With the current mid-summer sports lull, it’s a good time to start thinking about that all-important Fantasy Football team name for the upcoming season. The brand you attach to your team can play a vital role in the success or failure of the squad.
Well, probably not but it’s still a good idea to have a name that you’re happy with and describes the essence of you as a fantasy football player.
Team names are kind of like Halloween costumes. It’s good to get a jump on your thoughts and what direction you’d like to go in earlier than later. We’ve all been the one at the costume shop or thrift store the day of the party scrambling for an outfit, it’s no fun.
Like deciding on a costume, fantasy football names can be broken down into several different categories. There’s a little something for every player out there in fantasyland.
Here’s a look at some potential names for the 2013 season. Who knows? Maybe you’ll fall in love with one and be good to go before training camp even starts.
*The Butt Fumblers – For those Sanchez “fans”.
*Not My Mama’s Fantasy Team- a nod to Paula Deen and her son’s Food Network show that is still on the air. The premise of the show centers on her son Bobby recreating Deen’s classic fat-laden recipes in healthier manner.
*Running With Rex - Rex Ryan recently ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain; and survived.
*Parole Models – No real explanation needed if you’ve been following the news this summer.
*Denver Drunkards – See above.
*Clady is a Tramp – This name can work for both the young and old alike. It pertains to either the classic Frank Sinatra tune or the remade version by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett in 2011.
*ABC Easy as RG3
*Ginn and Juice
*Cry Me Philip Rivers – You can certainly substitute Phyllis in there as well for even more of an anti-Charger effect.
* Eddie Royale – A nod to the Beastie Boys classic Johnny Ryall.
*The Blair Walsh Project – While Vikings’ place kicker Walsh is far from scary, he has a great name for fantasy football.
*RG3-PO – This one is for all the Star Wars nerds among us. It’s a numbers game so I know you guys are out there somewhere, playing the fake football.
*Calvin and the Chipmunks – Since Megatron will certainly be drafted and owned in %100 of leagues around the world, this is a good one for his owners.
*Texas Chainsaw Massaquoi
*Shannon Sharpe-nado – Yes, it’s a stretch but I really wanted to work Sharknado into this piece.
*Belichick Yourself Before You Rex Yourself – This is for the AFC East folks or the people that hate them equally as much.
*What Would Jones-Drew? – My guess is that he would get the next flight out of Jacksonville if he could, but that’s another article.
*Forte in the new 20 – A great one for the seasoned fantasy football player among us. I am indeed speaking for a friend.
*Is That Your Final Ansah? - Lion’s rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah is somewhat of a question mark after his crazy rise to the top of draft boards this past spring. He should be fun to watch this season.
Denver Bronco Specific
*Call Me Clady – This is a way to keep the summer anthem fresh in your mind. (Like it ever went away.)
*Bowlen for Championships – You could also substitute the word “Superbowls” if the desire to parallel the Broncos’ approach is what you are after.
*Welker, Texas Ranger
* 2 Balls Deep in the Backfield – With both Lance and Montee Ball running the rock for Denver this season, it just makes sense.
*Elway or the Highway
Hopefully this list has provided some decent ideas of either a name you are drawn to or even a direction to go in for the upcoming season. Personally, I have been playing fantasy football for 17 years and the different handles that I have chosen throughout my journey are all over the place.
I actually tend to keep the same name for a few years depending on the season’s outcome. If my team soiled the bed, which doesn’t happen too often, (humble brag) I will most certainly start the next year with a fresh brand.
Feel free to add some more team names to this list in the comment section or tweet me @themondaymommy. Good luck to all the fake football players in the upcoming season, unless of course you are up against my squad.