In a recent post announcing our new deal with ESPN Fantasy Football, we briefly touched on the pressure of choosing a witty, yet topical team name.
So, we decided that since we’re already helping fantasy leagues collect their dues, we might as well help with choosing a team name too. We present to you, the DO’s and DON’Ts of choosing a kickass fantasy football team name (or at least not embarrassing yourself out there).
DO: Use Pop Culture References. The more timely, the better. If you want to Turn Down for Watt on the GridIron Throne, be our guest. But it’s time to let Breaking Bad and Tom Brady Loves Goats go… to quote Superbad, “That was like 8 years ago a**hole!”
DON’T: Take it too far. Any reference to 2 Girls, 1 Cup should be automatically nixed.
DO: Make a pun from a popular player’s name. Somewhere Over the Dwayne Bowe, Golden Tate Bridge, Weeden’t Start the Fire. We could go all day, but we’ll leave the creative thinking to you.
DON’T: Make a pun from your OWN name. Kelly’s Killers, Fear the Freds, The Johnsoneers. Just… don’t.
DO: Have fun with it. Guidelines are helpful, but if naming your team Ertz Wind and Fire or The Eye of Sauronde Barber makes you chuckle, then go right ahead big guy, you earned it.
DON’T: Make rape or Jerry Sandusky jokes. Seriously, dudes. (Under Jerry’s Slumber Parties, I’m looking at you.)
DO: Use Tilt to help your ESPN Fantasy Football League collect its dues!
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