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Red Leader
04-19-2006, 01:01 PM
Fantasy Team Name Competition on Rotoworld.com:

MOST COMMON

The Nominees:

Chico’s Bail Bonds (from Bad News Bears)
Scared Hitless
Broke Bat Mountains (and variations thereof)
Master Batters
The Runs
Sportin’ Wood
Joe Mamas
And the winner is...Broke Bat Mountains. I admit that I chuckled when I read the first couple of variations, but they just kept coming and coming!

WORST

The Nominees:

Bad Knees Bears, submitted by Patrick Mulvey of Winchester, VA
Lots of Balls, submitted by TM
Newbie, submitted by Allan J.
Cradle the Balls, submitted by Steven M. Browning
George Bashington, submitted by Mike
The Toddinators, submitted by Chris Sauer
Bull Durham, submitted by Steve Lenger
Feet Olé, submitted by Doug Dennis of Cincinnati
The Fowl Balls, submitted by Mike Snell
Bronx Bombers, submitted by Rich
Mike’s All Stars, submitted by Rich
You All Suck, submitted by Lance
And the winner is...George Bashington. Just personal preference here. I mean, what does George Washington have to do with baseball? The whole trick is forming the word “bash”? Worst of all, the owner’s name isn’t even George!

MOST TASTELESS (while still being acceptable for publication…sort of)

The Nominees:

My Balls Ichiro
Pabst Smears, submitted by Jeremy Craft
Go Foulke Yourself
Sexson Till I’m Dunn, submitted by Scott T. Sargent
And the winner is...take your pick. “Sexson Till I’m Dunn” at least has some creativity to it. “Pabst Smears” could have easily made the Worst list, as it has no merit whatsoever…just an attempt to offend.

FUNNIEST

The Nominees:

Me Love You Long Ball, submitted by Jay Fung
Regina Monologues, submitted by Dustin
You Down with OBP?, submitted by Allan J.
The Good, the Vlad, and the Uggla, submitted by Michael
Tejada They Come, Tejada They Fall, submitted by Dan Opp
The Beirut Canals, submitted by Warren
And the winner is...Me Love You Long Ball. Again, personal preference. All of the names in the list made me laugh, but “Me Love You Long Ball” had me rolling. I guess association with 2 Live Crew’s “Me So Horny” and the Full Metal Jacket sample contributed. But to me the beauty is that it actually makes sense…especially for a team with an abundance of sluggers. Well done, Jay Fung!

BEST

The Nominees:

Pepins of Mass Destruction, submitted by Brian Pepin
The Plague, submitted by Jack Heston
Lord of the Rings, submitted by Todd Simon
Haas of Payne, submitted by Chris Pardo (last names of the team’s co-owners)
And the winner is...Haas of Payne. Hands down. Certainly there is a luck factor in that the owners’ last names lined up so perfectly, but this name has all of the elements: It’s clearly intimidating, reflects the owners, and is supremely clever. And can’t you hear “Jump Around” as the team song? “Pack it up, pack it in. Let me begin….”

Johnny Footstool
04-19-2006, 02:00 PM
I emailed Jonathan Gangi at Rotoworld.com and told him that his contest was basically a search for puns, and that puns are lame. No reply.

savafan
04-19-2006, 03:31 PM
I emailed Jonathan Gangi at Rotoworld.com and told him that his contest was basically a search for puns, and that puns are lame. No reply.

I'd give it some time. Let him look up pun in Webster's and find out what it means before replying. :)

Reds Nd2
04-19-2006, 07:01 PM
This is the first year I've ever played fantasy baseball and I had no idea what to name my team. I probably struggled with it for a good thirty minutes before just naming it after the song I was listening to at the time, Live Wire. I was sweating bullets when I read the nominees for the worst name. ;)

HotCorner
04-19-2006, 10:46 PM
Go Foulke Yourself

:laugh: :laugh:

Yachtzee
04-21-2006, 09:50 PM
My Team Names:

Dingoes Ate My Baby!
Los Chupacabras

westofyou
04-21-2006, 09:56 PM
Mine are:

The Albert Hoffman Nine and Jaspers Skinny Arms

919191
04-22-2006, 01:02 AM
Mine is "beerleaguers".

Johnny Footstool
04-22-2006, 01:50 AM
JF's Faceless Stats in one league. Velvet Hammers in another.

Caveat Emperor
04-22-2006, 04:57 AM
I've got:
"The Wackbags" in my 1st league
"The Goonies" in my 2nd league

Last year's name was probably my best: "Medium Pimpin'"

Heath
04-22-2006, 08:58 AM
Direct ripoff of a movie - The New York Knights.

Another fantastic name was Harvey's Wallbangers - I had that name for a year.

I also started for fantasy football - The Dayton Triangles in homage of Dayton's entry in the NFL in the 1920's. Also, I've been known to use "The Oldsmobiles" on the basis of my first vehicle and to the old man in "A Christmas Story".

Yachtzee
04-22-2006, 11:43 AM
I've got:
"The Wackbags" in my 1st league
"The Goonies" in my 2nd league

Last year's name was probably my best: "Medium Pimpin'"

I used "The Goonies" when I played fantasy hockey one year. :beerme:

My favorite was "Basket of Puppies," a topical reference in 2001. Anyone want to hazard a guess where that one came from?

Dom Heffner
04-22-2006, 01:42 PM
My name in all leagues is the Psychodelic Wh*res.

I usually place a big picture of Phyllis Diller as my logo. I have no idea what it means, but it always gets a laugh.

I used to have a team called "Yo Mutha!" so when people would ask my opponent who they were playing that week, the could give them that response. :)

Mario-Rijo
04-23-2006, 03:51 PM
My team name is always the same, rather it be F-Ball or B-Ball or even BsktBall. "Notorious" which interestingly enough is perfect for me, because I am a B.I.G guy and I am Notorious for being the leading scorer in my leagues and always making the playoffs but never winning it all. (I do have 2 FFBLL Co-Championships w/ my brother-in-law). It must be my philosophy of not taking too many risks w/ my picks, where-as he likes to find that sleeper much more. I like known commodoties. I think i'm getting better at it though.

cincinnati chili
04-23-2006, 10:41 PM
Ernie in Bert

Redlegs23
04-27-2006, 02:05 PM
My team name..."Dan O'Brien"

Who said this guy can't manage, so far he's making some noise for GM of the year since my team is in first place.

Joseph
04-27-2006, 10:54 PM
I'm always Cin-City Redlegs, not matter what the sport.

DTCromer
04-28-2006, 12:24 AM
My team = AdamDunn'sDuckButter

RedsMan3203
04-28-2006, 06:06 PM
I went with...

White Balls and The Sticks this year.

marcshoe
04-28-2006, 08:03 PM
I am The Mothmen.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v710/marcshoe/WVPOImothman_waters.jpg

TC81190
04-29-2006, 07:26 PM
Me?

I'm The Brain Peppers.

Caveat Emperor
04-30-2006, 03:26 AM
Me?

I'm The Brain Peppers.

Ahh...the pride of Toledo.
http://weirdeurope.bitacoras.com/peppers.jpeg

Jpup
04-30-2006, 12:26 PM
I always use Jpup's Redlegs...no I'm not Indian. :D

Jaycint
04-30-2006, 04:32 PM
Mine are Red Zombie and Dawn of the Reds. Yes, I'm a zombie freak lol.

Scrap Irony
04-30-2006, 04:38 PM
Last year, my football team was the Attica Finches. (Wait for it... literary reference)

This year's baseball team are the Bedford Ballwhackers.