Funny intimidating nicknames
But it only escalated from there, as Stewart entered races as "Smoke Johnson" and "Mikey Fedorcak Jr." so as not to be recognized.
Duke's all-time leader in blocks and rebounds, NBA journeyman Shelden Williams hasn't quite found the same success on the professional hardwood as he did in college.
It's one thing to think of something quirky to call your team, and it's something totally different to deliberately think of something so outlandish that no one gets why you would want to call yourselves that.
If you sit to compile a list of funny team names, it'll probably never end.
Whatever they say, one simply cannot picture something as cuddly as a little koala fighting.
And the new batch of world-class talents are reaping the benefits.CSKA Moscow small forward Andrei Kirilenko was once a ferocious defender for the Utah Jazz. While he was interestingly born in the city of Izhevsk, where the AK-47 is actually manufactured, it's his number and initials that also sparked this unique moniker. Fourteen consecutive wins and nine title defenses (the longest of both streaks in UFC history), MMA legend Anderson Silva's silky web only grows with every victory. Some believe Cy Young winner Roy Halladay garnered his potent nickname from American Old West gambler and gunfighter Doc Holliday. Halladay is a steady surgeon on the pitching mound. It's only natural that Carlos "The Horse" Lee owns and operates cattle ranches in Panama and Houston and has a loyal fanbase by the name of Los Caballitos (little horses). Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan may have made enemies when he missed a penalty kick in the last minute of extra-time in Ghana's quarterfinal defeat by Uruguay at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but he's certainly gaining their trust back with his rapping prowess. If only his first name was somehow Fran, his name would read Fran Sanchize. From The Huntington Beach Bad Boy to The People's Champ, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz continues to shock the world with his collection of alter egos.Richard Hamilton's biography states that his father was nicknamed Rip because of his affinity for ripping his own diapers as a toddler, and young Richard inherited the name as what we believe to be tradition. The Cali-bred fighter may have a tough time keeping the latter nickname if he loses to Forrest Griffin at UFC 148, allegedly his last fight.It's doubtful an actual donkey would strike out as much as slugging first baseman Adam Dunn does on a routine basis. While leading the Texas Tech Red Raiders to winning seasons in every year of his tenure, head coach Mike Leach began garnering attention for both his craziness and his brilliance.Perhaps Number One Dunna (in reference to the Big Tymers song "Number One Stunna") or simply "Will Ferrell part dos" would better suffice. He's currently mixing varying vats of chemicals and jotting equations down for the Washington State Cougars football team. As he continues to creep towards the lower tier of what is considered a franchise player, Mark Sanchez remains The Sanchize.