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NBA Topic General Discussion: Hornets to change name

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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.



TigerTatorTots
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re: NBA Topic General Discussion: Hornets to change name
frick me


Slippery Slope
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New Orleans Screaming Pelicans


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Fun Bunch
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frick the haters. Embrace it.


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Lsuhoohoo
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heads over to Hornets (Pelicans) Board to see meltdown.


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TulaneTigerFan
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I like the idea of a name change to something local, but Pelicans is terrible IMHO


DrVinnyBoombatz
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Pelicans would be fricking hilarious. But honestly, they should steal the Jazz name back.


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should've gone w/ bucs or pirates or something like that


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eyeran
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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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bddwolfpack
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Benson owns Pelicans

That's why it's that


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Cajun Revolution
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The Pelicans


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TigerBwoy
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That sucks.


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CP3LSU25
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I like the idea of a name change to something local, but Pelicans is terrible IMHO



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CP3LSU25
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The only good names would have been

BRASS
BLUES


SPEEDY
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the Pelicans





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REG861
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BRASS
BLUES



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


tehchampion140
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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.


eyeran
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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


Fun Bunch
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re: NBA Topic General Discussion: Hornets to change name
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.




eyeran
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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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