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    Their undergarments are going to be referred to as "the pelican briefs."

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    Doesn't really roll off the tongue..

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    Oof.

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    For what reason exactly does the 'Hornets' need a change?
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    Quote enlightenment wrote: View Post
    For what reason exactly does the 'Hornets' need a change?
    The new owner wants a new name. Plus I think Charlotte wants 'Hornets' back

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    Quote enlightenment wrote: View Post
    For what reason exactly does the 'Hornets' need a change?
    Owner didn't feel it had any connection to the city and state. Thus the team is now named after the state bird, which is also on the flag. Personally I would've picked to name them the New Orleans Hurricanes.

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    Owner didn't feel it had any connection to the city and state. Thus the team is now named after the state bird, which is also on the flag. Personally I would've picked to name them the New Orleans Hurricanes.
    I'm not sure how that would go over with the community. I could see many being uncomfortable. Although Hurricanes would be much better than Pelicans in my opinion. That is just not a good name for a professional sports team.
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    New Orleans Hornets spokesman Greg Bensel denied a Yahoo! Sports report that owner Tom Benson plans to change the nickname of his NBA franchise from the Hornets to Pelicans.

    "Weíre not confirming that is the name,íí Bensel said. "This is a process thatís ongoing and still in discussions. And it will be eventually decided by the NBA.íí

    Benson, though, is actively pushing for a name change and he has owned the rights to the Pelican nickname for years. In an interview on Fox Sports Television, Gayle Benson, Tomís wife, said she wants to change the teamís colors to navy blue, red and gold.

    http://www.nola.com/hornets/index.ss...ot_confir.html
    Best way to get people's reaction is to leak a story. I hope this is what is going on here. No offense to Pelicans but not a great name for a pro ball team.
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    Utah should be forced to give up their name, and then NO should take it back. Pelicans is a horrible name. If I was a fan of the team I'd be outraged.

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    Do not never ever complain about Raptors name after this one.
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    Quote RandomGuy wrote: View Post
    Do not never ever complain about Raptors name after this one.
    I totally feel like a guy in another city must have felt back when they announced that Toronto's team would be the "Raptors"

    Feels good to be on the other side of the window

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    Quote heinz57 wrote: View Post
    I totally feel like a guy in another city must have felt back when they announced that Toronto's team would be the "Raptors"

    Feels good to be on the other side of the window
    They've got a video on NBA.com of Rick Fox and Sam Mitchell just having a big ol' laugh about this. I really can't imagine they're going to follow through with this name ... its a marketing nightmare!!
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    I this this might be fan made, but this is pretty sweet looking:



    Not a fan of the name though.

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    Ya, thats kinda cool ...



    Name still stinks though.
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    Wow, both of those fan made logos are awesome

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Ya, thats kinda cool ...



    Name still stinks though.
    Thats one badass bird

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    http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap...ns_Four_Others

    They are seriously the worst at coming up with a name

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    Mosquitos? Rougarou? Swamp Dogs? Why not just Sharks (Why do you need to choose something, what sounds like SpiderPig) ... I mean come on, these are professional sports.
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    Why not Doggy Swamparou's?

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