Some Call “B-Train” Nickname Sacriligious

January 16th, 2011

Joe loves nicknames. And there have been some great ones on the Bucs in recent years, such as Sabby The Goat, Blocking Icon (Michael Clayton) and Cadillac, but perhaps none is more meaningful to Bucs fans than A-Train.

The A-Train even had his own in-stadium whistle that fired up Bucs fans to no end when Mike Alstott completed a punishing run.

Joe’s getting chills just sitting with his eyes shut and trying to hear that whistle again.

Now lots of folks have tried to put a nickname of B-Train on LeGarrette Blount, for the obvious comparisons to Alstott. But for some Bucs fans that’s the equivalent of denouncing God and praying to idols, as Justin Pawlowski, of WDAE-AM 620, talked about yesterday on the air.

Pawlowski has taken calls from listeners who believe calling Blount “B-Train” is an act of heresy. They want the legend and grandeur of Alstott to remain as is.

Pawlowski thinks that’s insane.

B-Train fits like a glove, he says, and lots of fans like it. Pawlowski even suggested the Bucs should use the fabled A-Train whistle for Blount over the public address system, as was done in the Alstott era.

Joe’s all in favor of the B-Train nickname, too. Frankly, it’s a tribute to Alstott and a nice linking of the two eras. And it’s a nickname, if people like it, let them have it. Joe’s encountered far too many anti-nickname, tight-asses in his day. The world doesn’t need more of that.

But Alstott’s train whistle? Joe thinks that’s got to be sacred. The sound conjures up visions of Alstott, and that shouldn’t change.

Get Blount his own sound, and let the B-Train roll.

35 Responses to “Some Call “B-Train” Nickname Sacriligious”

  1. Reggie Robys Watch Says:

    Count me in as one of those tight asses. I mean what are you 5 years old, giving out gay nicknames.

  2. moore0316 Says:

    b-train isn’t sacrilegious, he’s sacrilicious! Mmmmmmmmm forbidden man love!

  3. Dew Says:


  4. Dew Says:

    And for our team. YOUNG GUNS

  5. Amar Says:

    young guns hahaaha

  6. sensiblebuc Says:

    While it’s not the best nickname out there it’s certainly the safest in terms of dealing with his past violent behavior.

    I’m more partial to Blount Force Object (or just The Object), Blount Force Trauma (or maybe just Trauma). They could play the heart monitor flatlining sound every time he makes a big play. Think about how cool that would be!


  7. aldo Says:

    i always called him the b-train and i love it!!

  8. Theodore Says:

    I would say a nickname that invokes hurdling, but I can’t think of any.

  9. Pete 422 Says:

    Yeah, give him his own nickname and let it come naturally. Let it go & something will stick. There are bigger fish to fry.

    Now that the subject has come up, has anybody thought to simply ask the man if he already has a nickname?

  10. Brad Says:

    I’d prefer a different nickname . These are the new Bucs and deserve their own identity. I like sensibility’s idea until I think or hear of a better one.
    I know one guy that will go crazy over the B train idea and that’s the ‘I’m not a fan of Bount’ Steve the big dog Duemig. He must be beside himself after reading this suggestion. Comparing Blount to his love Alstott must be driving him out of his mind.

    Blount force or Blount trauma is a good start.

  11. D Says:

    I just call him the Blount Object.

  12. volusiaboy83 Says:

    Not to sound like a jackass but i’ve been calling him LeGarrette “PUNCH” Blount ever since he arrived in TB…i think it rings perfectly…now i know it has ties to his past but it just flows insanely well together…LeGarrette “PUNCH” Blount is where it’s at

  13. BUCSorDIE!!! Says:

    I say lets keep calling him what we’ve been calling him:

    LeGarette Blount= Blount Force
    Mike Williams = At Will ( instead of Mike Will)
    Rejus Benn = 1st and Benn
    Josh Freeman = Franchise Freeman

    Just a little something I call them and im an out-of-state Bucs fan

  14. Brad Says:

    Like your suggestions bucsordie!!!

  15. RastaMon Says:

    B Train is ..lame…. lame ..lame… why not LeGravy Train

  16. C Cal Says:

    Spark the Blount or Blount Drama.

  17. jvato24 Says:

    Pass on the B-Train .. Why not just call McCoy Baby Sapp ..

    This is a new era .. I personally have 2 nicknames for Blount

    Legarrette “Mama said knock you Out” Blount
    “LGB” for short

  18. Chris Says:

    @BUCSorDIE, I like “First and Benn” a lot!

    As for LeGarette, I just called him “Bam Bam” all season. Good, short nickname that doesn’t infringe on the A-Train and the name definitely describes his running style when he’s not leaping over fools.

    Go Bucs!

  19. SamsonSneed Says:

    B-Train is stupid.

    We have a big bruising amazingly athletic RB with a last name pronounced “BLUNT” and you guys want to give a him a stupid nickname like B-Train?

    I’ll just stick with Blount.

  20. k1ngAdroc Says:

    Blount makes most of his yards after contact so there is no disrespect…. I like the B-Train…. it brings us back to pounding defenses with the run and reminds me of watching #40 run over people. We need that around here!


  21. Karat Says:

    24 karat LeGarrette.

  22. RastaMon Says:

    1965…HS football
    don’t leap
    today’s Bears game
    some leaping for nothing more
    dude is out of the game
    The bucs need to draft a RB high this spring
    LGB is a one year runner
    next year defenses will humble him…..

  23. Capt.Tim Says:

    With his propensity for leaping and knocking a mutha f’er out, Im kinda fond of “Bouncer Blount!” lol!

  24. BigMacAttack Says:

    I like Blount Force too, or Blount Force Trauma. That is my fav so far. B Train is okay because A is before B, so no disrespect to Alstott. You’re in good hands with Alstott.

  25. oar Says:

    Peterbilt Blount, baby! That’s what I call him. He’s an F’n Semi to me! Besides, it kinda rolls off the tounge.

  26. JD Says:

    It’s easy to go with B-Train, but B-Train sounds like a second-rate Alstott.

    Blount Force Trauma or The Punisher.

  27. RastaMon Says:

    there have been great athletes in every sport that never had a nickname…
    do not force this upon him….
    his mom named him LeGarette
    sounds perfectly fine to me….

  28. Pete 422 Says:

    Again, does he already HAVE a nickname?

  29. RastaMon Says:

    OK…truth be known
    Suck ah Phunch….
    “pay your people bills “

  30. gitarlvr Says:

    yeah blount object is already his nickname. many of us have been using that all season. b train is gay.

  31. Amar Says:

    wow, can’t believe you all are crying over a stupid nick name. I don’t care what we call him, whether its LG or B-train, the kid is a straight beast.

  32. BuccoBill Says:

    Josh Freeman – Freedom
    Mike Williams – Will Win
    LeGarrette Blount – Blunt Force Trauma
    Arallious Benn – First and Benn
    Gerrald McCoy – Mack Truck
    Cody Grimm – The Grim Reaper

  33. Pete 422 Says:

    I’m with Amar on this. Besides, McCoy is already GMC.

  34. Amar Says:


    Freedom, Will Win, Blunt Force Trauma, Mack Truck. LMFAO!!

    It’s like y’all are reaching and are desperate to give these guys nicknames that those nick names are so lame! haha

  35. Dave Says:

    I still think IF Huggins emerges next year as the change of pace back they should go with:
    Huggy bear and the Blount!

    and no… I do not smoke