Out of interest for a fictional sports league (and the lack of sports news these days)
What are some good team names (nicknames, not city names, eg. grizzlies, cavaliers, barons) that aren't used in the 5 major leagues?
interesting names that would be plausible for a real league are appreciated (Marshalls, Knights) more than funny names that won't be used (cunning stunts)
unless the city name fits particularly well with the monniker, eg. dallas cowboys, phoenix suns, quebec city citadels
The Durex (You know, instead of the Trojans)
Subterranean Schmaltz Burrowers
Fuddruckers (OK, I will stop naming chain restaurants)
Flock of Seagulls
New Kids on the Block
Morris Day & The Time (OK, will stop with 80's groups as well)
Photo Copiers (I will be serious now)
The Furious Rabbis
The Guilty Priests
The Jersey Shore Douches (This one just seems to fit)
Muskrats Without a Cause
Rotted Lemon Wedges
Generic Angry Animals
Army of Mummies
Samsquanches (It is like a Sasquatch)
Equations of Difficult Solvitude
Schmoehawks (Personal Favorite)
The Song That Get Stuck In Your Head That Drives You Crazy
The Self +1's
The Rodmen (Cause you like fishing?)
The Based Tahds (like a Bostonian saying "tards")
The Nagging Baby Momma's (Scary)
Elephant Seals (slept on animal)
The Pygmy Hippos
Zebroids (What they call Horses that mate with Zebras)
Hopefully some of these help. I was really bored.
my god mikeyV its been a while since i've seen someone endure the amount of boredom required to write what you wrote
Haha mikeyv best ones are Guilty Priests, Generic angry animals, samurais's (this one was actually a good sensible pick), wicked lemurs, chairs, elephant seals, RABID LEMMINGS, Therapists, Airport and komodo dragons.
scottoant93: highrizers, reapers and black falcons were my favourites
The Based Tahds...MikeyV...I thought we were friends
rancho cucamonga cracker killers
with a small donation to my company ($1,000.99) you can add the "Mc" to any existing team name and have your swag turned up louder than a Miley Cyrus mixtape in TLI's van
You know what I heard? That Paul McCartney introduced Yoko Ono to John Lennon as a joke. I heard he hooked up with her on the road, thought she was kind of nashty, and than introduced her to John thinking it would be funny. Well, my theory is that John, a notorious jokester himself, reversed the tables on Paul McCartney. Until the day he died. Remind you of anyone?
I know this is not what Grovesinternational intended but i'll say it anyway...
Here are my 5 favorite real team and city names
- Nashville Predators
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Tampa Bay Buccaniers
- Dallas Mavericks
- Atlanta Thrasherr
O and by fifth sport do you mean MLS?
1. The Caucasian Invasion
2. The Freakin' Peurto Ricans
3. Dirty Jerry & the Boys
What is MLS? Lol, just kidding, I like a lot of the MLS names. Think the Timbers are dope. Here is a good Timbers commercial, really funny:
The Black Sheep (Would be a great one. Awesome hip-hop group, too.)
A Team Called Best (A lot could be made with the ATCQ format)
Folksmen (Watch "A Mighty Wind")
Poison Dart Frogs
Rosie O'Donnell's Thong
Squidbullies (Take off on the Squidbillies)
Ghost's That Never Lie
Eyes of the Storm (or Riders on the Storm)
Snapping Turtles on Steroids
JunkYard Dogs (JYD was the man)
Frozen Scorpions (Like Subzero, and Scorpion, MIXED TOGETHER!)
Grasshoppers of Fortune
Tusks of Danger
Deranger Arctic Alpacas
Poisonous Pythons (Oh, snap! Changed your whole perspectics on scary!)
Luddites (You would have to ban technology, and get really angry when the score board made noises)
I have tons of them. I am especially partial to the Airport one, glad you liked that. When I was 2 years old, my parents asked me to enter a name our new terminal and I said "Mr. Airport". Well, I still think I should have won.
romans is a good one i haven't considered
yeah MLS is the 5th
The pregame ritual dumps
99problems but you biitches aint one
the four skins
the wet wedgies
the lunch ladies
I need my weed
"pre game ritual dumps" that name shows a bond that half of the people on this forum share
I think I will also add my least favorite real team and city names:
- Houston Texans
- Los Angeles Angels
- Miami Dolphins
- Toronto Maple Leafs
- Seattle Mariners
i can see your point with most of those five, although i don't understand the dolphins as much and i would think that the celtics would be just as bad as the texans as far as names go. what names would you suggest to replace those ones out of interest? i was thinking Hammerheads (the shark) to replace the dolphins
I dont like the Texans because its so unoriginal. Team names are supposed to be inspiring and tough I dont see anything tough about a Dolphin or Maple Leaf. There are some team names that represent something unique about the city and I like and respect that such as the Minnesota Twins or Dallas Cowboys, but texans is like saying the San Diego Californians, not very original.
I liked the Texans, because I for one had no idea where Houston was located.
Maple Leafs get all sticky, and mess up your lawn. Plus, they sometimes cover broken glass, needles and other paraphernalia. During the fall, they provide a constant struggle for Canadian society.
Have you never heard of the Angel of death? His name is Tom Cruise, guess he makes movies and stuff.
Dolphins mess up Sharks all of the time! Plus, have you ever seen that Simpsons Halloween special where they take over Springfield? Well, that really happened.
Ever read "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"? Dehydration is a b-itch! Not to mention the scariness of a bunch of old bearded men on a ship.
These have to be my 5 favorite team names behind the Ducks.
In conclusion, what is so scary about a Friar? Riddle me that Senor! :)
Well a Friar is something unique about the university or location.
According to wikipedia... "It is the only college or university in North America administered by the Dominican Order of Friars."
Some preists in Massachusets last year got convicted for milesting children which seems kind of scary to me
But, anyway, friars are not exactly that scary, outside of touching little kids and their haircuts. Than again, neither are Ducks, but I still love my teams nickname. It is quite yell-able, and I just find it has a certain je-ne c'est quoi (spelling?). Nicknames are whatever you make of them, they do not necessarily have to be scary, but a lot of them are pretty clever and lead to a major unification between fans. Duck fans are incredibly proud, no matter how ridiculous our name may be. Sure the Friars are as well. When I first heard that Toronto (the city I grew up in and live in now) was going to name their team the Raptors, I thought it was unparalleled in stupidity. What in the hell do Raptors have to do with Toronto? Well, over time, it grew on me. It really is about unity and having a good time more than anything.
I mean, yes, there are awesome team names, but lets analyze a few:
Boston Red Sox: Oh no, my socks got in with the colored laundry! Yikes!
Chicago White Sox: Don't want to get those dirty!
Los Angeles Dodgers: Twisting your ankle happens when you are playing dodgeball......
St. Louis Cardinals: Ever go near a bird feeder full of those things? Try not to get pooped on!
Toronto Blue Jays: Wanted to give the Maple Leafs some company in the "names that do not scare you" club.
Los Angeles Lakers: Obviously started off in Minneapolis, but it just fits. I mean, it is similar to Mariners.
Boston Celtics: I mean, Celtic warriors and such, though their mascot is a leprechaun. Guess it you are scared of midgets.....
Utah Jazz: Damn you, music of improvization!
New Jersey Nets: You could get tangled in one?
Orlando Magic: Have done a great job in the past disappearing during the NBA Finals......
Houston Rockets: They are big and loud, but do you really fight one? I mean, it probably would not be fun to see a rocket fight a Raptor, literally.
Dallas Mavericks: Sarah Palin is pretty scary, have to give them this one.
Miami Heat: Heat usually makes you thirsty, and sweaty, hence leading to a lot of BO.
Phoenix Suns: Can you imagine a bunch of those things in the sky that give us a source of light and burn our skin? Oh, wait, they are called stars.
Oklahoma City Thunder: You have never heard of Thunder striking anyone. It scares the $hit out of people at times, but not exactly dangerous.
San Antonio Spurs: Those are so 1860, don't be caught dead wearing them past labor day. Fashion suicide.
Los Angeles Clippers: I guess if you have (champion)ship-o-phobia.
New York Knickerbockers: Ever been in a rain storm without them? Your shoes get soaked!
Ohio State Buckeyes: They are freaking chest nuts! How they do not get more flack for their nickname, I have no idea.
UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs: Well, those things are just awesome.
I could go on, but I think that however silly some of these names are, you kind of take pride in them when you gain a connection to a team.
- Multiple Scor.gasmsss
- Victorious Secret
- Big Test Icicles
- The Abusement Park
- Wii Not Fit
- Smokin Trees & Strokin 3s
- Scared Hitless
- Here for Beer
- Wacky Waving Inflatable Flailing Arm Tube
- Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies
- Cuban Raft Riders
- Designated Drinkers
- The Mighty Morphin Flower Arrangers
- Cunning Stunts
- The Master Batters
- The Muffin Stuffers
- Cow Tipping Dwarfs
- Viscious and Delicious
- The Cereal Killers
- Jamaican Hopscoth Mafia
- Team Ramrod
- Moose Knuckles
- Hugh Jass Construction
I actually like Magic, Heat, Suns and Spurs... they have a nice ring with the city and relate to the city well. They are simple and effective.
Magic because of Disney World
Heat and Suns because its hot in Florida and Arizona
Spurs because of Cowboys in Texas
I love Thunder and Mavericks especially the latter. Thunder also is a very simple solid name and Maverick is an extremely unique name. It has an understated toughness since its a leader like a Trail Blazer which is another name I like
@providencefriars1. the san diego padres have heritage in friars too.
@mikeyvthedon. btw, i don't think there was ever a rule that said team names have to be 'scary' i think that it just developed because some teams decided to go with scary names in the past, just because a name isn't scary doesnt make it bad
Ya I know about the Padres, I said they were the only college in North America that is run by the dominican order of the Friars
possible team names for each sport either expansion or a moved team.
NBA: St. Louis Sting
NFL: L A Stars (not los angeles it has to be la or it sounds gay)
NHL: Vegas Vipers
MLB: Boise Blue Sox (smurf turf)
Think you missed the point of my posts on that if you were saying I thought anything close to that. I was just commenting on what Friars had said about the names he had disliked and trying to humourously examine the concept.
@providencefriars1. you did quote wikipedia however...
Ya I did so you knew I wasnt bs'ing you
wikipedia isn't what you call a reliable source... it's like the bleacher report of encyclopedia's, interesting, but not reliable
but i'll let you have it man, because it is right anyway and i'm just messing with you :), just avoid citing wikipedia
It can indeed be wrong, but you kind of just have to judge what is viable and not. I guess much like any news source. Nonetheless, I agree with you Groves, but I think that in this case it was legit.
Don't you dare say Wikipedia is an unreliable source, Wikipedia is the king of the internet.