Baltimore Ravens: Who has the coolest nickname in team history?
Which Baltimore Ravens player has the coolest nickname in franchise history?
One thing that is fun about the Baltimore Ravens is that we really get to know and love some of the players over the years. Fans become attached to their favorite players. Nicknames make some players even more memorable. Today we’re taking a look at the coolest nicknames that have been a part of Ravens lure.
For this list a player has to be a Ravens legend and the nickname in question has to make people think of their involvement with the purple and black. Deion Sanders played with the Ravens from 2004-2005 but nobody hears “Prime Time” and thinks Ravens.
There are some current nicknames on the roster. Jaylon Ferguson earned the nickname “Sack Daddy” coming out of Louisiana Tech. The Ravens first round draft pick Marquise Brown, often goes by “Hollywood Brown.” Patrick Onwuasor’s nickname is peanut. While all of these nicknames are fun, they don’t meet the criteria for this nickname glory.
Here are the top 5 nicknames in Ravens history:
5. T-Sizzle (Terell Suggs)
This is one of the most unique nicknames the Ravens have had. Suggs always did everything with a bit of flare so T-Sizzle is an incredibly apt nickname. This is a nickname that is in the Urban Dictionary as the nickname of Suggs. Everybody knows who you’re talking about whether you include the T at the beginning or just say Sizzle.
4. Zeus (Orlando Brown)
Orlando Brown Jr. plays for the Ravens now but his dad used to rock the purple and black as well. Brown was nicknamed after the Greek god of lightning. He was a 6’7″ offensive lineman who made other football players look small. Brown had some good years with the Ravens and he lived up to his nickname. Nobody wanted to mess with him.
3. Buddy Lee (Kelly Gregg)
This one is the funniest nickname on the list. Kelly Gregg, who was one of the best defensive linemen the Ravens ever had was nicknamed after the Levi Jeans mascot, Buddy Lee. The reason it’s so amusing is that Gregg looks just like the Buddy Lee of the commercials. Gregg was a lot bigger than his nickname-namesake but this is one of the most spot on nicknames you’ll ever see. Gregg played with the Ravens from 2000-2010 and was a long time starter in the middle of the defensive line.
2. January Joe (Playoff Joe Flacco)
There were two Joe Flacco’s. There was regular season Joe Flacco and he was just okay. The Joe Flacco you got in the playoffs was amazing. January Joe is nickname that will live on for a couple of reasons. Flacco isn’t an all time great yet he has more road playoff wins than any quarterback in NFL history. Flacco bet on himself going into the 2012 season. That year the Ravens won the Super Bowl behind a playoff run from Flacco that was unbelievable. Once January hit, Flacco was a different quarterback.
1. Goose (Tony Siragusa)
I may be a little biased with this one. My pug is named Goose because of Tony Siragusa. It seemed like a cool way to honor the Super Bowl XXXV champion. Siragusa was one of the most entertaining players in Ravens history. He was a great defensive lineman and fans loved shouting “Goooooose” after he made a play. Rich Gannon is probably never going to be a fan of Siragusa, but that’s because we still remember that hit in the AFC Championship game.