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Player Nickname Voting

Time to decide on aliases for the 2023-24 men’s basketball team

NCAA Basketball: Jack Breslin Student Events Center Photo by Kirby Lee/Getty Images

Okay TOC, we need to find something to distract us from the tragedy that occurred last night. Hopefully this article serves as a brief distraction. We have closed the window for nominating player nicknames and it is now time to vote on the nicknames for our Spartan heroes of the hardwood. In this second annual edition of immortalizing Izzo’s infantry, we will be deciding if any of last year’s nicknames will be replaced and we will be selecting ones for those who have not yet earned those. Like last year, the TOC staff has considered all the nominations and we have selected our favorites for the final vote.

A quick reminder on the nicknames selected last season:

AJ Hoggard - “Boss Hogg”

Tyson Walker - “Ty Fighter”

Jaden Akins - “Shakin’ Bakin’”

Malik Hall - “Malicious”

Mady Sissoko - “The Mali Mauler”

Jaxon Kohler - “The Kohler Bear”

We considered the nominations to replace the above, and decided that only a couple of incumbents are going to be challenged. The nicknames for Walker, Akins, Hall, and Mady are safe. Hoggard and Kohler go back up for election.

Poll

What should Hoggard’s nickname be? (* existing nickname)

This poll is closed

  • 78%
    Boss Hogg*
    (52 votes)
  • 21%
    Hogguardian
    (14 votes)
66 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What should Kohler’s nickname be? (* existing nickname)

This poll is closed

  • 77%
    The Kohler Bear*
    (54 votes)
  • 8%
    The Big Drip
    (6 votes)
  • 14%
    The Big Sink
    (10 votes)
70 votes total Vote Now

Now we move to voting on players who do not have a nickname yet. Steven Izzo is exempt from voting; I am not risking him being anything other than Lil’ Izzo. Tre Holloman seems like he will have to settle for just getting one letter added to his name; there were multiple suggestions for “Trey”. One player, Sanders, only had one nomination, so we can vote if that will be his nickname or if we will abstain from giving him one. And Normand had a couple suggestions, but I will also give the option to wait until next year when he plays to vote on him. Smith will remain without a nickname as I don’t want him to simply inherit his father’s nickname and he had no other suggestions; we are better than that. Of course, the player who had the most nominations was Carr, so let’s start there.

Poll

What should Carr’s nickname be?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Carr-pe De-rim
    (22 votes)
  • 32%
    Electric
    (21 votes)
  • 18%
    Jetsons
    (12 votes)
  • 15%
    Stunt
    (10 votes)
65 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What should Cooper’s nickname be?

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    Alley Coop
    (28 votes)
  • 56%
    Coop Deville
    (37 votes)
65 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What should Fears nickname be?

This poll is closed

  • 62%
    Nightmare
    (39 votes)
  • 37%
    No
    (23 votes)
62 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What should Booker’s nickname be?

This poll is closed

  • 81%
    Stretch
    (49 votes)
  • 18%
    Open
    (11 votes)
60 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What should Sanders’ nickname be?

This poll is closed

  • 66%
    Colonel
    (42 votes)
  • 33%
    (no nickname)
    (21 votes)
63 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What should Normand’s nickname be?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Homer
    (2 votes)
  • 55%
    Stormin’
    (36 votes)
  • 41%
    (let’s wait until next year)
    (27 votes)
65 votes total Vote Now

Thank you for participating. Final results will be posted in an article later this week.


Aside from that, I know we had some Walmart shoppers show up in the CFP thread. Do you want me to just delete those comments when I see them so we don’t have to be subjected to their nonsense?

Also, I have from time to time anointed one of you as the “TOC Reader of the Week” for a particularly amusing comment. Well, today I will do the opposite, though I don’t have a title for this distinction. But Spartyonthebeach, curses to you for your prophecy.

You clearly are some sort of evil wizard. Please don’t bring your black magic around these parts again.