While we wait for our new league to finish adding teams and for rules to get settled, there is one important activity you and your kids can do right away: Name your team.
In the 80+ seasons I have been playing fantasy sports, the naming is a ritual that is steeped in puns and personal backstory. Here's some of my favorite examples from my Reality league:
A few owners have already submitted their names. Feel free to stick with those, or consider coming up with something new. Outside of avoiding offensive references, there are no wrong choices for naming your franchises. I prefer the holism of everyone having a "Location Nickname" format, but it isn't required to do so.
We'll also need a logo to visually reflect that name. This should be 100% done by the kid members of your ownership team (although the adults will likely have to help with the technology to get it into a digital format). Do the logo design after you agree on a name, looking at existing sports or other brand logos for some ideas on how to visualize it. I'm looking for something I can use in any reporting on the web or in PDFs, should I get that ambitious.
Ultimately, what I will need from you are the following:
You can post as a reply here, attaching any file(s) you need for the logo. Everyone try to work on this over the next week or so. We'll set a deadline if they are too slow trickling in.
How could you possibly say it in any other way?
errrrr....that's pretty big. Kevin....can you help shrink that down?
Sure. I'll try to normalize all of the graphics. It saved fine.
1. Butler Bounty Hunters
3. We chose the Butler Bounty Hunters because of our location (Butler County, KS) and a weird family obsession with Boba Fett which is honestly more my children than myself. The logo is my 6 yo daughter on Halloween last year. She is a little bit of a nerd. The "art" of the logo was done by my son who will be the other head of our three headed team.
Team Garmendez will be the DEEP RIVER CIRCLES.
When we moved to our current home in Texas several years ago, we had just completed an international assignment in South America. But despite me being born and raised in NYC, and my boys having been born in Florida, our family has become very comfortable in our new home..so our team is named after our street !! ...Deep River Circle.
After several failed proposed names that were based more on our individual tastes, we could all easily agree on our street pride and love for the game.
Got 'em both, thanks.
A quality choice for a geek league
After many iterations, we have settled on the Greenwood Aglets from one of our favorite Phineas and Ferb episodes and now we even have a theme song!
We tie the world together!
Chip and Abby Reese
We're in good shape, but we still need names and logos from a few league owners. Tuesday is a great day to finish that off.