Fantasy Football Team Names: Funny Monikers Commemorating 2012 Season

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 26, 2013

Nov 22, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) reacts and gets up from the turf after being hit during the second half on Thanksgiving against the New England Patriots at Metlife Stadium. Patriots defeated the Jets 49-19.  Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
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There are plenty of ways to come up with a good fantasy football team name. You can make a pun off of a player's name. You can pick something more personal, like an inside joke or a burn on one of your friends.

Or you can turn to the season prior for a commemorative name that celebrates—or even better, mocks—something that happened in the season prior.

In this list, I've compiled a few such names. They may not be as clever as a well-done pun nickname—Double Dwayne Bowe remains the best fantasy name of all time—but they should take you back to some of the more absurd moments from a season ago. 

The Fail Marys

These were the dark days of the replacement referee era, when the stand-in refs cost the Green Bay Packers a win (and ultimately a bye week in the playoffs). 

If you are a Seattle Seahawks fan still maintaining that Golden Tate made the catch, well, c'mon—he clearly didn't. It's time to admit the Packers were wronged. 

But hey, at least you could get a solid team name out of it. 

The Butt Fumbles

Will you ever get tired of watching that? Ever? 

Because I won't. It's just so wonderful. 

The Blackouts

Hey, remember how awesome last year's Super Bowl (you know, the Harbowl) was? Remember how Colin Kaepernick nearly led the San Francisco 49ers back from a 28-6 deficit, as the team scored 17 unanswered points? 

And do you remember how the Niners went on that run and nearly caught the Baltimore Ravens after a 34-minute blackout paused the game?

It was one of the most bizarre moments in Super Bowl history, as the stadium went black and CBS scrambled to fill the space with a team of on-air personalities that were quickly out of their element. 

In other words, it was pretty fantastic. And in the end, not only very memorable but a momentum shift that gave the game a great finish.

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