New Washington Wizards G-League Team Chooses Pretty Unusual Nickname

Ah, the minor leagues. Where budding young talent, cheap beer and bizarre nicknames come together.

Case in point, the newly-founded Capital City Go-Go.

The Washington Wizards announced the name of their new G-League affiliate, and you read that right, their nickname will be the “Go-Go.” The name does have some cool origins, however, referring to Go-Go music, a funk genre that gained traction in the Greater D.C. area during the 60’s and 70’s.

The G-League has no shortage of bizarre names, from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants to the Reno Bighorns. And while Go-Go is a nice tribute to music meaningful to the area, it really is an odd name for a professional sports team.

One fan probably best articulated the sentiment surrounding the name:

We’re looking forward to seeing the different marketing ploys the Go-Go will use in the future.

Thumbnail photo via Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Images.

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