Daily Haze: Best Fantasy Football Team Name Contest is Back!

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Daily Haze: Best Fantasy Football Team Name Contest is Back!
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Editor’s note: Remember to submit your best fantasy football team name into our July contest. Winners get Mardi Gras prize-packs!

It’s July, which usually means football season is right around the corner. Unfortunately this summer, that still remains an uncertainty.

While the NFL lockout continues to dampen the spirits of football fans by threatening the chance of NFL football this fall, teams and players continue to prepare as if there will be a normal NFL season. So, too, should fantasy owners.

And that preparation always starts with coming up with the best fantasy football team names.

So we bring our annual best fantasy football team name contest here in the month of July to those of you eagerly anticipating the 2011 fantasy football season. Even if you are pessimistic about the chances there will be a full slate of football this year, you still can win a Mardi Gras prize pack from The Hazean for your best fantasy football team names.

Make them funny, clever, insulting, degrading, political, whatever you want and drop them in the comments below. At the end of the month, I will compile the best of the submissions and have the readers vote. We will do another contest in August and give the winners a prize pack full of Mardi Gras catches—cups, beads, doubloons, footballs, etc.—from this past carnival season in New Orleans.

Here are today’s great reads:

  • If you are thinking of a new and clever way to host your fantasy football drafts online, consider Google’s new social network Google+. While it might not be ready in time for this season, its multi-user web chat would be perfect for live drafts. [The Fantasy Football Geek Blog]
  • Best place to start your fantasy football research for the 2011 season? Rookies. Especially rookie running backs. And one of the most interesting of these is Mark Ingram in New Orleans, who should get plenty of opportunities to be the team’s featured goal line runner. [Roto Arcade]
  • Running back heavy in today’s hot reads, which makes sense—running backs are the prime position in fantasy football. Big question for 2011: How will Arian Foster improve upon his 2010 season? Is that even possible, or should fantasy owners expect some kind of regress? [The Fifth Down]
  • Terrell Owens tore his ACL this offseason, perhaps while filming a new reality TV show. Could this be the end of the TO show in the National Football League? [Shutdown Corner]


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