Inspired by this post on Kissing Suzy Kolber, I've been idly thinking about my fantasy football team name. (In truth, it's a constant subject matter, that and my baseball team name. Hey, it's one of the funnest parts of fantasy sports - the prep. You either get this, or you don't. For what it's worth, I play in some leagues with guys who just re=use the same team name year after year. This disturbs me to an unhealthy level.)
See, the problem is, I have myself in a bit of a rut. I've started a trend, now in both leagues, of using a real player's name, then a pun on it, generally using something from books, music or movies.
For instance, this year, my baseball team name is That's So Taguchi! This is a winner because it's funny even if you don't know there's a show called That's So Raven!
In football, the team names I can remember off the top of my head are:
- My Dinner With Andre Ware
- Freddy Mitchell Got Fingered
- Akili Smith and The Bee
- Flowers for Alge Crumpler
and my all-time favorite...
So, I'm sort of stumped. I need a NFL player, preferably one whose not very good or even better, someone who turned into a huge bust. Brian Bosworth's Song, for instance, is accurate, but just not very funny to me. (For what it's worth, Crumpler was sort of an NFL nobody when I named my team after him, amused by the fact someone was actually named Algernon.)
I've been trying to incorporate David Klingler into a team name for awhile now, and other obvious ones are Blair Thomas (The Blair Thomas Witch Project? Feels too forced.), Ki-Jana Carter, Pacman Jones, Ookie Vick, and a personal fave, Jim Druckenmiller.
It's still not totally clear if ANYONE reads this blog, though Google Analytics suggest otherwise and occasional comments also do this...but if you are, and have some thoughts, all suggestions are welcome!