There may be no better indicator of affection than a nickname. As Americans, we nickname politicians, celebrities, and family members, but we may not like to nickname any group more than sports stars. Maybe it’s the media or mainstream marketing, but we love nicknaming athletes.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.