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Zach Lowe Still Obsessing on Team Names, Ranks Pelicans #10



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10. New Orleans Pelicans

I've been onboard since day one, and I almost can't believe a segment of fans thinks this is a stupid mascot. On a basic level, no other prominent sports team, college or pro, goes by this name. The local lineage is clear; the brown pelican became the region's preeminent symbol during the sadness of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, and a minor league baseball team in New Orleans used the name for several decades.

Also: Have you ever seen a pelican? It is a supremely cool bird, and it attacks its prey with a ruthless efficiency — and in very visually pleasing fashion, dive-bombing straight down into the water from hundreds of feet above.

The Pellies could push for a top-five spot once we see how the organization uses it — how the logo and uniforms evolve, what vernacular develops, and whether the team's in-arena mascot is as spectacular as it should be.

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Cap Crunch
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re: Zach Lowe Still Obsessing on Team Names, Ranks Pelicans #10


How the frick does he have Utah Jazz at 6?





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re: Zach Lowe Still Obsessing on Team Names, Ranks Pelicans #10


I'm sorry, but "Rockets" has always seemed like an awful name for a professional sports franchise to me.





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TotesMcGotes
Zach Lowe Still Obsessing on Team Names, Ranks Pelicans #10


I'm sorry, but "Rockets" has always seemed like an awful name for a professional sports franchise to me.



+1 Ditto 'Wizards', 'Nets', 'Kings', 'Hawks'.
Ooooooohh. How scintillating!
They critcize Pelicans without even realizing that the Pelican is our state bird and is on our state flag. Not to mention that it is a predator and fighter.
And Lowe brought up a great point. NO OTHER team has the name 'Pelicans.'

There is one nickname in all of sports that defies logic and needs to be destroyed - Utah Jazz.







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I'm sorry, but "Rockets" has always seemed like an awful name for a professional sports franchise to me.


i get where you're going, but they do have an association with NASA and all that. it's comparable to pelicans for Nola






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quail man
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Rockets is actually one of the better names in sports.





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Eman5805
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re: Zach Lowe Still Obsessing on Team Names, Ranks Pelicans #10


Rockets, Timberwolves, and Warriors have always been my favorite names.





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and I almost can't believe a segment of fans thinks this is a stupid mascot. On a basic level, no other prominent sports team, college or pro, goes by this name.

There's a correlation between Pelicans never being used before and people thinking it's a stupid name.

It's a whole lot better than being named after a currently popular movie like Mighty Ducks or Raptors.






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Laman1978
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re: Zach Lowe Still Obsessing on Team Names, Ranks Pelicans #10


I've always liked the names Celtics and Bulls. They've always stood out to me.





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i get where you're going, but they do have an association with NASA and all that. it's comparable to pelicans for Nola

Sure, there's a connection, but I still think it's a lame name.







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re: Zach Lowe Still Obsessing on Team Names, Ranks Pelicans #10


What happened to my do Pelicans have a penis Thread? Seemed like a legit question





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TigerinATL
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re: Zach Lowe Still Obsessing on Team Names, Ranks Pelicans #10


Seems more like an OT question.





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I dont think youre trying hard enough





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Sure, there's a connection, but I still think it's a lame name.


Exactly how I feel about Pelicans.






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The worst argument I keep hearing idiots on ESPN make, "how are you supposed to get jacked up before a game if your name is the Pelicans?"

Who in the frick ever gets jacked up before a game based around the team mascot?






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Utah Jazz being in the top twenty is ridiculous. Completely inappropriate name. NBA is full of names that are either terrible (Wizards, Heat, Nuggets, Magic), or geographically inappropriate (LA Lakers, Utah Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies).

Pelicans is definitely in the top half, and I think Rockets is as well. Bulls, Celtics, and Pistons are prob my favorites.






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The local lineage is clear;


Go on...

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the brown pelican became the region's preeminent symbol during the sadness of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, and a minor league baseball team in New Orleans used the name for several decades.


WTF? Wouldn't the easy answer here be it's the fricking state bird? shite blows my mind that I haven't read this anywhere when the choice of mascot is being discussed in the national media.






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Seems more like an OT question.


or a google question






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How the frick does he have Utah Jazz at 6?


He thinks jazz itself is such a great name for basketball team. We would be #1 on this list if we were the new orleans jazz






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