Team Name: Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Alter Ego: Fort Wayne Picnic Poopers
League: National Basketball Development League (NBDL)
True Rival: European basketball teams, Commitment (currently affiliated with 13 NBA teams)
Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Where Not To Stay When Visiting From Out Of Town: Downtown adjacent to the railroad lines (you don’t need an unwanted alarm clock)
Home Venue: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum – 13,000
Nearest Bar To Pre-Game At: Ruby Tuesday – 0.1 miles
Best Player Name: CJ Fair (well I’m glad he isn’t biased while playing basketball)
Worst Player Name: Travis Hyman (think of the children before you put your last name on a jersey Travis)
Chances In A Nickname War: If they were just Ants they’d be toward the bottom of every league but with the addition of “Mad”…I mean at least it’s got anger working in its favor.
Likelihood They Will Retweet This Story: 2.5%…The NBA and fans of the Seattle Supersonics aren’t really seeing eye-to-eye these days.
Interesting Fact: The Mad Ants nickname was inspired by the city’s namesake General “Mad” Anthony Wayne. Luckily he didn’t have an ironic nickname like “Happy”.