Suggestions for your fantasy football team name

Washington Redskins NFL football quarterbacks Kirk Cousins (8)  and Colt McCoy (16) throw passes during practice Monday, Aug. 4, 2014,  in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Jay Paul)
Captain Kirk to McCoy Here you go, Redskins fans. Two years ago it was RGThreezus. Last year it was Robert Griffin the Turd. If you’re ready to mix it up a little, why not instead opt for a celebration of the other quarterbacks on the roster? “Captain Kirk to McCoy,” as suggested by WTOP’s own Dave Preston, showcases both backups through an easily recognizable Star Trek reference. That’s good fantasy team-naming right there. (AP Photo/Jay Paul) (AP/Jay Paul)
California is the first state to ban the term "Redskin," which many feel is a racial slur, from being used as a school mascot.  (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
The Washington Football Team Here you go, Redskins haters. While you should never name your fantasy team after an actual team (which is a real thing that WAY too many people do – seven of the top 30 most popular names were literally actual team names), this is a devious way to get away with it. Want to be the object of scorn and fury in your league? The never-ending name debate will probably rage on for the rest of the decade or until the NFL finally steps in to force Dan Snyder’s hand, whichever comes first. Until then, enjoy your antagonism. (AP Photo) (AP)
Houston Texans' J.J. Watt (99) before an NFL preseason football game between the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)
Watt me Whip, Watt me J.J. Whatever you do, do not name your team “Turn Down for Watt.” Not only is it not original, it was literally the least original player-based fantasy team name, non-Ray Rice division from last season. If you do want to pay homage to the reigning defensive player of the year, try a different Watt-based alternative. The clever 1.21 J.J. Watts is timeless, but may be a bit played out as well (AP Photo/Patric Schneider) (AP/Patric Schneider)
Houston Texans' J.J. Watt (99) before an NFL preseason football game between the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)
Yobagoya Beef Buckets Plenty of people who play fantasy football also watch the FX show The League, which is based around a group of friends who compete annually in a fantasy football league. “Chalupa Batman” and “Password is Taco” are both recognizable, but also a bit tired by now. Here’s your chance to celebrate the cheapest bucket of beef in Illinois-a. (The League/FX) (The League/FX)
San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) throws against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)
#7and9SeasonsComing Colin Kaepernick is a mediocre NFL quarterback who doesn’t know how to use hashtags, as evidenced by his creation of #7tormsComing – it uses a “7,” which looks nothing like an “S” – in a highly flawed attempt to integrate his jersey number into some sort of ominous message. Kaepernick’s team, The San Francisco 49ers, are a twice proud franchise that fired the coach responsible for their recent resurgence, then saw half their team either retire early, succumb to injury, or run their way out of the league through off-the-field legal issues. Plus, they play their home games on a plot of shoddily replaced golf divots more than 40 miles from San Francisco. Come to think of it, 7-9 may be an optimistic projection. (AP Photo/George Bridges) (AP/George Bridges)
FILE - In this May 7, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gestures during an event at Salem State University in Salem, Mass. Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)
tom BrAdy’s ceLL Service There are going to be plenty of Deflategate jokes out there. Want to make yours stand out? Work a not-so-subtly-hidden message into it. This works with other names and hidden words as well, but come on – if you’re going this route, you’re probably trying to make a “balls” joke anyway. This is the balls joke construction you’re looking for. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool) (AP/Charles Krupa)
Philadelphia Eagles' Tim Tebow passes during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Fly Tebow Fly So long as Tim Tebow is in the NFL, there is room for fantasy teams with his name on them. Heck, even if Chip Kelly cuts him next week this play on the Eagles’ slogan will work this year. It’s shaping up to be a carnival of a year in the City of Brotherly Love, especially if Kelly ends up rolling with four quarterbacks and using Tebow as some sort of trick play/two-point conversion specialist. Enjoy this entertainment as long as it lasts. (AP Photo/Michael Perez) (AP/Michael Perez)
An architectural rendering for a new NFL stadium is projected during a lunch sponsored by the Los Angeles Sports Council downtown Los Angeles Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. The $1.7-billion new NFL football stadium proposed for Carson by the owners of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders will be located 15 miles from West Los Angeles, 10 miles from Orange County and 12 miles from downtown. The stadium's capacity will be 65,000 and can be increased to 75,000 for the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Carson Chargers Got any San Diego fans in your league? This is a good way to get under their skin. With the Chargers, Raiders and Rams all threatening to move to Los Angeles, adding any credence to the idea is a laudable way to dig deeply at their supporters. With the Carson site looking like the most promising for an actual stadium, the alliterative word play works nicely. All three teams have spent time in LA, but the Chargers were only there for a season and have been in San Diego since 1961, so this one cuts the deepest. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) (AP/Damian Dovarganes)
National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell attends the Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket Ceremony in Canton, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
The Ginger Ham-fist Roger Goodell has had a less than ideal calendar year. From underreacting, then overreacting, to generally blatantly disregarding the basic principles of double jeopardy and leveling ex post facto punishments on a whim, he’s made plenty of enemies and exposed the league’s disciplinary program as being a largely arbitrary, unregulated system. Known as The Ginger Hammer for his harsh discipline aimed at players early in his tenure, this variation feels more appropriate. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (AP/Gene J. Puskar)
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Washington Redskins NFL football quarterbacks Kirk Cousins (8)  and Colt McCoy (16) throw passes during practice Monday, Aug. 4, 2014,  in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Jay Paul)
California is the first state to ban the term "Redskin," which many feel is a racial slur, from being used as a school mascot.  (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
Houston Texans' J.J. Watt (99) before an NFL preseason football game between the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)
Houston Texans' J.J. Watt (99) before an NFL preseason football game between the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)
San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) throws against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)
FILE - In this May 7, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gestures during an event at Salem State University in Salem, Mass. Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)
Philadelphia Eagles' Tim Tebow passes during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
An architectural rendering for a new NFL stadium is projected during a lunch sponsored by the Los Angeles Sports Council downtown Los Angeles Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. The $1.7-billion new NFL football stadium proposed for Carson by the owners of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders will be located 15 miles from West Los Angeles, 10 miles from Orange County and 12 miles from downtown. The stadium's capacity will be 65,000 and can be increased to 75,000 for the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell attends the Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket Ceremony in Canton, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

WASHINGTON — All your fantasy football friend “experts” will tell you that the most important part of the season is the draft. While that may be true, whether you’re a newbie or a veteran, to fully enjoy your fantasy season you must have a good team name.

Even if your draft isn’t for another week or two, it’s good to start thinking about this now. You don’t want to be worrying about trying to be clever while simultaneously trying to rank your wide receivers as the draft clock counts down. That’s how you end up panicking, wondering why Jordy Nelson is still available at the end of the third round, excitedly snagging him, and summarily kissing your season goodbye.

While plenty of people think they have good team names, most of them are wrong. According to Slate, the most popular team name in 2014 was “Show me your TDs.” Seriously. Be better than that.

To help you, we’ve listed nine perfectly acceptable options for you this year in the slides above, based on players, teams, pop culture references and news stories that have dominated the offseason. Feel free to think of this as a jumping off point for your own creativity, or just go ahead and steal one for yourself if you’re feeling desperate. We won’t tell anyone.

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