Erin Henderson Needs Your Help...

One of our readers (Sandiamond) pointed out that Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson is hosting a contest on Twitter to come up with a nickname for himself. The winner, chosen by Henderson, will receive a signed photo and football.

I know that a majority of our readers aren’t Twitter users but I thought some of you guys might like to join in on the fun anyway. Leave your nickname ideas in the comments below and I will relay all of them to Henderson himself. (Meaning, I”ll tweet the names to #50 later…)

I’ve been thinking on it for about five minutes or so and can’t come up with anything good myself, but I just know some of you guys will have some great ideas.

Of course, if one of us did happen to win, VT would facilitate getting your prize to you.

Have at it!

(Note: If you do use Twitter, just tweet your nickname idea with the hashtag #EH50EGO.)

Brett Anderson (Founder) is a passionate Viking fan hailing from Sin City, Las Vegas. He can remember, as a child, scraping his knee on the playground and his friends being completely shocked by the purple blood trickling from the wound. When Brett isn't scouring the Internet for some semblance of Vikings news, he enjoys blindly putting money on them to beat whoever their opponent may be, and daydreams about being their next Tight End. Brett graduated from UNLV with a degree in Architecture and specializes in web/graphic design; he hopes to provide this site’s visitors with the best Vikings experience on the net.


  1. How about the Erinater? Or Hoss, Big Dog, Lightning, Thunder? I better put some more thought into it.

    • Johnny, try not to mention your “weenis'” nickname in these forums

      It’s supposed to be rated PG 13

  2. We have the “Blazer” package for Joe Webb because of his UAB connection.
    So, how about “the Terpinator” for Erin’s Maryland connection?

  3. How about “proof”. As in: His play is proof he’s worth a multi-year deal. The reason I chose proof over prove is because when he did something well, you could say “There’s the proof, with another … . Man I’m glad the Vikings have him for the next 5 years.” That last sentence is assuming we sign him for the next 5 years.

  4. How about we just skip crap like this and let our play do the talkin’? Let the guy limping back to the huddle give you a name, that one would be earned. (Jeez, this kind of stuff just isn’t on my radar screen at all!)

    • I kind of thought the same thing while writing this up but figured, what the heck, maybe it will be fun. But, throughout history, the people who have gotten nicknames haven’t really had to ask for them… They just receive them, as you say, from “the guy limping back to the huddle.”

      Good point

      • B Grant – Good point, but that attitude won’t score you an autographed photo and football.

    • “…and damn it you punks, get off my lawn!”

      Coach is just cranky these days on account of the Twinkies aren’t doing so well.

      Buck up Coach. A smile is a frown turned upside down, I hear tell.

    • the guy limping back to the huddle would say something like, “that G*d d#%m m*ther%^#$er!!”

      can’t we just use that?

      • Nope, that would be too long for tweeting purposes, Cal.

        The more I think about this thing the sicker it makes me. Football players play football, they don’t carry Sharpees in their socks, squirt water at refs, text pictures of their privates, or ask people for a nickname. Play the game, stop off for a beer, and go home to your bride and youngsters.

        Here’s my official entry, Erin. “Moron”.

        • That exactly what he is B! A man trying to support a family. He doesn’t party or have an attitude like you say with others in the nfl. No contract next year and he is gone to another team. The Vikes already have slim depth at LB , do we want to burn up draft picks and cap money on more linebackers? NO

  5. Okay firstly you just don’t choose a nickname, thats not how it works.
    You will get your nickname, from your looks, your first / last name (with a changeup), etc.
    Secondly I will join and say: Erin “Wedger” Henderson
    Wedger is as a Wedge, a little piece wood / metal. It might not be the biggest or baddest “tool”, but it stops anything. It will thighten and secure.

  6. I’m ok with “Wedger”
    ’cause Erin’s head is Wedged up his Okole

    Forget about your nickname Henderson. Concentrate on improving your game and these things take care of themselves.

    Can you imagine Walter Payton doing this? No? I rest my case.

  7. Winner will be announced on June 29th

    I think this is part of the new ‘branding’ for Erin. You all should remember what a $$$ difficult time it was for him during free agency this year

    stats don’t lie so they can be compared to Greenway after this season

    • Johnny, I So do not miss him on the team, he never dedicated himself to the game… I really enjoyed Dugan flattening that ref during the steelers game…

      • Charlie, I sure dont miss McKinnies lazyass either. I think Mr. Kalil will make us forget all about McKinnie and his supposed potential.

  8. By the way guys, Brett is going to keep you all updated this weekend. The family and I are going on a bit of a road trip, so have a good weekend everyone, and we’ll see you on Monday!

  9. Looks like Tomb is in the news again.

    “Plague Confirmed in Oregon Man Bitten by Stray Cat”

    You gonna be OK, Chief?

  10. anybody know what this all-22 is about? lot of talk going on, I guess it is some sort of film just released to the public that is supposed to change the way we look at the game

      • i think I’ll get it. I won’t be able to watch any games live next season because I’ll join the military for 4 months. So won’t have time sunday nights. (yes it is nights the game is shown in denmark :b)

        • I’m thinking about getting it now too. It’s only 70 bucks. Could allow us to provide some unique insight here at VT.

    • it in the NFL rewind, then you can look at all the players at once when looking at the game. Like from above.. the so called “eye in the sky”

  11. Thanks for posting all the ideas, guys. They’ve been sent to Erin Henderson so we’ll just wait an see now. I know to some of you it seems silly but I thought it might be fun for the people here who don’t use Twitter and may want to join in.

    Links of the week coming later today. Stay tuned.

  12. Dear Erin
    Get over yourself. Unlike our famous blogger, Fragile Freds, you will never have a fragrance named after you.

    Eau de’ Smooter

    Coco Chanel

    p.s. You stink


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