Finally, the XFL has released their team names! XFL fans have been waiting months to get the names of their favorite teams and now they are here.
Okay, let's rank the names. First, off the absolute worse name of them all is the LA Wildcats. Why the hell would you name a team in LA, the Wildcats? There is nothing about LA that screams Wildcats. I almost like the XFL just got lazy or even ran out of names and just said all screw it, call them the Wildcats. Final grade on team name is an F.
The second worse team name is the Tampa Bay Vipers. I just don't get it. I feel they could have been a little more creative.
There is nothing terribly wrong with the team name Vipers but I feel they could have named the team after something more related to the State of Florida.
Final grade on the team name is a C-.
The DC Defenders is one that a lot of people have crapped on but I have to admit the name kind of makes sense.
DC being the Nations Capitol and by Washington representing the great military power of the United States, Defenders actually fits. This is a name people will probably learn to like as time goes on. Final grade on the name is a B.
Dallas Renegades is one I like very much. Hell, it's Texas. Texas is supposed to be badass. Not much to say about it but it's a great name that compliments the city of Dallas. Final grade on the team name is an A.
St. Louis Battle Hawks is so good and so on point. Battle Hawks sounds good and it is perfect in the sense that it says we are warriors but it is not too over the top.
Final grade on the team name is an A.
Seattle Dragons is kind of lame for a team name. It falls into that lazy creator category. Dragons is a name that is often used by minor leagues and creat-a-teams in video games. It's not the worst but definitely could have been something more appealing. Final grade on the team name is a D.
Houston Roughknecks is decent. I like that the name is not generic like the Dragons is. I get the concept of Texas being a tough guy state. All in all it is creative and feels legit at the same time.
Final grade on the team name is a C.
Last, it's the NY Guardians. I thought the name was stupid at first and then I had time to think about it. New York is Gotham City and New York is where a lot of superheroes stories are based. The XFL's trailer for the Guardians is what really sold me on the name.
Final on the team name is a B+.