On Monday when I changed my fantasy football team name from Purple Whale to Angry Ladybugs another team owner in the league, our IT Guy, changed the name of his team to Purple Whales. When I asked him about it on Tuesday, he said it was just a joke and that he would change it back.
He said he really did it so he could ask, “How come Angry Ladybugs?” I explained the original of the Purple Whale name to him (read it here) and how on Monday my cubicle neighbor prompted the name change (read it in the previous post) from whales to ladybugs.
By Thursday my co-worker, and former friend, hadn’t changed it back, so I decided to maybe I’d change the Angry Ladybugs back to Purple Whales (as far as I know ESPN doesn’t care if you have 2 teams of the same name in the same league.) But then I thought I would follow POTUS’s twitter handle example and call myself the @Real Purple Whales. Made a logo and everything.
So, this morning I asked the team name usurper why he still hadn’t changed back to his original name, Dark Helmet. He said, “Well I was going to until I saw what you did, so I’m going to rename my team The Original Purple Whales as soon as I find a suitable image to use for it.”
When I got to my desk, cubical neighbor David, who prompted the Angry Ladybugs name swap to begin with, wondered why I had already changed away from it. I gave him the run down and he decided that he would join the fun too by changing his team name to Dark Helmet to poke at the IT Guy.
Well, IT Guy went to change his name back mid-morning and discovered that someone was using it, he shrugged and renamed the team back, but used all caps – so he’s DARK HELMET again. This got my cubical neighbor to change his team name from Dark Helmet to Swamp Cat, which thank heaven, is unique to our league. This is also an improvement from his former league default name, the word team, followed by the owner’s last name. Which come to think of it, a pretty neat name for a team would be to use the actual words last & name – Team Last Name.
I guess I’ll go change my name back to Angry Ladybugs. And for the record, I don’t think my changing the team name had any effect on its performance. My “star” running back got only 4.1 of ESPN“s predicted 13 points last night. Now I’m in danger of losing this week to an opponent who has two guys on bye in his active line up and will more than likely end up fielding only seven players.