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#1 West Coast

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 03:31 PM

The New Orleans Hornets are expected to change their nickname to the Pelicans as early as the 2013-14 season, numerous sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Hornets planned to change their nickname since Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints, purchased the team on April 14. Benson also owns the rights to the nickname Pelicans.

The Hornets also considered the nicknames Krewe (groups of costumed paraders in the annual Mardi Gras carnival in New Orleans) and Brass.

Louisiana is the Pelican State. The brown pelican is the state bird and appears on the state flag and seal, and official state painting. Moreover, the Pelicans played minor league baseball in New Orleans in all but nine seasons from 1887-1959 and in 1977.

Gayle Benson, Benson's wife, told Fox Sports New Orleans recently her preference for new team colors was navy blue, red and gold.

The Hornets came to New Orleans in 2002 from Charlotte. New Orleans has also had an NBA team called the Jazz, which moved to Salt Lake City in 1979.

Some fans of the Charlotte Bobcats are hoping to get their old Hornets nickname back. The Hornets began playing in Charlotte in 1988. Bobcats owner Michael Jordan told The Charlotte Observer he would consider changing it back to Hornets if the name was available.


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Posted December 04, 2012 - 03:41 PM

Stupid...


Utah should give back the Jazz name to new orleans...
NO, should give back the hornets name to Charlotte.
And, Utah should be called... well... something else better then pelicans...


The Pelican would be the lamest professional sports mascot ever...

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 03:55 PM

Hahahahaha I lol'ed when I saw this on Twitter earlier. Freakin stupid.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 03:56 PM

At least Charlotte can be the Hornets now. Shouldn't be long before that happens. Bring back the purple and teal pinstripes too.

Pelicans? Lol. Brass is even worse. Who comes up with this [expletive] ? I can do a better job.

At least it's better than the New Orleans VooDoo ( that's a real name).
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 04:00 PM

LOL

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 04:00 PM

I wonder what colors they will be with the Pelican mascot. White and a dirty lookin shade of brown?

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 04:03 PM

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 04:09 PM

Pelicans? Lol. Isn't the name supposed to represent the city or have some fearsome relation to it? I guess the state bird is a pelican IIRC, but really?

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 04:27 PM

VooDoo is better then the Pelicans in my opinion...

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 04:38 PM

LOL PELICANS?!?!? they couldn't have thought of a better name??

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 04:41 PM

Pelicans? Lol.

Might as well add crawfish into the category.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 04:41 PM

:laughing:

I wonder who the clown was who came up with that name. Probably Stern.
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 04:56 PM

Wow just saw this, are they trying to make their franchise even more of a joke than it is?

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 05:06 PM

I LOL'd

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 05:30 PM

The "New Orleans Pelicans" really strikes fear into the hearts of opposing teams and fans. Classic.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 05:30 PM

Pelicans really lol that name plain simply sucks

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 05:39 PM

has to be the most Lame name ever... I feel sorry for their mascot

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 06:06 PM

New Orleans Droppings.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 06:17 PM

You gotta be kidding... New Orleans has to be smarter than this.
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 06:22 PM

lmao this [expletive] made my day




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