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The Name Game

Following Week 1 in 2008, I did something for the first time in my fantasy football career, I decided to change my team name after the start of the season due to my star player and team’s namesake sustaining a season-ending injury. The promising season that lay ahead for my team, “Brady’s Bunch,” had unexpectedly suffered a shot through the heart as my first round pick Tom Brady tore his ACL and MCL just over seven minutes into the opening game. After his record-breaking 50 touchdown season, I drafted Brady with my first pick in anticipation of another monster season throwing to top wideouts Randy Moss and Wes Welker. Upon receiving news of the devastating blow, I wiped away my tears, changed my team name to “Bradyless Bunch,” and primed myself for a season without my coveted first round draft pick on the roster.

Choosing a memorable team name is one of the creative aspects of fantasy football. Unique names add personality and individuality to each team. Derived through clever wordplay, many managers tie a player’s name to pop culture, entertainment, catch phrases or current events.

Here are some of my favorites assembled over the years.

Player Names
– Forgetting Brandon Marshall, Weapon of Moss Destruction, The Boldin The Beautiful, Breaston Plants, Flacco Seagulls, Orton Hears A Who

Football Terminology
– First Down Syndrome, Big Azz TD’s, No Punt Intended, Field Goal Oriented

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I beg you to employ a hint of originality in the formation of your team name this season. I have tired of joining leagues comprised of uninspired names like “Joe’s Team” or “Bob’s Squad.” Breathe out some creativity as you construct a team name that will humor or even intimidate your opponents. Even with the best name in your league, remember “a rose is a rose by any other name” so make sure to spend the majority of your time preparing your draft strategy.

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