NBA Topic General Discussion: Hornets to change name
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NBA Topic General Discussion: Hornets to change name
Posted by tduecen on 12/4 at 5:59 pm
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New Orleans doesn’t want to be another one of those. Hornets and Hornets Nest is a Charlotte nickname dating back to the Civil War and maybe earlier. It’s part of that city’s identity. When the franchise moved to New Orleans the name went with them even though it didn’t fit in the Big Easy.

Now it looks like they are making a change, reports Marc Spears at Yahoo Sports.

The New Orleans Hornets are expected to change their nickname to the Pelicans as early as the 2013-14 season, numerous sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Hornets planned to change their nickname since Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints, purchased the team on April 14. Benson also owns the rights to the nickname Pelicans.



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Posted by TigerTatorTots on 12/4 at 6:00 pm to tduecen
frick me


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Posted by Slippery Slope on 12/4 at 6:01 pm to tduecen
New Orleans Screaming Pelicans


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Posted by Fun Bunch on 12/4 at 6:01 pm to TigerTatorTots
frick the haters. Embrace it.


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Posted by Lsuhoohoo on 12/4 at 6:01 pm to tduecen
heads over to Hornets (Pelicans) Board to see meltdown.


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Posted by TulaneTigerFan on 12/4 at 6:02 pm to tduecen
I like the idea of a name change to something local, but Pelicans is terrible IMHO


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Posted by DrVinnyBoombatz on 12/4 at 6:03 pm to TulaneTigerFan
Pelicans would be fricking hilarious. But honestly, they should steal the Jazz name back.


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Posted by S on 12/4 at 6:04 pm to tduecen
should've gone w/ bucs or pirates or something like that


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Posted by eyeran on 12/4 at 6:05 pm to TulaneTigerFan
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I like the idea of a name change to something local, but Pelicans is terrible IMHO
+1

Just BRUTAL!



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Posted by bddwolfpack on 12/4 at 6:05 pm to DrVinnyBoombatz
Benson owns Pelicans

That's why it's that



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Posted by Cajun Revolution on 12/4 at 6:07 pm to tduecen
The Pelicans


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Posted by TigerBwoy on 12/4 at 6:07 pm to tduecen
That sucks.


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Posted by CP3LSU25 on 12/4 at 6:08 pm to TulaneTigerFan
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I like the idea of a name change to something local, but Pelicans is terrible IMHO




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Posted by CP3LSU25 on 12/4 at 6:09 pm to TulaneTigerFan
The only good names would have been

BRASS
BLUES



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Posted by SPEEDY on 12/4 at 6:10 pm to tduecen
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the Pelicans






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Posted by REG861 on 12/4 at 6:10 pm to CP3LSU25
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BRASS
BLUES



Yea let's name our NBA franchise after our defunct ECHL hockey team



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Posted by tehchampion140 on 12/4 at 6:11 pm to tduecen
Pelicans isn't any worse than Thunder or Magic. A badass logo and color scheme plus the team being good should make people forget about a bad name.

I wanted Brass, though.



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Posted by eyeran on 12/4 at 6:13 pm to REG861
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Yea let's name our NBA franchise after our defunct ECHL hockey team
Naming them after our defunct minor league baseball team is much better



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Posted by Fun Bunch on 12/4 at 6:13 pm to tehchampion140
Laugh it up all you want. No matter what the name is you'd all be bitching or laughing.

New Orleans is all about being unique, offbeat, and incomprehensible to outsiders. This name fits us like a glove.

Is it what we all wanted? No. Could we agree on any name? No.

You know what it is? It's us. It's ours.

I'm on board.





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Posted by eyeran on 12/4 at 6:14 pm to tehchampion140
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A badass logo and color scheme plus the team being good should make people forget about a bad name.
The fact that they actually picked Pelicans makes me highly skeptical that they can come up with a badass logo and color scheme.



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