It’s that time a year again. No, it’s not time to go back to school, but it’s time for your fantasy sports draft! Before you draft your team, it’s important to study up on the players you’re considering taking.
But, depending on which league you’re in, you might need some time to decide on a name. There’s a ton of names to ramble off on, especially from players like Madison Bumgarner, Kevin Durant, and Jaromir Jagr. Whatever you decide on, hopefully, it’s FANtastic!
Grand Theft Votto
It would be easy for the 2010 National League MVP to have his name reference a video game. Any video gamer who has played Grand Theft Auto can appreciate the awesomeness of this name.
Like the game itself, Joey Votto can blow things up, but only when he’s hitting home runs.
Duran Duran was a popular music group of the eighties. But, two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant does not have flowing locks or play the guitar. Who cares though, Durant Durant is a name no hoops fan should miss out on.
He’s a two-time Finals MVP, what else could go wrong?
Tarasenko De Mayo
May 5th is not just an annual celebration. For some people, like Vladimir Tarasenko, it’s a time to use your last name to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French.
With over 175 career goals, the Russian won’t leave you hanging with his point-to-game consistency.
Life can feel lonely when you’re a New York Jets fan. However, fans may have something to cheer about after the Jets took Sam Darnold third in the 2018 NFL Draft. Unlike Arnold Shortman, he’s full of potential.
And, Jets fans may scream out “Hey Darnold!” after every game win.
One similarity that this pale lager and Madison Bumgarner have is that Mads has consumed a ton of Bud. Yup, for a three-time World Series champion, you can bet that the Giants ace had plenty of beers after various celebrations.
Oh, and he’s one of the most dominant postseason pitchers in MLB history too.
Better Call Gasol
Pau Gasol’s career might be winding down, but it doesn’t mean he can’t get some assistance. Even after he retires, he may or may not try to get a hold of Saul Goodman.
However, if Gasol gets hurt again, he may call Saul to scam his insurance company for good.
It’s great when a liquor drink is named after someone who has the second-most points in NHL history. Jaromir Jagr may have hung up the skates, but his lasting legacy will live on for a long time.
If he makes into the Hall of Fame, be sure to have a Jagr Bomb.
Nuthin’ But A Jimmy G Thang
Dr. Dre has made some incredible music during his career, but, for Jimmy Garoppolo, he’s just getting started. It’s been a long time since the Bay area had a quarterback with a ton of promise.
But, the hope may have to come to 49ers in 2019 after Jimmy tore his ACL.
It’s not every day that your last name references a hit by Jay-Z. For Anthony Rizzo, he’s accomplished a lot to earn a nickname.
From battling cancer to helping the Cubs break the Billy Goat curse, the three-time all-star is an amazing talent. Jay-Z would be proud.
Trying to find that song you heard on the radio is difficult. But, the same thing can be said when Yao Ming was drafted by the Houston Rockets. Nobody knew who he was until he played.
It goes without saying you shouldn’t knock something until you try it, especially giving a chance on Yao.
Kings of Leon Draisaitl
No, they aren’t related in any way, but they both share the same name with Leon. It’s cool and all, but maybe if the Edmonton Oilers don’t rely on Connor McDavid so much, the band could make a single after the German forward.
“Sticks on fire” sounds pretty cool.
Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood
For the past 25 years, it’s been a beautiful day in the neighborhood for Packers fans. Aaron Rodgers is somewhat like the iconic TV character. They both share a rare gift, but Aaron’s is throwing footballs down the field.
Maybe if the Packers improved on defense, Aaron wouldn’t have to worry so much.
Marcus Stroman is more than just a stormtrooper. On the mound, he shows strong defensive skills as if he’s battling against Han Solo. Outside of baseball, he continues to solidify his career with his “Heigh Doesn’t Measure Heart” business.
If only Darth Vader could abide by that motto for his Storm Troopers.
After a blockbuster trade that saw Kawhi Leonard go to the Raptors, DeMar DeRozen is looking for revenge. His rover is at an all-time high after the only team he knew traded him away.
But, the biggest battle will be DeMar’s return to Toronto on February 19, 2019.
Honey Nut Chelios
The breakfast cereal is delicious, and Chris Chelios delivered on a nightly basis. Thanks to cereal being apart of a balanced breakfast, Chelios had a well-balanced career.
A Hall of Famer in 2013, the former Red Wing is a three-time Stanley Cup Champion.
One of the best-selling artists right now and the best quarterback in the game? Well, that makes for an excellent name combination. Post Malone continues to bring catchy singles, while Patrick Mahomes continues to throw impressive touchdown bombs.
Maybe one day, both guys will meet and be like “Oh Post Mahomes, what up?”
The Three Moustakas
An infielder, a slugger, and a World Series champion? Well, that’s certainly not the resume of Moe, Curly and Larry. For Mike Moustakas, he’s no airhead when it comes to the game of baseball.
He gets called “Moose” much more than the guys who threw a pie at each other’s faces.
Big Girls Don’t Kawhi
This one is one of my personal favorites. I think basketball fans know how awkward Kawhi Leonard’s laugh is, but can you imagine if he sheds a tear?
I’m not sure what would be more uncomfortable; forcing Kawhi to laugh, or watching him cry over Fergie’s horrible music career.
Hall & Oates
Hall and Oates were another famous music duo in the eighties. But, the same can be said for Brett Hull and Adam Oates. They were both teammates during their time with the St. Louis Blues.
So, them playing together on a line at the same time the group’s music was popular made so much sense.
Lights, Kamara, Action!
Seriously, this one is epic. Anytime Alvin Kamara runs down the field, he’s like a Mario character. But, the same could be said with having the lights and the camera on him.
Kamara has throttled himself into the limelight as one of the most consistent running backs in the NFL.