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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The best holiday fantasy football names

By Katie Linendoll

1972 Miami Dolphins
The 1972 Dolphins inspired one of the winning holiday-themed fantasy football team names.
’Tis the season for giving! I recently held a contest on my Twitter page for the best fantasy football holiday name -- e.g., "Yeremiah Jingle Bells," "Santonio Holmes is for the Holidays" and "Osi UMenorah" -- awarding two winners with wireless speakers.

The response was overwhelming thanks in part to a Matthew Berry RT. I’ve compiled the top 26 tweets, which ran the gamut from "Partridge in a Crabtree" to "You'll Shoot Your Dre Bly Out."

Check out my faves below. Think you are more creative? Even though the contest is over, the holidays are still here, and I’d love to see what you come up with! Use #fantasyholidayname on Twitter to chime in.

And the winners are ...

" Kevin White, @KevinWhite1988
No-L: The 1972 dolphins

" Brian Malone, @ChiCityBrian
He Went to Jared Allen. Decker the Halls. #offthetopofmydome #seewhatididthere

And amaze runners-up (bare minimum I can do here is a shout-out!):

" Jon, @JPhilly07
partridge in a crabtree

" Justin Gonyea, @NinjasGetYou
RG3 Wise Men

" Mike Reese, @mdreese21
Deck the Mendenhall

" John, @sushman007
Revis Island of Misfit Toys

" Rob Fulton, @glasshalfFULTON
Its the most wonderful Tynes of the year

" Matt Sperling, @mtg_law_etc
Partridge in a Crabtree, Eric Decker The Halls, Kyle Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, Kenny Peanut Brittle

" Woody Hoyt, @WoodyHoyt
Felix Jones Navidad?

" OptimusDiabetus, @OptimusDiabetus
Let It Sknowshon Moreno

" Jordan A. Ziemer, @jordanziemer
All I Want For Christmas is Suh. A Goodell holiday favorite.

" Ryan Colvin, @nitnygolfryan
Dallas Clark Griswald Family Christmas Trees

" Justin Matthews, @jdm5_80
The Abominable Suh-Man

" Kevin Hawkey, @kjhawkey
Walking In A Welker Wonderland

" Daniel Pamperin, @Pamps43
You'll Shoot Your Dre Bly Out

" Ryan Perdue, @RyanPerdue
On Dasher, On Domenik Hixon.

" Billy Vukovich, @T_Bone_42
Baby it's Foles outside.

" Gavin Kates, @GavinKates
Last Christmas, I gave you my Hartline. #wham

" Alex Holland, @AlexLHolland
Grandma got run over by Reggie Wayne dear

" Eric Bartel, @EricBartel
Ryan Clark Griswold's Jelly Of The Month Club

" Kevin Shields, @HeyItsMeKevin
How The (Marshawn) Lynch Stole Christmas; Not A Meachem Was Stirring

" Bryan May, @JBryanMay
Oh Christmas Brees, oh Christmas Brees

" Johnny Matusik, @jmatusik
Troy Pola-Mele Kalikimaka!

" Shaun Mellnick, @s_mellnick
What Manning Child is This?

" Jerry Knoll, @jknoll14
vrabel, vrabel, vrabel, I made you out of John clay-ton.

" Shane Sandberg, @shuga93
oh COME ON MAN all ye faithful. I'm a company man!