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spreadeagle
12-18-2012, 10:27 PM
Please be swamp dogs :D
The NBA has filed trademarks for the New Orleans Pelicans, amongst four other potential nicknames on behalf of the New Orleans Hornets NBA Limited Partnership.

The Rougarou, Mosquitos, Swamp Dogs and Bullsharks are the other nicknames that have been filed for trademark.

A swamp dog is a Cajun nickname for an alligator, while Rougarou refers to a beast from Louisiana folklore.

New Orleans will likely adopt a red, blue and gold color scheme.

http://behindthebuckpass.com/2012/12/18/nba-files-for-trademark-names-on-behalf-of-the-hornets/

310Casper
12-18-2012, 10:28 PM
They all sound like little league basketball team names :facepalm:

Avenged
12-18-2012, 10:29 PM
I like the Rougarou more than any of those.

310Casper
12-18-2012, 10:29 PM
I had to look this one up

The Rougarou (alternately spelled as Roux-Ga-Roux, Rugaroo, or Rugaru), is a legendary creature in Laurentian French communities linked to European notions of the werewolf.

hmmm

sixer04fan
12-18-2012, 10:39 PM
Haha those are all horrible names. They should stick with Pelicans if that's the case.

The Swamp Dogs? The Mosquitoes??? Good lord...

tredigs
12-18-2012, 10:40 PM
Rougarou? Mosquitos? Pelicans?

I thought the Pelicans was a joke. Who the **** is running these team naming meetings?

Hellcrooner
12-18-2012, 10:41 PM
:facepalm:


At this rate i would even preffer them to do as the raptors did with the Jurassic Park thing that was the fashion of the week and get some True Blood Related Name.

The N.O Bon temps ! Vampires! Werevoles ! Shifters! Damm even Fairies!!:D

The N-O Russell Edingtons!!!!!!!

SportsFanatic10
12-18-2012, 10:44 PM
no to all of them including pelicans, damn those names are ridiculous.

SMH!
12-18-2012, 10:45 PM
:facepalm:


At this rate i would even preffer them to do as the raptors did with the Jurassic Park thing that was the fashion of the week and get some True Blood Related Name.

The N.O Bon temps ! Vampires! Werevoles ! Shifters! Damm even Fairies!!:D

The N-O Russell Edingtons!!!!!!!

:facepalm:

Greedy22
12-18-2012, 10:47 PM
I still like New Orleans Looters

Vinny642
12-18-2012, 10:48 PM
I'd rather the Rougarou but I'd rather the Hornets when its all said and done

Baller1
12-18-2012, 10:51 PM
Just go with the Saints, be the same as the NFL. That'd be cool.

JeffG20
12-18-2012, 10:52 PM
i'm fully convinced Stern watched Swamp people or the waterboy and got some idea from that

c.c.
12-18-2012, 10:53 PM
They all sound like little league basketball team names :facepalm:

Because you unfamiliar with them names, I'm pretty sure you felt the same way about the Bobcats

NYMetros
12-18-2012, 10:54 PM
What the deuce is a Rougarou?

Greedy22
12-18-2012, 10:54 PM
i'm fully convinced Stern watched Swamp people or the waterboy and got some idea from that

Just name them the Mud dogs.

spreadeagle
12-18-2012, 10:55 PM
Just go with the Saints, be the same as the NFL. That'd be cool.
"hey you see the Saint game...which one?" 1000 times a day lol

c.c.
12-18-2012, 10:56 PM
I still say it should be the Hurricanes

ThuglifeJ
12-18-2012, 10:56 PM
well I guess super-sonics, raptors, jazz are all silly names if you think about it but they grow on you. Wtf are ppl supposed to know what Rogouroux means or is pronounced?

LongIslandIcedZ
12-18-2012, 10:56 PM
Rougarou isnt too bad

It connects back to LA, and I suppose its kinda cool looking.

tapajafri
12-18-2012, 10:56 PM
:facepalm:


At this rate i would even preffer them to do as the raptors did with the Jurassic Park thing that was the fashion of the week and get some True Blood Related Name.

The N.O Bon temps ! Vampires! Werevoles ! Shifters! Damm even Fairies!!:D

The N-O Russell Edingtons!!!!!!!

They should name them the Monta Ellis's!

Hellcrooner
12-18-2012, 10:58 PM
Just go with the Saints, be the same as the NFL. That'd be cool.

finaly , someone thinks the same as me.

topdog
12-18-2012, 11:01 PM
Not exactly roll-off-your-tongue names, but I like them just fine. Rougarou (a werewolf) could be some cool branding/logos. Bullsharks isn't a terrible name and again makes for cool branding/logos. "Swamp dogs" isn't great, but I guess you wouldn't want to call them "Gators" with the fame of Florida's college programs.

benzni
12-18-2012, 11:02 PM
New Orleans Hurricanes.

Kinda like the Carolina Hurricanes

Greedy22
12-18-2012, 11:05 PM
I'm digging the Rougarou.

topdog
12-18-2012, 11:05 PM
I'm in favor of Baton Rouge Rouxgaroux (Roo-ga-roo)

http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A0PDoX1TLtFQRkYA0VGJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMT Q4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimage s.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Drougaro u%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3Dyfp-t-701-1%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D1&w=300&h=300&imgurl=www.misticpets.com%2Fimages%2Fnpcs%2Frougar ou.png&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.misticpetshelp.com%2Fsearch_ guides.php%3Faction%3Dviewguide%26amp%3Bguideid%3D 132&size=143.7+KB&name=Rougarou&p=rougarou&oid=1eef8480ab546c70ce60df362ec70b56&fr2=&fr=yfp-t-701-1&tt=Rougarou&b=0&ni=120&no=1&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=12gmv19g7&sigb=130fm7lle&sigi=11bn8uetg&.crumb=0kyllZ/tM3a

That is now that I know what it is :D

Hellcrooner
12-18-2012, 11:08 PM
voodoo.

Vinny642
12-18-2012, 11:09 PM
voodoo.

I can only wish

Hellcrooner
12-18-2012, 11:14 PM
I can only wish

not likely.
+
i mean, Adolf Stern pressed Was to remove their name and put that awfull crap name because of P.C-

Vincent33
12-18-2012, 11:16 PM
Pelicans are a fine name. Helluva lot better than the ****ing thing thats tied to a basketball rim or the sound caused by lightning.

ThornMo
12-18-2012, 11:17 PM
call 'em the horns. problem solved. they'd only have to take two letters off their jersey

THE MTL
12-18-2012, 11:17 PM
New Orleans Hurricanes.

Kinda like the Carolina Hurricanes

Ur not serious are you? You dont want to make any references to Katrina

Out of all those names listed, I would actually chose swamp dogs lol.

But they should go with: New Orleans Blues or New Orleans Mardi Gras

Borough
12-18-2012, 11:20 PM
Rougarou one sounds pretty sweet actually

jchase3
12-18-2012, 11:20 PM
1. Blues
2. Voodoo
3. Rougarou

effen5
12-18-2012, 11:21 PM
:laugh:

Andrew32
12-18-2012, 11:21 PM
I like Pelicans.

pacofunk64
12-18-2012, 11:22 PM
Personally I'd like to see N.O. TigBitties...that's just my opinion though.

SportsFanatic10
12-18-2012, 11:24 PM
they should be called the catfish because they are bottom feeders

Jint.
12-18-2012, 11:25 PM
New Orleans Salty Sea Trout..

king4day
12-18-2012, 11:27 PM
What's wrong with 'brass'? The name and idea is perfect

Andrew32
12-18-2012, 11:27 PM
New Orleans Salty Sea Trout..

Not bad.

JOhnnyTHaJet
12-18-2012, 11:31 PM
Swamp Dragons :up:

Anji
12-18-2012, 11:32 PM
Bullsharts, please if there is a funny bone in the sports god, Name this team the Bullsharts.:pray:

tripleplay2007
12-18-2012, 11:33 PM
New Orleans Voodoo ftw.

Jint.
12-18-2012, 11:34 PM
Not bad.

thanks.. I need to get a TM on that..

championships
12-18-2012, 11:36 PM
Is the Hurricanes out of the question?

GunFactor187
12-18-2012, 11:38 PM
Krewe!!!

HowBoutDemBulls
12-18-2012, 11:40 PM
Wasn't Swamp Dog in Degeneration-X

HowBoutDemBulls
12-18-2012, 11:42 PM
Couldnt they just be the Cajuns???

cheaptrikz
12-18-2012, 11:45 PM
Wasn't Swamp Dog in Degeneration-X
Road dogg??

tripleplay2007
12-18-2012, 11:45 PM
New Orleans Oilers

Huge oil industry in the gulf there.

HowBoutDemBulls
12-18-2012, 11:50 PM
Road dogg??

oh you didn't know? Your a#$ better call somebody

SA5195
12-18-2012, 11:53 PM
Creativity level = -11450923809

Duncan = Donkey
12-18-2012, 11:54 PM
New Orleans Soul

SINCESTARBURY25
12-18-2012, 11:58 PM
New Orleans Who Dats
New Orleans Oilers
New Orleans Y.O.L.O'S
New Orleans Oreos
New Orleans Eyebrows
New Orleans Orleans
New Orleans Jazz
New Orleans Onions
New Orleans Brass (my favorite)

Hellcrooner
12-18-2012, 11:59 PM
the New Orleans New.

topdog
12-19-2012, 12:04 AM
So, um... how many of you guys are laughing to yourselves when you come up with these lame joke names? Just get off the computer already and talk to your mom. You know she's lonely.

TheNumber37
12-19-2012, 12:07 AM
Rougarou? French Werewolves - The League has the wolves
Mosquitoes? Hornets
Swap Dogs? EW
Bulls Sharks - NO.

Ray_R
12-19-2012, 12:13 AM
N.o trill

tripleplay2007
12-19-2012, 12:18 AM
New Orleans 5 Star Stunnas

j-bay
12-19-2012, 12:19 AM
The N.O Pitt Bulls

tripleplay2007
12-19-2012, 12:20 AM
I really think they should talk to the Jazz about buying there name.

Utah's going through a huge rebuilding mode, why not do something new?

kylem4711
12-19-2012, 12:20 AM
New Orleans ManBearPigs?

nyballa1991
12-19-2012, 12:22 AM
I remember when people here thought OKC "Thunder" was horrible. Pelicans isnt that bad imo

Quinnsanity
12-19-2012, 12:22 AM
Why not just the Gators? What would be wrong with Gators?

bucketss
12-19-2012, 12:22 AM
the new orlean arsenals

tripleplay2007
12-19-2012, 12:23 AM
New Orleans ManBearPigs?

http://bbentertainer.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/man_bear_pig.jpg

Official Team Logo :clap:

byan04
12-19-2012, 12:25 AM
New Orleans Flashes
Jazz should be theirs over Utah .. cus N.O is the birthplace of Jazz

I like the New Orleans Brass .. pretty original name and cool if u ask me

homestarunner93
12-19-2012, 12:30 AM
The way people talk about these names is hilarious. Have you ever stopped to consider other NBA names, removing them from the history of the name and the relevance to the locale (since that's what you're doing here)?

Lakers - What a stupid name. What the hell is a Laker anyway?
Nets - Named after a ****ing basketball net. Imagine an NFL team called the Goal Posts.
Celtics - Stupid. People are called Celts, not Celtics.
Mavericks - What exactly are they Mavericks of/about?
Nuggets - Did they agree to an endorsement deal with McDonald's for the naming rights or something?
Pacers - What is a Pacer and why would you want to be one?
Grizzlies - Yeah, there are TONS of Grizzlies in Memphis, TN.
Clippers - Must be a team full of barbers.
Knickerbockers - What a silly sounding name.
Magic - Just sounds like some kind of women's church league basketball name.
76ers - Named after a number.
Raptors - Their mascot went extinct like hundred of millions of years ago. How fearsome.
Spurs - Wow, the little metal piece on the bottom of boots. Cool name for your team.
Jazz - Why would you want to be named after a genre of music, and what the hell does Utah have to do with Jazz?

I'll stop there because my point should be pretty clear. You can take pretty much any name in the NBA and examine it without historical or local context and make it look pretty stupid. After all, the premise of a nickname is pretty silly in and of itself. You're giving a group of grown men a collective nickname based on an animal or some sort of inanimate object.

The fact of the matter is, essentially any name the New Orleans franchise chooses will be criticized. Why? Because it's new, and people don't like change. Additionally, they refuse to examine the context within which the name was chosen.

UPRock
12-19-2012, 12:34 AM
Bullsharks sounds better, but also suck.

kylem4711
12-19-2012, 12:36 AM
The way people talk about these names is hilarious. Have you ever stopped to consider other NBA names, removing them from the history of the name and the relevance to the locale (since that's what you're doing here)?

Lakers - What a stupid name. What the hell is a Laker anyway?
Nets - Named after a ****ing basketball net. Imagine an NFL team called the Goal Posts.
Celtics - Stupid. People are called Celts, not Celtics.
Mavericks - What exactly are they Mavericks of/about?
Nuggets - Did they agree to an endorsement deal with McDonald's for the naming rights or something?
Pacers - What is a Pacer and why would you want to be one?
Grizzlies - Yeah, there are TONS of Grizzlies in Memphis, TN.
Clippers - Must be a team full of barbers.
Knickerbockers - What a silly sounding name.
Magic - Just sounds like some kind of women's church league basketball name.
76ers - Named after a number.
Raptors - Their mascot went extinct like hundred of millions of years ago. How fearsome.
Spurs - Wow, the little metal piece on the bottom of boots. Cool name for your team.
Jazz - Why would you want to be named after a genre of music, and what the hell does Utah have to do with Jazz?

I'll stop there because my point should be pretty clear. You can take pretty much any name in the NBA and examine it without historical or local context and make it look pretty stupid. After all, the premise of a nickname is pretty silly in and of itself. You're giving a group of grown men a collective nickname based on an animal or some sort of inanimate object.

The fact of the matter is, essentially any name the New Orleans franchise chooses will be criticized. Why? Because it's new, and people don't like change. Additionally, they refuse to examine the context within which the name was chosen.

typical Rougarou post

bholly
12-19-2012, 12:39 AM
Rougarou might be a bit better than Pelicans, I can't decide, but both are wayyy better than the others named in the OP (mosquitos is the worst and I have to think it's not a serious contender) or Krewe or Ghouls or whatever those other ones are people keep coming up with.

XJW18
12-19-2012, 12:40 AM
Horrible..

XJW18
12-19-2012, 12:42 AM
How did they get these names in the first place...
Atleast when OKC moved they had decent names to choose from.

bholly
12-19-2012, 12:44 AM
How did they get these names in the first place...
Atleast when OKC moved they had decent names to choose from.

The OKC list included Thunder, Wind, and Energy. It was hardly a great list.

Raidaz4Life
12-19-2012, 12:45 AM
The Barons

Logo? (http://images.wikia.com/whitewolf/images/9/9c/Baron_Samedi.jpg)

bholly
12-19-2012, 12:46 AM
Louisiana Rougarou is pretty good. The Rous. New Orleans Rougarou is okay too.

Mckphins
12-19-2012, 12:51 AM
Yup I personally like Louisiana rougarou

XJW18
12-19-2012, 12:54 AM
The OKC list included Thunder, Wind, and Energy. It was hardly a great list.

lol well thunder kills all of them.
I cant find what the other ones were exactly.

kylem4711
12-19-2012, 01:01 AM
The Barons

Logo? (http://images.wikia.com/whitewolf/images/9/9c/Baron_Samedi.jpg)

this is better

http://www.gophoto.it/view.php?i=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2239/2219960644_7c717ba97b_o.jpg#.UNFKKuRJN3Y

spreadeagle
12-19-2012, 01:05 AM
this is better

http://www.gophoto.it/view.php?i=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2239/2219960644_7c717ba97b_o.jpg#.UNFKKuRJN3Y

hahahaha

bholly
12-19-2012, 01:08 AM
Yup I personally like Louisiana rougarou

Good. NZ high five.

NYKNYGNYY
12-19-2012, 01:25 AM
All sound like d-league teams . I like the pelicans grew into it

gatkins11
12-19-2012, 01:26 AM
Mosquitos FTW.

KNICKSTAPE 914
12-19-2012, 01:45 AM
I still say it should be the Hurricanes

LOL! are you serious bro? thats messed up

nickdymez
12-19-2012, 01:49 AM
:facepalm:

dee279
12-19-2012, 01:49 AM
I understand the names but still eww. :puke:

PhillyOwnsAll
12-19-2012, 01:49 AM
New Orleans Nightmare ... Do it!

KNICKSTAPE 914
12-19-2012, 01:50 AM
Voodoo or Cajuns are the two coolest options

KNICKSTAPE 914
12-19-2012, 01:51 AM
rougarou or however u spell it is actually pretty cool but i doubt they choose that because the average person would have no idea what that is...most of us had to look it up lol...haha that would be awesome though

dynasty7961
12-19-2012, 02:16 AM
Please be Pelicans, I'm buying a hat..

Lakers + Giants
12-19-2012, 02:19 AM
Pelicans sounds beautiful now. Music to my ears.

NokomisLiving
12-19-2012, 02:40 AM
http://moniquejames.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/rougarou.jpg

This one would be kinda bad ***. Kinda like the Rougarou.

LA_Raiders
12-19-2012, 02:44 AM
mosquitoes is cool, blood suckers

blastmasta26
12-19-2012, 02:49 AM
I feel like all of these are terrible.

Pelicans are the least impressive birds, weak.

Mosquitoes are known as being annoying but harmless (unless they carry a disease, but that's more prevalent in third world countries).

Rougarou is a cool concept, but the name is so obscure and just odd.

Swamp Dogs is an alright name I guess. Not a fan of it though.

Bullsharks is the best name here but just Sharks would be a better name.

Kyben36
12-19-2012, 02:50 AM
Swamp dogs and rougarou are the only two I suport and the only reason is because of the refrence to the area, all others are stupid.

although, for everyone who claims that everyone of them sound slike a little league team, all nba teams do.

Tmath
12-19-2012, 02:54 AM
Bullsharks are nasty but it doesn't fit with New Orleans

sharqstealth
12-19-2012, 03:14 AM
Mosquitoes??? Cmon, who would want to be associated with pests?

Sssmush
12-19-2012, 03:41 AM
The NEW ORLEANS HUSTLERS !!!

aka the Dirty South Hustlas

j-bay
12-19-2012, 03:45 AM
Pitt Bulls.

ChongInc.
12-19-2012, 03:46 AM
this is unbelievable. i cant even fathom what theyre thinking. im pretty sure the new owners are just laughing up a storm about this.

SACNYY
12-19-2012, 03:47 AM
Still not going with my suggestion huh? I'm telling you guys N.O. Hurricane's would be great.

310Casper
12-19-2012, 03:50 AM
Still not going with my suggestion huh? I'm telling you guys N.O. Hurricane's would be great.

After Katrina, I don't think they want to be named that.

thechom80
12-19-2012, 04:04 AM
Gumbo
Gambit
Gamblers
Riverboats
Delta
Mardi Gras
Soft Taco Shells

SACNYY
12-19-2012, 04:05 AM
After Katrina, I don't think they want to be named that.

http://static1.fjcdn.com/comments/4201814+_13acb23c760a88a5fd38ae02ba10bdf9.jpg

LAKERMANIA
12-19-2012, 04:10 AM
I don't know why they're not considering Blues..

Mckphins
12-19-2012, 04:24 AM
I don't know why they're not considering Blues..

What so in a few years people want Memphis to take the name? New Orleans is jazz music

rex.reyesiii
12-19-2012, 04:30 AM
it should be swamp dogs, but dogs is spelled DaWgz.

The N.O. Swamp DaWgz. :D

jbeezy
12-19-2012, 04:42 AM
The Lousiana Purchase....ers... :shrug:

Kuya_Clive
12-19-2012, 04:45 AM
Voodoo
Riverboats
Crawfish
Bayou
Purchase

sportzfreak9303
12-19-2012, 04:46 AM
I'm not from New Orleans, nor am I a Hornets fan, but I'd go for the New Orleans Soul, fits the city. New Orleans Voodoo, Cajuns, Percussion, and Conquestadors all sounds decent too.

NYYCowboys
12-19-2012, 04:48 AM
So they may go from the Hornets to the Mosquitos...... SMH

ZebraCity916
12-19-2012, 04:52 AM
Rougarou is the best one, in my opinion, seeing that you have to choose one. Mosquito's has got to be the worst name I've ever heard.

If red, blue, and gold are the colors, sorry for ya. Damn, those are some ugly colors.

JEDean89
12-19-2012, 05:22 AM
brass - gold and black colors, just like the saints would be perfect
lightning - since the thunder worked
ragers - kind of like raiders or blazers
bats - seems like a traditional name for a team like bulls, sharks, hawks
mancers - means masters, could be a cool rebrand

Guppyfighter
12-19-2012, 05:35 AM
Pelicans are birds of prey. They eat ****ing Pigeons. THAT'S DOPE AS ****

NYKnicksAllDay
12-19-2012, 06:28 AM
I wonder if they leaked these other names so people would think Pelicans was not that bad of a name.

nolafan33
12-19-2012, 09:28 AM
I love Rougarou.

Jint.
12-19-2012, 10:19 AM
New Orleans Slammin Swamp Donkeys..

JiffyMix88
12-19-2012, 10:48 AM
I'm feeling the Rougarou look forward to seeing some logos of the werewolf

DaBUU
12-19-2012, 10:51 AM
Just go with the Saints, be the same as the NFL. That'd be cool.

This is the best suggestion. St. Louis had the Cardinals in football and baseball at the same time for a while.

thenaj17
12-19-2012, 11:28 AM
What about New Orleans Hurricanes?

Anybody...no? :hide:

JiffyMix88
12-19-2012, 11:39 AM
What about New Orleans Hurricanes?

Anybody...no? :hide:

you can come out from under the table cause its already been said and its not a good idea

Ebbs
12-19-2012, 12:00 PM
Swamp dogs sounds cool to me

OneManIsNoMan
12-19-2012, 12:21 PM
I still like the Louisiana Gators

Steelers23_06
12-19-2012, 12:42 PM
I say swamp dogs and rougarou aren't that bad. You guys are acting like nba has the most amazing team name. Knicks are socks, 76ers are miners, and wth is a pacer?! The name doesn't make your franchise the dedication from fans, coaches , player and management can make the silliest of team names look bold.

PraiseJesus
12-19-2012, 12:56 PM
Mosquitos is a dope name

KingsPhillies
12-19-2012, 01:11 PM
I actually like the Bullsharks. The Gulf waters are teeming with those things, and they are the most aggressive shark on the planet. If you hear about a shark attack anywhere in the Gulf of Mexico, there's probably a 90% chance it was a Bull Shark.

SteBO
12-19-2012, 01:13 PM
Mosquitos is a dope name
Uuggghhhhh.......:puke:

dynasty7961
12-19-2012, 01:20 PM
New Orleans Swamp Monsters!
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091223191620/familyguy/images/a/a1/Fg_swamp_monster.jpg

New Orleans Thrill
Crawdads... lol

KingsPhillies
12-19-2012, 01:21 PM
I say swamp dogs and rougarou aren't that bad. You guys are acting like nba has the most amazing team name. Knicks are socks, 76ers are miners, and wth is a pacer?! The name doesn't make your franchise the dedication from fans, coaches , player and management can make the silliest of team names look bold.

76ers is a reference to the Declaration of Independence being signed in Philadelphia in 1776. A 76er is not a miner...I believe you're mixing them up with the 49ers. A 49er is someone who participated in the California Gold Rush. The term was coined when more miners starting coming from outside California to stake claims in 1849; they were referred to as "49ers" since they arrived in 1849. The first participants in the Gold Rush(typically current California residents at the time) were actually called "48ers" since they started mining in 1848.

Well there's your history lesson for today...hope that didn't bore anyone too much. Just had to set the facts straight.

blastmasta26
12-19-2012, 01:22 PM
I say swamp dogs and rougarou aren't that bad. You guys are acting like nba has the most amazing team name. Knicks are socks, 76ers are miners, and wth is a pacer?! The name doesn't make your franchise the dedication from fans, coaches , player and management can make the silliest of team names look bold.

:laugh2:

colinskik
12-19-2012, 01:30 PM
The way people talk about these names is hilarious. Have you ever stopped to consider other NBA names, removing them from the history of the name and the relevance to the locale (since that's what you're doing here)?

Lakers - What a stupid name. What the hell is a Laker anyway?
Nets - Named after a ****ing basketball net. Imagine an NFL team called the Goal Posts.
Celtics - Stupid. People are called Celts, not Celtics.
Mavericks - What exactly are they Mavericks of/about?
Nuggets - Did they agree to an endorsement deal with McDonald's for the naming rights or something?
Pacers - What is a Pacer and why would you want to be one?
Grizzlies - Yeah, there are TONS of Grizzlies in Memphis, TN.
Clippers - Must be a team full of barbers.
Knickerbockers - What a silly sounding name.
Magic - Just sounds like some kind of women's church league basketball name.
76ers - Named after a number.
Raptors - Their mascot went extinct like hundred of millions of years ago. How fearsome.
Spurs - Wow, the little metal piece on the bottom of boots. Cool name for your team.
Jazz - Why would you want to be named after a genre of music, and what the hell does Utah have to do with Jazz?

I'll stop there because my point should be pretty clear. You can take pretty much any name in the NBA and examine it without historical or local context and make it look pretty stupid. After all, the premise of a nickname is pretty silly in and of itself. You're giving a group of grown men a collective nickname based on an animal or some sort of inanimate object.

The fact of the matter is, essentially any name the New Orleans franchise chooses will be criticized. Why? Because it's new, and people don't like change. Additionally, they refuse to examine the context within which the name was chosen.
I'm sorry, but this is the worst post I've seen in a very, very long time. Why don't you look into some of these claims before you post, because a lot of them are wrong. I'm at work so I can't go through them point by point, but hopefully someone else pointed out all your mistakes.

Tmath
12-19-2012, 01:47 PM
New Orleans looters?

This guy can be the Mascot: http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Lootie-Looter-Meme.jpg

nickdymez
12-19-2012, 02:05 PM
The idiocracy in this thread is priceless...

gotoHcarolina52
12-19-2012, 02:05 PM
Also, the Knicks are not socks.

They're baggy pants (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knickerbockers_(clothing)), or a reference to the earliest Dutch settlers in what is now NYC/Father Knickerbocker (http://www.nba.com/knicks/history/whatsaknickerbocker.html)

MrfadeawayJB
12-19-2012, 02:14 PM
They need to frequent PSD if they want to find good names

htownlegend
12-19-2012, 02:20 PM
Im also in favor of the Voodoo, it used to be a NO baseball team though. Pelicans refer to the state bird so i guess thats why they wanna run with that..

If they're just gonna line up bad names for the team then why not the Crawdaddy's?

benzni
12-19-2012, 02:21 PM
just call them the gators

tripleplay2007
12-19-2012, 02:23 PM
Louisiana Mud Dawgs!

Twins Fanatic
12-19-2012, 02:26 PM
Wow what a bunch of garbage names.

Celtics33
12-19-2012, 02:28 PM
I don't mind bullsharks, but Pelicans is already starting to sound better compared to some of these suggestions.

AntiG
12-19-2012, 02:39 PM
Swamp Dogs is awesome

topdog
12-19-2012, 03:06 PM
I say swamp dogs and rougarou aren't that bad. You guys are acting like nba has the most amazing team name. Knicks are socks, 76ers are miners, and wth is a pacer?! The name doesn't make your franchise the dedication from fans, coaches , player and management can make the silliest of team names look bold.

Pace car like in Nascar - Indianapolis 500 - Indiana - Pacers.

Vinny642
12-19-2012, 03:14 PM
Lmao people are dumb on here

tripleplay2007
12-19-2012, 03:29 PM
Lmao people are dumb on here

And that's why 12 year old shouldn't post on sports forums. Lol.

Vinny642
12-19-2012, 03:34 PM
And that's why 12 year old shouldn't post on sports forums. Lol.

Exactly, its embarrassing, some people need some growing up lol, but even you cannot stop the ROUGAROU!

Mr_Amaziing
12-19-2012, 03:43 PM
Introducing your NEWWWW ORLEANSss BULLLLL SHARKSs
:D I can dig it

smith&wesson
12-19-2012, 03:44 PM
The Mosquitos??? really .... thats got to be the most awful name ive ever heard in my life.

smith&wesson
12-19-2012, 03:45 PM
Introducing your NEWWWW ORLEANSss BULLLLL SHARKSs
:D I can dig it

I really like the blues, i dunno why they wont consider it. but i can dig the bull sharks as well. thats not bad.

Deezy3
12-19-2012, 03:56 PM
New Orleans Riptide

Sssmush
12-19-2012, 04:03 PM
Im also in favor of the Voodoo, it used to be a NO baseball team though. Pelicans refer to the state bird so i guess thats why they wanna run with that..

If they're just gonna line up bad names for the team then why not the Crawdaddy's?

Voodoo would probably be the coolest, best name for the New Orleans team, but that will for sure draw protests from the Xtian Fundamentalists, and don't expect the NBA to court controversy.

My suggestion, New Orleans Hustlers, or even the New Orleans Players, I think are really strong, but they might carry certain non-pc connotations for the league as well.

Maybe they are just destined to be the Pelicans...?

JeffG20
12-19-2012, 04:11 PM
Voodoo is currently an Arena team, Benson wants to buy it but the pricks dont want to sell it.

pebloemer
12-19-2012, 04:19 PM
I don't mind Swamp Dogs and Rougaroux. Both seem original.

Voodoo is a great suggestion, but sounds like it won't happen.

pebloemer
12-19-2012, 04:21 PM
I really think they should talk to the Jazz about buying there name.

Utah's going through a huge rebuilding mode, why not do something new?

It would be nice to see, but I doubt it happens.

Mckphins
12-19-2012, 04:28 PM
I really like the blues, i dunno why they wont consider it. but i can dig the bull sharks as well. thats not bad.

Because Memphis is blues, not. New Orleans!

Cal827
12-19-2012, 05:02 PM
Swamp Dogs? Just ****ing use Alligators :facepalm:

Either Alligators or Rogaru, but all of these choices are pretty bad.


If only Utah would relinquish the Jazz name and become the Utah Mormons..

thechom80
12-19-2012, 05:02 PM
The way people talk about these names is hilarious. Have you ever stopped to consider other NBA names, removing them from the history of the name and the relevance to the locale (since that's what you're doing here)?

Lakers - What a stupid name. What the hell is a Laker anyway? They moved to LA from MN, which is land of 10,000+ lakes
Nets - Named after a ****ing basketball net. Imagine an NFL team called the Goal Posts.
Celtics - Stupid. People are called Celts, not Celtics.
Mavericks - What exactly are they Mavericks of/about?
Nuggets - Did they agree to an endorsement deal with McDonald's for the naming rights or something?
Pacers - What is a Pacer and why would you want to be one? Indiana is know for racing. Indianapolis 500. Pace car.
Grizzlies - Yeah, there are TONS of Grizzlies in Memphis, TN. Moved from Vancouver and kept the name. Grizzlies is fitting for a team from Vancouver
Clippers - Must be a team full of barbers. Has nothing to do with a haircut, but ships. A clipper is a boat.
Knickerbockers - What a silly sounding name.
Magic - Just sounds like some kind of women's church league basketball name.
76ers - Named after a number. A very important number 1776 I assume. They were the Syracuse Nationals before the move to Philly.
Raptors - Their mascot went extinct like hundred of millions of years ago. How fearsome. Actually yes, they were rather fearsome.
Spurs - Wow, the little metal piece on the bottom of boots. Cool name for your team.
Jazz - Why would you want to be named after a genre of music, and what the hell does Utah have to do with Jazz?

I'll stop there because my point should be pretty clear. You can take pretty much any name in the NBA and examine it without historical or local context and make it look pretty stupid. After all, the premise of a nickname is pretty silly in and of itself. You're giving a group of grown men a collective nickname based on an animal or some sort of inanimate object.

The fact of the matter is, essentially any name the New Orleans franchise chooses will be criticized. Why? Because it's new, and people don't like change. Additionally, they refuse to examine the context within which the name was chosen.

I added what I could off the top of my head and in the time I have, to this idiotic post. I'm guilty of it, but it doesn't hurt to think before you post.

nirvana235
12-19-2012, 05:06 PM
New Orleans Brow

PraiseJesus
12-19-2012, 05:10 PM
The New Orleans Sachmos

PraiseJesus
12-19-2012, 05:11 PM
I really think they should talk to the Jazz about buying there name.

Utah's going through a huge rebuilding mode, why not do something new?

I like this.

Then Utah could change their name to Mormonsters

Caveman508
12-19-2012, 05:49 PM
Mosquitoes? I mean... uhm... :eyebrow:

picture a mosquito hat/jersey

SACNYY
12-19-2012, 05:58 PM
New Orleans Cajuns, New Orleans Bayous, New Orleans Fish, New Orleans Voodoo, New Orleans Pelicans, New Orleans Storm, New Orleans Waves, New Orleans Gators, New Orleans Waterboys

shep33
12-19-2012, 06:05 PM
I don't mind the Pelicans

sep11ie
12-19-2012, 06:12 PM
I Like the New Orleans Grams.

sep11ie
12-19-2012, 06:13 PM
Or the New Orleans H.J.s.

DaBUU
12-19-2012, 06:19 PM
N.O. Boobies. get it, cuz you throw beads for boobs.

SINCESTARBURY25
12-19-2012, 06:25 PM
The New Orleans Gators

rickshaw
12-19-2012, 06:35 PM
I actually think Rougarou could be kind of cool. Mosquitos and Pelicans, though?

Kinglorious
12-19-2012, 07:19 PM
New Orleans Steam/Steamers? That's a huge part of their history.

Lab Rat Robby
12-19-2012, 07:27 PM
i like swamp dogs the best.

sep11ie
12-19-2012, 07:29 PM
I was in N.O. 2 months ago and got a great HJ from a waitress at some bar there, that's why I like the HJs.

PraiseJesus
12-19-2012, 07:29 PM
In order to get star players to stay in NO, they should name the team after the current star player

Right now they are the Unibrows

WickedBadMan
12-19-2012, 08:39 PM
The mosquitoes would probably be the worst name in the history of professional sports.

"We need a name! Something... weak, something that is killed easily - AND very annoying that everyone hates!"

htownlegend
12-19-2012, 08:43 PM
The gumbo!

Mckphins
12-19-2012, 08:53 PM
po boys

RLundi
12-19-2012, 08:59 PM
Can't believe people actually like Rugaroo, that's freaking terrible.

"Hey, did you watch the Bulls-Rugaroo game?" WTF?? That sounds AWFUL. Makes me think of an indigenous people that live on the west coast of India.

Give me the damn job, I'll think of a better name than Rugaroo or Pelicans. Just embarrassing.

WhiteSoxGod
12-19-2012, 09:09 PM
I bet people thought the same thing about the Browns, Knickerbockers, Nuggets, and Pacers.

WhiteSoxGod
12-19-2012, 09:10 PM
I personally like the SwampDogs.

mzgrizz
12-19-2012, 10:23 PM
Might as well name them the Beignets

mzgrizz
12-19-2012, 10:26 PM
or the New Orleans Fleur de Lis..................................

ATX
12-19-2012, 10:29 PM
Bull Sharks is straight. The rest, not so much. Though as Ssmush mentioned, I agree "Players" would be cool.

Patrick Ewing33
12-19-2012, 10:58 PM
I know its your opinions but some of you guys have horrible taste.. All these names are awful and are not professional..

The Blues would be a perfect name for this team. Maybe the Storm (not due to the hurricane)

mrblisterdundee
12-19-2012, 11:50 PM
Why not the New Orleans Voodoo? The uniforms could incorporate some killer necromancy imagery.

PraiseJesus
12-19-2012, 11:54 PM
These are all great.

They need to let us name that team

homestarunner93
12-20-2012, 12:01 AM
I'm sorry, but this is the worst post I've seen in a very, very long time. Why don't you look into some of these claims before you post, because a lot of them are wrong. I'm at work so I can't go through them point by point, but hopefully someone else pointed out all your mistakes.

This is the worst response to a post of all-time considering you didn't even read my whole post, apparently. My point was almost every name is stupid when you remove it from historical context. I guess that part flew over your head, although I can't say I'm surprised.

homestarunner93
12-20-2012, 12:03 AM
I added what I could off the top of my head and in the time I have, to this idiotic post. I'm guilty of it, but it doesn't hurt to think before you post.

If only people were smart enough to read the whole post. I guess I'm expecting too much of people in the NBA forum on PSD.

kjoke
12-20-2012, 12:07 AM
N.O jokers?

Wolfman01
12-20-2012, 03:01 AM
The Hornets should change their name to the Swamp Gators. The New Orleans Swamp Gators it has a ring to it lol.

Anji
12-20-2012, 03:13 AM
I like Craw-daddies, they are like lobster on a budget.

New Orleans CrawDaddies, balling on a budget!!!

NO scorers 100 points, Papst Blue ribbon for everybody!!!:cheers:

Chavacano
12-20-2012, 10:12 AM
And here I was starting to warm up to the Pelicans. :sigh: Rougarou sounds nice though.

htownlegend
12-20-2012, 11:14 AM
How about the new orleans roustabouts or the new orleans drillers? They both pertain to the oilfield industry.

Jint.
12-20-2012, 11:31 AM
New Orleans Jammin Jelly Fish..

JeffG20
12-20-2012, 04:00 PM
concepts

https://99designs.com/designs/19205641~6e271ea99c0e35a425cd4cd108b5911f60cecad2-original


https://99designs.com/designs/19162998~3eae82ccd30b942407bd947905975b89048f1514-original

sep11ie
12-20-2012, 04:11 PM
I know its your opinions but some of you guys have horrible taste.. All these names are awful and are not professional..

The Blues would be a perfect name for this team. Maybe the Storm (not due to the hurricane)

Jazz is more New Orleans, not the Blues. If anything the New Orleans Salt Grass Musics if you wanna go that route.

ThornMo
12-20-2012, 04:13 PM
seriously. the horns is the most legit

More-Than-Most
12-20-2012, 04:22 PM
Rougarou is the ****

Mitch Kramer
12-20-2012, 04:28 PM
concepts

https://99designs.com/designs/19205641~6e271ea99c0e35a425cd4cd108b5911f60cecad2-original


https://99designs.com/designs/19162998~3eae82ccd30b942407bd947905975b89048f1514-original

after seeing these, hell I'm saying go with Pelicans. those are much better than the Hornets.

ILLUSIONIST^248
12-20-2012, 04:48 PM
:puke:

WSU Tony
12-20-2012, 04:54 PM
Mosquito? This isn't a Minnesota team....

DitchDat
12-20-2012, 05:11 PM
Bullsharks would be the best one

sep11ie
12-20-2012, 05:12 PM
Ever been down south? Our mosquitos are as big as birds up north.

sep11ie
12-20-2012, 05:13 PM
The New Orleans Jazz Flutes

Mckphins
12-20-2012, 05:47 PM
Why not just keep the hornets name and rebrand it with a re designed logo and new colours and uniform etc?

JeffG20
12-20-2012, 05:59 PM
Why not just keep the hornets name and rebrand it with a re designed logo and new colours and uniform etc?

because he clearly hates the name and most people here dont want Shinns bastard team

JeffG20
12-20-2012, 06:00 PM
with all due respect, your not the demographic he's looking at.

sportzfreak9303
12-20-2012, 06:46 PM
maybe we can toss all 30 team names into a hat and have each GM pick one randomly. I did that, here's what I got:
Indiana Warriors
Detroit Cavaliers
Chicago Timberwolves
Cleveland Celtics
Milwaukee Clippers
New York Pistons
Brooklyn Magic
Boston Heat
Philadelphia Kings
Washington Lakers
Charlotte Nuggets
Miami Jazz
Orlando Trailblazers
Atlanta Grizzlies
Toronto Suns
San Antonio Hornets
Houston Wizards
Dallas Bucks
Memphis Mavericks
Phoenix Nets
Utah Bulls
Denver Pacers
Portland Hawks
Oklahoma City Bobcats
Sacramento Knickerbockers
Golden State 76ers
Los Angeles (prev. Clippers) Spurs
Los Angeles (prev. Lakers) Rockets
Minnesota Raptors
New Orleans Thunder

NBA_Starter
12-20-2012, 10:55 PM
I kind of like Swamp Dogs.

Phillysports90
12-21-2012, 04:40 PM
A couple of those sound good. Phiily kings would be pretty tight and the brooklyn magic

Kinglorious
12-21-2012, 11:40 PM
It should either be Voodoo or Pelicans. They might sound weird now but it'll grow on you eventually. I thought the Thunder name and logo was the stupidest thing ever at first, but now it ain't bad...

NYKnicksAllDay
12-21-2012, 11:52 PM
The New Orleans Jazz Flutes

I can dig it.

Vinny642
12-21-2012, 11:54 PM
I like the Rougarou ;)

Kinglorious
12-22-2012, 12:18 AM
Rougarou is a little ****ed up-- but like I said, after awhile it'll sound right.

Vinny642
12-22-2012, 12:22 AM
Rougarou is a little ****ed up-- but like I said, after awhile it'll sound right.

I didnt even know what that was before I saw it, but yeah I agree, but I think it makes for a bad *** logo and mascot