Social (Fantasy) Network: What’s in a name?

Seeing how this is the Social (Fantasy) Network, I aim to be, well … social. Not only do I try to interact with you out there on the Information Superhighway — does anyone still call it that? — but I appreciate when you guys offer something that we can chat about. Which is why I was thankful for this tweet from Renzo earlier this week.

Actually, Renzo’s dilemma isn’t terribly uncommon. So I decided to put the question to the Tweeting audience this week and gauge your reaction.

Turns out, you all get fired up about this sort of thing. Who knew? So it seemed like a good bit of data to input into the Network this week and see what spits out at us. It seems that some of you think it’s okay to change your team name mid-season, but only under strict circumstances.

First, there’s the “only if your team sucks” crowd.

Which segues nicely into the second group — the “mocking your opponent” contingent.

Tony had an ever stricter name-changing code that he lived by.

While Deb looks like she throws all naming caution to the wind.

But the majority of people felt like a mid-season name change was strictly verboten. Although your reasons for doing some kinda drifted into some odd territory.

Throwing in the towel might be underrated. Just ask Apollo Creed.

You do know that you can trade a struggling player away, right?

Why can’t you? It’s your dog.

I’d like you to meet Muhammad Ali, Chad Ochocinco, Metta World Peace and Mr. Stormhammer Deathclaw Firebrand.

Get off my lawn and turn down that music!

But … well, you kinda have a point there. Still, the final word this week goes to Waldemar who not only doesn’t mind changing his name, but does it with a little bit of flair.

Even Stevens Ridley? The Suite Life on Decker? Hannah Joe Montana? Maybe I should stop there.

Anyway, have any thoughts on the subject I didn’t get to? Hit us up in the comment section. And as always, keep an eye out for next week’s #SocialFantasy question. Happy Week 4 everybody!

— Follow Marcas on Twitter @MarcasG

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