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.
@NFLfantasy I'm 0-3 & considering changing my fantasy team name. League member has problem with that. Thoughts? Very important matter!!—
Renzo Lujan (@Renzo_Lujan) September 24, 2013
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.
Josh Cohen (@just_joshin_11) September 24, 2013
it's me (@notyou_again) September 24, 2013
Which segues nicely into the second group — the “mocking your opponent” contingent.
Eric Maixner (@EricMaixner) September 27, 2013
Christopher Chapman (@cchapman25) September 26, 2013
Tony had an ever stricter name-changing code that he lived by.
Tony Nobody (@Real_TonyNobody) September 25, 2013
While Deb looks like she throws all naming caution to the wind.
Deb Yerdwoc (@yerdwoc) September 25, 2013
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.
GFrenchCARD (@CARDSALLDAY26) September 25, 2013
Throwing in the towel might be underrated. Just ask Apollo Creed.
Joe Bess (@TheBESSt22) September 26, 2013
You do know that you can trade a struggling player away, right?
david schinski (@schinskiD) September 26, 2013
Why can’t you? It’s your dog.
castro (@castro_allday) September 27, 2013
I’d like you to meet Muhammad Ali, Chad Ochocinco, Metta World Peace and Mr. Stormhammer Deathclaw Firebrand.
Anthony Stenson (@bestasianyaknow) September 27, 2013
Get off my lawn and turn down that music!
Joshua morris (@JoshuaMorris83) September 24, 2013
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.
Waldemar Vidal (@wevidal) September 24, 2013
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!
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