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Where did Matt Ryan's nickname "Ice" come from?

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Sorry if I missed anything, but where did the nickname come from?

Is it from his days in BC, something implemented by the media or was it something started at the boards?

I feel dumb asking this, as I see it used all the time (in fact, I use the nickname myself) but I have never figured out where it came from.

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Supposedly it came from HS or college b/c when the pressure was on and the game was on the line they said ice ran through Matt Ryan's veins because he always remained calm and composed

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Goodoleboy58 (6/14/2008)
Matty-Ice

Natty Ice you do the math

is he gonna get bro raped??

it does have explicit language and adult toys.

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Goodoleboy58 (6/14/2008)
Matty-Ice

Natty Ice you do the math

Hopefully he won't be anywhere near the beer...quality-wise I mean ;)

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http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2007/11...37028?rss=local

 

'Matty Ice' stays on fire COLLEGE FOOTBALL

 

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Boston College's Matt Ryan threw 28 touchdowns this season, but it was his last-minute TD tosses that won key games against Virginia Tech and Clemson that fans remember.

  

ACC Report

Date published: 11/29/2007

BY JIM McCONNELL

He's one of the top candidates for college football's most prestigious individual award. He stands to make millions as a first-round selection in April's NFL draft. He even has a catchy nickname and his own Web site.

But what makes Matt Ryan truly special is his ability to convince teammates that as long as there's time on the clock, he will find a way to win.

"Our mentality on defense is, 'Give Matt another chance. Give Matt another chance,'" Boston College safety Jamie Silva said. "It's great having him on the other side of the ball. We feel like he can score on defenses at any time."

Not since Doug Flutie's Heisman Trophy season of 1984 have Boston College football fans given over their hearts to such a cool, clutch quarterback. Like NFL Hall of Famers Joe Montana and John Elway, the 6-foot-5 Ryan actually seems to become larger than life when the pressure is greatest.

"He's a quarterback that can make the throws when they count," said Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, whose sixth-ranked Hokies (10-2) will face Ryan and No. 11 Boston College (10-2) for the ACC championship Saturday at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.

"Good quarterbacks welcome those moments, welcome that challenge in the last few minutes of a ball game. I think he does."

Two games this season have cemented the legend of a guy Boston College knows as "Matty Ice."

On Oct. 25 in Blacksburg, the combination of Virginia Tech's ferocious pass rush and a driving rain combined to keep Boston College off the scoreboard for nearly 58 minutes. But Ryan calmly engineered two late drives and threw two touchdown passes in the final 2:11, including a 24-yarder to tailback Andre Callender with 11 seconds left, as Boston College stunned the Hokies 14-10 to remain unbeaten.

"He showed me so much in that game," Virginia Tech linebacker Xavier Adibi said. "He showed great poise, a lot of determination, great leadership. He's the heart of their football team."

Only after he got back to the sideline did the emotion of the moment finally get the best of Ryan, whose vomiting was replayed countless times on national highlight shows.

"Everybody was just asking me if I was all right. When I said I was, that was the extent of it," Ryan said. "I don't think some of the guys even knew until they saw it on TV."

Less than a month later, Ryan made Clemson fans sick with another gut-wrenching comeback. Trailing the Tigers 17-13 with five minutes remaining in a battle for the ACC's Atlantic Division title, Ryan silenced the boisterous Death Valley crowd by hitting Rich Gunnell for a 43-yard touchdown pass that clinched Boston College's berth in the conference championship game.

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he got it in highschool because he was clutched. he hated the name and when he got to BC he thought nobody would know about the name, but one of his teammates from highschool went to BC and started calling him matty ice all over again. now it has followed him to the NFL.

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bossFALCON"! (6/14/2008)
he got it in highschool because he was clutched. he hated the name and when he got to BC he thought nobody would know about the name, but one of his teammates from highschool went to BC and started calling him matty ice all over again. now it has followed him to the NFL.

I didn't know that.  That's interesting.  It sounds just like a group of High School friends to do something like that. :laugh:

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he got the name in high school for being clutch, but the resurfacing of matty ice in college was first due to matty's brutal beating of the waterboy for not putting ice in his gatorade. all the team mates called him matty ice after that because of his insane need for ice in his beverage's. it was later discovered that he had previously been called the very same thing in high school, to which a former high school student who came to BC said, "matty ice, they still call him that? how lame." i dont know why we call him matty ice here. why? did he beat up the water boy again or was he clutch at like the end of practice?

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genn0226 (6/14/2008)
Sorry if I missed anything, but where did the nickname come from?

Is it from his days in BC, something implemented by the media or was it something started at the boards?

I feel dumb asking this, as I see it used all the time (in fact, I use the nickname myself) but I have never figured out where it came from.

:blush:

i think it a suggestion that he freezes up under pressure

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another report says that even though he threw 19 ints. instead of being all P/Oed he was cool as ice like, "thats cool we'll just score a TD next time, we still have 1:37 left in the game."

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he stuffs ice cubes down his pants after every victory

29537db8-32a9-4595-a59f-2e64.jpg965643c6-b8c2-485f-951e-cb5b.jpg4dfe7e30-0dc8-4e3e-b216-dee7.jpgI cant say what I might believe, but if falcons make the playoffs this year, God's in love with me

If that's the case, I hope we need lot's of ice!!!

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genn0226 (6/14/2008)
Sorry if I missed anything, but where did the nickname come from?

Is it from his days in BC, something implemented by the media or was it something started at the boards?

I feel dumb asking this, as I see it used all the time (in fact, I use the nickname myself) but I have never figured out where it came from.

:blush:

i think it a suggestion that he freezes up under pressure

Quite the contrary clown

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genn0226 (6/14/2008)
Sorry if I missed anything, but where did the nickname come from?

Is it from his days in BC, something implemented by the media or was it something started at the boards?

I feel dumb asking this, as I see it used all the time (in fact, I use the nickname myself) but I have never figured out where it came from.

:blush:

i think it a suggestion that he freezes up under pressure

Quite the contrary clown

:w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t:

but in all honesty most of you guys are the contrarian, saying the foulcons are gonna get better each year when in fact they do the exact opposite

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matty ice is kind of weak. thats like a football team saying screamers wanted. if i were a NFL QB i would want to be thought of as peter balls of steel griffin. yeah, and if i had a football team i would entreat the fans with slogans like, "wanted, falcons fans that bring the noise." or "geez come on i mean we play the panthers twice for pete sake." and if that was the wrong angle maybe i would say, "matty balls of steel ryan wants the dome loud this year, well except when we're on offense, you better be stone quiet then i hear he got the name balls of steel from beating the crap out of some water boy for not putting ice is his beverage." yeah, that oughta sell those tickets.

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peter griffin (6/15/2008)
matty iceis kind of weak. thats like a football team saying screamers wanted. if i were a NFL QB i would want to be thought of as peter balls of steel griffin. yeah, and if i had a football team i would entreat the fans with slogans like, "wanted, falcons fans that bring the noise." or "geez come on i mean we play the panthers twice for pete sake." and if that was the wrong angle maybei would say, "matty balls of steel ryan wants the dome loud this year, well except when we're on offense, you better be stone quiet then i hear he got the name balls of steel from beating the crap out of some water boy for not putting ice is his beverage." yeah, that oughta sell those tickets.

I also think it's not the most intimidating nickname out there, but it really doesnt matter. Who knows, maybe he'l get a better nickname along the way (something like Steely McBeam, perhaps?) :laugh:

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