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06-09-2011, 01:13 PM
Hey folks,

I'm thinking of competing for the first time in a contest near home. I've been thinking about a BBQ name, and I was wondering if there is draw-backs to it being too long etc. My neighbor's wife wanted me to call it something a little scandalous in my opinion, but I thought a different version of it might be fitting ...so without further adieu:

"It's All Pink In The Smoke Ring"

Any thoughts?

06-09-2011, 01:34 PM
Oh dear

06-09-2011, 01:38 PM
The only draw backs to a long name would be if you were having shirts or something made up. You may want to think of a name that would be conducive to a logo as well- Not sure about the name you have chosen-:icon_blush:

06-09-2011, 01:38 PM
I don't think its good for a name but its good for a banner under your team name.

06-09-2011, 01:41 PM
Log onto KCBS.us and look at thier list of team names, or check right here on the sticky at the top of the comp section. There are lots of varieties of team names.

I've definitely see worse than the one you propose, although I think most are 5 words or less (not scientific, just a guess)

06-09-2011, 02:05 PM
Defintly a good saying, but very long for a name.

I think Mike and Tim will sell you the rights to Grim Repear Smokers!!!

06-09-2011, 02:29 PM
Every team needs a good slogan and I think you've found yours :thumb:...but I would rethink it as a team name, it is a bit long.

06-09-2011, 02:34 PM
Ring Of Pink BBQ perhaps? With the above as the catch phrase.

Lake Dogs
06-09-2011, 02:37 PM
Good southern name, like: Dixie Normous Q

06-09-2011, 03:19 PM
I have no problem with the double meaning thingie, heck, I came up with fatties didn't I? My problem is that it is too long IMHO. I prefer:Pink Smoke Ring. Three words or less is the norm.

Lake Dogs
06-09-2011, 03:36 PM
"Our Pink Don't Stink"

Bbqin fool
06-09-2011, 05:58 PM
"Our Pink Don't Stink"


Jason TQ
06-09-2011, 06:00 PM
Oh, there is double meaning here???

06-09-2011, 06:04 PM
In the Pink BBQ!

Think Pink BBQ

Pink Pants her BBQ

Fellowship of the ring BBQ

06-09-2011, 06:11 PM
Two In The Pink BBQ - "It's All Pink In The Smoke Ring"


Ryan Chester
06-09-2011, 06:14 PM
Two In The Pink BBQ - "It's All Pink In The Smoke Ring"


HAHHA That is some bad chit right there!!!

06-09-2011, 06:17 PM
At least I didn't mention "the stink". :icon_blush:


Ryan Chester
06-09-2011, 06:20 PM
At least I didn't mention "the stink". :icon_blush:


Da shocker!!!

06-09-2011, 06:32 PM
Da shocker!!!


06-09-2011, 06:49 PM
A couple of thoughts that have been mentioned already.

1. "Short and simple" is good.

2. "Gross" (whatever that is) is not good.
We have a couple of teams down here with names that refer to body parts and foul odors.
Does not bother me, but I have heard comments that a number of folks (mostly ladies) do not appreciate nor see the need to "go there".

3. Think ahead a bit and consider what might be appropriate if you get serious and into catering, vending, and all of that.
May never happen, but.....

Just some things to consider.


06-09-2011, 06:55 PM
Every party needs a pooper. :tsk:

06-09-2011, 06:58 PM
Every party needs a pooper. :tsk:

Just trying to keep this in the Comp section and not have it moved to WoodPile :-D :-D


06-09-2011, 07:08 PM
Haahaa...ya, I hear ya...and I agree with most of what you said. I think having a little bit of subtle humor in name or logo is good though, unless you are really shooting for a business angle. My logo has a pig clutching a chicken by the neck and every once in a while an adult will look at it and laugh and tell me they get the "choking the chicken" reference. But most people don't notice and it is definitely over the heads of kids.

06-09-2011, 09:48 PM
Soaked in cider BBQ "It's all Pink in the smoke ring"

06-09-2011, 09:59 PM
I like three words.

06-09-2011, 10:30 PM
Go with one or two words like a rock band would.

06-10-2011, 11:15 AM
Another thing you need to think about with a really long name is that many times the organizers software program or even the KCBS scoring system itself will not handle a really long name and will just cut your name off at some arbitrary point on the sheets that are handed to whoever is announcing the winners.

We've been to a lot of contests and heard "Munchin' Hogs at the H" or "Munching Hogs at the Hilt" called out. :shocked:

You guys might end up hearing "It's all pink in the Smo" or "It's all pink in the Smoke R" at some point. lol.

06-10-2011, 02:17 PM
Thanks for all the great advice. I went with something else based on some of the feedback. I will probably run into different problems now of course.

I went with "J^3 BBQ" I should probably just say "J Cubed BBQ" since the chances of the exponent of 3 being displayed after the J are less than probable. It is a play on my name being Jason, and my two sons being Jamison and Jacob so J to the third power....

We'll see how it goes since I officially entered the backyard part of the contest today. It was a nice event to visit last year so I figured why not this year.

I am only required to do ribs and chicken in the backyard part of the compeititon, but they also have a cook's choice of meat which I may do pork. Below is the contest if anyone is interested in checking it out.


06-10-2011, 02:50 PM
so is that j^3, or 3J?

Smokenstein & monster crew
06-11-2011, 10:40 AM
Long names are good LOL

Dale P
06-12-2011, 07:49 AM
We have been to a comp that was at a church lot and some good friends of ours was "told" that their team banner was too lewd to fly. Shigs n Pit. Some people just do not have a sense of humor. Keep that in mind.

06-12-2011, 08:28 AM
Wow, I thought I lived in the bible belt. Any name that doesn't have smokin in it is ok to me. Worn out with that phrase. No offense meant. Just me. Steve.