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It’s July, which usually means football season is right around the corner. Unfortunately this summer, that still remains an uncertainty.

While the NFL lockout continues to dampen the spirits of football fans by threatening the chance of NFL football this fall, teams and players continue to prepare as if there will be a normal NFL season. So, too, should fantasy owners.

And that preparation always starts with coming up with the best fantasy football team names.

Win a fantasy t-shirt from Art of the Fan!

So we being our annual best fantasy football team name contest here in the month of July for those of you eagerly anticipating the 2011 fantasy football season. Even if you are pessimistic about the chances there will be a full slate of football this year, you still can win a Mardi Gras prize pack from The Hazean for your best fantasy football team names.

And if that is not enough motivation for you, Art of the Fan has teamed up with The Hazean this month and will be pitching in a free t-shirt to the winner of the contest.

But there’s more!

The guys from Fantasy Football Xtreme have agreed to throw in one of their draft kit subscriptions to the winner of this month’s contest. Sounds like a powerful tool:

Fantasy Football Xtreme Draft Kit

What’s Inside?
- Full-Season Projections
- PPR Cheat Sheets (Dynasty & Redraft)
- PPR Top 400 (Dynasty & Redraft)
- Team by Team Previews
- Breakout Candidates
- Bust Candidates
- Sleeper Candidates
- IDP Cheat Sheet (Dynasty & Redraft)
- Auction Value Rankings
- Expert Mock Drafts with Commentary
- & More

And finally, one more thing to give away this year: Fantasy Knuckleheads is sponsoring our best fantasy football team name contest. The winner will receive season long access to their Fantasy Football Draft and In-season Package.

So make your team names funny, clever, insulting, degrading, political, whatever you want and drop them in the comments below. At the end of the month, I will compile the best of the submissions and have the readers vote.

Good luck!

Here are today’s great reads:

  • If you are thinking of a new and clever way to host your fantasy football drafts online, consider Google’s new social network Google+. While it might not be ready in time for this season, its multi-user web chat would be perfect for live drafts. [The Fantasy Football Geek Blog]
  • Best place to start your fantasy football research for the 2011 season? Rookies. Especially rookie running backs. And one of the most interesting of these is Mark Ingram in New Orleans, who should get plenty of opportunities to be the team’s featured goal line runner. [Roto Arcade]
  • Running back heavy in today’s hot reads, which makes sense — running backs are the prime position in fantasy football. Big question for 2011: How will Arian Foster improve upon his 2010 season? Is that even possible, or should fantasy owners expect some kind of regress? [The Fifth Down]
  • Terrell Owens tore his ACL this offseason, perhaps while filming a new reality TV show. Could this be the end of the TO show in the National Football League? [Shutdown Corner]

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