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AMA 250cc Grand Prix veteran John France, well-known for his ability to produce amusing pyrotechnics upon demand, scorns the lists of rider nicknames recently seen here courtesy of Rich Oliver and Stephen Bowline. France’s version of nickname reality follows:
How could anyone forget the legendary “PigKnuckle”, aka Greg Esser?
And Rich Oliver has been known as “Crawliver” after the numerous crashes of late. And his teammate Mr. Melnecuic has answered to “Mullet” more than once.
Ed Sorbo is now “The Mayor”; this title was previously owned by Bruce Lind.
Darren Fulce is lovingly referred to as “Derwood”.
Frank Aragaki as Franco? I don’t think so!
There are some other names out there but some people might be offended. Not the people with the names but the bleeding heart liberals who may be reading this. We call them “Nitwits”.