September 8, 2014

For the Love of Shiva

Shiva is sanskrit for “The Auspicious One,” meaning conducive to success; prosperous; favorable. In Hinduism, Shiva is regarded as one of the primary forms of God. In American culture, you may be more familiar with Shiva as the name of the prized fantasy football trophy on the popular FX sitcom, The League.

“The Shiva”

 According to the show, the trophy is named after Shivakamini Somakandarkram: a high school classmate to whom one of the main characters lost his virginity. But considering how much this fantasy trophy is worshiped and how much it represents to The League, I think it’s hardly a coincidence its name is represents one of the great Hindu Gods.
Since the start of the show in 2009, fantasy leagues everywhere have been inspired to get a Shiva of their own to worship. That’s where we come in. At Far Out Awards, custom is what we do best; we’ve created countless of metaphorical Shiva’s for hardcore fantasy fans all over the country (and out of the country too).
With every custom fantasy trophy we create, we learn more and more about how important the idolized prize is to the game. We’ve found that there’s one thing every custom fantasy award has in common, a unique story. At Far Out Awards we believe unique stories are always worth sharing, that’s why every Monday during the football season we are going to feature a custom fantasy trophy and the story behind it.
If you are looking for a custom fantasy award of your own, start by filling out the form on the bottom of the custom awards page or call us directly at 305-974-4198. If you have your dream “Shiva” already built in your mind, we will bring it to life. If you’re not quite the artistic visionary but know you want something epic, we will help you design your award from the ground up so it reflects you, your league, and everything that’s important to you (be that beer, bacon, wings, horticulture, whatever).
If you’ve already purchased a custom award from us and want to share you story on the Far Out Blog, contact

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  1. […] fantasy trophy of their dreams. TSN wanted their very own “Shiva” (as I explained in our last post, The Shiva has become an icon for fantasy football fans everywhere); they were inspired by the size […]


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