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27th Nov '16 1:26:40 PM igordebraga
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* One famous football (soccer) player known for his power was nicknamed 'Hulk' by fans during his stint in Japan. This became an AppropriatedAppellation, partly because it was awesome and partly because the player in question is Brazilian [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard and has a long name which is very difficult to fit on the back of a football shirt]]. To underline the awesome, everyone from fans to managers to commentators simply refers to him as Hulk.

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* One famous football (soccer) Brazilian association football\soccer player is known for his power was nicknamed as 'Hulk' by fans during his stint in Japan. This became an AppropriatedAppellation, partly since childhood, because it he was awesome a fan of the character and partly because the player in question his parents felt he looked similar to [[Series/TheINcredibleHulk Lou Ferrigno]]. His birth name, Givanildo Vieira de Sousa, is Brazilian [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard and has a long name which is very difficult to fit on the back of a football shirt]]. To underline the awesome, everyone from fans to managers to commentators simply refers to him nowhere near as Hulk.awesome.


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* Hockey writer Sean [=McIndoe=] likes to point out such names in NHL history, some [[http://www.downgoesbrown.com/2014/05/a-complete-history-of-obscure-former.html pretty obscure]]. These include Butch Goring, Tony Twist, Bruce Shoebottom, and Mikko Makela.
2nd Apr '16 11:04:58 AM PuritanPhysicist
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* [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball College football]] coach Bronco Mendenhall.
26th Mar '16 11:20:33 PM hks15361
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* There is a real tutor named Never Wong in Hong Kong. Just google it.
24th Mar '16 9:38:34 PM Qwertygiy
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** In American football, the home stadium of Clemson college is known as "Death Valley."




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* NASCAR is full of them.
** Scott Speed, formerly a Formula 1 driver, who was unrelated to the Lake Speed of the 1980's.
** Buckshot Jones, a competitor in the second-tier series circa 2000.
** Early competitor Speedy Thompson, who won many races in the 1950's.
** Perhaps the most famous, and successful, Fireball Roberts, who earned his name from his blazing-fast baseball pitch long before [[PropheticName his fiery death in 1964.]]
* IndyCar champion Will Power is a notable example of a pride-worthy given name.
11th Mar '16 3:47:25 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Unfortunately, Shammgod was no god of basketball, as he rode the bench in two seasons with the then-Washington Bullets.

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** Unfortunately, Shammgod was no god of basketball, as he rode the bench in two seasons with the then-Washington Bullets.
5th Mar '16 7:02:48 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch, known to most as simply Cap'n Crunch.
29th Jan '16 3:31:19 AM 3rdStringPG
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* Former U.S. NCAA basketball players Scientific and Majestic Mapp.
* Former NBA guard God Shammgod (his real name), who was high school teammates with Metta World Peace back when they were known as Shammgod Wells and Ron Artest.
** Unfortunately, Shammgod was no god of basketball, as he rode the bench in two seasons with the then-Washington Bullets.
2nd Jan '16 3:50:39 AM StarTropes
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* Isaiah Mustafa, aka Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike.
11th Nov '15 10:17:48 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* One famous football (soccer) player known for his power was nicknamed 'Hulk' by fans during his stint in Japan. This became an AppropriatedAppellation, partly because it was awesome and partly because the player in question is Brazilian [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard and has a long name which is very difficult to fit on the back of a football shirt]]. To underline the awesome, everyone from fans to managers to commentators simply refers to him as Hulk.
* Most football (soccer) stadiums are named for their location or their sponsors. Sunderland FC defied this convention by, when building a new stadium, naming theirs the 'Stadium of Light'.
** Manchester United's home stadium of Old Trafford, meanwhile, is nicknamed 'The Theatre of Dreams', which even opposing fans grudgingly admit is pretty cool.
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1st Dec '13 4:43:07 AM Will
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* In the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' gamebooks, most of the main villains. Notable examples include: Mortis the Lich-Lord, Balthus Dire, Malbordus the Storm Child, Zanbar Bone, Razaak the Undying, Baron Sukumvit, Zagor, Warlock of Firetop Mountain, and Zharradan Marr (he changed it... from the marginally less cool Zharradan Dree). The good guys, meanwhile, have Vermithrax Moonchaser and Gereth Yaztromo.
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