One of the most critically important parts of being a part of the Windy City Gridiron family is helping to decide when a nickname officially becomes “a thing”.
We’ve had many nicknames over the years, but the truly great ones have all been, by consensus, “a thing”.
Some are just given, there is not need to even consider it, because the player’s “official” nicknames are just universal. “Sweetness” is a thing. “Peanut” is a thing. “Mr. Ridiculous” is a thing.
Some are unofficial nicknames but they are still, without a doubt, a thing. “Smokin’ Jay” is, of course, a thing. “The Mullet” is a thing. Not all things are good things. As evidence I give you “The Giant Manatee”, “Gate 68”, and “Moose Droppings”.
We’ve had some great debates over the years as to whether some people, units or strategies were or were not a thing. One of our great debates was whether the “Trestcoast Offense” was a thing (it may have been a thing, but it turned out to be a “bad thing”)
Which brings us to today’s question.
Eddie Jackson is emerging as a superstar in his sophomore season with the Bears, and he’s been hit with two different catchy nicknames, either one of which might end up “a thing”. The problem is, of course, that we can’t have BOTH of them being at thing.
So I think it’s time we throw it out there to you, our fine readership, to determine which of these two nicknames should officially qualify as “A WCG Thing”. Conversely, if you deem neither worthy of “thinghood” you can vote no to both.
Keep in mine we are all still free to use both of the nicknames freely... but only one of them (at most) can actually be an official thing.
So, without further delay, I present you “Action Jackson” and “Fast Eddie”.
Are either "Fast Eddie" or "Action Jackson" officially a "WCG Thing"? - Choose ONE
This poll is closed
"Fast Eddie" is an official "WCG Thing"
"Action Jackson" is an official "WCG Thing"
Neither of these nicknames qualify as a "WCG Thing"