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Thursday open thread: What should Kenny Golladay’s nickname be?

The man has already earned himself a nickname. Let’s give it to him.

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Kenny Golladay has been impressing Detroit Lions fans for months. But Golladay made a huge step in his career on Sunday. He went from Camp Darling to actual NFL contributor. It’s a move that many don’t make in their entire careers and he did so in four quarters of play.

As such, Golladay now deserves to be honored with a nickname. Assigning someone a nickname is always tough to do. Ideally, it just comes naturally and everyone pretty much agrees on it immediately. That’s why when Roy Williams dubbed Calvin Johnson “Megatron,” it was perfect. It just came about one day, and every agreed it was awesome, so it stuck forever.

Well, now the NFL is trying to force a nickname on Kenny Golladay, and I personally won’t have it:

I hate the name BabyTron. First off, it’s condescending. I get it, he’s still young, so he’s an NFL baby, and he’s still dwarfed by Calvin. But we’re looking for a name that will be long lasting. Also, this shows little creativity. It seems ever since Calvin was dubbed “Megatron,” every receiver has to have a nickname derivative of that. Recepticon, BabyTron. Even kickers got into it with Greg Zuerlein being named Legatron.

But can we stop it with that, please?

Golladay is already such a good name that we should be able to come up with a better nickname. So today’s Question of the Day is:

What should Kenny Golladay’s nickname be?

My answer: We discussed this a little on Twitter Wednesday afternoon and came up with some good options. Here are my three favorite:

  1. Kenny G
  2. Kenny “Go-All-Day”
  3. Golladay Inn (he’s always open)

Kenny G is simple and makes for some excellent photoshop opportunities. Go-All-Day is a minor stretch, but I like the way it sounds, even if it is a little long. Golladay Inn needs a little explaining to make sense, but with the explanation is kind of perfect.

If I had to choose, I’d probably just go with Kenny G, because it’s simple, the real Kenny G is a hilarious parody of himself and everybody loves sax.

Your turn.


What should Kenny Golladay’s nickname be?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Kenny G
    (513 votes)
  • 7%
    (99 votes)
  • 23%
    Golladay Inn
    (315 votes)
  • 32%
    Other (list in comment section)
    (437 votes)
1364 votes total Vote Now

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