Sorry Bronislau “Bronko” Nagurski, Dick “Night Train” Lane and even Byron “Bam” Morris: nicknames that didn’t make the birth certificate don’t make the list.
My inspiration? Buster Rhymes. Yes, the Oklahoma Sooners produced a wide receiver who flashed for the Minnesota Vikings (1985-86) named George "Buster" Rhymes. His name doesn’t deserve mention for its contribution to football, rather for its contribution to hip hop as the namesake for the legendary Busta Rhymes.
If you can’t win a bet or two at your Super Bowl party armed with that useful anecdote that’s a “you problem.” Try dropping a couple of these names while you’re at it…the ladies will love it.