How To Pick a Great Fantasy Football Team Name
The NFL season starts on September 5th, and now is the time for fantasy football drafts and rosters to be set. If you're still trying to settle on a witty team name some options might be things like, "Hide and Zeke," or "Pete Carrol's Gum."
We should probably all call our fantasy football teams "I-have-no-control-over-any-of-these-players-but-I-act-like-I-do." But since that's kinda long, we have some other strategies that will uncover some other fun team names that also carry a ring of truth.
ESPN offers the advice to go for puns as long as they are your own and not borrowed because then they'll come across as corny. Other advice is to use an active player on your roster. "Over the Dwayne Bowe" is an all-time classic, but ESPN points out he hasn't been in the NFL since 2015 and not a great option for this season.
If you're a Russell Wilson fan, enter "Russell Sprouts." That feels like a new classic. Or if you like Aaron Rodgers, how about "The Lone Rodgers." Or "A Gentle Brees" if you like the Saints and Drew Brees. Okay, maybe that one is a little wimpy. "This Gurley's On Fire," or "Turn Down for Watt" might be fun for Rams and Texans diehards who have those guys on their fantasy team. Or you could name the team after your favorite TV show and just call it plain ole "The Office," or "Game of Thrones." Or "Stranger Beer and Wings." Ok, that one is a stretch.
Specifically for Cowboy fans, "Baby Got Dak" is pretty sweet. The jury is still out on "Once Witten Twice Shy."
Fantasy football is male-dominated, but more women are playing all the time. About 1 in 5 fantasy players are women. I did it for years and made myself quit because the mid-week waiver wire and the endless lineup second-guessing were taking too much of my time. But I love hearing about your teams every week and I still live vicariously through you.
The best fantasy team names seem to involve a player, a pop culture reference, or a superhero, and when in doubt just go with tacos. "Taco Bell Rung" seems to work.
The 2019 NFL season launches with the NFL Kickoff Game between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers September 5th at Soldier Field in Chicago. And it ends with the Super Bowl on February 2, 2020, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. We hope it's a great season for you and the "Russell Sprouts." This will be fun.