10 Funny Intramural Team Names


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I Think Therefore I Slam
We wonder how Descartes would feel about this team name's play on his famous words.
We wonder how Descartes would feel about this team name's play on his famous words.
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Teams who prefer their sports with a slightly philosophical twist will appreciate the genius behind the I Think Therefore I Slam name. This team name draws its inspiration from 16th-century philosopher and mathematician Rene Descartes, who is probably best known for his existential line "I think, therefore I am." Basketball teams may choose this name as a classier alternative to traditional raunchy team names, or simply to brag about their supreme dunking skills. The Santa Clara University intramural b-ball team claims credit for this name, though other schools have also used it.

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