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In the end, "Pelicans" really is the best team name for New Orleans'


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Jester
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A blog written by Alejandro...







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Jizzamo311
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I don't hate Pelicans...I think it is "state" driven....But!!

It just doesn't sound good....3 syllables just doesn't work for most team names IMO

I know its been said a million times, but VooDoo or Brass would be a much better option IMO






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quail man
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no. fricking. way.






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Jester
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no. fricking. way.


It has to be him, right?






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Billy Mays
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If Wild Wayne doesn't like it I don't like it





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quail man
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i don't know, but if it is, then that's just making it all the better





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lsu31always
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Its not him





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Fun Bunch
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Yeah, it is a different Alejandro from what I understand.





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lsu31always
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Considering alejandro is not his real name....





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Nof603
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3 syllables just doesn't work for most team names IMO


NBA:
Philadelphia 76ers
Cleveland Cavaliers
Minnesota Timberwolves
Portland Trailblazers
Golden State Warriors

MLB:
Baltimore Orioles
Cleveland Indians
Seattle Mariners
Washington Nationals
Arizona Diamondbacks

NFL:
New England Patriots
San Francisco 49ers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

3 or more syllables is not an issue when it comes to team names. It's just a matter of getting used to it, in which case the number of syllables or the name itself won't matter.

Any new team name will seem strange at first. Also notice the two seemingly favorite names, the Brass and VooDoo, are both recent and already established New Orleans sports team names so they don't sound as strange to people. Pelicans will come around with time.






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Fun Bunch
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Great post.





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LesGeaux45
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Philadelphia 76ers Cleveland Cavaliers Minnesota Timberwolves Portland Trailblazers Golden State Warriors MLB: Baltimore Orioles Cleveland Indians Seattle Mariners Washington Nationals Arizona Diamondbacks NFL: New England Patriots San Francisco 49ers Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Interesting though that most of those names often get shortened when the teams are being discussed: Sixers, Cavs, Wolves, Blazers, O's, Tribe, Nats, D'backs, Pats Niners, Bucs.

Pel's? Peli's? P's? Cans?






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Fun Bunch
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Interesting though that most of those names often get shortened when the teams are being discussed: Sixers, Cavs, Wolves, Blazers, O's, Tribe, Nats, D'backs, Pats Niners, Bucs.


Which has happened, over time.

The same will happen with Pelicans, somehow.

I think it will end up being Cans or Ps, but I like Pel's.






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HeyAndrew
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I really like Pels. thats what i will shorten it to personally. Reminds me of the Pens in hockey.





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Jester
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Philadelphia 76ers
Cleveland Cavaliers
Minnesota Timberwolves
Portland Trailblazers
Golden State Warriors

Sixers
Cavs
Wolves
Blazers
Warriors rolls off the tongue as 2 syllables. Nobody says worr-EE-ors

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Baltimore Orioles
Cleveland Indians
Seattle Mariners
Washington Nationals
Arizona Diamondbacks


Different ballgame. Much slower with less action, so it isn't as awkward.

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NFL:
New England Patriots
San Francisco 49ers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Pats
Niners
Bucs

Notice that they almost always shorten it for sports with a lot of action on the play-by-play. Pels or Pelis is going to be what you hear a lot of.






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Nof603
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Notice that they almost always shorten it for sports with a lot of action on the play-by-play. Pels or Pelis is going to be what you hear a lot of.


And that is perfectly fine to shorten it for those purposes. Just trying to point out that 3 or more syllables can and does work for any sports team. and basically this:

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has happened, over time. The same will happen with Pelicans, somehow.






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Nof603
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Great post.






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Jester
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Do you notice how people keep needing to point out other shitty names to try to make Pelicans seem relatively okay? That's the issue for me. "It's okay because it's not the absolute worst." Is that really what we should strive for?





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Chad504boy
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Warriors rolls off the tongue as 2 syllables. Nobody says worr-EE-ors




War E ors

Pel i cans

Are you fricking retarded or something?






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