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TigerinATL
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Member since Feb 2005
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Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue

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But I don’t really agree with the idea that “Pellies” signals some sort of weakness. I don’t get the same vibe from “Phillies,” and the lilting nature of the diminutive “-ies” sound implies familiarity and affection to me — not a lack of strength. And on a personal note, when I visited St. John on a vacation two winters ago, I tried to convince pelicans on the beach that it was safe to approach me by calling out, “Here, Pelly! Here, Pelly!” It just came out naturally. (I have issues, clearly.)

So if Grantland is going to go with something other than Pellies, a candidate must emerge and dethrone it in a nickname competition. Here are some of the popular nominees I’ve seen on Twitter, in blog posts, and elsewhere.

...[referring to Pels] This is the “A-Rod” of team nicknames — the shortened format we use when we are too lazy and uncreative to do anything else. This, I think, is why I ultimately settled upon Pellies over Pels. It’s just got more verve, more spirit. It seems likely “Pels” will win out, and it’s more than solid. I can live with it. But I’ve yet to be swayed that it’s better than “Pellies.” I may die on this sword.

LINK

A lot more at the link. Even you we don't like Pellies, you have to appreciate the time and attention Lowe is giving the team.


Jumbeauxlaya
LSU Fan
LSU
Member since Jan 2011
18079 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
Unfortunately he's still wrong


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Chad504boy
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Feb 2005
91344 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
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“Here, Pelly! Here, Pelly!” It just came out naturally.


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burdman
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2007
5156 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
PELS >>>>>>>> Pellies

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But I’ve yet to be swayed that it’s better than “Pellies.” I may die on this sword.


He will.


Scrowe
New Orleans Saints Fan
Louisiana
Member since Mar 2010
2049 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
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PELS >>>>>>>> Pellies


Both are still worse than Bees for Hornets and that was terrible. My vote is our nickname, and this is a shot in the dark here, just be Pelicans.


burdman
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2007
5156 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
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Bees for Hornets


If it gets ride of the Bee-zany's, I'm all for it.

And you're wrong Pels is way better than Bees.


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Gtothemoney
UNO Fan
Da North Shore
Member since Sep 2012
10402 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
I know I have some of the "get off my lawn" in me, but who gives a frick what they call us? Jesus!

And now that I'm on my rant, frick the #squadup, #flocktogether bull shite too! Just win games.


burdman
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2007
5156 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
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frick the #squadup




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c on z
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, La.
Member since Mar 2009
75326 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
So Zach Lowe likes weird nicknames.


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Fun Bunch
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
33032 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
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“Pellies.” I may die on this sword.


Please do Zach. Please do.


Chad504boy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Greenbriar WV
Member since Feb 2005
91344 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
Let's Go Pels



Let's Go Pels



Let's Go Pels


Epic Cajun
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Feb 2013
8392 posts
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re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
Pels just seems to fit. It may seem boring, but at least it doesn't sound feminine like Pellies.


Jester
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
17459 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
I say we just go with "Shitstains." It sounds better than Pels or Pellies.


Jester
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
17459 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
Krewe would have avoided this stupidity altogether.


Chad504boy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Greenbriar WV
Member since Feb 2005
91344 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
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Krewe would have avoided this stupidity altogether.





i know right, we could have had the word KREWE as our logo with a trumpet and bead around it, it would have been so awesome.


Jester
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
17459 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
People blasted me for pointing out that New Orleans Pelicans was very wordy with its 6 syllables, but this is why I made that point. The name is clumsy off the tongue, so people are going to shorten it. There will thus be some lame, contrived "nickname" created before the branding is even complete.

And one of my biggest reasons for wanting to lose "Hornets" was because "Bees" sounded so juvenile and stupid.


Chad504boy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Greenbriar WV
Member since Feb 2005
91344 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
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People blasted me for pointing out that New Orleans Pelicans was very wordy with its 6 syllables, but this is why I made that point. The name is clumsy off the tongue, so people are going to shorten it. There will thus be some lame, contrived "nickname" created before the branding is even complete.



pelicans is fine, no different than warriors. It just needs time to settle in people's minds. We haven't even got to preseason yet.


Jester
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
17459 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
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We haven't even got to preseason yet.


And they're already debating whether to call us the Pels or Pellies.


Chad504boy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Greenbriar WV
Member since Feb 2005
91344 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
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And they're already debating whether to call us the Pels or Pellies.


Its humorous, giving us attention, no different than the mavs....


lsuhunt555
Furman Fan
Teakwood Village Breh
Member since Nov 2008
24423 posts

re: Zach Lowe wrote an entire article on the nickname issue
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So if Grantland is going to go with something other than Pellies, a candidate must emerge and dethrone it in a nickname competition


Just call them the Pelicans you lazy frick. Why MUST you have a nickname? Does he call the Lakers the "Lakes" or the Rockets the "Rocks"? No. Damn I hate lazy wanna be unique sports journalists. Just call them their fricking name Lowe.
This post was edited on 7/25 at 12:05 pm


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