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Ideas for a Good Fantasy Sports Team Name
What to name my fantasy team?
Your entire fantasy season depends on this crucial decision. It determines whether you will be feared, respected or laughed at by other players. Don't screw it up.
Seriously, it's not that big of a deal. This guide offers ideas to help you pick a great name for your fantasy team or league. Many of the examples are from fantasy football but these ideas can be used to name teams in fantasy baseball, hockey, basketball, soccer or any fantasy sport...even fantasy golf.
What makes a good fantasy team name?
Team names can instill fear in your opponents, make them laugh or just ask "what is this dude on?".
Whether you're going for a funny, clever or outrageous name, your team name should sound good when used in smack talk.
1. "You don't have a prayer against team name."
2. "team name is going to dominate this league."
Remember, it's your team so have fun naming it. The name doesn't even have to make sense and you can always change it later. Some people change their team name every week to trash talk their opponent.
Real Sports Teams
Lots of people name their fantasy team after their favorite pro or college team. It's quick, easy and you show support for your team.
If you want to be more creative, change the name up a little with similar words. For example, there's a guy in one of my leagues who is a Detroit Lions fan so he names his fantasy team "Motorcity Maulers".
Movies & TV Shows
The title of your favorite movie/TV show or a great quote from it can make a good team or league name. A former popular TV show title turned team name is "Jersey Leshoure".
Here are a few movie title team name ideas for a fantasy football team:
Sports Phrases & Quotes
Songs & Bands
Current Events and Slang
Make up a name based on anything that's happening in the sport or other news. One year I named my fantasy NASCAR team "Jet Fuel Additives Anonymous" based on the fuel additive scandal at the start of that season. Any season with a referee strike makes "Rookie Refs" and "The Replacements" good names.
Past favorites for fantasy football teams were names like "Vick's Dog Sitting Service" or "Favre's Flip Floppers". A few years ago I saw lots of teams with "Winning" or "Tiger Blood" in their names. Charlie Sheen's Twitter feed is still full of funny team name ideas.
Slang words or phrases are good, too. "Pimp My Team" for example. "Git 'R Done" and "Got 'R Did" are good for Fantasy NASCAR teams.
How Often Do You Change Your Team Name?
I tend to use a name for a couple seasons then change it to something else or I'll reuse a name from a few seasons ago. My longest same name streak so far is 8 years in a row. I rarely change a team's name after the season has started but I've seen other teams change theirs every week in some leagues.
How Often Do You Change Your Team Name?
Your Own Name or Nickname
Hey, it's your team, put your name on it. A popular idea is to find something that starts with the same letter as your name. You could also use your pet's name.
"Matt's Masters of Mayhem"
"Rover's Racetrack Raiders"
Where Are You From?
Use your nationality or location in your team name
Americans aren't fans of getting beat at our own game by someone who shouldn't know anything about football, basketball or baseball. So if you're from another country, make sure to remind us with your team name. Something like "British Bulldogs", "Kiwis" or "Scottish Soccer Hooligans" should do the trick.
You can also use your city, street or neighborhood in your team same. Some examples include "Pine Street Punks", "Boston Bruisers" or "South Street Crew".
Girl Team Names
Fantasy team name ideas for women
Any of the above ideas will work for a girl's team. But if you really want to have fun, pick something that reminds the guys they are getting whooped by a girl.
Kira suggested "Victorious Secret" in the comments below. That's a perfect women's team name because it's fun, confident and a great play on the name of a popular store for women (and guys).
"End Zone Divas"
Anything with the word "pink"
Work and Occupation Related Names
A lot of fantasy leagues are started by people at the same job. Make up a name based on your company, job field or something funny that happened at work.
Still can't think of a good team name?
I've searched the web for lists of good fantasy team names. I discovered there's a lot of junk and not much good stuff. Here's the best of what I've found so far.
- Junkyard Jake's Team Name Generator
This is cool. The site will generate a random name and logo for you. Expect names like the Astonishing Touchdown Hags, Disturbed GameDay Psychos and Loony TrashTalk'n Chicks.
A new site where you can submit and vote for your favorite fantasy team names. You'll find some good ones like Tomorrow Never Addais and Bill Belichick's Video Rentals.
- Action Art Banner's Team Names
A sports banner company that built a list of team names from the banners they've created.
A list of team names that you can rate. Also has a random team name generator.
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What's your favorite fantasy team name? What do you use for ideas? Please leave a comment below.