New Orleans Domino!
Last edited by WhoDatChristian; 08-08-2012 at 10:10 PM.
Raiders? Bunch of rapers and pillagers with two cutlasses. Great notion there. The Heat? They set their damn balls on fire? How can they possibly play like that? Very unsafe. And the Celtics? The dude is smoking. What kinda message is that for the children?
Won't somebody please think of the children!
Now I provide life insurance benefits.
There is nothing wrong with the name Celtics or Heat. There is nothing scriptural that gives a negative connotation about either of those names either. Raiders is not a good name but I'll leave that up to the left coast liberals to brand themselves as such. You cannot misconstrue voodoo; it's sorcery plain and clear. There are good names out there. Angels, Pelicans, Krewe just to name a few that put the city in a positive light. If it was up to me it would be KREWE.
Last edited by WhoDatChristian; 08-08-2012 at 10:26 PM.
I think we should contemplate the notion that just because an old book says something is wrong doesn't mean it necessarily is. I like to think of myself as a moral person, but Voodoo doesn't raise my ire. It's just a name. It's not a philosophy, or mindset, that the entire franchise would take on. No one is going to put gris gris all over the arena.
It's just. A. Name.
if it was just a name, then by all means call it something like Hornets. bears.
We've got over 2000 posts on the subject, its more than a name.
Reminds me of when someone asked Liverpool's Bill Shankley if soccer was a matter of life and death. He replied "I don't like your attitude son. Its much more than that!"
As for voodoo, I'm not keen on the name. Never have been, never will be. So many other names speak New Orleans much more than voodoo.
Thank for your respectfully disagreeing versus having a rude response like others. I'm going to give you the same respect
IMO, Voodoo is too polarizing. Not everyone embraces that name. You're smart enough to realize that marketing is going to be a huge factor in the re-brand. Evangelicals are going to be a major part of this re-brand and many of us will not purchase Voodoo merchandise and embrace that name. Mr. Benson understands the difference between some small market football team and the NBA. The marketing for the football team is small potatoes. The marketing for the basketball team is huge that extends well beyond New Orleans and many people on the northshore, Mississippi and other places are not going to buy into the voodoo concept. For example, how well would the rebrand go if the Hornets were rebrand as the New Orleans Muslims? While voodoo wouldn't be as unpopular as Muslims, it still has a negative connotation that would turn some people off. Having a name as polarizing as voodoo simply means less money for the franchise. It's all about the $$ and Mr. Benson or any bright businessman knows this and isn't going to lose part of his fanbase because of some name that ties itself to witchcraft, sorcery, skulls and bones.
1) The reason people are responding to the majority of your posts disrespectfully is clear. You're beating a dead horse. Every time someone posts in this thread mentioning VooDoo you post again stating you're impossibly rigid viewpoint and ignoring all others. It's growing old.
2) You say the name is too polarizing and compare it to a hypothetical "New Orleans Muslims". The point I assume you're trying to make being that a team whose name has a religious connotation is too particular for nationwide (and global) marketing. But, have you noticed what the football team is already called? The Saints. I wonder if all New Orleans's Muslims hate the team become it's name is quasi-christian.
New Orleans: Food, Mardi Gras, Jazz, the river, even voodoo. These are all things synonymous. Along with the murder rate.
Not all are in and of themselves positive, but they're inseparable from the city. OBVIOUSLY you don't name your team something like the Murderers. That's silly. And I'm sure you'll be quick to latch onto that notion in talking down voodoo.
You mention the market beyond New Orleans. How in the world could you possibly know no one would buy into the voodoo concept? Where's your evidence besides the likelihood that you'd really like them not to cuz it helps your position?
I can't imagine a Biloxi fan going "Wanna go to the Voodoo game?" "No, they promote witchcraft, let's go see the Rebels game instead."
You think no one outside of New Jersey is down with the Devils? There's not even room for misconstruing that even if you know about the Native American Jersey devil folklore.
Ahd you keep bringing up witchcraft. But let me bring our attention to the elephant in the room.
Oh. Look at that. Looks like not one but TWO other bright businessmen shot ambiguity in the back of the head and gave their names unbelievably direct ties to witchcraft and sorcery.
But they don't have dead things in there so I guess they get a pass, huh?
"Ventas servitas," I cried.
I really hope it is Voodoo... not because it's my favorite but just to tick that zealot off.
"Hornets means nothing." - Tom Benson
^lol, people with strong beliefs may be like what? But they wouldn't completely not like the team nor attend games because of names.
2013-1014 is the season the Pelicans fanbase grows!!!!
You know that the Hornets did not move to OKC, right. Evangelicals will not be a major part of this re-brand. New Orleans is a Catholic heavy city and as long as beers are being sold through the 3rd quarter-they will be just fine.
On another note, I just want to point out to you that I am a Muslim and I have legit intel that Mr.Benson has actually converted to Islam (Hah-just snuck another one by you just like we did with Barack Hussein Obama). While New Orleans Muslims would be a great name, we like our plans for world domination and submission to be a little more stealth.
HR's Resident Muslim
Sharia law will be implemented as both our offense and Defense.
WhoDatChristian hates Halloween and thinks it should be outlawed in New Orleans.
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