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    Fantasy Team names

    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….”
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    Re: Fantasy Team names

    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.
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    Re: Fantasy Team names

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    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.
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    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.
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    Re: Fantasy Team names

    Go Foulke Yourself

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    My Team Names:

    Dingoes Ate My Baby!
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    Re: Fantasy Team names

    Mine are:

    The Albert Hoffman Nine and Jaspers Skinny Arms

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    Mine is "beerleaguers".
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    JF's Faceless Stats in one league. Velvet Hammers in another.
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    Re: Fantasy Team names

    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'"
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    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".
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    Re: Fantasy Team names

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
    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.

    My favorite was "Basket of Puppies," a topical reference in 2001. Anyone want to hazard a guess where that one came from?
    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

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    Re: Fantasy Team names

    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.

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    Re: Fantasy Team names

    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.
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