2. Arc Angels
Emeka Okafor - Joe Smith - Carmelo Anthony - Manu Ginobili - Jason Williams
Al Jefferson - James Posey - Aaron McKie - Shaun Livingston
Was reading the paper today (while I can), and saw an article about the retirement of a local institution...and thought the New Orleans Nobles sounds pretty good. Thoughts?
More modernly speaking, Mardi Gras is centered around the concept of "Royalty." King Rex, the King of Carnival. The King and Queen of Zulu, the Queen of Muses, etc. Every Krewe has a Royal Court, made up of Maids and Dukes. The Colors of Mardi Gras, Purple (Justice), Green (Faith) and Gold (Power) not only carry Regal significance, they were also chosen as the official colors by the Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovitch Romanoff of Russia on a visit to Carnival in 1872. The formal end of Mardi Gras arrives with "the Meeting of the Courts", a the ceremony at which Rex and His Royal Consort, the King and Queen of Carnival, meet with Comus and his Queen at the ball of the Mistick Krewe of Comus. We can't forget about the King Cake and it's significance to Mardi Gras and New Orleans as well.
So as you can see, the name "Royals" has a much deeper and more diversified significance to New Orleans than even the good nicknames such as Blues, Crescents, Pelicans and especially more than the WNBA gimmicks such as Krewe, Voodoo, and Bounce.
If there was a way to pry it from Sacremento, I would love to have that name. It's a name with signifiance and class. A big time free agent could say, "I want to be a Royal." Sounds better than "I want to be a Bounce, a Voodoo, or a Krewe." Screams WNBA.
Also, there ain't nothin Royal about Kansas City, Sacremento, or Anaheim. Just sayin.
"I'm excited to be a New Orleans Bounce." huh???
"Tonight on ESPN, Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls Take on Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Voodoo!"
"Sullinger is killing the Krewe tonight not being able to hedge on that pick and roll!"
The Kansas City Royals name was from the American Royal livestock and annual rodeo held in KC since 1899. It's also a tribute to the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues. Obviously you rather talk out of your butt instead of just using the facts. It's a constant theme of your posts.
Please Dave and Tom, let us change the name tomorrow. Just so these threads can close. Please.
I know I could just stop reading or posting, but that's much harder than Dave saying Tom can change the name, and Tom just changing the name.
He could call it the New Orleans Boogies (can't believe I didn't use this before), and I would be happy. Voodoo, Dukes, Krewe, Cheese, Bridges, wtf, just change it. Please for the love of God, make it happen.
"we might make dollars, but we don't necessarily make sense"
"always be sincere....whether you mean it or not"
Ha! Setting up wordplay... comedy... pure comedy...
"Aime la vérité, mais pardonne ŕ l'erreur." - François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire)
BIG DUB you can trust me as well...i mean who the hell am i gonna tell my imaginary friends
Good point. We are like buzzing of flies to heeeem....
June 16: New Orleans Guardians
June 15: Big Easy Big Shots
June 14: New Orleans Frenchmen
June 13: New Orleans Marquis
June 12: Louisiana Boucherie
June 11: New Orleans Jacksons (Jax)
June 10: New Orleans Cathedrals
June 9: New Orleans Bon Temps
June 8: New Orleans Resilience
June 7: New Orleans Defenders
June 6: New Orleans Sportsmen
June 5: New Orleans Governors
June 4: New Orleans Trumpters
June 3: New Orleans Maskers
June 2: New Orleans Misfits
June 1: New Orleans Desire
There are a couple I think are good on this list so far, but I think Guardians may have some legs, at least at this hour. It's got an Angel thing, a Spirit (as in a commonly held feeling) thing, a basketball thing, logo potential.
New Orleans Tomato Trucks
New Orleans Street Vendors
New Orleans Urchins
New Orleans Fightin' Seminarians
New Orleans Medians
New Orleans Pralines
New Orleans Sportsmen
New Orleans Fishermen
New Orleans Fish
New Orleans Plantations
New Orleans Weirdos (play the Charlatans song)
I don't like when people try to come up with deep reasons why they don't like a name. Just say you don't like the name, that it's your opinion, and move on with it. I don't like the name Krewe. I don't have a deep reason why. I just don't. I like Voodoo, Pelicans, Knights, Dukes, and most other names. I don't have a deep reason why. I just do. Coming up with reasons for having an opinion on a name that devolve into ridiculous debates is just...well...ridiculous.
a couple of really good P efforts by Panic, but now for the P that will have all of us feeling so much better after a few beers....the New Orleans Ponchartrains!
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