Being a mountain of a human, and Canadian, has a few perks especially if you’re in the market of having a cool nickname. Pittsburgh Steelers, 2nd round pick, Chase Claypool has already been dubbed a few things by the fan base.
Before we even start this exercise with Chase’s decision to wear number 11, if he develops to be a deadly weapon for Big Ben Roethlisberger, The name: 7/11 will definitely be thrown around for the duo because ‘they’re always open’.
But this is just about Chase, let’s do this!
His first nickname came about when he was in College. When Philly G (Contributor at our sister site: One foot down) nicknames Chase ‘The Maple Bandit’ a name that stuck around his college career dating back to 2017.
Next, after exploding onto the scene at the NFL combine and sharing almost identical numbers as Calvin Johnson he found himself with the name: Mapletron. Now it’s definitely unfair to start comparing the rookie to one of the most dominant receivers in a generation, but dang is that name fun.
Another name I’ve recently seen floating around the Twittersphere is ‘Deadpool’. Obviously both Claypool and Deadpool share a suffix, but also they both hail from (or very close to) Vancouver, Canada. I don’t think Marvel comics would ever let the Steelers print Deadpool merch but the name could stick.
Lastly I want to throw a name in the hat, Air Canada. Yes, Vince Carter has used that name when he was ripping up the NBA and dunk contest as a member of the Raptors. However, his split from Toronto coupled with Carter not actually being Canadian leads me to believe that name is up for grabs. With Chase’s insane vertical if he starts to ‘Moss’ people on a weekly basis. I have no doubt in my mind you’ll start hearing Color commentators start throwing around ‘Air Canada’.
When I ran this through my twitter account Maple Bandit had just edged out Air Canada. But we need to cast a wider net into Steeler Nation. What do you think? What’s your favourite nickname choice for Claypool? Hit the Poll below!
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