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Fantasy 101-Picking a team name

In fantasy football one of the most crucial parts of your team’s success is your team name. Throughout the years of Fantasy Football, many a team hath been named from the wild and outrageous to primitive and barbaric to the masterful and witty. This is the how-to-guide for fantasy n00bs who want to make their friends and enemies jelly of their team. They’re 10 main categories/options in which you can create your team name. First off some guidelines.

  • No profanity.
  • Has to make at least some sense.
  • Has to be somewhat related to football/sports
  • Can be something you can put “the” in front.
  • You can add an “s” at the end of it.
  • Has to be relatively funny and/or witty.
  • At times can be an alliteration.
  1. Start with your actual name.
    Examples: Kyle’s Kabobs/Demoldey Donuts/The Jack-o-lanterns
    Usually when choosing a team name with your actual name/last name in it, you want to be cautious because that could invite some hatred among league members.
  2. Place where you are living/born.
    Examples-C-Bad West Siders/B-Side Clippers/Chicago Bricklayers.
    Some of these names may sound like street gangs, but if you can make it a play on words and make it sound good, you can definitely pull it off.
  3. Use actual NFL team names.
    Examples-Dallas Cowboys/Indianapolis Colts
    Probably the most unoriginal of the options, however when you have zero creativity. An option for when you are just starting out with fantasy.
  4. Turn NFL team names into puns.
    Examples-Blitzburgh Steelers/Atlanta Fail-cons/San Deigo C-Men
    With these type of team names, they typically involve play on the City name like New Pork or Dan Seigo or Halt-imore.
  5. Use common fantasy football terms
    Examples-The Stearns and Foster Sleepers/Waiver Wire Walkers
    Usually an alliteration, most likely the hardest to explain.
  6. Pop Culture References
    Examples-The Based Gods/The Beliebers/Teddy Westside Commadores
    The easiest because it uses catchy and randomn stuff that people use to troll the internet. Sure it may be annoying and incomprehensible, they are still great and pretty funny.
  7. Inside Jokes
    Examples-The Scoop Slam-Dunks/The Friendly Ghosts/Chino Cochinos
    Unless you are doing a fantasy league with your friends or people you know from your school/work, inside jokes probably aren’t the best idea. However, they usually are the funniest team names in my opinion.
  8. Reference to Football Terms
    Examples-The Shortest Yard/Forth and Out/Thirst Down
    Most recognizeable and easiest to make a play on words.
  9. Random and absurd
    Examples-XRTYV/Team Swag
    Basically any random crap people can think of to put as team names.***Best Option***
  10. Names of your players
    Examples-Somewhere over Dwayne Bowe/Watcha talkin’ bout Hillis?/Barber for my Bush/Favre Dollar Footlong/Romo-sapiens
    This is the most popular/awesome way to pick a fantasy team name. Simply pick one of your best player or players that has the funniest last name and make a pun. Like for example with this roster-
    Peyton Manning
    LeSean McCoy
    DeMarco Murray
    Calvin Johnson
    Vincent Jackson
    Greg Olson
    Steve Smith
    Matt Bryant
    You can probably take McCoy and put ‘the real McCoys’ or ‘The Real Slim shadys’. Trust me with the variety of names in the NFL it’s pretty easy to create a lasting and awesome fantasy football name. I mean come on there’s a guy named Jacquizz for crying out loud!

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