Yes, the 2014 NFL Draft rolls on tonight, and every Houston Texans fans is waiting on pins and needles to see if Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr hears his name called first or if the Texans may go in a different direction, such as Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt or a trade back. However, the serious business of the draft can wait while we have a little Friday fun.
People love nicknames. It's way too early and the best nicknames often come from organic situations, but the Texans fan base has a prime situation in front of them: J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney - two 6'5", 270-plus pound monsters who can move and cause beautiful destruction to running backs and quarterbacks. Naturally, this dynamic duo needs a nickname befitting their awe-inspiring and fear-invoking presence.
I'll get things started with my own suggestion: The Twin Terrors.
I personally like this because it hits on a few notes. It has historical tie-ins to Houston on two different levels. You also have the alliteration of the 'T' to make it a bit more sticky to the mind. The idea for graphic designers and marketers could create a lot of fun. Who wouldn't love Texans Twin Terror Towel Night or to see someone design these two men as quarterback-terrorizing monsters? Also, that's what these two are going to cause: Terror. Glorious terror. Every quarterback in the league just got put on notice.
Use the comments below to brainstorm and show off your creative prowess. Or let's just have some fun without the stress of thinking about Derek Carr at pick 33.