While looking for a list of nick names for NFL players, I came across the wilipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NFL_nicknames).
Guess what they were missing: Spiderman
Guess what I did:
And Guess what I gave as the reference for it:
If you cant see the images, meet me after the jump for an appropriate textual (:P) post !
Drafted as a wide receiver by the Minnesota Vikings, on Brett Favre's insistence Joe Webb was signed to the team as a back-up QB. Went on to lead Vikings to a win in Philadelphia, against Michael Vick and the Eagles playing a must-win game. Lovingly called Spiderman, due to his last name.
Reference 108 is: www.dailynorseman.com
So if somebody from Wikipedia comes asking, please let them know that DN came up with it. I forgot if it was CG or TG..wow..I am on fire! Well, feel free to edit the post on Wikipedia if you have a better source.
EDIT: CanadianViking informs me that it was him who gave the Spiderman his name. Thanks CV!
you can also go to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NFL_nicknames#cite_ref-107) and rate the page for its trustworthiness. Let me know some other nicknames that are missing from the lists.
As always, Obligatory, super-scientific poll: Which viking from the 5 pics below would you like to take with you to a game? Don't let the poll distract you from the original topic!
Images for the POLL:
Obligatory super-scientific poll:
1 (14 votes)
2 (64 votes)
3 (6 votes)
4 (35 votes)
5 (2 votes)
All of them (36 votes)
None of them :( (6 votes)
163 total votes