Saturday, January 10, 2009

Best Basketball Team Names

When I was in College I enjoyed playing intramural basketball. My favorite part was at the beginning of the semester when we got a team together and had to come up with a team name. Many of the teams would use unoriginal names like Phi Slamma Jamma, the Lakers, or the Fab Five. I have found that it is much more fun if you intentionally give yourself a stupid team name.

Not only is giving yourself a dumb name funny but it also messes with the minds of the opposing players. How can your opponent mentally prepare for a game throughout the week once they find out they are supposed to play "The Buddy Hacketts"? Over the years we have had some good team names, but there have been so many good choices that we could only use a handful of them. Below is a list of some of the prior candidates I have considered.

Chewbacca Delight
Gargoyle Express
The Greezy Wombats
The Sloppy Guts
Shrimp Scampi
Cyborg Jubilee
French Pastry
The Belly Misers
The Walkabouts
Galen the Freak
The Grizzly Warlocks
Pithy Maxims
The Sleestacks
The Whistling Marsupials
The Crustacean Factor
Gravy Train
Thorax Extravaganza

I know these sound juvenile, but if just saying some of those names out loud does not bring a smile to your face or make you laugh you have some issues. If you are ever looking for some cheap entertainment go to a local University and look up the intramural tournament brackets and read the team names. I think anyone could write the great American novel or be a literary genius if they had a whole book to do so, but it takes real talent to express yourself in 2 or 3 words.


Kelly said...

My favorites are the Greezy Wombats and Lava. This post really made me laugh, so I am glad there is nothing wrong with me. Oh and say hello to Michael Jordan for me : )

Random Hiccups said...

That's hilarious! The South Africa soccer team's name is Bafana Bafana. It totally deserves a spot on your list! :) Say it you know you want too....

PS. Thanks for coming by my blog the other day!

Anonymous said...

Those are some sweet names. Thorax extravaganza? How do you come up with this stuff?

Anonymous said...

haha lol gravey train! my brother has a friend that has a nickname named gravey train!! haha

Anonymous said...

I vote for cyborg jubilee. If our team had that name we would have done much better this year.