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#1 RedRedJarvisRedwhine

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

:facepalm:

New name replacing Hornets beginning next year! A mascot that truly strikes fear in the minds of opponents. Is this officially the new worst named team in professional sports? What say you HB?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:49 AM

http://deadspin.com/...t-new-team-name


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

I would classify this as an epic failure. I can't believe they would pick the Pelicans!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:01 AM

Every time I see a pelican on TV it's usually covered in oil! Maybe that would add a little something to their mascot.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

I like the name. good for the "Pelican State"

goes with the state flag too

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

When I first heard they were considering that a couple weeks ago, I figured it was a joke.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

Good grief. We got Lakers. Knicks. Blazers. Thunder. Heat. Rockets. Nuggets. Pistons. Pacers. Jazz. Clippers. Magic. Suns. And NOW THE FRICKIN PELICANS. Cmon, you couldnt come up with anything cooler than Pelicans? I mean, something like the Bulls, or Raptors, or Grizzlies or somethin.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

View Postaccountability, on 24 January 2013 - 10:28 AM, said:

Good grief. We got Lakers. Knicks. Blazers. Thunder. Heat. Rockets. Nuggets. Pistons. Pacers. Jazz. Clippers. Magic. Suns. And NOW THE FRICKIN PELICANS. Cmon, you couldnt come up with anything cooler than Pelicans? I mean, something like the Bulls, or Raptors, or Grizzlies or somethin.
I actually like the Blazers(personal reasons) and I get names like the Pacers and Heat, but I agree, some of these names are redonk!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

Well, to me that's just the theme of the NBA. Outlandish names that no one really knows what they mean. You have some traditional, conventional names, but then we get the "Charlotte Bobcats". I wonder how much they paid a marketing firm to draw that one out of a hat.

I understand the regional significance of Pelicans. But I dont care if the arena is on an island in the gulf. How is anyone supposed to take any professional sports franchise seriously with a name like "Pelicans". I am baffled. Rant over.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

I guess there are pelicans in New Orleans—down by the river maybe. But they should've gone with something indigenous to the city itself. Something more commonly seen. Like the New Orleans Hookers.
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Just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter, while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. But then the winter came. And the grasshopper died. And the octopus ate all his acorns. Also he got a race car. Is any of this getting through to you?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

or the Floods. or the "Wild", as in girls gone wild.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

View PostNUance, on 24 January 2013 - 11:06 AM, said:

I guess there are pelicans in New Orleans—down by the river maybe. But they should've gone with something indigenous to the city itself. Something more commonly seen. Like the New Orleans Hookers.


Beads or boobs.

Or both.

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#14 RedRedJarvisRedwhine

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

Yeah, with a team in the same town that got it right(saints), this falls short. Utah should give up their name so this can't be rectified! Then Utah can get a more appropriate name and this becomes their problem!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

New Orleans Jazz

Minnesota Lakers


They should just give the old teams back.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

View PostWoodyHayes1951, on 24 January 2013 - 12:06 PM, said:

New Orleans Jazz

Minnesota Lakers


They should just give the old teams back.



Reminds me of this:


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

Better than when Washington changed their nickname to the Wizards. Make more sense than what Washington did. They didn't try to sound cool went with something practical.





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