Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday “Mourning” Quarterback/Football Nicknames

Both #6’s lost yesterday while both coaches named Mike moved on to the Super Bowl!

Sixth-seeded Green Bay and their coach since 2006, Mike McCarthy, beat Jay Cutler (his hometown is Santa Claus, Indiana) and the Chicago Bears, 21-14.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and their coach since 2007, Mike Tomlin, beat Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets, 24-19. Meanwhile, the Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur is NOT to be confused with the coach of the Jets – The Ranting Rex (Ryan)

Rex actually has some Toronto and hockey roots. Scientists believe this powerful predator could eat up to 500 pounds (230 kilograms) of meat in one bite! The Tyrannosaurus REX – NOT Rex Ryan!

The six coolest nicknames in NFL history include a couple of Bears and one Steeler. Check out the list here. It was inspired with the passing of former Buffalo Bill, Cookie Gilchrist, earlier this month.