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Houston Rockets Nickname Quiz

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by RudyTBag, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. RudyTBag

    RudyTBag Contributing Member

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    For "Contributing Member" status ;), You must match the actual name to the Rocket nickname I give below. How many do you not know?

    1. "The Dream"
    2. "The Franchise"
    3. "Cat"
    4. "The Chicken Man"
    5. "The Whopper"
    6. "The Big E"
    7. "The Pocket Rocket"
    8. "The Wizard"
    9. "Mad Max"
    10. "Amigo"
    11. "Sleepy"
    12. "The Great Wall"
    13. "Mr. Mean"
    14. "Skip To My Lou"
    15. "Bouncy Whales"
    16. "Bones"
    17. "Alien Nation"
    18. "Boki"
    19. "Billy"
    20. "Sam I Am"
    21. "The Polish Rifle"
    22. "Tru Warrior"
    23. "Sweet (First+Last)"
    24. "Cornbread"
    25. "Sir Charles"
    26. "The Chuck Wagon"
    27. "Jelly Bean"
    28. "The Glide"
    29. "Ray Lewis"
    30. "World B. Free" (Original name)
    31. "Little General"
    32. "Moochie"
    33. "The Jet"
    34. "Pig"
    35. "OT"
    36. "Junk Yard Dog"
    37. "The Ice Cream Man"
    38. "Tree"
    39. "Two Sandwiches"
    40. "Black Magic"
    41. "The Blade"
    42. "The Shark"
    43. "The Molestor"
    44. "After Burner"
    45. "Oak"
    46. "Slick"
    47. "Spoon"
    48. "Pitt Bull"
    49. "Mo"
    50. "Granny"
    51. "Stick"
    52. "Flyin"
    53. "The Truth"
    54. "Ban-daid Man"
    55. "Email"
    56. "My Fella"
    57. "Never Nervous"
    58. "The Gun"
    59. "The Big O"
    60. "Bobby Joe"
    61. "Big Z"
     
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  2. Disciple of RP

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    Nice list. Not going to copy and fill in but there are about 10 that I don't know/can't remember.
     
  3. bobrek

    bobrek Not a liberal, regardless of my posts
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    40. "The Michael Jordan of Greece"
     
  4. Tonaaayyyy

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    35. OT = Oscar Torres? I never knew he had a nickname lol
     
  5. RudyTBag

    RudyTBag Contributing Member

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    I like "Billy" more! :)
    Nope...
    I threw some CF's inside jokes in there too... :)
     
  6. B-Bob

    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton
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    OT is
    Otis Thorpe

    I like this idea, but some of them are a reach. For example, I don't think anyone outside of clutchfans called him Bouncy Whales. :grin: It wasn't on the broadcast anyway.
     
  7. TriCkz

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    Just for fun
     
  8. durvasa

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    I know who almost all but 4 or 5 are referring to, but I'm bad at recalling names. Here are the ones whose names I can recall off the top of my head.

    1. "The Dream" Hakeem Olajuwon
    2. "The Franchise" Steve Francis
    3. "Cat" Cuttino Mobley
    4. "The Chicken Man"
    5. "The Whopper"
    6. "The Big E" Elvin Hayes
    7. "The Pocket Rocket" Calvin Murphy
    8. "The Wizard" Walt Williams
    9. "Mad Max" Vernon Maxwell
    10. "Amigo" Carl Herrera
    11. "Sleepy" Sleepy Floywd
    12. "The Great Wall" Yao Ming
    13. "Mr. Mean" Larry Smith
    14. "Skip To My Lou" Rafer Alston
    15. "Bouncy Whales" Bonzi Wells
    16. "Bones" Brent Barry
    17. "Alien Nation"
    18. "Boki" Bostchan Nochbar
    19. "Billy" Vassilis Spanoulis
    20. "Sam I Am" Sam Cassell
    21. "The Polish Rifle" Eric Piatowski ?
    22. "Tru Warrior" Ron Artest
    23. "Sweet (First+Last)"
    24. "Cornbread" Cornbread Maxwell
    25. "Sir Charles" Charles Barkley
    26. "The Chuck Wagon" Chuck Hayes
    27. "Jelly Bean" Joe Bryant
    28. "The Glide" Cylde Drexler
    29. "Ray Lewis" Joey Dorsey
    30. "World B. Free" (Original name)
    31. "Little General" Avery Johnson
    32. "Moochie" Moochie Norris
    33. "The Jet" Kenny Smith
    34. "Pig" Pig Miller
    35. "OT" Otis Thorpe
    36. "Junk Yard Dog" Mario Elie
    37. "The Ice Cream Man" Luis Scola
    38. "Tree" Tree Rollins
    39. "Two Sandwiches"
     
  9. Dr of Dunk

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    Here are my guesses. I had to wild guess one or two :

    1. "The Dream" - Hakeem
    2. "The Franchise" - Steve Francis
    3. "Cat" - Cuttino Mobley
    4. "The Chicken Man" - Mike Dunleavy
    5. "The Whopper" - Billy Paultz
    6. "The Big E" - Elvin Hayes
    7. "The Pocket Rocket" - Calvin Murphy
    8. "The Wizard" - Walt Williams
    9. "Mad Max" - Vernon Maxwell
    10. "Amigo" - Carl Herrera
    11. "Sleepy" - Sleepy Floyd
    12. "The Great Wall" - Yao Ming
    13. "Mr. Mean" - Larry Smith
    14. "Skip To My Lou" - Rafer Alston
    15. "Bouncy Whales" - Bonzi Wells (I don't think this was an "official" name, was it?)
    16. "Bones" - Brent Barry
    17. "Alien Nation" - Shane Battier
    18. "Boki" - Bostjan Nachbar
    19. "Billy" - Vaseline Spanoulis ;)
    20. "Sam I Am" - Sam Cassell
    21. "The Polish Rifle" - Eric Piatkowski
    22. "Tru Warrior" - Ron Artest (you spelled it wrong)
    23. "Sweet (First+Last)" - Lew Lloyd
    24. "Cornbread" - Cedric Maxwell
    25. "Sir Charles" - Charles Barkley
    26. "The Chuck Wagon" - Chuck Hayes
    27. "Jelly Bean" - Joe Bryant (Kobe's dad!)
    28. "The Glide" - Clyde Drexler
    29. "Ray Lewis" - Joey Dorsey (wiiiiild guess)
    30. "World B. Free" (Original name) - Lloyd B. Free
    31. "Little General" - Avery Johnson
    32. "Moochie" - Moochie Norris
    33. "The Jet" - Kenny Smith
    34. "Pig" - Anthony Miller (took me 10 minutes to guess his first name)
    35. "OT" - Otis Thorpe
    36. "Junk Yard Dog" - Mario Elie
    37. "The Ice Cream Man" - Luis Scola
    38. "Tree" - Wayne Rollins (I'm guessing his first name)
    39. "Two Sandwiches" - Thomas Hamilton

    *EDIT* : just realized I skipped one ... Bones.
     
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  10. pugsly8422

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    39. Thomas Hamilton....dang, how could I remember that?

    Pugs
     
  11. Hayesfan

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    I knew quite a few... and I guessed on a few
     
  12. thething

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    This should be the right answer to all of them.

    1. "The Dream" Hakeem Olajuwon
    2. "The Franchise" Steve Francis
    3. "Cat" Cuttino Mobley
    4. "The Chicken Man" Mike Dunleavy
    5. "The Whopper" Billy Paultz
    6. "The Big E" Elvin Hayes
    7. "The Pocket Rocket" Calvin Murphy
    8. "The Wizard" Walt Williams
    9. "Mad Max" Vernon Maxwell
    10. "Amigo" Carl Herrera
    11. "Sleepy" Sleepy Floyd
    12. "The Great Wall" Yao Ming
    13. "Mr. Mean" Larry Smith
    14. "Skip To My Lou" Rafer Alston
    15. "Bouncy Whales" Bonzi Wells
    16. "Bones" Brent Barry
    17. "Alien Nation" Shane Battier
    18. "Boki" Bostjan Nachbar
    19. "Billy" Vassilis Spanoulis
    20. "Sam I Am" Sam Cassell
    21. "The Polish Rifle" Maciej Lampe
    22. "Tru Warrior" Ron Artest
    23. "Sweet (First+Last)" Lewis Lloyd
    24. "Cornbread" Cornbread Maxwell
    25. "Sir Charles" Charles Barkley
    26. "The Chuck Wagon" Chuck Hayes
    27. "Jelly Bean" Joe Bryant
    28. "The Glide" Clyde Drexler
    29. "Ray Lewis" Joey Dorsey
    30. "World B. Free" (Original name) Lloyd B. Free
    31. "Little General" Avery Johnson
    32. "Moochie" Moochie Norris
    33. "The Jet" Kenny Smith
    34. "Pig" Anthony "Pig" Miller
    35. "OT" Otis Thorpe
    36. "Junk Yard Dog" Mario Elie
    37. "The Ice Cream Man" Luis Scola
    38. "Tree" Tree Rollins
    39. "Two Sandwiches" Thomas Hamilton
     
  13. Rip Van Rocket

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    What about "the shark"?

    He is one of my all-time favorites.
     
  14. Dr of Dunk

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    That's hilarious. After looking at the list originally, I thought to myself, "The Shark" would've been a good one to put on the list. :)
     
  15. Dr of Dunk

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    Just thought of another one :

    first person to remember who "The Molestor" was, gets rep.
     
  16. Merla08

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    How in the world did you forget to add Clyde "The Glyde" Drexler?? Or "TMac" to that list??
     
  17. Charles Jones

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    i did this without cheating
     
  18. Charles Jones

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    i forgot Kenny "the jet" Smith
     
  19. Ramathorn006

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    Nice Thread :)
     
  20. xiki

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    Kill Bill
     
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