Terrence "The Albatross" Ross
Old 01-14-2013, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have recently started calling Terrence Ross "The Albatross." "T-Ross" turned to "Tross," which turned to "The Albatross."

I think it's a good name, given that the man can soar, so I figured I'd share.

Yeh or neh?
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A lot of people have been calling him that already.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh, good.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I always thought Bargnani was the Albatross.

I think the nickname only works if he gets traded to the Pelicans.
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I think the nickname only works if he gets traded to the Pelicans.
turbozone agrees (although the pic's been up for a while)

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The word 'albatross' is sometimes used metaphorically to mean a psychological burden that feels like a curse. It is an allusion to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798).[1]

In the poem, an albatross starts to follow a ship — being followed by an albatross was generally considered an omen of good luck. However, the titular mariner shoots the albatross with a crossbow, which is regarded as an act that will curse the ship (which indeed suffers terrible mishaps). To punish him, his companions induce him to wear the dead albatross around his neck indefinitely (until they all die from the curse, as it happens). Thus the albatross can be both an omen of good or bad luck, as well as a metaphor for a burden to be carried (as penance).
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you didn't say it i would have.

The natural nickname from T Ross to me seems like Tyranasuarus Ross.
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For me, at least, it just seems strange to use Albatross, since almost every time I've heard that word referenced, its due to the negative cultural connotations.
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If you didn't say it i would have.

The natural nickname from T Ross to me seems like Tyranasuarus Ross.
Tyranasuaross (or Tyranasoarross/Tyranasoaross)
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I made this name up a while ago, come on son. The link is from October but I'm sure I've posted it before that

http://www.raptorsforum.com/f/689986-post120.html
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Tyranasuaross (or Tyranasoarross/Tyranasoaross)
Better!
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Tyranasuaross (or Tyranasoarross/Tyranasoaross)
im going with this from now on. Awesome name!
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Sailors would really hate the idea.
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I prefer Terrence "The Montross" Ross.
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For me, at least, it just seems strange to use Albatross, since almost every time I've heard that word referenced, its due to the negative cultural connotations.
Drummond may make Ross seem like an albatross...
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But really, nothing beats "Coin Toss Ross". :cookie:
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Drummond may make Bradley Beal, Dion Waiters, and Thomas Robinson seem like an albatross...
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:21 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I like T-Ross. That's it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:32 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I like T-Ross. That's it.
+1

I feel like the only time a player can get a nickname is if a veteran gives him one. Players that give themselves a nickname is just
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:02 AM   #20 (permalink)
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turbozone agrees (although the pic's been up for a while)

It's just wrong ha ha ha

I have a couple too.

Andrea "Barney the Sloth" Bargnani.
Kyle "Broflovski" Lowry.

Don't know about you guys, but I'm sticking to these two whether you like it or not.
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