Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Name My Team Contest!!


I'm playing on an Amateur Team (east) with Tim Mirabile, Jason Luchan, and Joel Salman. We need your help thinking of a name. So far we have:

Funkmasters of the New Idolatry
Gillian Welch
The Torpedoes
Svetozar
Like Love Like Music
Alabama Getaway
Believe Me You
The Topical Gels
Metamorphysis
Umpteen Times
The Dark Knights
Forgetting Frank Marshall
The Curious Case of Benjamin, Joel
TISDALL-E
Hedgehog Millionaire

You can vote, or you can suggest a new name.
As far as prizes.... ? ... I'll buy the winner a drink? (Yes, Matt, I owe you a drink already, I haven't forgotten)

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about, "Yes, We Kann!"

DP

Anonymous said...

The other shoe.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea why I find Svetozar the funniest team name I have ever heard, but I do. The only thing that would make it funnier is an exclamation point:

Svetozar!

Love it.

Rick Massimo

Anonymous said...

The Sound of Music

Charge of the Light Brigade

The Four Horsemen

Naisortep said...

Appointed by BLOGjevich

or maybe

Watch out you are being blogged.

Globular said...

I like "Yes We Kann!"

I will accept payment for anything in beer.

-Matt

Voice of Reason said...

Movie names, if wanted movies a bit less popular

Zwischenzug, New York
Waltz with Bishops

anjiaoshi said...

I like the first and last of your choices, and additionally suggest "McDef Jamburglar and the Bacon Double Jack Masters."

Anonymous said...

Hedgehog Millionaire

gurdonark said...

Steam Pawnkz

Anonymous said...

Interesting team. What's the board order?

Anonymous said...

3 guys and a teach

Naisortep said...

Actually Anonymous, all four of the team members are chess teachers.

Steve H said...

"Funkmasters of the New Idolatry" sounds great.

Anonymous said...

"On Board One, Obama ... "

"Ylon Schwartz Fan Club"

board order is Tim, Joel, Elizabeth and Jason

-- Joel

Anonymous said...

how about team "Ms. Vicary is unfairly attractive"

Ray Cheng said...

There's also a Sixties theme at this year's USAT-E. Couldn't you do something with the hippie counterculture, the Vietnam War, the Kennedy assassination, Kent State, the Beatles, or Star Trek (original series)?

For example, come dressed as Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy and Lt. Uhura, and call yourselves "Trek Mates."

Anonymous said...

"We're about to"

-PCA

Anonymous said...

I don't know about a name, but the team mantra should definitely be, "These pieces ain't your boss. You're the boss of them pieces."

gurdonark said...

also:

"P.S. We Schooled You"

Anonymous said...

Let's face reality about who is the star:

Ms. Liz Vicary and the Supremes

No one really knows who those other guys are nor cares.

Elizabeth Vicary said...

it's not a variety show

Anonymous said...

In remembrance of last year's name and rating incident, how about "gggg".

The obvious one in light of the election is "Yes, We Kann".

How about "Those Who Can and Teach"

Ms. Vicary, I'm sorry you won't be considering naming the group after yourself - it would have been worth getting a team shirt with you and rest of the Supremes

Anonymous said...

Bukkake

Granny O'Doul said...

Persnickety, New Jersey

Schenectad passed pawns, New York

Mirabile dictu, Vicary! Luchan, Salman?

anjiaoshi said...

You could call yourselves the Washington Squares. And then come to the tournament dressed as the Washington Squares.

Bill Brock said...

"Yes, We Kann!" suggests a willingness to wait passively behind a Caro-Slav pawn formation. Sorry, we expect New Deal activism.

While subject to the same critique, "Yes, We Kan!" is somewhat more militant.

If you want to go all PC (elliptically referencing drawing a parallel between the ordeals of Michelle's ancestors & those of Mir Sultan, who really deserves a posthumous GM title), there's "Yes, We Khan!"

Alternatively, Svetozar! will do.

Bill Brock said...

COLL·E

Anonymous said...

Will Blitz For Food

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth: Has your team decided on a name?

Anonymous said...

MysteriousMeatBalls does not sound that bad

Anonymous said...

I found it!
Sam Sloan Kids

Globular said...

Yes, who won the contest???

ATH2044 said...

I don't know if you have a winner yet, but if not, you could name your team "Vicaryous Thrills". That's my entry if there's still a contest.

Anonymous said...

Although we entered the tournament with the name "Madoff With Your Pieces", I surely would have voted for "Vicaryous Thrills" if only
you had posted this a little earlier.

-- Joel

ATH2044 said...

Too bad I missed the deadline. Your approval means a lot to me though, like looking at someone else's position during a game & knowing I could have won. Unfortunately it doesn't appear that I'll be able to make it to USATE this year. Best of luck to "Madoff With Your Pieces" for both naming & playing.