The time is now to seriously start thinking about fantasy football.
As the dust settles on the 2011 free-agent frenzy, it's time to really sink your teeth into the new season. What trades and signings made the biggest impact, what rookies will be studs and what players are poised to blossom into terrific pros are all questions that need to be answered.
But before you make any sort of decisions, coming up with a good name for your team is essential. A team with the guy's name or his favorite team is incredibly lame and unoriginal. There may not be an award for it, but the guy with the best team name is always well respected amongst the rest of the league.
So what makes a good name?
Involving current players with rhymes or dirty jokes are the gold standard. Using guys that aren't in the NFL anymore is not going to cut it. The more creative the better. But don't use yesterday's news. That means any Charlie Sheen joke is off-limits—that was so four months ago.
It's not an easy task, and the criteria for evaluating a good name are up for debate. But through the above factors kept in mind, here are 20 of the best names for your 2011 fantasy football team.