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. -- You're so vain... I bet you think this post is about you.
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. -- All of us get lost in the darkness, dreamers learn to steer by the stars All of us do time in the gutter, dreamers turn to look at the cars - Peart / Lifeson / Lee Join Team Helix
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.
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! -- I'm actually not funny, I'm just really mean and people think I'm joking.