Eddie's Nickname

Discussion in 'FC Dallas' started by PaulGascoigne, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. PaulGascoigne

    PaulGascoigne Member

    Feb 5, 2001
    Aotearoa/NZ
    Ok, as Burn (oops, FCD '96) fans, we should have a big impact on what EJ is going to be called. Just as 'Celo, Baby Jesus, Gumby, McHead, etc., are called by special names, so should our little Eddie.

    What should we call EJ? I have a strong preference, but I'll let y'all voice your opinions.
     
  2. Kevin Lindstrom

    Oct 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I voted for EJ based on the options. I don't like the others.

    If anything, something like Fast Eddie might work. Didn't he have a nickname at Bradenton?
     
  3. ihearttheburn

    ihearttheburn New Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    Denton/Plano, Texas
    I voted EJ... but it should be split between EJ & Grown-Ass Man, IMO. I know when he [RESULT]scored tonight[/RESULT] my roommate and I started yelling, "GROWN-ASS MAN!!!" but at Hard Rock on the night of the last game, we addressed him as EJ.
     
  4. 3rd Degree

    3rd Degree Member

    Feb 6, 2000
    Dallas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fast Eddie Johnson

    Which not only fits Eddie it's also a refernce to The brilliance of Paul Newman in the Hostler... a brash young upstart superstar pool player in the making.
     
  5. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    While I do like Fast Eddie....or EJ for that matter.....Grown Ass Man is so damn unique, I don't think he will shake that nickname for a while.
     
  6. burning247

    burning247 Member+

    Liverpool FC
    England
    Sep 16, 2000
    Dallas
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Grown Ass man has just caught on so nice, and its so fitting, when he came here in 2001 he was a Grown Ass boy, but this year he gets definet man points.
     
  7. mudpoet

    mudpoet Member

    May 16, 2004
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like Fast Eddie a lot, but I'm completely with Texgator on this one. Grown-Ass-Man is unique. AND it's caught on well. Sam's army was chanting it during the game tonight. So unless I'm talking to grandma, I'm sticking with GAM.
     
  8. JoeDub83

    JoeDub83 New Member

    Oct 20, 2001
    MISSOULA,MT 420
    EJ...its been his nickname for awhile so why change it.
     
  9. SgtSchultz

    SgtSchultz Member

    Jul 11, 2001
    Parts Unknown
    GAM.....deal with it.
     
  10. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    Lets just hope he doesn't end up like the Fast Eddie in The Color of Money, beaten down, confidence ruined, and reduced to travelling with Tom Cruise and his slutty girlfriend.
     
  11. Kevin Lindstrom

    Oct 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sam's Army in Columbus? How did they find out about that? (Or was that from the interview from Panama?)
     
  12. McKinney_Burn

    McKinney_Burn New Member

    Jan 13, 2003
    Pizza Hut
    The GAM of BAB's.
     
  13. Mrs.TexasArsenal

    Mrs.TexasArsenal New Member

    Aug 24, 2004
    Frisco, TX
    although "Grown Ass Man" is funny.. I like EJ
     
  14. txaggie93

    txaggie93 New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    Fort Worth, TX
    There is already a BoomBoom on FC Dallas.
     
  15. theramblingscot

    theramblingscot New Member

    Jul 14, 2004
    Norman, OK
    rofl at eddie "boom boom" johnson. thats fantastic....

    unfortunately its gonna have to stay grown ass man. he thinks its hilarious when we chant that, so i think it should stay.

    as far as addressing him in person, however, i would just call him eddie. :)
     
  16. jeffenbauer

    jeffenbauer Member

    Jul 17, 2002
    dallas, tx
    "ULHOWA, Home of the Grown Ass Man"
     
  17. Brother Badgerjohn

    Oct 16, 2000
    Okie City
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    After this thread, I'm sold...Can I change my vote.

    Now, we need to come up with a song, since Jason Kreis Superstar is off the rotation...
     
  18. McKinney_Burn

    McKinney_Burn New Member

    Jan 13, 2003
    Pizza Hut
    I call him 'Grown Ass'. In a formal situation, 'Mr. Man'.
     
  19. gotyourback

    gotyourback Member

    Jul 18, 2002
    Aurora/Arlington
    G.A.M.E.



    Grown Ass Man Eddie


    "We got GAME!"
     
  20. FCDallas96

    FCDallas96 Member

    Aug 12, 2004
    Dallas
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As long as EJ is wearing the gold Nike boots, my nickname for him will be Eddie "Golden Boots" Johnson.
     
  21. Kevin Lindstrom

    Oct 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Eddie's Nickname [R from USA-Hamaica iimplied]

    FYI - from the Soccer Times article on the game last night:

    "A veteran of four seasons with MLS's Dallas Burn though only 20 years-old, Johnson's five goals in the 134 minutes of his international career have opened some eyes. He left Columbus after tonight's game to spend two weeks training with Manchester United in England *before two weeks with PSV Eindhoven, the club that employs U.S. and former MLS midfielder DaMarcus Beasley in the Netherlands.*"

    We knew about ManU - but PSV too? :) That is a month of real good training.

    http://www.soccertimes.com/usteams/2004/nov17.htm

    I still like Fast Eddie better. No opposition to GAM, but who says he has to only have one nick?
     
  22. mudpoet

    mudpoet Member

    May 16, 2004
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The question remains...did Sam's army find out about "Grown Ass Man" from the interview, bigsoccer, or Dan?
     
  23. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The genesis of the grown-ass nickname:
     
  24. texas arsenal

    texas arsenal New Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Frisco Tx
    I will be the only one making a boom boom joke with MTA.
     
  25. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    I'm pretty sure Nick just admitted that when he makes boom boom its a joke.
     

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