HHN: WHO'S YOUR POPS! The results are in...
Old 03-31-2009, 09:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Congrats to Acie .... his nickname for Pops was the fan favourite at Hoop Heads North with the "British Bulldog".


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Welcome To Toronto, Pops. With 28% of the vote, Pops Mensah-Bonsu's new handle is:

"THE BRITISH BULLDOG"


I starting to feel like I'm the Pops Mensah-Bonsu marketing team, but the dude is freaking entertaining to watch. Acie from Raptors Forum has been accredited with the creation of the nickname, Eric Smith had hyped it up on the FAN590, so congratulations is in order for Acie! And thanks to JE Skeets' nickname creation for another Raptor, The British Bulldog can now officially be tag team partners with this guy and be known as"CUCKOO FOR ROKO POPS".

NBA XL had a nice little piece on Pops and he talked nicknames with the NBA XL crew (click on the image below) Apparently, we missed a bunch that he's had throughout his basketball career: Smoke, Black, The Stub (a la The Big Ticket) & Black Elephant to name a few. I wish I found these earlier because after watching his game a little more, I'm liking the Black Elephant.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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that's pretty damn cool, cant believe my "matzah ball soup" got no votes tho *cry
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Smoke could have worked considering Toronto is 'The Big Smoke'

but British Bulldog was da best
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Smoke could have worked considering Toronto is 'The Big Smoke'
really?
ive never heard that one.
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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really?
ive never heard that one.
The Big Smoke, a name applied to various cities, including:
Belfast
Dublin
London, labelled as such since the late 19th century.
Manchester, during the industrial revolution.
Melbourne, labelled as such in the late 19th century during the industrial boom following the Victorian gold rush, often by provincial Victorians and by people from other parts of Australia.
Sydney
Toronto
Vancouver, British Columbia because of its occasional heavy fogs and in the past, millsmoke ("smoke" in the old trade language there meant "fog" and "cloud").

Big Smoke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Toronto has garnered various nicknames throughout its history, including:
T.O. – an acronym for Toronto, Ontario, also thought of as an abbreviation of Toronto; pronounced "Tee-Oh". This nickname is sometimes referenced as T-dot, T-dot-O, or T-dot O-dot.[2][3][4]
The Megacity – a name which evolved from the amalgamation of the former Metropolitan Toronto[5]
The Big Smoke – originally a nickname for London, England, presumably imported by British immigrants.
The Centre of the Universe – A derogatory term used by Canadians outside of Toronto; Torontonians have come to also use it fondly, reversing the original sentiment
Hogtown – Related to the livestock that was processed in Toronto, largely by the city's largest pork processor and packer, the William Davies Company.[6]
Toronto the Good – from its history as a bastion of 19th century Victorian morality. There is a 1898 book by C.S. Clark, Of Toronto the Good. A Social Study. The Queen City of Canada As It Is[7]. The nickname today could be used as a label for the city's friendly atmosphere and hospitality, however this is sometimes used ironically to imply Toronto's standing is something less than great, or inverted (i.e. "Toronto the Bad" Toronto the Bad: BOYCOTT TORONTO) as a derogatory nickname
Methodist Rome – an analogy implicating the city as a centre for Canadian methodism, akin to Rome's role in Catholicism[citation needed]
City of C
hurches[citation needed]
Hollywood North – a shared nickname with Vancouver describing the film industries.
Queen City – a reference most commonly used by francophone Quebecers ("La Ville-Reine")[citation needed]
Muddy York – derived from Toronto's previous name, York, and the weather's effect on its once-largely unpaved streets[citation needed]
The 416 – 416 is the original telephone area code for much of the city (the other area code in Toronto is 647; 905 is used in the surrounding GTA suburbs)

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Old 03-31-2009, 11:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I think whenever he gets a basket the PA announcer should say.... "SNAP, CRACKLE, AND POPS MENSAH BONSU!!!" LOL... I do that when I score with him in NBA2k9 lol... I know I have no life
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Dude, you need to promote your band like this, not some average bench players. :|




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If I am Pops I'll take British Bulldog over Black Elephant any day.

Nice work Acie. Take the rest of the day off.
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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LOL I voted for that nickname like 3 times that day just so Acie can win. It was a really good nickname. Props Acie
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Congrats Acie!

A funny comment on the post: "I say the nickname should be "Poppa Boner" - because he always plays hard"
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Haha I love 'The Black Elephant'. I don't care what 28% of you said: I'm calling him the Black Elephant from now on.
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Eric Smith has been calling him the British Bulldog since the Utah game back in early March.

Great minds think alike!
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:03 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Eric Smith has been calling him the British Bulldog since the Utah game back in early March.

Great minds think alike!
Acie sent an email with the idea to E.Smith.
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Yeah, none should ever make a mistake and think that people like Eric Smith think with their own head. Never!
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:41 AM   #19 (permalink)
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From the horses mouth - 2:30 in.

Source - FAN590 - Blogs - The Rap Blog Archive VLOG 35.0 - Charlotte
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Very cool Acie....
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