im dyyyyinnnggg to know what our players think of this name
Wow freakin awful I'd rather the new Orleans crawdaddys or the new Orleans transvestites
We don't have to have a name like that, but apparently we do have one now. People buy merchandise for a few reasons: 1. Superstars 2. Color Schemes and logos 3. Winning teams 4. What city they play in. My point is that it's not as big of a deal as some people are making it out to be. I would have loved Voodoo, but Pelicans is not the end of the world. It's much better than Hornets
I get what some of you are saying about the Thunder but lets be real. Thunder doesn't make since but at least it was somewhat catchy. Pelicans is just NOT a globally marketable name. I understand some people are fond of it because of the connection to the state and what not but IMHO....it just doesn't roll of the tongue easily enough for an NBA team. Most of these NBA names make no since but the are catchy.....I doubt Pelicans would be as well received in a year as Thunder was. I personally always liked the Thunder name.
I just feel like they're trying too hard to connect with the entire state with naming the team after the state bird. I really hope they are just testing the reaction. And this STILL needs NBA approval. IMO....the name seems like a name a 90yr man would pick for a 1950's minor league baseball team. This is 2012 man.....you're really telling me you couldn't come up with anything better than the state bird.
I don't know. I'm looking at the tweets flying in and I'm seeing a LOT of positive Krewe nods. Most are really tempered that it's better than Pelicans and mention Brass too, but whatever.
Maybe two said Krewe was awful too. And a couple don't know what Krewe even is. I'm actually responding to those myself. Gotta drop knowledge, man.
I think Carnival would have been a great fit.
I like Carnival as a better Mardi Gras name compared to Krewe. Better fit and can do more with a logo.
Brass is like a minor league version of Jazz.
Everyone will get over it in a year but its just getting to that point sucks lol
My two cents: Pelicans is infinitely better than the singular Krewe or Brass, the two nicknames the Bensons reportedly also considered.— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncanTP) December 4, 2012
I think I might completely 180 my decision...
What will they call the Honeybee's now? :hihi:
Heck I'M from Louisiana and I wont be buying Pelican branded merchandise....LOL. I'll watch the games and support but...I'm not rockin nothing with a Pelican on it.....can't do it. LOL. And lets be real....NBA cares about if the brand is going to sell globally not just in Louisiana....
The Krewe name is corny, really corny and so is brass lol
the silver lining I see is that our mascot's pecker would probably be the envy of the league....