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    Despite Yahoo's article, there's no confirmation to Pelican name change!

    New Orleans Hornets not confirming nickname will be changed to Pelicans John Reid, NOLA.com | The Times Picayune 12/04/2012 6:25 PM
    New Orleans Hornets spokesman Greg Bensel denied a Yahoo! Sports report that owner Tom Benson has finalized plans to change the nickname of his NBA franchise from the Hornets to Pelicans.

    ``We’re not confirming that is the name,’’ Bensel said. ``This is a process that’s ongoing and still in discussions. And it will be eventually decided by the NBA.’’

    Benson, though, is actively pushing for a name change and he does own the rights to the Pelican nickname.In an interview on Fox Sports Television, Gayle Benson, Tom’s wife, said she wants to change the team’s colors to navy blue, red and gold.

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    ahh thank god, pelicans is such a horrid name



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    New Orleans 504's you're welcome New Orleans
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    New Orleans Knights or Cardinals i like



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    It's going to be Pelicans.

    They won't come out and confirm the report because they can't "officially" announce the name until after the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolafan33 View Post
    It's going to be Pelicans.

    They won't come out and confirm the report because they can't "officially" announce the name until after the season.
    I agree that if it's been leaked than it's probably the plans moving forward. However plans change especially if the backlash is strong enough.

    This is not a name for a professional sports franchise. If we were renaming a elementary school mascot maybe. This is beneath a HS mascot most certainly not an NBA team.

    It's about as un-catchy of all the names that were being thrown around. It may sound silly but a name can have a major impact on how a team is accepted. Which is highlighted by the fact that so many locals supported the name change. Also the fact that Charlotte seems to be just waiting for the chance to officially go back to the Hornets.


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    Look, it's not "Jazz, Brass, or Voodoo," those would have been my first three choices.

    But that doesn't make it a bad name, especially in a league that is filled with horrid team names.

    I like it, it's New Orleans, it's weird and that's alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolafan33 View Post
    Look, it's not "Jazz, Brass, or Voodoo," those would have been my first three choices.

    But that doesn't make it a bad name, especially in a league that is filled with horrid team names.

    I like it, it's New Orleans, it's weird and that's alright.
    DaThrone is right
    The word Pelicans isn't New Orleans, so stop saying that it is. Pelicans is more related to Louisiana then New Orleans! The name is silly and the jokes from the national media will pour in! The south is a laughing stock again, they can't do nothing right.

    •It's already being said that Katrina wasn't a bad storm, the local leaders failed to execute leadership during Katrina. Theyre saying that Sandy was the worst storm, and way more devastating then Katrina!

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    People down south are just dumb, and they can't think their way out of a Wal Mart restroom!
    Last edited by BIGBREED; 12-05-2012 at 01:37 PM.
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    Cont.

    And to add/justify to what I'm saying.

    The local news station WWL 4 here in New Orleans did a poll on its website asking local/regional New Orleanians should the name be changed to Pelicans?


    Yes- 17%
    No- 82%

    Stating that it doesn't relate to Nawlins and its silly!

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    Last edited by BIGBREED; 12-05-2012 at 01:29 PM.
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    whatever it will be i'll be supporting 100%... Pelicans aint my first choice but whatever it will be will be our own identity for once.

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    I'm a Knicks fan and I am on my knees right now praying for you guys to keep your name or change it to something you can be proud of! What an stupid idea to name a NBA team the Pelicans.

    Sounds like a hockey team or something! How do you market such a bad name? Good luck! Ohhhhh and the logo sucks! Good luck again!

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    Born a Knick Live a Knick Die a Knick
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    "Flyyyyy Pelican fly" - Scarface
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    as much as i'm not thrilled about this, its not that bad as people say. if designed right it could be good

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffG20 View Post
    as much as i'm not thrilled about this, its not that bad as people say. if designed right it could be good
    Jeff..... It sucks!
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