Fort Wayne Mad Ants – Better Know A Team

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”.


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