That is stupid to say granger is not from new orleans. he is from the new orleans metro area.
Eh, if you guys say so.
Its funny when people point out this thing eats other birds whole. If you sat and watched it happen, it's not exactly very gory. It even looks painful for the Pelican and kinda sad.
Fear the mighty neck bag. :(
Sadistic if it did that by evil choice. The stupid thing has no choice.
I will say I've seen Brown Pelicans up close in another country. The things don't budge no matter how close you get. They are beautiful birds up close.
Now I'll go back to making fun of them. :hihi:
I will be cool with Pelicans especially with that red logo I've seen.
I wonder if Twittter would have become so popular if they had chosen a name that probably sounded pretty silly to quite a few folks....
Its amazing how sensitive people are on this forum...sticks and stones people!! LOL.
Time to get on topic or close the thread.
From the ESPN Weekend Dime:
Interesting. I doubt it happens, but it gives those Pelicans rebrandists a reason to believe. :hihi:Quote:
1. I tried. I really did. I wanted so badly to say something smarter about the New Orleans Hornets' proposed adoption of the nickname Pelicans than former Orlando Magic beat man Jerry Brewer's glorious zinger. But Brewer's tweet this week was perfect: "Who the hell thought Pelicans was a good name for an NBA team? It's not even a good name for a pelican." I'm well aware that pelicans are the state bird of Louisiana, but c'mon. We can assume this whole New Orleans Pelicans concept stems from the fact that new Hornets owner Tom Benson owns the rights to the nickname Pelicans and thus might have something to gain financially from the switch. The nicest thing you can say about the whole plan is that the Hornets, according to league sources, have continued to beg the Utah Jazz to relinquish the nickname they kept when the New Orleans Jazz relocated to Salt Lake City in 1979.
I like it for baseball. For professional basketball is sounds utterly ridiculous. Same for pro football. College basketball and football not so much. Don't know exactly why that is.
I don't get why a name sounds better for one sport to another or from college sport to pro sport?
Sometimes I wonder if New Orleans received our NFL franchise in today's times and said we were going to call them "the saints" what kind of reaction people would have. I feel pretty certain that it would be a pretty negative response for the most part from the majority of the country. Just saying, an intimidating mascot doesn't mean an intimidating team...
I'm with lucky. I think pelicans is an excellent name for a team like the zephyrs but an absolute horrible name for an NBA team. I can't really explain why either
Basketball seems more adult oriented with 99% of all the games occuring at night, and pro football is full adult male testosterone, so it just doesn't register in my brain as a good name for those sports. Apparently many others agree.
Thats my stab at it.
It has nothing do with Pelicans having been presented a baseball team initially?
Nothing to do with a pre-conception?