The draft is one of the most important parts of a NFL fantasy football league, but before the rounds begin you have to decide on a team name. Team names should represent your love of the sport, potentially have an intimidation factor, and could include your other pop culture interests.
If you're stuck when choosing an NFL fantasy football name, use these five surefire methods to help brainstorm the perfect name that will bring you into the finals:
NFL Team Name Spin-Offs
Take your favorite team name and transform it into a clever fantasy football name. Ideas include the "Dominating Dolphins," "New England Pointriots" and the "Green Bay Pickers." Choose to keep the city name or mascot and then develop a name based off that.
Using your favorite movie to create a team name is a perfect way to use some football wordplay humor. Take a movie and then play around with the title to give it a fantasy football spin. Examples include "The Dark TE Rises" instead of "The Dark Knight Rises," "The Manning Games" instead of "The Hunger Games," or "The 49vengers" instead of "The Avengers."
Classic movies work too like "Scoreface" instead of "Scarface," "The Wizard of AZ" or "Tebow Wars: A New York Hope" instead of "Star Wars: A New Hope."
Use current pop-culture jokes to make your NFL team name. For example, you could use Jimmy Fallon's TeBowie character as a team name. Trending topics like "Tebowing 24/7" or the viral Manning brothers' video "Football Cops."
Watch trends, ESPN and other sporting news to find the latest trends that could be applied as a successful and funny team name.
Song titles are a great way to bring football and humor together for a team name. Recent hits like "Call Me Maybe," "Give Your Heart a Break" and "Glad You Came" could easily be changed to "Call Me Champy," "Give Your QB a Break" and "Glad You Lost." Just make sure that the change in title still makes the joke and team name easy to understand.
Ad slogans and jingles are played constantly during NFL games, making it the perfect choice for a team name. McDonald's "I'm Lovin' It" could be altered to "I'm Winnin' It." Nike's "Just Do It" is good on its own or can be changed to "Just Win It." Use short phrases that convey a winning attitude for your league.
Alan Donahue has written hundreds of pop-culture and sports articles. His favorite athletes include Kobe Bryant, Eli Manning and CM Punk.
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