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MinnesotaTiger
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Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?

We've seen it happen with the Bobcats in Charlotte. That is arguably the dumbest logo and color scheme and nickname in pro sports. I know that winning/losing has a ton to do with it, but the Bobcats don't stir the passions and memories of Charlotte like the Hornets did.

But having said that, "Spirit" may be worse. I literally worry that I'd be less of a fan if we changed our name to that. I would DEFINITELY buy less merchandise than I currently do (and by "less" I mean "none".)

It isn't "like" an WNBA name, it literally fricking IS a WNBA name.

So horrible. Please Jesus don't let it happen.
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saintsfan22
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
I certainly wouldn't but the casual person might not view the Hornets as favorably.


Tiger Live2
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
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I certainly wouldn't but the casual person might not view the Hornets as favorably.

I agree with this. I will always support them because they are a New Orleans team. But stupid names like the Soul or Angels certainly won't grow the brand. If your a kid growing up in Jackson, Ms halfway between Memphis and New Orleans, you gonna root for the Grizzlies or the Soul?


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Fearthehat0307
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
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I literally worry that I'd be less of a fan if we changed our name to that.
wow just wow i dont even know how to respond to this. i'm gonna swallow some glass then try again


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realtalk
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
i would still be a fan and probably just as passionate. Its still my team representing my home state


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Hazelnut
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
wouldn't affect my status as a fan one bit. We could be the fricking Unicorns and I'd still pull for this team.


Fearthehat0307
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
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wouldn't affect my status as a fan one bit. We could be the fricking Unicorns and I'd still pull for this team.
we could be the foreskins and i would still wear shrits and hats


purplepylon
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
All I know is that if we become the Spirit, we better be signing Richard Jefferson to a 1 year deal


big Tiger 1885
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
I would never buy anything that said spirit on it. I'd just keep wearing my Hornets jersey


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saintsfan22
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
PG - Steve Francis
SG - Cuttino Mobley
SF - Richard Jefferson
PF - Blake Griffin
C - John Amaechi


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big Tiger 1885
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
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we could be the foreskins and i would still wear shrits and hats


The New Orleans Foreskins. Has a ring to it


Souljah
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
I am a huge Hornets fan and don't want a re-brand. That said I will support the team no matter what the name. It's all about the game,mon.


Hazelnut
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
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I am a huge Hornets fan and don't want a re-brand. That said I will support the team no matter what the name. It's all about the game,mon.


Ja mon


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JayJay2
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
What kind of jackass thinking is this


RonFNSwanson
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
I think you just answered your own question jay


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TigerinATL
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
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We've seen it happen with the Bobcats in Charlotte.


Yeah, they should have gone with Cougars. They did a throwback night for that and it was way more impressive than Bobcats

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But having said that, "Spirit" may be worse.


So will our mascot be the ghost of a confederate soldier drinking a bottle of Southern Comfort? Right now the only thing that's keeping me from being scared is the hope that he chose 2 horrible names to get people behind Pelicans, because I'm 100% on board with Pelicans now


SammyTiger
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
lets be real i wont buy any merchandise with that looks really lame. I wont. I'll still support the team, but ill just wear shirts of the appropriate color.


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meldawg399
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
I definitely buy less LSU stuff than if we had the old tiger head logo. I'm not a fan of toonces. There has been alot of merchandise I almost bought until I saw toonces on it; I but the stuff down and slowly walked away.

I could see the same deal with hornets rebrand to mascot X.

There's a ton of gear in the Hornets Nest I don't buy cuz it isn't my style, but when there's something I like, I grab it.


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quail man
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
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MinnesotaTiger


well, considering the fact that you openly rooted for the Clippers, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if

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I'd be less of a fan if we changed our name to that




meldawg399
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re: Would anybody else worry about being less of a fan with a bad rebrand?
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well, considering the fact that you openly rooted for the Clippers,


The Clippers and their supporters can EABOD.


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