Best Sports Team Nicknames
The Greatest Show on Turf
From 1999 2001, the St. Louis Rams broke offensive records nearly every week. Employing a five receiver, deep threat timing system, the Rams took the NFL by storm and couldn t be stopped. Led by quarterback Kurt Warner, who had famously been bagging groceries before being picked up by the team, Marshall Faulk, Isaac Bruce and Tory Holt, the Rams bowled over defenses on their way to two Super Bowl appearances, one win, and three MVP awards. ESPN s Chris Berman said to audiences in 2000, Forget Ringling Brothers the Rams are the Greatest Show on Earth Soon the word Turf was substituted, in reference to their home field playing surface and the speed at which they flew on it. There aren t many nicknames that capture a team, or its style, any better.