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Two years ago

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New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

http://www.sbnation.com/2012/12/4/3728978/new-orleans-hornets-nickname-change-pelicans

Strange choice if true? I've always loved the name hornets.

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Cera77
Two years ago
11:16 5 Dec 12

Reply #390354

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

I also like Hornets but Pelicans is pretty cool too.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:25 5 Dec 12

Reply #390356

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

oh god please let this come true.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:25 5 Dec 12

Reply #390357

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

side note hornets would go back to charlotte


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Speed44
Two years ago
12:15 5 Dec 12

Reply #390363

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

I like it. I think teams get it wrong when they try and pick "tough" sounding nicknames. Imagine the logo/merch possibilities with this name. Much better than the Heat/Magic/Lightning/Power type names. It is relevant to the city as well. This way the "Hornets" can go back to their rightful home. Now if only Utah would change it's stupid name.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:24 5 Dec 12

Reply #390364

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

New Orleans really should be the Jazz. Maybe Utah could change to Pelicans


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Speed44
Two years ago
12:27 5 Dec 12

Reply #390365

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

Utah should change it to the Blizzard. It's cold and VERY white.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:35 5 Dec 12

Reply #390367

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

lets get the lakers off of LA as well


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Isaac
Two years ago
12:42 5 Dec 12

Reply #390371

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

Read an article on ESPN the other day about Jordan considering a Charlotte change to the Bobcats if New Orleans changed name.


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herechenes
Two years ago
13:10 5 Dec 12

Reply #390378

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

I really hope this doesn't happen, but it wouldn't surprise me. I went to a game in NO this year, and they were selling vintage Charlotte Hornets gear at the Hornets team shop, like Larry Johnson singlets.

Not sure where my allegiance would lie if this happens... do you follow the franchise, or the mascot, or...?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:16 5 Dec 12

Reply #390381

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

Flamin Homer - Follow the mascot...


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DB5
Two years ago
13:41 5 Dec 12

Reply #390387

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

Flamin Homer, or Dancing Homer?

Drink or mascot.

Hope MJ changes back to the Hornets..bloody George Shinn, never should have got a franchise in the first place!


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Mystro
Two years ago
13:59 5 Dec 12

Reply #390392

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

needs to be Charlotte Hornets for sure. Mugsy Bogues, Kendall Gill, LJ, Alonzo Mourning, cool franchise with cool players back in the day.


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DB5
Two years ago
14:03 5 Dec 12

Reply #390393

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

Dell Curry, man he was a shooter.


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TR
Two years ago
15:11 5 Dec 12

Reply #390405

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

Don't start me on the Charlotte Hornet and douche bag George Shinn.... He screwed a dynasty... If NO give up 'hornets' it should go back to Charlotte. The NBA own the name and my sweet retro LJ jersey becomes relevant again.

I hate the Bobcats name.. Absolutely freaking hate it... Naming a franchise after yourself if damn wrong.


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Curtley
Two years ago
15:24 5 Dec 12

Reply #390406

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

Utah should relinquish jazz name and become the utah whites


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DB5
Two years ago
15:38 5 Dec 12

Reply #390410

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

I knew you would fire up when I mentioned the Shinn word TR!
I still have an old LJ singlet as well, so old they didnt put names on them, just the team name on the back.

Should have got a George Zidek jersey ha ha ha ha.


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TR
Two years ago
17:14 5 Dec 12

Reply #390427

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

I'll take your George Zidek jersey and raise you a Kelly Tripucka jersey and his "dick" sneaker story...


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David
Two years ago
13:18 7 Dec 12

Reply #390858

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

Guys seriously, you have to understand that going back to old names can also be marketing poison. Remember in Australia when the Titans went back to the Giants? Or when the Razorbacks changed its name to the Spirit? And while both teams probably would have gone broke anyway, the name changes certainly accelerated the clubs downfall.

People on this board who suggest the Utah Jazz should change their name are laughable. While it's true the Jazz relocated to Utah from the New Orleans and the Jazz has nothing to do with Utah the name has certainly grown on the fan base, just as the Lakers have grown on LA.

The NBA gets final say on name changes and frankly I say rightly so. It's like when Jordan changed his number back from 45 to 23, it was a kick in the stomach to the fans that went out and bought a Michael Jordan 45# jersey. The NBA correctly fined Jordan $25 000 for the change. I think the NBA could show stronger resistance to potential teams looking to change there names then you think.


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Bear
Two years ago
14:27 28 Dec 12

Reply #394269

re: New Orleans possibly changing name to Pelicans?

Pelicans... Seriously???

Because their mouth can hold more than their belly-can!


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