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.
This post was edited on 5/3 at 10:59 pm