Best and Worst NFL Nicknames

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Aug 9, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; NFL shield logo on the 50 yard line before the game of the Carolina Panthers and the Chicago Bears at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Nicknames have a way of sticking with you.  Whether they were given for something positive or negative, a nickname can last a lifetime. My family has always been about the nicknames. Doesn’t everybody have an Uncle Mooney? The NFL is no different.

Some teams, or units on the teams, have been given some legendary nicknames over the years.  Here is my list of the top 10 best and worst nicknames in the NFL.

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  • DidusayJenn

    Awesome!! We also have an Uncle Monk!

  • Bob E.

    I hate the Raiders, but The Black Hole is kind of a cool one…

  • Jason Beske

    How about “Three Deep”?

  • JoeDog

    Gang Green is used mostly by beat writers in search of a synonym for Jets. If there’s a nickname that’s truly stuck, it’s the New York Sack Exchange. Rex Ryan’s current line maybe on its way to rekindling that spirit….