September 18th, 2010

RapidDraft Players Want to Beat Guards, Too

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

We passed along the story this week of the 36-year-old “Mean Machine” moniker coming up as the most common fantasy football team name among users. Turns out it’s not just them.

The folks at took a spin through the team name database and turned up the exact same No. 1. Paul Crewe would be proud. Captain Knauer would be peeved. Caretaker, unfortunately, would still be dead.

As a matter of fact, the rebellious gen-pop was not the end of the commonalities. The rest of RapidDraft’s top six (two tied for fifth) shared three other names with the CBS list: “Bulldogs,” “Cowboys” and “da Bears.”

The two differentiators among RD users were “Titans” and “Spartans,” which obviously shows that the RapidDraft game appeals more to fans of Rob Bironas and ancient Greeks militarism.

Considering the ensuing litany of names obviously inspired by favorite NFL franchises, it’s interesting to note that “Packers” is nowhere to be found. Obviously, PETA has gotten to them.