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Doug Martin hates "Muscle Hamster" nickname

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03:40 PM ET 11.06 | Doug Martin is the talk of Tampa, and the talk of most of the NFL after racking up 386 yards and five TDs in the last two games. Most people are now gravitating toward saying Martin is "teaching teams how to Dougie" when he blows off a huge run, but that's hardly his nickname. Martin has been known as the "Muscle Hamster" since his days at Boise State and it's followed him into his NFL days. It's a nickname Martin would like to get rid of before he gets too big of a star in the NFL and it becomes forever attached to him. It's a catchy nickname and at the very least, can't we just all be happy that a member of this team is worthy of a nickname that's not derogatory toward their play? There really hasn't been an offensive Buccaneers player ever worthy of a nickname and even the guys that were, like Warrick Dunn, never were given one.

The Pewter Plank

Doug Martin, AP Photo/Ben Margot Doug Martin, AP Photo/Ben Margot
November 7, 2012  12:17 AM ET

Muscle hamster? I dont blame Martin!!!

November 7, 2012  12:20 AM ET

Wouldn't a muscle hamster be a guinea pig?

November 7, 2012  12:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Wouldn't a muscle hamster be a guinea pig?

Only after it stopped working out and went to crap.

November 7, 2012  12:45 AM ET

People I went to high school with called me super squirrel. Didn't bother me a bit. They're all dead now.

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November 7, 2012  07:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Thought this was a family site?

Yeah, the Addams Family.

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November 7, 2012  07:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Thought this was a family site?

Yeah. From 8-4.

November 7, 2012  08:17 AM ET

He should stop running in that wheel, then.

November 7, 2012  08:43 AM ET

If you keep running like you did last Sunday, people will call you whatever you want

November 7, 2012  09:11 AM ET

"player ever worthy of a nickname and even the guys that were, like Warrick Dunn, never were given one."

Warrick "Cat Fancy" Dunn

November 7, 2012  09:51 AM ET

Howabout "Slapdash Platypus"?

November 7, 2012  10:21 AM ET

This kid looks and runs just like Ray Rice.

November 7, 2012  10:41 AM ET

I heard this on the radio this morning and I thought I wasn't hearing right. Looks like I was.

November 7, 2012  11:02 AM ET

He should be happy to even have a nickname, like the article says. It doesn't seem all that bad.

November 7, 2012  11:44 AM ET

That is a unique nickname. I can see why he doesn't like it. But a nickname is better than being ignored and unknown.

The muscle hamster. Nice. That nickname begs for a cartoon character and billboard. Graphic artists get to work!

 
November 7, 2012  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Yeah, the Addams Family.

*click click*

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