We are just months away from the NFL season, which means that the NFL fantasy season is just beginning! Over the next 60 days we will see thousands upon thousands of NFL fantasy leagues start or return and that means a plethora of hilarious names to scroll through. Already we have seen a few great names come out, most of which regarding a new rookie in the league, etc. But the majority of fantasy team names are still MLB-related currently. That’s not to say they aren’t funny, just that NFL fantasy is the cream of the crop in terms of fantasy sports. So let’s check out which MLB and early NFL names are cracking me up in this week’s breakdown.
Top Names This Month 1) Call Me Maybin – I talked about this one in the last breakdown but I still can’t get over the genius in this name. Is it weird to kind of love the “Call Me Maybe” song and not be a 15 year old girl? Who cares, that song is pure fire. And this name is pure fire. If Cameron Maybin doesn’t have a “Call Me Maybe” Remix on YouTube by the next Fantasy Team Names Update I will be devasted.
2) Teblows Me All Night Long – Shocking someone changed Tim Tebow’s name to Teblow. Not to sound too mean here but you gotta be more original than that. The Tebow to Teblow transformation has been happening since little Timmy went to high school. So unless you’re the 16 year old kid that started the “Tebow Teblows” chant at some Florida high school game on a Friday night, you gotta clean your fantasy team naming up.
3) Party Gronk Anthem – Again I’m immensely biased because I love me some Rob Gronkowski and the Patriots but this name gets me every time. He is the ultimate meat head and he does nothing but party rock all day, every day. Concerns me a bit that he just got such a huge contract extension and seems to have done nothing but have sex all summer but I’ll hold the judgement until the season starts.
4) The Bryce is Wright – Bryce Harper probably won’t end up going to the All-Star game(unless he gets voted in) which seems to be fair because Aaron Hill is much more deserving. But he has had a great season and the NL East combo in this fantasy team name is fantastic. David Wright continues to light it up and Bryce continues to play well, so the Bryce is Wright indeed right now.
5) Hey Soul Fister – Bravo to this guy. I say that because there are a million inappropriate ways that Doug Fister’s name could be incorporated into a fantasy team name. But this guy went the clean route. I respect that. In a world where everyone’s fantasy team name is at least a little inappropriate, you took things the other direction. Terrible song, but great fantasy team name.
Some More Great Names
You Can’t Handle the Plouffe – I don’t quite think the reference fits Trevor Plouffe’s name, but the kid is playing out of his mind so I had to include it. Seriously, every time I check the scoreboards Plouffe has taken one yard. Unreal stuff. Decent name.
ABC, Easy as RG3 – The twists on Robert Griffin III’s name have already begun. RG3 will definitely be high on most people’s fantasy team names list, as it can be strategically placed in many ways. Let’s just hope his game is as good as his name.
Put it Justin a little Morneau – Classic example of a sex joke being used as a fantasy team name. A+ for execution, F for originality. Still like the name though, I haven’t seen too many names like it. Overall grade, B.
Really Bad Names
Better Safe than Soriano – I just don’t like it. Unless you’re implying that Soriano gets out all the time(which he does). In that case it’s decent but otherwise it’s a stretch.
Would You Like Frieris With That – I’ve seen a couple names similar to this one out there and I just think it’s a cop out. You can do better, I’ve seen better. Grasping at straws with Ernesto Frieri’s name.
That’s the update this week, check back in with us in a couple of weeks as more NFL team names come out and the hilarity ensues. Thanks for reading and good luck coming up with your own classic fantasy team name. Maybe I’ll find it good enough to publish!