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Old 12-05-2012, 07:10 PM   #181
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Default Re: Hornets to become Pelicans next season

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What about Seahawks, Dolphins, Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Orioles? All very non threatening animals.

Also look at the Philadelphia Phillies. Sounds like a female horse.


But the team names are associated with the city. Pelicans can be found in many places.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:11 PM   #182
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But the team names are associated with the city. Pelicans can be found in many places.


It's the official bird or New Orleans.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:13 PM   #183
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We will probably grow with it. Remember when we all thought Thunder was a terrible name when we first heard it? It doesn't so bad anymore, at least to me.

I think any bad name becomes normal and isn't as bad as it first seems. If a team were named the clippers nowadays people would be hating on that name too. Its all perspective. A cool logo and jersey could really change that, too.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #184
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What about Seahawks, Dolphins, Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Orioles? All very non threatening animals.

Also look at the Philadelphia Phillies. Sounds like a female horse.
I think it's more to due with the syllables, like baglered mentioned earlier.

Can New Orleans Pelicans be shorten somehow?

All those teams you mention has either 2 syllables or a shortened nickname. Seahawks, "Cards," "O's," etc.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:36 PM   #185
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What about Seahawks, Dolphins, Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Orioles? All very non threatening animals.

Also look at the Philadelphia Phillies. Sounds like a female horse.


You've obviously never had a run in with a seahawk
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:40 PM   #186
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Just bring back The New Orleans Buccaneers



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Old 12-05-2012, 07:41 PM   #187
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Just bring back The New Orleans Buccaneers





What about the Milwaukee Bucks? That would be too confusing
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:31 AM   #188
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New Orleans Beignets

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Old 12-07-2012, 01:38 AM   #189
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You've obviously never had a run in with a seahawk

Pelicans are pretty badass too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNNl_uWmQXE
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:40 AM   #190
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New Orleans Beignets



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Old 12-07-2012, 01:44 AM   #191
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Pelicans? Really? Lol What's next? Sloths? Anteaters? Paper Towels?

Pelicans may as well call them the @ss wipers......what an idiotic name!!!!!
How freaking embarrassing!!!! If you're going to change a name at least make it as good.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:47 AM   #192
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:17 AM   #193
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Pretty stupid name.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:09 AM   #194
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Since we're on the subject, The "Lakers" is the dumbest name in the history of all sports and yet it is the most popular team in the NBA.

Go figure.

LA Lakers sounds good, its completely meaningless and stupid but it just works.

Pelicans on the other hand is the exact opposite, it can make sense and has a valid reason but just sounds awful
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:12 AM   #195
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I love it. Docile animals get no love in the sports world. Its always aggressive, predatory animals like Cougars, Lions, Sharks, etc. I want to see more Chickens, Rabbits, Snails, etc..

Good job.
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