Howdy. I'm Matt Todd. My wife and I have four kids and a dog,. I'm passionate about orphan care. I'm a die-hard fan of the Evansville Aces, the Indiana Hoosiers, and Star Wars. I'm trying to live life by the Todd family motto: "It behooves us to live!"

I love these Indiana high school basketball team names!

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Basketball. It’s a pretty big deal in our fair state. Around here, we like to say that in 49 states, it’s just basketball. But this is Indiana! Our passion for the hardwood goes back for generations. It’s a tradition that runs deep. So much so, James Naismith, the inventor of this beloved game, once said this about our infatuation with basketball:

“Basketball really had its origin in Indiana, which remains the center of the sport.”

Not only do we take our basketball seriously, but we also take our high school basketball team names pretty seriously, too. Sure, there are teams like the Trojans, Wildcats, Tigers, and Irish. Those are to be expected. There’s also the historic team names like the Bedford North Lawrence Stars and the Milan Indians. But if we’re honest, these names are rather unremarkable. And you probably find these names in every other state.

I know other high schools in other states have some pretty unique names (like the Science Hill Hilltoppers in Johnson City, TN, and the Daniel Boone Trailblazers in Gray, TN), but these high school team names in Indiana just might take the cake. If you could choose a winner based on team name alone, these teams would probably dominate the hardcourt. You might even call them the Sweet Sixteen.

Here they are in no particular order (except maybe number one):  Continue reading I love these Indiana high school basketball team names!

I need fantasy football help!! PLEASE!!

Fantasy football: There's always next year
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I’ve been in the same fantasy football league in some form or fashion for 10+ years. I’ve done really well some years (including the year I won the championship by playing Jim Sorgi in my championship game) and I’ve had some less-than-stellar years – especially the last few years. I’ve only had one winning season in the last five years.

That’s going to change this year. And here’s what you can do to help me…

I need a name.

It can’t be just any name. It has to be the perfect name.

Here’s the names of my most recent teams:

  • Band Geek Groupies (2007)
  • Kyle Taber’s Bad Knee (2008)
  • Addis Ababa Neguses (2009)
  • Tommy’s DockWorkers (2010)
  • Peyton’s Neck (2011)

I’m looking for an amazing name that will help inspire my team to greatness. But I need to have the name ready to be revealed by our draft tomorrow night.

Can you help?

It needs to be perfect. I’m tired of losing.