Our Daily Bleg: Name That Team!

A reader named Jeremy writes in with a pressing question that is almost ideally suited for the readership of this blog. Please help him.

I have been participating in a fantasy football league for the last few years with many former college econ majors as well as two econ Ph.D. students. We are all still very plugged in to economic policy debate too. Anyway, we all pride ourselves on having amusing or clever team names. This year, with the current economic crisis, I thought a team name related to economics (in the academic or popular sense) would be appropriate. I was hoping to survey the blog readers to hear their best and most creative suggestions. The best one I’ve been able to think of is Creative Destruction but that lacks the creativity I would like. Maybe Atlas Scored?

If Jeremy and his friends are pessimists about the economy, I’m thinking Fourth and Very, Very, Very Long; if they’re optimists, maybe the Return of the Great Moderation Gang.

Eric M. Jones

And just what is the Opportunity Cost of this OCD problem?

Joe A.

Moral Hazard
Boom and Bust




I'm loving "Atlas Scored." I know he wanted suggestions, not for us to choose one of his ideas, but taking the serious economic times and how they parallel a book about the end of civilization and putting a witty twist on it for your sports pool is just too good.

Dan Bentley

Supply and Defense


The Dead Cat Bouncers

Ahmed Taha

We name our intramural football team composed of Economics graduate students the "Invisible Hands."

Steve Johnson

Ben Bernanke's Beard Trimmers


It's only creative if you come up with the name yourself.

Steve Johnson

Timothy Geithner's Tax Return

Michael DeVry

Cash for Punters


My team is the Credit Default Swappers...


My fantasy football team this year is called Subprime. On a related note, it's my second year playing fantasy football and I have no idea what I am doing. So it's accutately-named.

John Wreston

Our Bailout Put Us Over the Salary Cap


Too Good to Fail


In the long run, YOU'RE ALL DEAD!!!

Jonathon K.

Fourth and Stimulus

The Recessioneers (not Depressioneers)


Outsourced Kickers
401K Raiders
The Bailouts


Posner's posers

Daily Tailgate

Last year, my brother and I each had a team in the same league, and our fellow owners feared collusion -- that is, if one of us started to fail, we'd throw our assets to the other. In jest, we named our teams (respectively) "Guns" and "Butter."