WRAL TV’s iconic sports anchor Tom Suiter retired this month. The long time broadcaster not only leaves behind a legacy that includes “Football Friday” and “The Extra Effort Award” but also a phone book’s worth of nicknames he used on the air and around WRAL for friends and colleagues.

Some names told a story, others were a friendly poke, and some were just simple alliteration. But they all came from the same place where a lot of us grew up getting out sports: the heart and mind of “the legend” Tom Suiter.

The Triangle Traveler crashed Tom’s retirement party to learn more.

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