Congrats, Chargers, you’ve created the nickname of the year


Only three days after being signed by the Los Angeles Chargers, rookie kicker Cameron Dicker — has a great ring to it — hit a 37-yard field goal as time expired to help the Bolts beat the Atlanta Falcons, 20-17. It has all the elements of a good story — an unsigned rookie delivers with the game on the line to give his team the W. But perhaps even greater than the story is the nickname young Dicker inspired. 

There have been some great kicker nicknames: Greg “The Leg” Zuerlein and Evan “Money Mac” McPherson. Who could forget Sebastian “The Polish Cannon” Janikowski? But the Chargers might have all of them beaten now that they have gifted the sports world with “Big Dicker Energy.” 

This isn’t just a nickname making its way around fan message boards — yes, the Chargers do have fans — but a moniker that was tweeted out by the team’s official page:

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