Pistol Pete, The Glide, and The Bus

Pistol Pete, The Glide, and The Bus

What do gangsters and professional athletes have in common? Big bank accounts? Attractive wives? Sure, they MAY have those, but many of them also have interesting nicknames. Nicknames often start in our childhood, but for most of us they disappear. However, if we venture into a life of crime or continue to play sports into our adulthoods, the monikers tend to follow us around. Can you identify these athletes by their nicknames? Let's find out.

NBA Hall of Famer Akeem Olajuwan's Houston Cougars NCAA team was known as?

What was the nickname given to the Pittsburgh Steelers defense in the 1970s?

Former Cy Young Award Winner Roy Halladay was better known as?

What former NFL running back was known as 'Beast Mode'?

What former athlete was known as Pistol Pete?

Legendary New York Yankees 1st baseman Don Mattingly was known as?

Famous for his touchdown dance, 1970s WR Billy Johnson was also known as?

What was the nickname given to the Denver Broncos defense in the 1970s?

Toronto Maple Leaf fan favourite Doug Gilmour was also known as?

Former Montreal Expos pitcher Bill Lee was much better known as?

Another NBA Hall of Fame known as 'The Glide' was on that team. Who was he?

Which MLB Hall of Famer was called 'The Say Hey Kid'?

Former New Orleans Saints running back Craig Heyward was better known as?

Long-time NHL goalie, who also played in Toronto, Ed Belfour was known as?

Former Green Bay running back Najah Davenport was sometimes known as?

Which NHL goalie had a nickname based on a famous former place in Europe?

Which of the following was not part of a 'Gordie Howe hat trick'?

What former NFL running back was known as 'The Bus'?

Who was not on the Los Angeles Kings line known as 'The Triple Crown' line?

What recently retired NFL wide receiver called himself 'Ocho Cinco'?

What Detroit Lion WR, who many say retired too early, was known as 'Megatron'?

Former Philadelphia Flyer and Edmonton Oiler Ken Linseman was known as?

Former Edmonton Oilers enforcer Dave Semenko was sometimes called?

Gilbert Perreault, Richard Martin, and Rene Robert were known as?

What was the nickname given to the Minnesota Vikings defense in the 1970s?

Fomer Toronto Maple Leaf goalie Curtis Joseph was better known as?

Which of the following was NOT one of George Herman Ruth's nicknames?

Current Toronto Maple Leaf goalie Jack Campell is also known as?

1970s MLB pitcher Al Hrabosky was known as 'The _______'?

Who was not on the Philadelphia Flyers line known as 'The Legion of Doom'?

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Dave Morrissey

Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

In addition to his teaching career, Dave is also a former high school football coach, having won a couple of local championships. While he wishes he had won more, he continues to be deeply involved in football as a scout, recruiter, and social media creator for a university football team.

Dave's passions extend beyond the classroom and football field. He is an avid fan of live music and international travel, often combining these interests. He has traveled to Spain, England, Iceland, and Chile to see bands perform. His greatest pride and joy is his daughter, who has recently excelled in powerlifting. In just a few years, she has become the Canadian record holder for the bench press in her weight class and finished second overall in the combined national event (bench, deadlift, and squat) in Moose Jaw in March 2024. She will be representing Canada at the World Bench Competition in Austin, Texas, in May 2024.

A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.