Sam Campbell's school team, the Laggan Lairds, always loses. When someone suggests that their name be the Laggan Lard Butts, Sam thinks the team should change its name. What is a Laird anyway? The basketball coach agrees, and soon the whole school is involved in an election for a new team name. Sam and his friends nominate the name Lard Butts. When the basketball team starts winning games after a warm-up cheer of Go Lard Butts! it seems the Lard Butt campaign might actually win the election.
Eric Walters is the bestselling author of many books for juveniles and young adults including the Orca Soundings: Grind, Juice and Overdrive.