Best nicknames in pro sports

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So the New Orleans Hornets have decided to change their name to the Pelicans, a move that's been met with near universal derision or, as one commenter noted in Marc Spears' report that broke the news, "that has to be the lamest team name in sports history."  


With this in mind, Jay Hart takes a look at his picks for the best nicknames in American professional sports. Click here for the worst nicknames in American professional sports.

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