Matt Skole has shown to have an impressive bat,
but impressive enough to name your fantasy team after?
(Chris Trotman via FederalBaseball.com)
They say “knowing is half the battle”, right?
Well in fantasy sports, to me having a cool team name is half the battle.
Honest to God, I feel like I try harder and my teams maybe even play better when I’m proud of my team name that year.
I know some people like to keep the same team name every year, mostly for tradition. But me? I like to switch it up every year and get as creative, and as fun, as I can.
So with fantasy baseball right around the corner, I realized it was about that time to put the thinking cap back on it and come up with a goody for this year.
I decided to seek out the help of a friend who I consider to be, if nothing else, witty (@APMValle if you want to find him and stalk him) and thought we could bounce some ideas off each other using Nats related fantasy names.
Some are old and have been used many times over, I know. But I think we came up with some good ones- and hopefully soon I’ll be able to decide between our favorites.
Our current top 5:
“Denard Span-gled Banner”
Represent baseball, represent the Nats and represent the United States. Win-win-win.
A tribute to Nats speed specialist Eury Perez and also to one of my personal favorite movies of all time, 12 Angry Men.
“Skole of Hard Knocks”
Boom- a Nats player reference that makes perfect sense in baseball terms. What’s not to like?
“The NeverEnding Storen”
Not meant to be as fitting as it seems, I promise.
“I am Stras-en-burg”
Any fans of the show Breaking Bad will understand, and most likely enjoy, this reference to the ex-chemistry teacher turned drug lord, Walter White.
The best of the rest (in no particular order):
Livan on a Prayer
Let’s Get Denarded
No Pressure No Desmonds
M to the Rizzo
Diamonds of Sandy Leon
Roark & Mindy
Lombo number 1
The Bryce is Right
Riggle Riggle Riggle Riggle Riggle, YEAH
Neither here Knorr there
The most Zimteresting man in the world
Did we miss any good ones? Do you have a favorite? Let us know!