Best Group Nicknames in Sports

Text: Bill Carey
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A subset of the Wild Bunch, the Smurfs were a group of diminutive wide receivers for the Redskins in the 1980s. Alvin Garrett (5-7), Virgil "Papa Smurf" Seay (5-8) and Charlie Brown (5-10) helped Washington reach two Super Bowls (winning one) in their time together.

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