Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 43
  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 38,142, Level: 60
    Level completed: 25%, Points required for next Level: 908
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,302
    Points
    38,142
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 23

    New Orleans Hornets change name

    New Orleans Hornets announce name change to Pelicans - ESPN

    I'm hoping the owner was just drunk and somebody took him seriously when he made some bad joke about his team playing like pelicans. What a stupid idea. Or maybe this is just step 1 of demoting them to D-league.


    Last edited by isuchicago; 01-25-2013 at 12:56 AM.

  2. #2
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 69,140, Level: 81
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 610
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Jordanj6502's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    3,671
    Points
    69,140
    Level
    81
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 52
    Given: 19

    Re: New Orleans Hornets change name

    Meh, we have a bunch of dumb team names in professional sports.

    Off the top of my head:
    Red Sox
    White Sox
    Browns
    Packers
    Royals
    Athletic's
    Pistons
    Pacers
    Heat
    Clippers
    Spurs
    Nuggets

    Also SuperSonics, but I always liked this name as a kid.



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 317,736, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 96.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    00clone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Iowa City area
    Posts
    7,730
    Points
    317,736
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,090
    Given: 223

    Re: New Orleans Hornets change name

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanj6502 View Post
    Meh, we have a bunch of dumb team names in professional sports.

    Off the top of my head:
    Red Sox
    White Sox
    Browns
    Packers
    Royals
    Athletic's
    Pistons
    Pacers
    Heat
    Clippers
    Spurs
    Nuggets

    Also SuperSonics, but I always liked this name as a kid.

    YOU TAKE THAT BACK RIGHT NOW!!!!



    From the Wikipedia:

    The Green Bay Packers were founded on August 11, 1919 by Curly Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun.[1] Lambeau solicited funds for uniforms from his employer, the Indian Packing Company. He was given $500 for uniforms and equipment, on the condition that the team be named for its sponsor. Today, "Green Bay Packers" is the oldest team name still in use in the NFL.[2]

    If you don't know the story, I can see how it seems like an odd name. Considering the story, I like the name...but I like the team too, so obviously I'm biased.



  4. #4
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 69,140, Level: 81
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 610
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Jordanj6502's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    3,671
    Points
    69,140
    Level
    81
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 52
    Given: 19

    Re: New Orleans Hornets change name

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    YOU TAKE THAT BACK RIGHT NOW!!!!



    From the Wikipedia:

    The Green Bay Packers were founded on August 11, 1919 by Curly Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun.[1] Lambeau solicited funds for uniforms from his employer, the Indian Packing Company. He was given $500 for uniforms and equipment, on the condition that the team be named for its sponsor. Today, "Green Bay Packers" is the oldest team name still in use in the NFL.[2]

    If you don't know the story, I can see how it seems like an odd name. Considering the story, I like the name...but I like the team too, so obviously I'm biased.
    I am a Packers fan too. And even with the story it is still an odd name.

    And I forgot about the Knicks. New York Knickerbockers



  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 317,736, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 96.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    00clone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Iowa City area
    Posts
    7,730
    Points
    317,736
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,090
    Given: 223

    Re: New Orleans Hornets change name

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanj6502 View Post
    I am a Packers fan too. And even with the story it is still an odd name.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1034366434_CMyDocumentsGuard.jpg 
Views:	102 
Size:	20.7 KB 
ID:	17787


    Last edited by 00clone; 01-25-2013 at 01:52 AM.

  6. #6
    Starter
    Points: 73,536, Level: 84
    Level completed: 23%, Points required for next Level: 1,314
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    Messi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    648
    Points
    73,536
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 4

    Re: New Orleans Hornets change name

    The logos aren't as awful as I thought they'd be

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	012513_landing_tab_logos_info.png 
Views:	305 
Size:	83.3 KB 
ID:	17788



  7. #7
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 62,469, Level: 77
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 781
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Ficklone02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    City by the Bay
    Posts
    3,907
    Points
    62,469
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 11

    Re: New Orleans Hornets change name

    Maybe they are John Grisham fans.



  8. #8
    All-Star
    Points: 38,142, Level: 60
    Level completed: 25%, Points required for next Level: 908
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,302
    Points
    38,142
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 23

    Re: New Orleans Hornets change name

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanj6502 View Post
    Meh, we have a bunch of dumb team names in professional sports.

    Off the top of my head:
    Red Sox
    White Sox
    Browns
    Packers
    Royals
    Athletic's
    Pistons
    Pacers
    Heat
    Clippers
    Spurs
    Nuggets

    Also SuperSonics, but I always liked this name as a kid.
    I don't think its stupid because other team names make more sense. I think its stupid because the hornets are a recognized name..been around since the 80s. From a brand stand point, I think this guy must have a screw loose. I don't see people going out and buying a new Pelicans jersey.



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 94,597, Level: 95
    Level completed: 77%, Points required for next Level: 453
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    cyclones500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    8,802
    Points
    94,597
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 159
    Given: 375

    Re: New Orleans Hornets change name

    Quote Originally Posted by isuchicago View Post
    I don't think its stupid because other team names make more sense. I think its stupid because the hornets are a recognized name..been around since the 80s. From a brand stand point, I think this guy must have a screw loose. I don't see people going out and buying a new Pelicans jersey.
    Yeah, it made sense when the Hornets were in Charlotte, which is no longer the case.

    This is fitting — flag of Louisiana has a pelican on it.

    People can hate the nickname itself, that's fine.

    You know what's worse? Sticking to disconnected branding. Memphis Grizzlies, Utah Jazz, Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Lakers ...

    OK, that last example has worked OK.



  10. #10
    All-Star
    Points: 32,153, Level: 55
    Level completed: 19%, Points required for next Level: 897
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    fatkid1974's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    van down by the river
    Posts
    1,166
    Points
    32,153
    Level
    55
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 7

    Re: New Orleans Hornets change name

    The only way I can get on board with this is if the cheer leaders perform clumsy pelicans on the players at half time. Or maybe even pull a lucky fan out of the crowd to perform one on. Now that's entertainment!


    That rug really tied the room together, did it not dude?

    Follow me unplugged on twitter @fatkid1974

  11. #11
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 65,341, Level: 79
    Level completed: 31%, Points required for next Level: 1,109
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cyfanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Posts
    3,985
    Points
    65,341
    Level
    79
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 26
    Given: 294

    Re: New Orleans Hornets change name

    I am OK with it as it does tie into a characteristic of the region. The New Orleans Jazz was a natural...too bad they didn't leave names behind like they do now because the NO Jazz was perfect!



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 164,346, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdriveRecommendation Second ClassSocial
    CLONECONES's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    RVA
    Posts
    7,185
    Points
    164,346
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 5

    Re: New Orleans Hornets change name

    Logos / graphics aren't bad at all... but the name is still garbage




    Self proclaimed 2012 CF Newcomer of the Year

  13. #13
    Starter
    Points: 35,142, Level: 57
    Level completed: 75%, Points required for next Level: 308
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    837
    Points
    35,142
    Level
    57
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 99
    Given: 53

    Re: New Orleans Hornets change name

    The hornet name belongs in Charlotte. The hornet and the hornet's nest has been associated with Charlotte since the Revolution. I hope Charlotte can get the name back.
    Pelicans? Meh. I think it will grow on people. I would think NO being such a unique city could have come up with something a little better....



  14. #14
    Walk On
    Points: 4,333, Level: 19
    Level completed: 21%, Points required for next Level: 317
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered
    dafarmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    213
    Points
    4,333
    Level
    19
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 7
    Given: 1

    Re: New Orleans Hornets change name

    They should call themselves the Jazz. Screw the old owners who moved to Utah. Nothing brings to mind jazz, good times, and great food like UTAH!



  15. #15
    All-Star
    Points: 27,005, Level: 50
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 545
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    CloneLawman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,073
    Points
    27,005
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 8

    Re: New Orleans Hornets change name

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    Yeah, it made sense when the Hornets were in Charlotte, which is no longer the case.

    This is fitting flag of Louisiana has a pelican on it.

    People can hate the nickname itself, that's fine.

    You know what's worse? Sticking to disconnected branding. Memphis Grizzlies, Utah Jazz, Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Lakers ...

    OK, that last example has worked OK.
    Good point. The Jazz came from New Orleans originally--If Utah had changed the name then they could be the Jazz once more.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM