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Ideas for a Good Fantasy Sports Team Name

Updated on December 12, 2017
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MacPharlain has been playing and writing about fantasy sports (including fantasy football, NASCAR, and golf) for over a decade.

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.

Examples:

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.

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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".

You can also name it after your favorite team's fans like "Raider Nation" or a team slogan like "Fear The Turtle".

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:

Necessary Roughness

The Replacements

Any Given Sunday


Sports Phrases & Quotes

Athletes, coaches and those knuckleheads in the broadcast booth frequently mouth off with memorable quotes. Use one as your team name.

Examples:

"Just give me the damn ball"

"He hate me"

"They are who we thought they were"

Songs & Bands

Use the title or a lyric from a favorite song. Country songs can make good team names because they usually have funny titles. Any song titles by Weird Al Yankovic are also good candidates.

Some example ideas:

First Redneck on the Internet

Redneck Yacht Club

Too Drunk to Fish

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?

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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.

Examples:

"Frank's Fury"
"Craig's Crew"
"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

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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).

Other Examples:

"Girl Power"
"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.

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      Lynn Klobuchar 

      4 years ago

      How scary is this. When I ask son three what his fantasy hockey team name is he says, "I don't remember." Concussion?

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      B-heem 

      4 years ago

      Thanks for the help! I'm not creative when it comes to names.

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      jura 

      5 years ago

      To pick a name for a team is not easy task ,great lens .

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      SamiPearl 

      5 years ago

      @LawrenceArriano: In one league last year I was "fluffbunny" because I just made up something quickly when I registered and completely forgot to change it. Got 2nd in the league though!

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      SamiPearl 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: Oh I think I might have to steal that.

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      sportsguy123jm 

      5 years ago

      Nice ideas...I used Blount Force Trauma when I had LeGarrette Blount on my team a few years ago.

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      socialcx1 

      5 years ago

      Great lens and will come back with a new name.

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      Nijabar 

      5 years ago

      I like Dimitar Berbatov's line: "Keep Calm And Pass Me The Ball". Nice!

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      1800loanstore 

      5 years ago

      My name is ChumpCupOnTHree, is that a good one?

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      antonioknapp7 

      5 years ago

      I've enjoyed the reading, will note some ideas for a team name

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      FantasyFootballRankings 

      5 years ago

      Great ideas about fantasy sports team name. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I didn't come up with it but have used "No Punt Intended" for a few years now...

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      JimMcD 

      5 years ago

      Fun lens...thanks

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      BallsDeep best team name ever, Forsett in her butt was good too

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      treehousebrando1 

      5 years ago

      Great ways to come up with a team name. I've recently found my own naming convention, but enjoy seeing what other's out there are doing. They had a commercial once with some fake team names promoting a fantasy football service, and I was entertained by the names they came up with.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      can anyone help me come up with a team name for football? i have ray rice and lesean mccoy

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      OmarAndWill 

      5 years ago

      Great fantasy team names. With fantasy basketball coming up in 2012, I found some funny basketball ones as well!

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      TheSoccerNews 

      5 years ago

      please make a fantasy soccer game.. it would be great.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      good

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      MaclinMyFleener

      LuckMyFleener

      FindingEricsDecker

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      mworrell3 

      6 years ago

      "Cam's Laptop Rental" is what I have used the last two years. (Because he was kicked out of UF for stealing laptops) ha.

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      PAVION 

      6 years ago

      Being the best fantasy football player ever....last place 2 years running...Dawg. : )

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      SnowWhitePrincess 

      6 years ago

      I recommended one..."Sultans"

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      FreddieHanger 

      6 years ago

      Still haven't decided on a name... I guess I'll just have to call them "The Nameless"!

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      MariaRuiz 

      6 years ago

      I love all the ideas for my fantasy sports team!

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      MimayManalo 

      6 years ago

      i don't know yet but i love to name teams .. il just think about it. :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      She Pet It Grew

      Schaub on My Johnson

      Tebows Before Hoes

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      birdlike

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      LawrenceArriano 

      6 years ago

      I call my team "The Fluffy Bunnies" so they underestimate me and I can beat them ;)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      awesome not cavlin johnson

      p.s. go cowboys

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I love Calvin Johnson, No Romo

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Dez Your Mom Like It

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      OFF CONSTANTLY

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Broncos; Peyton manning

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      msseiboi 

      6 years ago

      Its secret..heehee

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      "Cruz"in to a SB "Victor"y

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      xriotdotbiz lm 

      6 years ago

      Using a name generator to spark other possible ideas would help, if nothing came to me right away.

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      FestivalGirl 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for ideas

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      hai

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      22Hicks 

      6 years ago

      Great info! Coming up with a name can be the most agonizing aspect of a fantasy tea. Thanks!

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      mikemaccers 

      6 years ago

      Teams I use for football - Ivory Toast, Glorygnomes and Lawnmowers United!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      But here's my Humber, Furcal me Maybin

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: What about Swifteeez

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      yeahhh buddy!

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      BradKamer 

      6 years ago

      Whiskeypedia

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      martinepb 

      6 years ago

      this is cool :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I Need some good names not crappy ones

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      HALF A TEAM ... half a team is better than the bills

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      A-rod is a Jeter is my favorite

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      CharlieHawks 

      6 years ago

      The Snaggletoothed Hicks... I don't know... It just seems to inspire confidence and sends out a positive message... we are winners.

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      lensesbyjames 

      6 years ago

      The Title Holders - can be used for any sport!

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      CrazyIM 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the ideas. It is not easy to come up with a nice name. This is inspiring, not only for fantasy...

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      SAMEPRINCESS10 

      6 years ago

      Squidoo York Giants :-) For squidoo fans. Go Eli Squid Manning. This is also one of my new lenses i'm making for this month. Thanks!

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      happygirl4 

      6 years ago

      Great ideas!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Fantasy NASCAR - Shine runnin' Hillbillies

      found it on www.runforthewarrior.com

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      Miha Gasper 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Da bulldogs for gentlemen and Purplettes for ladies!

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      seo_optimisation 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the few ideas, I was actually hoping for a little more meat than there was. I always struggle for names for my tipping comps as well.

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      chrisstapper 

      6 years ago

      I love the idea for this lens.:)

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      jaywigz311 

      6 years ago

      I'm in 3 separate leagues and my team names are as follows - Multiple Scoregasms, Daddy Loves TD's, and The Burly Vagiants

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      trees001 

      6 years ago

      This was really cool! I have been recycling the same tired name "More Zoloft" for like 8 years. These are awesome - thanks!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      how about dragon boosters?

      or flower charms

      or total destructors

      or tarantulas

      or even the titans

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      kevingomes13 lm 

      6 years ago

      My favorites are Favre Dollar Footlong, I got CRABS, 49oz beer andTittsburgh Feelers

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      JamiePJHumphries 

      6 years ago

      Humpa's Lumpa's!

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      HuntAndFishGuides 

      6 years ago

      How 'bout the "Nelson's" - you know, that kid on the Simpson's that always says "Ha Ha!", because that's what you'd be saying to everyone when you win the fantasy football season, "Ha Ha!". =)

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      SIALicenceUK 

      6 years ago

      Magnificent Football Hogs :)

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      tenger lm 

      6 years ago

      Efforvesence doesn't seem to be taken yet. How about that?

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      kjbranch77 

      6 years ago

      It's my Vick in a Box

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      Jim Sterling 

      6 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      The Questionables.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      BROSbeforeSHIANCOES

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      diyav22 

      6 years ago

      Bugs Bunny

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      Tonto Murray 

      6 years ago

      good lens, some funny stuff.

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      quartstudio 

      6 years ago

      Anything with the word "pink"? Pink Panter?

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      MacPharlain 

      7 years ago

      @brando87: That's a good way to trash talk your opponents. I've never seen a league like that...do you allow trades between your own teams?

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      brando87 

      7 years ago

      I'm in a 6 team league with two of my buddies, we each have two teams, so I named one team insulting one friend, and one insulting the other.

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      trainstorm 

      7 years ago

      Good fun - difficult subject. You can end up looking like a proper chump with an ill-fashioned name.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      My Best to date 'Prom Night Dumpster Babies'

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      somewhere over dwanye bowe

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      Lucas-Kain 

      7 years ago

      Nomine Padres.

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      Domique21 

      7 years ago

      A name often attract the attention of watchers or viewers. A good name can get the crowd's favor and cheers. A name that can be used could be the place, a sound or things used in the game or historical.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      My best hockey name is Body Czech Republic...

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Blitzes, Please...

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      pokeyoat 

      7 years ago

      I generally use name generators for things like this.

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      tstandiford 

      7 years ago

      I always liked "Trogdor's Burninators"

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      NidhiRajat 

      7 years ago

      my dream team.......

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      EmpowerLiberty 

      7 years ago

      C-Town , Or whatever letter the city you live in starts with

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Lmao.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      One Man Wolfpack!

      Shaving Ryan's Private

      Hickey on my Dickey

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      CarynJSwift56889 

      7 years ago

      maybe I can choose a team name from my thoughts

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      RonnieV74 

      7 years ago

      movie title - The Outsiders

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Nnamdinominational Church of Football

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      TIRMassageStone1 

      7 years ago

      The Flamingos or The Bumblebees

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Using Players names creatively is fun. I have seen my team names posted all over the place. A few favorites off the top of my head: -Silicone Breastons- (Steve Breaston KC WR)

      -Revis and Buttheads-(Revis DB for the Jets -Cutlers and Seven- (Bear QB Jay Cutler)Somewhere Over D-Wayne Bowe- (Dwayne Bowe KC WR) -Plaxico's Gun Club- (Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg) -A Boy Named Suh- (N Suh DT for the Lions) Kung Suh Fighters- -Nice Rackers!- (Neil Rackers Kicker) Saving Matt Ryan- (Atlanta QB) -A Rivers Runs Through It-(Chargers QB) -Two and a Half Mendenhall- (RB for Steelers) -No Punt Intended- ...well you get the idea

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Off On the Field is my team name....That way I can tell everyone "No matter how hard you try, you just can't beat Off On the Field." LOL

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      jackkellner 

      7 years ago

      Im definately using They are who we thought they were! So hilarious!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      4th and 9 inches. i thought that was pretty funny....

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      Spikey64 

      7 years ago

      Incorporate your star sign into one.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Dbrizzle Fa Shizzle.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Last year we used "Two Minute Drill...With Your Mom". I thought that was pretty good.

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      TIRMassageStone1 

      7 years ago

      There's so many to choose from!

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      sovidigital 

      7 years ago

      One of the owners in my league is an avid fisherman who loves to spearfish and catch hogfish. His team name is the Healthy Hogs.

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