What’s in a name? The fun in Fantasy Football monikers.

Dayna O’Gorman
Senior NFL Reporter

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG

Its almost time. You can almost smell the compeition start to bubble up from within. Stats, lists, scheme breakdowns. Its all just around the corner. No, I’m not talking about NFL training camp. I’m talking about FANTASY FOOTBALL.

There are thousands of websites dedicated to fantasy football. How to build a team, how players are ranked, how to draft in the best way possible, everything you could possibly need. But lets be honest, we all know what the most important part of Fantasy Football is. Its all about your team name.

Every year I am amazed by the creativity some people use when creating a team name. A great spin on current events or pop culture. A snarky twist on a players name. So many ways that people find the perfect name.

But why? Why is the name so important to FF players? Well, first of all, it sets you apart from other teams. Makes you stand out from the masses! A great name can strike fear and jealousy into the hearts of your fellow league members, giving you the edge you may need to WIN THE WHOLE DAMN THING!!!

Or…maybe its just a lot of fun. It is Fantasy Football, after all. I mean we’re all dying to see the name Pete Carroll’s Chewing Gum on a jersey, right?

Last year I went with Fournetteflix and Chill, but for years before that I was (and may return to) Insane in the Mebane due to my love of the Brandon Mebane belly roll.

Other popular names from last year were Nuthin but a Jimmy G Thang, Mercedes Wentz, Mayfield of Dreams, and for those Game of Thrones fans…Vernon Davos, Alshon Joffrey, and A Team Has No Name.

But whats on tap for this year? What names should we be looking for in 2019? I asked around Twitter and got a lot of answers. Many reuse names year after year, especially if they’ve had a good season. I have to admit, this one was one of my favorites.

But for those of you looking for a new Fantasy Football team name for 2019, here are some great ideas you may want to borrow.

Little Red Fournette (For the Prince fans among us)

Rollin With Mahomies

Hit Me With Your Prescott

Lamar, Mr. Jackson If Ya Nasty

San Francisco 4th and 9’ers (have to admit, this one made me giggle)

Brady Gaga

O.J.’s Parole Board

Diggs in a Blanket

Again, there are hundreds of websites listing fantastic team names you can look through and choose from. Or maybe you are one of those people who can create your own amazing name. Either way, team names are always one of the greatest parts of Fantasy Football.

Thanks to all the people on Twitter who shared their team names. Make sure to share your’s with us over at Our Turf!

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