There's a number directly to the New Orleans Hornets administration/Front Office, call there to get the true facts people!
It's a phone call away guys, instead of all this foolishness
I don't even...
My God, those are horrible.
They aren't even considering the other names I assure.
Movie industry and entertainment industry types trademark all kinds of crazy names along with the one they are going to use, for a variety of reasons: keeping people guessing, off the scent, floating other names that people hate so the main one works better, etc.
It is going to be Pelicans. Without question.
Guys.....It has to be Mosquitos. You have to realize the potential for GOLD that name brings.....
Bullsharks is intimidating at least and the mascot and the logo have a good potential !
Rougarou is just weird to pronounce but the mascot and logo potential is there !
I don't know what a Swamp dog is.
Mosquitos... I'd rather keep Hornets
Not really a fan of Pelicans but I can live with it.
Faker than Nicki Minaj's ***.
GUYS, NEW ORLEANS SHARKS SOUNDS INTIMIDATING. WE CAN MAKE A TIGHT LOGO OFF THAT. IM ALL IN FOR BULLSHARKS. SOUNDS GREAT
We can only pray for Pelicans now.
Yeah! Sharks are intimidating! No one wants to play the sharks! Better another generic animal than anything elser...
Wait. How about the Robot Mecha Godzilla Sharks?
Only problem with the rougarou is it sounds like something Scooby Doo would say.
WHY CANT WE STAY THE HORNETS???
This tells me one thing. Either Benson has finally lost it or people have been giving him too much credit as a businessman.
Anyway. Even if true, you can file a trademark for a lot of things, even if you never plan on using it. Do the Brass and Voodoo trademarks already exist? I know the Voodoo one does.
**** pelicans, I will no longer be a fan of this team if we are anything but the New Orleans Rougarous (Rougarai?)http://www.misticpets.com/images/npcs/rougarou.png
Swamp Dogs has grown on me in the past hour