Name my Ultimate Team!
June 13, 2007 8:02 AM   Subscribe

Help me name my Ultimate Team!

I recently started an Ultimate team at Yeshiva University. This past year, we just went with our general college sports name (Macabees) but traditionally, ultimate teams, since not "official," use different names. We plan on playing a full season for the upcoming fall and spring (yay!) but we need a good team name.

Ultimate team names usually involve clever wordplay based on either the name/initials of the school ("YU") or based on the team colors (blue/white). Doesn't have to, though. And obviously, we're jewish, so it could be some reference to that ("Flying Mohels?")

The best we've got so far: YUFO's (Frisbees are aka UFOs in some circles) but people generally dislike it. Can anyone do better?
posted by milestogo to Grab Bag (40 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Boy, I can't think of any way to improve on "Flying Mohels".
posted by mendel at 8:10 AM on June 13, 2007


"Discs of Tron"
posted by cosmicbandito at 8:19 AM on June 13, 2007


"The Slings of David"
posted by nasreddin at 8:20 AM on June 13, 2007


How risque / politically incorrect do you want to get? Some teams like to go in that direction, but I don't want to recommend anything too out there. (For reference, I've come up with the name for a club nationals team along with a bunch of one-off names for summer tournaments so I have a little background in the area.)
posted by true at 8:26 AM on June 13, 2007


fielding any suggestions...but probably won't go that risque. I'd love to hear what you've got, though.
posted by milestogo at 8:27 AM on June 13, 2007


Torah Torah Torah
The Thirteenth Tribe
Thou Shalt Huck
posted by Midnight Creeper at 8:30 AM on June 13, 2007 [3 favorites]


The ones that came to mind playing on religion were: Covenant, Vatican City All-Stars, and [here come the risque and not-so-historically accurate ones] Crucifiers, The Jesus Killers.
posted by true at 8:32 AM on June 13, 2007


Bris 'ed Discs!
Hebrew Hammers
Kosher Cutters
YU got gafilta'ed
Torah YU a new one
posted by skimides at 8:34 AM on June 13, 2007


Yarmakazees
posted by junkbox at 8:35 AM on June 13, 2007


Isn't it traditional to name any intermural sports team the "Cleveland Steamers"?

Anyway, how about Y0 (use a font where there's a slash through the zero). It's pronounced "Why Naught".

(YU? Y0!)
posted by GuyZero at 8:35 AM on June 13, 2007


Doesn't have a Foreskin

The Rabbinate
posted by mzurer at 8:36 AM on June 13, 2007


The Sanhedrin
posted by dersins at 8:44 AM on June 13, 2007


Divine Hammers
posted by mistsandrain at 8:54 AM on June 13, 2007


Shlemiels on Wheels

The Friz-abees

HotMenTossin' (Get it? Hamentaschen? Is this thing on?)
posted by hermitosis at 8:55 AM on June 13, 2007


MAC-a-bee.

If you play ultimate, you should get it if you take a second to see the beautiful simplicity.
posted by advicepig at 8:55 AM on June 13, 2007


Protocols of the Elders of Awesome.
posted by ND¢ at 8:57 AM on June 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Regurgitating Penguins.
posted by chuckdarwin at 9:03 AM on June 13, 2007


Ezekiel's Wheels
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:11 AM on June 13, 2007


Jewtimate

Hebrewtimate
posted by frogan at 9:21 AM on June 13, 2007


The Buffalo Bills.
posted by Caper's Ghost at 9:22 AM on June 13, 2007


wow I am loving these answers. ya'll rock! keep 'em coming.
posted by milestogo at 9:22 AM on June 13, 2007


Hebrewtal?
posted by ALongDecember at 9:31 AM on June 13, 2007


The Chosen Team?
posted by jozxyqk at 9:33 AM on June 13, 2007


People's Front of Judea
Fighting Rabbis
Kabbalah Krew
posted by Midnight Creeper at 9:34 AM on June 13, 2007



Maimonides Men
Blue Jew YU or the Jew U Blues (on the edge, maybe?)
The Disc-iples of Rabbi Hurl
The Masada Mayhem
Shofar So Good
Besht's Bruisers
Diaspora Discmen
The Team Formerly Known as [insert word written in Hebrew here]
The Future Floridians
posted by MasonDixon at 9:45 AM on June 13, 2007


A good friend of mine named his intramural soccer team the Jew-Tang Clan.
posted by pdb at 9:55 AM on June 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh and another Python reference: The Red Sea Pedestrians
posted by MasonDixon at 9:56 AM on June 13, 2007


Mozel Tossers
Flip Your Yiddim
The Mesh-YU-ggener
posted by hydrophonic at 10:03 AM on June 13, 2007


You could always just stick with Maccabees. Then instead of yelling, "Hammer or you're nothing!" yell "Maccabee or you're nothing!"

My all time favorite ultimate team name is UC Davis women: Pleides. They're the seven sisters, you see. Find something similar in the Jewish tradition (you'll do a better job than I could).

Jewthrows? Though you'd all have to grow out your hair for that to work...

Or, just wait for someone to say something funny. Supposedly , the UCSD men's team was looking for a new name. Someone suggested something during a warm up lap, and someone else said, "Did you just say air squids?" He hadn't, of course, but the name stuck.
posted by natabat at 10:05 AM on June 13, 2007


plastic circumcision
posted by mistsandrain at 10:07 AM on June 13, 2007


Kosher dogs
posted by true at 10:14 AM on June 13, 2007


Bagels and Blocks
the Cutters
the Meshugginah Marauders

I know I can think of some more...
posted by SBMike at 11:11 AM on June 13, 2007


plastic sabbath
posted by mistsandrain at 12:17 PM on June 13, 2007


Frisraelis?
posted by Cranberry at 2:41 PM on June 13, 2007


the slipped discs
the MaccaFrisBees
the UltiMenschen (too much like Ubermenschen?)

(Now I have something to work on on the subway...)
posted by prophetsearcher at 3:23 PM on June 13, 2007


Way better than anything I thought of:

Mazel Tov Cocktail (courtesy Mrs True.)
posted by true at 5:09 PM on June 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Golems?
posted by RikiTikiTavi at 5:13 PM on June 13, 2007


Torah Torah Torah ftw.
posted by mdonley at 5:50 PM on June 13, 2007


Cut and Run
Shofar Driven
Killabees
Frizzy Bees
posted by rob511 at 7:18 PM on June 13, 2007


there are so many I want to mark as best answer, it would just look foolish. Wow. Thanks, everyone. I'm sure someone here just named our ultimate team, i just dont know who.
posted by milestogo at 10:17 PM on June 13, 2007


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