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What do you all think? http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/eye-on-basketball/21610529/hornets-officially-change-name-to-pelicans-reveal-colors-and-logo
The team site is already selling merchandise: http://www.hornetsnestonline.com/index.php?v=hornets_pelicans
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(My stance: Utah needs to give up the Jazz name. Seriously, have you ever been to Utah? Not much jazz there)
1000% agree. Jazz should have went back to Nola. Like the color change better for sure.
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That name is horrible!!!!
How about the Revelers?
Name sucks, but the logo is better than i was expecting.
No bad. At least the mascot is relevant to the city/local. Guess coonasses were out fo the question.
I like it. It's original unlike Hornets.
This post was edited by threepeat 15 months ago
"Hey, hey, hey. A life. A life, Jimmy, you know what that is? It's the shit that happens while you're waiting for moments that never come."
From a while back:
"You're probably picturing a big, clumsy poof of a bird stumbling around in the shallows, picking at weeds. Wrong. The pelican is fearsome. Take a raven, for example: it's omnivorous. It eats bugs, and seeds, and fruit, and carrion. Compared to the well-rounded citizen that is the raven, the pelican is the serial killer of birds. Not only is it a carnivore—it is a hypercarnivore. (That's a scientific term; look it up.) The pelican eats meat, and only meat. The pelican doesn't eat anything that didn't used to be alive. What's more—unlike an eagle or a falcon—the pelican almost never scavenges someone else's kill. It craves warm flesh, so it gets the job done itself.
Oh, it splashes around in the water and gulps down fish that are just swimming by, that's not hunting, is a thing that fools say. While it's true that the White Pelican dips its head underwater and scoops out the fish, that's not the pelican we're talking about here. The Brown Pelican is the state bird of Louisiana, and it's the only species of pelican that dives to catch its prey. The Brown Pelican is a raptor, without the stupid purple dinosaur logo.
It cruises above the water, its eyesight so good that it can see fish beneath the surface from 60 feet up. Then it spirals into a death dive, streaking down upon the unsuspecting prey before it knows what hit it. The last thing that fish ever sees is the light blinking out as the pelican's gaping beak closes around it, and it's swallowed—while still alive."
So it looks like the New Orleans Hornets are going to change their name to become the Pelicans. You look around, and there are a bunch of smartasses making fun of this new name. Oh, a pelican, thatt know anything about pelicans.
Are you a Peli-can, or a Peli-can't
This post was edited by meekmeister 15 months ago
fitting but very stupid
Let's try it. "Mad as a wet....pelican." Oh hell yeah! Vicious!
I am a big fan of the name and I live here so that is all that matters. Pelicans are cool.
I think it's pretty cool how it has such a connection to the area.
"The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don't allow music." - BASEketball
Whenever I hear the word "pelican" I think of the movie Scarface.
Roll Tide to Her
Why they didn't pick Krewe is beyond me?? Perfect nickname.
Pelicans?!! We talking about Pelicans man?!!
"Nobody makes me bleed my own blood, nobody!"
New Orleans Corndogs!!
Seriously, I do like their colors, but, I can't wait to see the big pelican mascot...yikes!
I think it's lame. Jazz would be better there.
Would have liked to hear other options
Smfh at downvotes it was an obvious joke regarding Alan Iversons practice rant.
No doubt it's lame, who the eff wants to be the pelicans? That's more suited for the WNBA.
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