Because I’ve had nothing
else better to do in the past few days but obsess over Ragnar, I will now share with you my favorite Ragnar team names.
That’s right! Having studied the leg distances, leg maps and exchanges, I have now moved on to familiarizing myself with all 400 team names. The goal is to be on Team-name basis with all runners I encounter on the road this weekend.
I know how to have fun, don’t I?
Really, though: Relay team names can be beyond hilarious – but also so meaningful. When we ran Big Sur as a relay earlier this year, I had noticed that one team was called “Tight Butts and Three Nuts.” Totally my favorite! So I mentioned it to one of the people I met on the bus… and it turned out, that was his team! And you know why they chose the name? His brother-in-law, team member, was a testicular cancer survivor. I even met him as I was hanging out with said runner at the end of my leg. And yes, I looked! SO embarrassing!!! He must be used to it, though. Oh well.
[Are you so glad now that I shared this story, though?]
Aaaanyway, I guess before I carry on singling out Ragnar Napa Valley team names that I may or may not associate with an embarrassing story later on, I should tell you our team name? Ta-daaaa:Cool, huh?
So. Ready for some chuckles? In no particular order:
WTF Want To Finish
Ricky Bobby –>only works if you’ve seen the movie
[CENSORED] –> no, really, this is the team name. Ha!
Grape Nuts & Wine Sluts
I Need A Cab
50 Shades of Grapes
Ummmm, this isn’t wine tasting
RagNizzle Fo’ Shizzle
The Runs, Part Deux
S.L.A.M.B. (Stop Looking At My Butt)
I thought they said RUM?!
Chafing the Dream
MY THIRD LEG IS LONGER THAN YOURS
Flip Flops in Porta Johns and other bad decisions
Good question, that! I guess we’ll find out soon.
I hope I’ll get to meet/ run with at least some of those teams above (and all others, of course!) and hear their stories!