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Well-Received Indeed: 6 Most Liked NFL Players in League History

A lot of players are hated. And then there are NFL players who are well-loved by their legions of fans, finding a special spot in their hearts. 

Below are some of the most liked players. 

1) Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers led the Packers to its Super Bowl win. And this is just one aspect why fans dote on him. 

Rodgers also carries the hope of the entire Green Bay Packers fan base upon hinting that the best is yet to come for the team. He keeps the entire team and city from falling apart.

Fans take notice of his efforts. No single person in the city would say anything against their main man.

Why fans love Rodgers: He is fond of joking around with them

2) Troy Polamalu

Everyone loves the high-energy footballer Polamalu, curly hair and all. He meant a lot for the Pittsburgh Steelers fans.

Polamalu is a household name thanks to his defensive play. For every hard hit and clutch play he makes, he gained more respect from his fans.

Also, he has the best selling jersey among all Steelers players.

Why fans love Polamalu: He is the nicest to interact with

3) Drew Brees

Brees is always someone great with the fans. He connects and interacts with them any way he could.

His Super Bowl celebration holding his toddler son imprinted a memory among the New Orleans Saints fans. That also gave him the ever-dependable player impression.

To date, Brees was one of the best quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL and a Saints legend.

Why fans love Brees: He appreciates the city, the Superdome, and fanbase 

4) Adrian Peterson

A breath of fresh air from the likes of Brett Favre and Sidney Rice, Peterson is not known for “All Day” for nothing. If there is one word to describe Peterson, that would be unstoppable. 

Fans adored him for his tireless rushing for seven years and counting, having almost 14,000 rushing yards under his name.

Minnesota Vikings fans support him all the way, appreciating his talents on the pitch that no other players in the team can match even when he was no longer a Vikings.

Why fans love Peterson: His consistency in the field

5) Brian Urlacher

Urlacher is the definition of football. He was an elite linebacker, and his fans appreciate him for the dedication he demonstrates on the field with his hard-hitting defence.

He dominates the middle field. And he never disappointed Chicago Bears fans ever. He is smart and strong—and even these words are an understatement.

He may not have an impact like that of other players such as Ray Lewis. Even so, Urlacher will be remembered for the longest time. 

Why fans love Urlacher: He takes football seriously and knows it by heart

6) Peyton Manning

Another household name, fans surely miss Manning on the field now that he is already retired. For one, he is a legendary quarterback to ever play in the league. And yes, Manning is a Hall of Famer in the making.

He is the face of Indianapolis Colts. No other Colts player can match his levels of play. There are very few NFL players who are comparable with Manning as well.

Colts fans adore him for just being the serious him.

Why fans love Manning: He is highly relatable, like an ordinary guy but not really

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9 Greatest, Wittiest NFL and Players Nicknames

It’s always a wild NFL ride, but you have to credit the cleverness of the people—the teams, players, fans and even the media—in coming with witty nicknames like the below.

Papa Bear

George Halas is the founder-owner and head coach of the Chicago Bears. He was referred to as the Papa Bear for this reason.

However, there is more to it—Halas was also a co-founder of the NFL. He also played for the league that in 1973, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

New York Sack Exchange

Of course, you knew it refers to the New York Jets. It specifically started in the 1980s to refer to the triple threat Mark Gastineau, Marty Lyons, and Joe Klecko. 

They were known as the defensive line to boot then sans a Super Bowl appearance.

Ain’ts

Sometimes, the fans display their dismay over the team’s performance by giving it a name. For New Orleans Saints, it was Aints where the fans wear paper bags to hide their face in disgust.

That was before they first appeared in the playoffs in 1987 after more than 20 years. More specifically, it was first used when the franchise lost 14 consecutive games in 1980.

Now, fans call them The Black and Gold or The Who Dats.

Tom Terrific

Tom Brady is a prowess of terrific moves in the field—no doubt about it.

With three Super Bowls and two MVPs each for the NFL and Super Bowl, he only proved how deserving he is of the moniker. 

The Minister of Defense

Reggie White, the all-time greatest defensive lineman, earned this title. He was awarded two NFL Defensive Player of the Year titles.

He has a total of 198 sacks, 33 forced fumbles amassed while playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, and Carolina Panthers. 

Not just the teams and football players

The Cleveland Browns fans are known as the Dawg Pound. And they continue to mobilise and fill up stadiums to the Browns’ delight. 

The Dawg Pound also refers to the bleacher section at the FirstEnergy Stadium dedicated to the franchise’s most passionate fans.

Dawg Pound Daily, a fan site, was created out of that historic name.

On the other hand, when one says the Cheeseheads, he was probably referring to the Green Bay Packers fans. They wear their foam cheese hats on the stadium regardless of the weather.

Then, there’s also a game

When fans remember the 1958 NFL Championship between the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts, they would only say one thing: it was The Greatest Game Ever Played.

It was the very first overtime match in NFL history. The game is also considered one of the reasons for the popularity that the league enjoys today. 

The Colts won the match 23-17. 

St. Louis Rams fans surely still remember the Greatest Show on Turf. The players, specifically, Kurt Warner, Isaac Bruce, and Marshall Faulk, played on a domed turf during the Super Bowl XXXIV.

The Rams took over the Georgia Dome against Tenessee Titans, 23-16. 

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A Rundown of the Most Passionate NFL Superfans

The spirit of the game lives in the hearts of fans everywhere who support their teams so passionately. ~David Baker, President and CEO of Pro Football Hall of Fame

Do you ever wonder what would happen to NFL teams and players without their fans? Well, that’s an undesirable place for sure.

It’s good to know that starting 2019, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is opening up its halls to accommodate the NFL’s super fans. 

In January 2019, the organization inducted three fan honourees into the Ford Hall of Fans. Over 170,000 ballots are cast through online polling that began months before the announcement of finalists. 

These are Don Wachter, a Chicago Bears fan; Rick Holman, a Pittsburgh Steelers fan; and Roger Avila, a Miami Dolphins fan.

Here’s a list of the most passionate NFL fans.

Don “Bearman” Wachter

Wachter is a 56-year-old Plainfield, Illinois resident. He was a season-ticket holder for 33 years and counting. 

Also known as the Bearman, other than painting his face, Wachter also wears a bear head hat to games—where he got his moniker from. 

Between 1998 and 2004, he was the Bears most reliable ally in firing up the home crowd. Wachter would run onto the Soldier Field 

Roger “Dolfan Maniac” Avila

Avila, who is also 56 years old, is from Miami. He was a season-ticket holder for 24 years now.

Avila was called the Dolfan Maniac and considered one of the faces of the team. He appears on TV broadcasts on his usual attire—his No. 40 white Miami jersey. 

Rick Holman

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Holman is the youngest of the three, at only 39 years old. He was a season-ticket holder for 18 years. From Beaver, Pennsylvania, Holman is a history teacher.

Holman never missed a match played in Heinz Field, whether a preseason, regular or playoff game. Holman also travels to Dallas, Tampa, and Detroit to watch the championship games of the Steelers.

Other NFL superfans

Wachter, Avila, and Holman are on a different league now that their names are up in the wall.

And while fans are not created equal, many others are worthy of the same recognition.

100% Cheese Free

Syd Davy’s alter ego, 100% Cheese Free first appeared in Halloween 1993. Other fans motivated him to continue dressing up because they loved how it looks. He is regarded as the face of the Minnesota Vikings.

Hunka Burning Fan

John Lang, 56, is a Buffalo Bills fan who dons Elvis Presley garb. It started with a bet that he couldn’t appear on TV, only he did. He received an airtime thanks to his old guitar, white jumpsuit and painted sideburns. Now known as the rock n roll fan, Lang is now a staple at every Bills game.

Sound and Fury

Leroy Mitchell has been wearing a giant whistle headdress since 1996. A fan of the New Orleans Saints, his whistle can hit up to 120 decibels.

Queen Falcon

Carolyn “BirdLady” Freeman started following Atlanta Falcons in 1998—after 12 years of confinement in bed. She was a deputy sheriff and was severely injured while on duty. She was in every Falcons game, even flying to Houston to watch the Super Bowl LI. Freeman also painted her home black, white, grey, and red or the Falcon colours.

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