I'd rather fight one Pelican as compared to one Hornet
I would love to have them keep the Hornets but I'm down with The Pelicans. This just goes to show that you can't please everyone because a lot of the people I see butt hurt are the main ones that were crying for years about a name change.
Take a ride in my magical neck sack!
I love the CURRENT Hornets floor, I will miss it :/
Pelicans is not a bad name.
The Mascot wouldn't be bad either.
Bad mascots look like this...
The HEAT mascot or The MAGIC.
I'll take Pelicans.
This is all.
Why wouldn't you let the fans vote on it
Look at the bright side. Look at how much buzz this has gotten. It shows how many of us love our team.
First of all this isn't set in stone. It hasn't been announced by the team. Yahoo does the worst job of journalism. They try to be the first to report on everything so they'll just speculate on something in hopes of being right for the sake of being the first to report it. I have a sneaking suspicion that when Gayle Benson said they had decided on the colors navy blue, red, and gold because those are the colors of the state flag, Yahoo! started digging around and found that the Benson owns the name New Orleans Pelicans from when he owned the minor league baseball team. Then speculated that since the Brown Pelican is also on the state flag they just threw the news out as truth. But that being said, I too, am simply speculating LOL! Bottom line: I don't want to see no damn Pelicans playing basketball!
Eh, I would have much prefered Brass or even Krewe than the Pelicans. For those of us old enough, that name will always be associated with minor league baseball.
It's HIS toy (well really seems like Gayles toy but) Be happy we have a team! Would you rather it stayed Hornets and left to go Las Vegas or wherever?
Team could be called the New Orleans turdsandwiches and i'd still rock it proudly.
I can complain about the name because I don't care where the team is, Im not a New Orleans native.... nor ever even been there, I've been a Hornets fan for a while, since Charlotte days... the name "Pelicans" has NO meaning to me
I like pelicans, though Voodoo is definitely my favorite. I'm not thrilled w/ the color combo though