The cleverest basketball league in Brooklyn?
May 8, 2009
Time for a brief update on our basketball league! As you may know, the response to the idea of a basketball league for book-lovers was completely overwhelming–we had over 100 people email, and ended up with enough people for eight 10-person teams. Pre-season starts this Sunday. If you’d like to watch a game or two, come any Sunday this month at 10:30 or 11:15, or Wednesday at 7:30 or 8:15.
Without any games under our belt, so far the best part of the league is the fantastic names.
Wearing red…MRS. BALLOWAY.
Wearing white…THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE.
Wearing orange…THE ORANGES OF WRATH.
Wearing grey…SPAULDING’S GREYS: A CONFEDERACY OF DUNKS.
Wearing black…THE 451s.
Wearing blue…A TREE DUNKS IN BROOKLYN.
Wearing green…THE VIRGINIA WOLVES.
Wearing purple…THE PURPLE PROS.
Some of the names that were not chosen are just as great as the ones above. A selection:
Under the Net
Invisible Man on Man
Crepes of Wrath
The Well Reds
Tender is the Net
The Fortress of Ballitude
Slaughterhouse Five on Five
As I Lay Dribbling
For Whom The Ball Rolls
The Ballers Karamazov
Hoops of Wrath
The Ball of the Wild
Heart of Dunkness
Murder on the Alley-oop Express
The Origin of Swishes
The Dunkback of Notre Dame
Got any others? Leave them in comments, maybe we can use them next year.