Sleeping with the Enemy & You Sunk my Blankenship: Athlete Nicknames inspired by Chris Berman

Sleeping with the Enemy & You Sunk my Blankenship: Athlete Nicknames inspired by Chris Berman

Legendary ESPN announcer Chris Berman has had a lengthy career. One of the more interesing things he has done is create nicknames for professional athletes based on their names. For example, NFL running back Eric Bienemy was given the nickname 'Sleeping With': Eric 'Sleeping With' Bienemy sounds like a popular 1990s movie called Sleeping with the Enemy. MLB infielder Lance Blankenship was given the nickname 'You Sunk My": Lance 'You Sunk My' Blankenship sounds like that popular 1970s commercial line 'You sunk my battleship'. You get it? Well, let's see how well you can identify these other classic Chris Berman nicknames.

What MLB player was nicknamed 'Washer And'?

What MLB catcher was nicknamed 'Nova'?

What MLB outfielder was given the nickname 'Young Again'?

What MLB pitcher was given the nickname 'Scotch And'?

What MLB pitcher was given the nickname 'Don't Ask'?

What MLB outfielder was given the nickname 'Tonight Let it Be'?

What MLB 3rd baseman was given the nickname 'Frito'?

What MLB pitcher was simply nicknamed 'Pink'?

What MLB slugger was nicknamed 'Say It Ain't?

What MLB pitcher was given the nickname 'Be Home By'?

What MLB hitter was nicknamed 'Highway To'?

What MLB player was nicknamed 'With a Spoon'?

What MLB shortstop was nicknamed 'Have Gun Will'?

What MLB player was simply nicknamed 'Tossed'?

What NFL defensive lineman was nicknamed 'My Way Back to You Babe'?

What NFL kicker was given the nickname 'Touchy'?

What MLB hitter was given the nickname 'Innocent Until Proven'?

What MLB player was simply nicknamed 'Purple'?

What MLB closer was given the nickname '3 Piece'?

What MLB player was nicknamed 'Enough'?

What NFL Wide Receiver was nicknamed 'Bad Moon'?

What MLB pitcher was nicknamed 'Bay City'?

What MLB infielder was nicknamed 'New Kids on The'?

What MLB Hall of Famer was nicknamed 'Eat, Drink, and Be'?

What NFL Tight End was given the nickname 'Winter'?

What MLB slugger was given the nickname 'I am Not A'?

What NFL Quarterback was given the nickname 'I'm getting closer to'?

What MLB pitcher was nicknamed 'Innocent'?

What MLB pitcher was nicknamed 'Two Minutes For'?

What MLB player was nicknamed 'Bats in The'?

Sleeping with the Enemy & You Sunk my Blankenship: Athlete Nicknames inspired by Chris Berman

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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.