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RockCake
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[NBA] Ladies and Gentlemen, your New Orleans....Pelicans?!

"The New Orleans Hornets are expected to become the New Orleans Pelicans, perhaps as early as the 2013-14 season, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.

Yahoo! Sports, citing numerous sources, reports the team also considered Krewe and Brass as potential nicknames.

The Hornets have planned to change their name since New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, who also owns the rights to the Pelicans nickname, bought the team in April."

from ESPN
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I know it's the state bird and all, but they should just work out a deal with Utah and get the Jazz name back already.



f0rtys3ven
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Lol what a tragedy.



HiVolt
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Hahahah!

Is it just me or there has been a lot of team moves and name changes in recent years...


The Dv8or
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There seems to have been a lot of team activity in the NBA over the past 30-something years. The Kings moved to SacTown in 1985. The Jazz moved to Utah in 1979. The crazy expansion involving the Timberwolves, Heat, Magic, and Hornets in the 80s. The Grizz and Raptors coming to the table in 1995, and then moving the Grizz to Memphis a few years later. Just how the NBA rolls. The NHL has had similar activity.

There's much less activity in baseball. The only significant event was the Expos moving to Washington in 2005, 4 expansion teams, and two league switches.

Football has had some expansion, and some moves, but nowhere near the level of the NHL and NBA.
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I AM
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LOL was just coming on here to post this. Not to intimidating to a rival team. Hilarious.

What is up with Charlotte producing horrible team names? Charlotte Hornets then Charlotte Bobcats?



Kardinal
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said by I AM:

What is up with Charlotte producing horrible team names? Charlotte Hornets then Charlotte Bobcats?

The test marketing of "Charlotte Rednecks" did well outside the state but wasn't popular locally.
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Pelicans?

Pelicans???

I'm sure the idea of a large water bird with a fat droopy bill full of fish is quite terrifying for opponents.
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The Dv8or
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said by I AM:

LOL was just coming on here to post this. Not to intimidating to a rival team. Hilarious.

Many team names are not meant to be intimidating, but symbolic of the area, such as:

Knickerbockers
Metropolitans
Orioles
Twins
Mariners
Nationals
Phillies
Cardinals
Brewers

I think you get the idea. I think the biggest asset for this name will be the mascot, which Im sure will go over well with kids.
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I AM
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"Hey dad what is that?" "Oh that son is a pelican." "WTF IS A PELICAN??"



I AM
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said by Kardinal:

said by I AM:

What is up with Charlotte producing horrible team names? Charlotte Hornets then Charlotte Bobcats?

The test marketing of "Charlotte Rednecks" did well outside the state but wasn't popular locally.

Hehe. I been to the Carolinas a few times as I grew up in Georgia. I understand the lack of names.


RockCake
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said by I AM:

What is up with Charlotte producing horrible team names? Charlotte Hornets then Charlotte Bobcats?

Charlotte Hornets doesn't sound so bad, actually.

said by The Dv8or:

Many team names are not meant to be intimidating, but symbolic of the area....

Which brings me back to my original point of going back to the Jazz, and if they can't, I can't believe "New Orleans Brass" lost out...sounds better than "New Orleans Pelicans."
Heck if it's kids they want to market to, the logo can be a pelican playing a trombone, problem solved.


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But what would Utah be if they took the Jazz? Utah Mormons? ok ok I kid.



RockCake
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The Utah Buzz..as it is the Beehive State
though I think a minor league baseball team has that name.



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said by RockCake:

... I can't believe "New Orleans Brass" lost out...sounds better than "New Orleans Pelicans."

Neither can I.

Hopefully when I send them my Logo concept above they will have a change of heart?

Also, I would apply for the announcer job if they did choose Brass:

"...Johnson tips the ball out of bounds, it's Brass Balls' to inbound from the base line."


I AM
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Imagine that as a mascot.



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»espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/88741···thursday

Its coming!!!! The Pelicans!!



RockCake
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Yep, it's official


f0rtys3ven
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LOL

soo funny



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Wonder why they took the Cavs colors?



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I think this clip from Basebetball says everything about professional sports today.

»youtu.be/d1-QAF8gLy0


I AM
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What kind of noise does a Pelican make?



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Tom Benson is a freakin' genius!
Now all of those Hornets fans have to ditch their Hornets gear and buy new Pelicans gear. Think of all the money he'll make off the merchandise!
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Pelican. Enough said. haha. I feel sorry for Anthony Davis.



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»www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVYWjhaof80


All I could find.