Interesting. I don't know how many of you know it but the Breakers USFL franchise played in New Orleans for one year after relocating from Boston before going to Orlando or Portland in the next season. I guess that was an example of a relocation name fitting in rather than looking out of place.Originally posted by Hawkeye
I will not feel like the Hornets are truly our team until we have a name that is more fitting and one which we have chosen ourselves. I know that there is some sentiment for the name "Jazz" but personally I feel that "Jazz" now carries too much baggage for me. While I'll never forget watching Pistol Pete perform his magic, the name simply refers to an era that I would rather put to bed and start anew with a fresh, new approach for the team. "Jazz" was then. This is now.
Since we are the epitome of a gulf coast area, and I know we would all like a fast moving, exciting brand of b-ball I would like to suggest the name of
"The New Orleans Breakers".
On another subject, I have read every post on the Charlotte Hornets board and the Charlotte Observer board since the talk of the move to NOLA began and I think there is one thing this board should avoid duplicating. Certain posters there developed an attitude that they controlled the board and seemed to think that their opinion ruled on every subject that came up. I hope that we all remain open minded on all subjects and give everyone the respect that they deserve. I was reading recently that in the wild, parrot flocks have no leader, every member of the flock is on an equal footing and is considered the equal of any other member of the flock. I like that attitude. Lets think like parrots.