PF has become a breeding ground of some wonderful nicknames over the years, ranging from well thought-out to downright weird. This nickname glossary has been created to not only assist forum newcomers with the linguistic nuances, but for the regulars to reminisce and locate name origins that perhaps have been forgotten over time.
The research for this was only able to take into account forum posts (not chat room messages). If you have any feedback, suggestions or corrections, please send myself @webz or one of the other admins a PM with details and supporting evidence if possible.
|Nickname||Person||Date Coined||Sources||Explanation||Thread Post||Other Sources|
|Playstation||Carlos Delfino||Pre-PF||detteam||This appears to be pre-PF as Delfino was already being referenced as Playstation in 2005. detteam later confirmed, "I will take credit for that one from the pre-PF.com days over at the detnews forum. After hearing Vegas summer league reports of him thumbing his Playstation on the bench and not paying attention to the floor..."||Link|
|Quick Hands, Fast Hands||Rodney White||Pre-PF||Mad Hatter||Possibly this was established pre-PF. First mention of either nickname on the forum was by Mad Hatter, "Reminds me of what I told that joker from Denver who invaded the other forum right after they signed Rodney "quick hands" White. Some might recall this joker... gloating over their "theft" of RW."||Link|
|Flipper||Flip Saunders||Sep 03, 2005||lemonpen||First mention of Flipper in reference to Saunders was from lemonpen, "Like LB4LB I'm hoping Flipper takes the finest opportunity ever handed him and proceeds to overshadow the accomplishments of the last guy."||Link|
|Bup Bup||Chauncey Billups||Sep 04, 2005||TheeTFD||First mention on PF, "In the East BupBup has proved to be most effective. Only Parker from the West got over on BupBup because he played on a better coached team." TheeTFD later surmised the reference was derived from Pistons announcer Mason saying Bu-bu-Billups during games.||Link|
|Uncle Cliffy||Cliff Robinson||Sep 27, 2005||buddahfan||The thread was named 'Sheed and Uncle Cliffy'. "The Pistons got maybe one fair year out of Uncle Cliffy. That was his first year in Detroit when he was 35."||Link|
|Brahma Bull||Jason Maxiell||Nov 19, 2005||mercury||First mention of Brahma and Maxiell was in a Mercury post, "That said it was Jmax that destroyed everyone on the very first day (including Lee)... Lee would not stand a chance against the lil Brahma in a head to head battle." Almost a year later Roscoe mentioned, "they are calling Maxiell the Brahma Bull, meaning that Greg Kelser mentioned it during the game, and George Blaha after the game... Kelser says "Sitting next to Rasheed, new mentor, calls him the Brahma Bull..." When 12 post member LilWeez questioned the coining of the nickname Mercury said, "LILweez is full of it... it came from this keyboard."||Link|
|Elderly||Elden Campbell||Mar 04, 2006||LA Dre||First mentioned in a Lakers-Pistons game thread by LA Dre, "Maybe Kato's going to be waived and Joe will sign Elderly for some post season minutes."||Link|
|Jul 04, 2006||ahb||First player to receive the label was Nazr from ahb, "Shouldn't that tell us all we need to know about Nazr Mohammed? Even with nobody behind him but superscrub Fabricio Oberto, the Spurs didn't care to re-sign his stone handed, no-D young big body."|
Kwame Brown later inherited the label as a member of Pistons.
Aron Baynes has the current mantle.
|Unko Dabunkalogo||Fictional player||Jul 05, 2006||MainManJoeD||Began as a tongue-in-cheek jab at Joe Dumars by MainManJoeD for the drafting of Darko. "Of course, Joe may go and draft Unko Dabunkalogo from the former Soviet Republic of Tajikistan, so my plan is not fool-proof."||Link|
|Tazer/Taser||Dale Davis||Aug 03, 2006||TaS||In 2006, Dale Davis was arrested in Miami Beach and had to be subdued by a Taser after he threatened police officers. TaS immediately suggested, "He doesn't really have a nickname yet right? Tazer is a good one."||Link||Link|
|Clueless Coach||Every coach since Flip||Aug 29, 2006||Hobbs, Lee356|
The very first reference to a Pistons coach being clueless was by Hobbs, "Flip was totally clueless as to what kind of player Carlos was and if that doesn't change then Carlos will be stapled to the bench again."
The first reference by Lee356 to a clueless coach was directed at Flip Saunders on Jan 6, 2007, "Rip was great early, but was tired late. Something about having a coach clueless in managing minutes."
Coach Curry was first called clueless by Lee356 on Dec 21, 2008, "I mentioned that Carlisle knew what he was doing, as he had many years as an assistant before being our coach. This is in contrast to Curry, who just had last year as experience. And whom I am now referring to as clueless."
Coach Kuester was first called clueless by Lee356 on Oct 15, 2009, "Daye got the start, but he did not play long, as apparently the new coach is clueless about how silly it is to play small ball, and went to small ball most of the game. I wonder what clown Dumars will come up with next year to repeat the same old mistakes."
Coach Frank was first called clueless by Lee356 on Nov 16, 2012, "...because our coach is clueless and won't play Stuckey where he can excell - as the backup point."
No record of Coach Cheeks being called clueless.
Coach Loyer was first called clueless by Lee356 on Feb 18, 2014, "Sorry, no new ideas here. Clueless as the last one."
Coach Van Gundy was first called clueless by Lee356 on Feb 14, 2016, "In a desperation move, this totally clueless coach brings in Dinwiddie for the last 4 minutes."
|Dolphin||Flip Saunders||Nov 29, 2006||Pwn Toney||The first time Flip and dolphin appeared together was from Darth Tater in a Flip Murray thread, "Flipper the dolphin is more intelligent than Flip Saunders." The first time Flip was actually called Dolphin was by Pwn Toney, "The two practiced philosohpies of "freezing out" Mr. Wallace (employed by Cola and the Twitchy Dolphin) got the Pistons bounced unceremoniously in the ECF."||Link|
|Spellcheck||Arron Afflalo||Jul 12, 2007||Taco John||First mentioned by Taco John (total of 50 posts), "He, Stuckey, Spellcheck, and Maxiell are going to play this year."||Link|
|Giant Turd||Fictional player/Kwame Brown||Jul 03, 2008||Ernie the Slow Adult||When discussing which free agents Joe should pursue with the MLE, Ernie the Slow Adult said, "Whatever Joe does is OK by me. If he signs a giant turd with the MLE I'll be at the NBA store the next day looking for its' jersey." Kwame Brown later assumed the nickname rights when he became a Pistons and Basketbills quipped, "I know we talked a lot in the forum about signing Giant Turd. And now it happened!"||Link||Link|
|Sleepy||Walter Sharpe||Jul 12, 2008||lurker||After it was learned Sharpe had narcolepsy the nickname was almost inevitable. First used by lurker, "Who cares about those fancy high-scoring sneaker-endorsing All-Star types. We've got the mysterious Sleepy Walter...the obscure Trent Plaisted...the virtually unknown Deron Washington...and maybe even long-lost Alex Acker…"||Link||Link|
|Weezy||Chris Wilcox||Oct 28, 2008||Linwood||It appears Wilcox already had this nickname which was brought to the forum by Linwood due to his Seattle affiliation where Wilcox once played. First mention in a fantasy thread, "And, hopefully, Weezy continues his rebounding with the new OKC Thunder." In another foreshadowing thread discussion about Wilcox, Linwood says, "I watched Weezy for 2 years here in Seattle."||Link|
|Tablecloth||Michael Curry||Mar 15, 2009||Roscoe36||"...took 50 games to figure out he should wear solid suits, not tablecloth prints." First referred to as 'Coach Tablecloth' by Roscoe36 on May 21.||Link|
|Capp Spayce||Fictional player||Jun 25, 2009||Darth Tater||"So what if Orlando gets Vince Carter and Cleveland gets Shaq? Joe Dumars is going to make the jaws of every GM in the league drop when he trades down our pick and drafts Capp Spayce. I don't know much about him. Some say he has great hands and some say he is turnover prone. Some say he plays Center but some say he is most valuable as a Guard. Some say he is European and other claim he played most of his ball in the United States. But I will tell you this. Capp Spayce will be the savior of the Pistons. Just watch. In Joe we trust. What an exciting day this will be when that announcement is made. Yessir. I can't wait."||Link|
|Dumards||Joe Dumars||Jul 27, 2009||CarlosGallan||Unintentional typo used on multiple occasions. Original quote was "we don´t know joe dumards project"||Link|
|Bynumite||Will Bynum||Nov 14, 2009||SJAndre||First mentioned by SJAndre in a Pistons-Mavs game thread, "Let's just hope that Bynumite/BG/ and Stuckey have a dominant game in the back court, and we bang them up on the boards."||Link|
|Bad Back Wilcox||Chris Wilcox||Jan 22, 2010||Lee356||First mentioned by Lee356 in a Pistons-Pacers game report, "But tonight, we march out bad back Tay and bad back Wilcox to start a disastrous 3rd quarter. Why does Kuester hate success?"||Link|
|Tayking, Taynking||Tayshaun Prince||Jan 30, 2010||LA Dre||Coined in a game chat by LA Dre, "Pistons are now 1-12 in games that Tay starts or plays in. ...I coined a new word in chat called Tayking..as that is what they are doing by playing Tay." Later also referred to as 'taynking' or depicted by Tayshaun driving a tank.||Link|
|Charlie Garbage||Charlie Villanueva||Feb 26, 2010||Roscoe36||First mention was by Roscoe36, "What a joke. Charlie Garbage can't even post up Ty Lawson. That's embarrassing." The nickname was later inadvertently solidified by Austin Carr a month later when Roscoe36 noticed, "These games are hilarious. The Cleveland color commentator said CV is a garbage time all star."||Link||Link|
|Super Collider||Rodney Stuckey||Mar 30, 2010||BallDon'tLie||While discussing Heat-Pistons pre-game thoughts DBA said, "So, either the super collider big bang experiment running today actually does cause the entire universe to cease to exist or we get the Pistons and Heat." BallDon'tLie drew the parallel to Stuckey saying, "Super Colider...ANOTHER great nickname for Rodney Stuckey."||Link|
|Joggin' Rodney||Rodney Stuckey||Jul 18, 2010||Ernie the Slow Adult||First mention of 'Joggin Rodney'||Link|
|Joggernaut||Rodney Stuckey||Oct 22, 2010||Mogilny||First mention of 'Joggernaut'||Link|
|ISOTay, ISOTayshaun, Taysolation||Tayshaun Prince||Jan 15, 2012||alexa032 The Panda||Began as a reference to a Tayshaun Prince ISO play, but later came to be a reference to the man himself. Both 'ISOTayshaun' and 'ISOTay' were first used in the same post by Alexa032, "Hate Stuckey at PG. Hate it. Him and Tay calling for the ball and running isotayshauns killed us."|
"lol at the sheer stupidity of having Greg make entry passes to IsoTay to post up player number 100000000 and miss his takes forever to launch hook shot."
First mention of 'Taysolation' by The Panda on Feb 2 2012, "Diops free throws ain't got anything on a ping pong collection like Taysolation."
|Huggernaut||Rodney Stuckey||Mar 05, 2012||Walter||First mention of 'Huggernaut'||Link|
|Mack Truck||Vernon Macklin||Mar 26, 2012||BallDon'tLie||"I'd go with: Mack Truck, Mack Daddy, V-Mack, Macksimus Prime, Holy Mackeral, Mack the Knife, EZ-Mack, I-Mack, Mackbook Air, Mackinac, Macksimum, Mack Attack…"|
Mack Truck was the only name that stuck
|Ken English, Kenglish||Kim English||Jun 28, 2012||Mogilny TaS||When giving out draft grades, Mogilny made a typo in English's first name "...and the SG Ken English is great shooter, intelligent and fierce defender. Sounds just perfect to me."|
The first use of 'Kenglish' was by TaS on Nov 28, 2012, "How do we know that Kenglish and Middleton aren't as talented as Singler?"
On Mar 24, 2013, BallDon'tLie noted, "The Heat play-by-play guy called Kim English: "Ken" English, no less than 3 times..."
|The Russian Guy, TRG||Slava Kravstov||Jul 03, 2012||TaS||Alias first appeared in a rotation by TaS when discussing Dwight Howard trades. Although lpgrl26 did mention 'some russian guy i've never heard of' in a post on March 23, 2008||Link|
|Bucket of Turd, BOT||Charlie Villanueva||Jul 05, 2012||The Panda||Monologue for why no team would want to trade for Villanueva||Link|
|Drummund||Andre Drummond||Nov 22, 2012||House Dressing||First occurrence was an unintentional typo by House Dressing.|
Second occurrence was Drummond sporting a misspelled jersey against Chicago on Nov 10 2014.
|Teen Wolf||Will Bynum||Dec 04, 2012||TaS BallDon'tLie||After BallDon'tLie pondered, "…or Joe could sign a teen wolf.", TaS replied, "Teen wolf was a point guard who played almost identically to Will Bynum." BallDon'tLie then replied, "From now on Will Bynum shall be known as Teen Wolf."||Link|
|Sticky||Rodney Stuckey||Jul 02, 2013||webz||Two unintentional typos occurred before the nickname was suggested. First by hitafreethrow on Dec 16 2010, "...all of a sudden this has turned into the Sticky: PG or NO thread."|
Then by armygirl on Jul 2 2013, "Sticky and jerebko would be good for starters." webz replied, "That would be a good new nickname for Stuckey actually. Joe has him pinned to the top of the roster as a favourite thread and is never going away..."
|Italian Rick Fox, IRF||Luigi Datome||Jul 09, 2013||Linwood||"He reminds me of an Italian Rick Fox."||Link|
|Pizza Guy||Luigi Datome||Jul 09, 2013||BallDon'tLie||"I was talking to my friend on the phone yesterday and he was just calling him "Pizza Guy"."||Link|
|Lipstick||Mo Cheeks||Oct 23, 2013||Mogilny||Stemming from a domestic abuse investigation which was sparked by a lipstick-rimmed glass. Cheeks was first called 'Lipstick' by Mogilny||Link|
|Cornerstone||Kyle Singler||Dec 22, 2014||webz||Referred to Singler as the team cornerstone as the Yahoo sports app team page for 2015 Pistons showed Smith, Stuckey, Bynum and Singler. Singler was the only current Pistons player at that time.||Link|
|Old Man Blake, OMB||Steve Blake||Jul 13, 2015||webz basketbills||In reference to an article posted by Roscoe about Blake being traded to Detroit, webz says, "Old man Blake just ain't what he used to be." Basketbills later says, "I'd like to call Old Man Blake OMB. Like Kentavious is KCP."||Link|
|Bounce||Stanley Johnson||Dec 28, 2015||pass99||"...another player with additional moxie (The Bounce) adds some toughness… Within this second unit, why not add something different and try some speed small ball (Hilliard, BJ, The Bounce, Morris, Bullock, Anthony)."||Link|
|Illy||Ersan Ilyasova||Feb 08, 2016||Roscoe36||First forum usage used by Roscoe36, "Tolliver has more conventional gangster than Illy."||Link|
|Blue Velvet||Reggie Jackson||Mar 07, 2016||TheeTFD||"RJ = Blue Velvet"||Link|
|Meat||Aron Baynes||Mar 29, 2016||TheeTFD/Rick Mahorn||"SVG... went with 2 bigs as counter and it worked. Mahorn likes The Tillerman, calls him Meat, a bit of a slur, but he always credits Meat with his big plays." In reference to Baynes.||Link|
|Bullseye||Reggie Bullock||Apr 06, 2016||LA Dre||Coined after a game against Orlando when "...the bench scored 31 points led by Reggie Bullseye Bullock who hit 3 from deep and was the x factor..."||Link|
Some nicknames weren't coined on the forum, but have become part of forum folklore.
|Nickname||Person||Date Coined||Sources||Explanation||Thread Post||Other Sources|
|Bad P0rn?||Corey Maggette||Unknown||Warriors fans||Created by Warriors fans, "Sure, there’s penetration and scoring, but are you really happy with what you’re seeing?", the first mention on PF was by Mogilny, "As long as it's Daye, Tay, Bad Porn or BoT that's a goner I'm all for this."||Link||Link|
|Fabio||Walter Herrman||Unknown||16 Mile||It appears Herrman already had the nickname before PF (unsurprisingly). First mentioned in a quoted article by 16 Mile.||Link|
|Super Dupe||Ronald Dupree||Pre-PF||Rasheed Wallace||While no official documentation found, there is evidence Rasheed Wallace coined the nickname. First mention on PF was by Roscoe36, "Delfino? He's gotta compete with Super Dupe, Mo Evans and Hunter for minutes."||Link|
|Serbian Gangster||Darko Milicic||Nov 20, 2005||Rasheed Wallace||Was actually coined by Rasheed Wallace after Darko got entangled with Dikembe Mutombo during a game. Mutombo stuck a finger in Milicic's face. Milicic never backed off. "I'm telling you, Darko is a Serbian gangster. Darko's got some bodies back there (in Serbia-Montenegro). He can go psycho on guys."||Link|
|Baby eater||Jason Maxiell||Pre-PF||Unknown||Wasn't actually coined on PF. In a video Rasheed Wallace mentioned he was called that in school. DBB produced a t-shirt in Jan 2007 that said 'Jason Maxiell eats babies'. The first mention on the forum was by LatinoKing90 who said "Maxiell is eating too much babies." in reference to an online poll where Jason Maxiell was matched up against Shane Battier.||Link||Link|
|Buckets||Kyle Singler||2012||Kyle Singler, Youtube||Derived from Kyle Singler's college youtube videos called 'Kyle gets buckets'. A video also appeared on the Pistons website on Nov 21, 2012 explaining how Singler came to be known as 'Bucket Man'.|
First reference seen was from a chat excerpt by BillLaimbeer.
Slippy: "singler does what I wanted Daye to do"
BillLaimbeer: "score buckets?"