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Labor Day is approaching. And, while many are planning their end-of-summer BBQ, millions of people are preparing for their fantasy football seasons. And, the first dilemma they face will be the creative challenge of naming their team. Tons of web sites exist just to help owners come up with witty names like The Mallers, Trophy Wife, Somewhere over Dwayne Bowe, and Forgetting Brandon Marshall.

I typically rely on some pop culture references from my favorite movies and TV shows (Code Red, Flux Capacitor, and The Peach Pit). This year, I thought it might be fun to draw inspiration from books. So, here I share some of my ideas for bookish FFL team names:

General Team Names
- A Game of Throws
- A Farewell to Stiff Arms
- A Time to Kill
- A Home at the End Zone of the World
- PPR You There God? It's me, Margaret.
- Under the Dome
- Where the Sideline Ends
- The Rise of My Ottoman Empire
- Great Expectations
- The Lord of the Championship Rings

Player-Specific Team Names (Note: These work best if the player is drafted to be on your team.)

- Romopocalypse - Tony Romo, QB Dallas Cowboys
- The Artful Rodgers - Aaron Rodgers, QB Green Bay Packers
- The Brady and The Champ - Tom Brady, QB New England Patriots
- The Old Manning and the Sea - Peyton Manning, QB Denver Broncos
- The Manning in an Iron Mask - Eli Manning, QB New York Giants
- The Schaubshank Redemption - Matt Schaub, QB Houston Texans
- Fifty Shades of Jay - Jay Cutler, QB Chicago Bears
- Slaughterhouse-Five - Joe Flacco, QB Baltimore Ravens
- The Garden of Weeden - Brandon Weeden, QB Cleveland Browns
- The Peterson Also Rises - Adrian Peterson, RB Minnesota Vikings
- Of Rice and Men - Ray Rice, RB Baltimore Ravens
- Catch-22 - Matt Forte, RB Chicago Bears
- AJ of Green Gables - AJ Green, WR Cincinnati Bengals
- Dez Miserables - Dez Bryant, WR Dallas Cowboys
- Julio Jones's Diary - Julio Jones, WR Atlanta Falcons
- Green Eggs & Graham - Jimmy Graham, TE New Orleans Saints
- Brandon Pettigrew's Last Stand - Brandon Pettigrew, TE Detroit Lions


I'm curious to hear your name ideas. Share them in the comments section below. And tweet them out using the hashtag #bookishFFL. We'll pick a few of our favorites to win some fun prizes.

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Brett Cohen

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