27) Summary and Quick-Notes August 27, 2015
    Not enough time to listen to the full podcast? Well I’ve listened, listened, and listened again, and broken it down to the key points, the relevant info, and the gist of each topic to save you some time while still giving you the full podcast experience from John Hansen and Greg Cosell. We do recommend […]
    Ben Kukainis