He needs to look at our logo - one of the best in the NBA IMO... ....and realize that the Louisiana Brown Pelican is a fierce, determined, angry, predatory and PROUD bird and Louisiana native !!
He needs to shut his PUNK arse up....
He also needs to realize that the Louisiana Pelican is ON OUR STATE SEAL, and is the Louisiana STATE BIRD. And also that it is the rebirth and comeback of a previous Pelicans nickname from the early to mid 20th century....
Thus, the 'Pelican' has EVERYTHING to do with and is linked with New Orleans and Louisiana. It's relevant. It actually means something to the city.
...While the following NBA nicknames are NOT relevant to their cities:
Lakers Kings Cavaliers Jazz Hawks Wizards Raptors Warriors Grizzlies
And just WTF is a 'Clipper'? And how exhilarating and exciting is a 'Net' ??? A 'Nugget' ??? A 'Cavalier' ??? A 'Wizard' ??
Smedium27 Tulane Fan New Orleans Member since Aug 2010 2396 posts
re: Someone needs to contact Stephen A 'bigmouth' Smith that the PELICANS(Posted by Smedium27 on 7/5/13 at 11:06 am to MetryTyger)
I do agree the Pelicans is the state bird and on the flag, however I do hope we atleast we begged the Jazz to give us their name and Benson did have some better options to name the team... However he patent the name Pelicans a while ago and this was his chance to use it
jimmy the leg LSU Fan under an interstate overpass - DAMN Member since Aug 2007 1095 posts
re: Someone needs to contact Stephen A 'bigmouth' Smith that the PELICANS(Posted by jimmy the leg on 7/5/13 at 1:07 pm to djrunner)
I hate the name. I would have preferred Krewe, Revellers, or even Hurricanes. Pulling rank on the AFL team, Voodoo is awesome. Finally, Utah is the beehive state. A straight swap of names would have made a good percentage of both fan bases happy. Oh well, such is life. We are the Pelicans, but all of us don't have to like it. Nonetheless, Geaux New Orleans.
danfraz LSU Fan San Antonio TX Member since Apr 2008 17775 posts
re: Someone needs to contact Stephen A 'bigmouth' Smith that the PELICANS(Posted by danfraz on 7/5/13 at 1:54 pm to BayouFann)
Why do people care what national sports writers/casters have to say?
They are writing/broadcasting for the masses and won't give teams like the pelicans the time of day until they earn it. Yes they will talk crappy large market teams day and night because that's where their viewers readers come from