Its not as bad as the 76'ers
Whoa, whoa, time out, Chris Webber..
Keep Hornets please!!! but after letting thinking it through the last few days and asking everyone I talk to I have decided I prefer Pelicans over Voodoo, Krewe etc. Knights is the only name I would prefer over Pelicans now.
When you talk to people here are they typical responses you get:
Pelicans: hahaha.. seriously? that's pretty funny. Its unique. its different. Who want to be a Pelican? Would any serious baller want to sign with the Pelicans?
Voodoo: Creepy name. Weird.
Krewe: Like Crew? what? what is that?
Krewe by far has gotten the worst responses from people I have asked. Voodoo got the 2nd worst. Knights were the best because it is unique and a cool name. People think Pelicans is funny and kind of stupid but atleast its very unique.
Webber's right!! I love the pelican as a bird, just not as an NBA team name! Come on! Buy out the Voodoo name and do it right for once..
People not knowing what a krewe is would be the absolute WORST reason to down vote on the name.
Two words. Easy. And again, I counter with the easy one. What is a Knickerbocker? Does anyone even care? Nope,
Also, yeah. No. Steve Smith's one season playing here does not make him some sort of authority in things New Orleans.
Sorry, but Pelicans SUCK. VOODOO baby.
It doesn't matter what the name is. Winning will make it sell. I'd rather a different name, but more excuses like "No one will come here to play." "The merch won't sell." "People won't stop laughing" is lukewarm. The team blows up and becomes elite, you think people will care what our name is? Pelicans would be the name of a basketball team you don't wanna **** with. So would Voodoo, Krewe, Angels, Beetleborgs, whatever.
But for now, if you think the name is dumb, that's all the reason you need for the short term.
I have always said winning cures everything even back when the Thunder made their name chage. I'm not one who thinks players wont play here or stuff wont sell, that is just ignorance. But I truly dislike the name and wish we would roll with something else. That is all.
Wow, kinda surprised at how many people don't like CWebb. I think he's one of the better NBA analysts on TV today. I routinely watch NBA Open Court and him, Kerr, and Kenny Smith are the ones I find have the best insight.
I never cared much for neither him nor Jalen Rose as analysts. :blech: