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:

The Dickens
Under the Net
Invisible Man on Man
Crepes of Wrath
Team Read
The Well Reds
Tender is the Net
Catch-22
The Fortress of Ballitude
Slaughterhouse Five on Five
As I Lay Dribbling
For Whom The Ball Rolls
Great Expectations
The Ballers Karamazov
Hoops of Wrath
The Ball of the Wild
Heart of Dunkness
Murder on the Alley-oop Express
The Origin of Swishes
Siddarthalley-oop
The Dunkback of Notre Dame
Jane Air

Got any others? Leave them in comments, maybe we can use them next year.

4 Responses to “The cleverest basketball league in Brooklyn?”

  1. Sherry Says:

    Love The Elements of Style!

  2. David Says:

    Our team went through these before settling:

    A Good Man is Hard to Foul
    The Blocking of Shot 49’s
    The Go Down, Moses Malones
    The Rebound and the Fury
    The Dorian Gray Pictures
    The Post Up Modernists
    The Full Court Press

    I’m also partial to Dr. Orange Julius Irving.

  3. Jim Says:

    Team Black’s considerations:
    Thought Police
    Boylan Blazes
    The Darkness
    Montag
    Soma
    The Grand Inquisitors

    We ended up with the 451s, Team Black obviously being subject to the hottest temperatures on the court.


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