Just cuz he bought the team don't mean fans can't be fans and have an opinion. If people don't like the name thats their right. Just cuz he spent his money don't mean WE have to spend money on the merchandise. We can spend money to watch the team which is just as supportive but like I said earlier. Me personally....I'm not spending my money on clothes/merchandise if i don't like the name on it. Doesn't mean I don't like the team on the court. You don't have to have a whole bunch of Pelicans gear to be a fan of the team.
I personally will never forgive Benson for this. Terrible.
It's easily the least fierce name in the league.
New Orleans Pelicans-Seattle Seahawks-Atlanta Braves-Anaheim Ducks
Baptize them in the water out of Scarface pool,
And feed 'em from the table that held Corleone's food,
If you die, tell them that you played my game
I hope your bullet holes become mouths that say my name.
Also while I'm thrilled to have basketball remaining in the city. Don't for a second fool yourself to think Benson did this for "us". This was a business decision. So while he's the owner and have the majority of control in the final name we the fans have to consume what he's selling.
Last edited by da ThRONe; 12-04-2012 at 09:13 PM.
I think it's official. I mean the story leaked today and Stern is in New Orleans tomorrow
A season ticket, single ticket, FSNO watching, apparel buying fan can be as disgruntled as they well please about a unilaterally chosen name to represent THEIR chosen team as anybody.
Pick yourself up young man,
Seriously, people have absolutely zero perspective. The Lakers is smooth? Lakes have NOTHING to do with Los Angeles. But we've heard it so long it's rooted into our consciousnesses to the point where you don't even question why their logo is just words and a streaking basketball. Same reason the average joe doesn't know what a Knick even is. Or a Celtic for that matter.
20 years from now, none of this crap about the name not being smooth or whatever will matter. Any name will become accepted.
But yeah, like 42 said, get it all out of your systems now.
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It does fit better if you say Louisiana Pelicans.
Crescent City Pelicans.
At the end of the day, it's just a game and we'll get over it. But everybody is not meant to be a lap dog. We'll riot soon. You'll see.
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