I'll third the perspective preaching. Just because you feel a certain way doesn't mean it's the only way to feel. Just because you like the name doesn't mean the people who dislike it are wrong. Just because you dislike the name doesn't mean the people who like it are wrong. Disliking it doesn't make you a female dog whiny baby. Liking it doesn't make you a groveler. It's just how we feel, in the heat of the moment, as raw and unchecked as possible (would be more unchecked if there wasn't a content filter on the forum).
But at the end of the day, the important thing is that this is happening. If this article is correct, the name is decided. It's over. And you can continue supporting the team, or you can hope MJ brings the Hornets back to Charlotte. I'll still be here, cheering loudly, wearing my Pelican gear, and I hope to look over and see you with me. Because whatever the name is, this team is going to be special eventually. And I'll be happy to shout whatever name that is at the top of my lungs. Who's with me?
Saints isn't so fierce either but people got used to it.
Seems like some are a little over-dramatic. I thought the Thunder was a HORRENDOUS name when i first heard it... Now its fine.
I'll see you guys at the arena rocking Pelicans gear before you know it.
"I'm not going to allow my putative owner to answer that question, this is an NBA related press conference. Paul Tagliabue and Roger Goodell have collectively sung their praises of Tom and if uh ESPN has a problem with that tell Mr. Skipper to call me at my office."
I still think Brass is too close to Jazz for that to have worked well.
Therefore, some of the masses can like the name, some don't, some abhor it. We all get equal say no matter who decided to seek NBA profits in New Orleans. The outcome in the long run is yet to be determined.
The griping about Benson should have let the fans pick (the reply of mine was in reply to that note) is what is was in reference to, and that general attitude.
So I am not being sassy because of any disagreement about the name. I'm point out how infantile it is to take the good (local owner with cash) but complain about the bad (the name you don't like) WHILE complaining that really we should only have gotten the good.
And were is the rest of the crew doing this?
"Aime la vérité, mais pardonne à l'erreur." - François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire)
Lie or move abjectly on the ground with one's face downward.
Act in an obsequious manner in order to obtain someone's forgiveness or favor.
gratefulness: warm friendly feelings of gratitude.
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.
It only sounds weird because it's new, once it's done and we've been through a season it will be second nature and no one will even think twice about it. Hell not just 4 years ago i remember OKC getting trashed for their color scheme and awful name, now they are good and have been around so no one even cares.
He said flat out, and this is a near quote (I was sitting there): We need the fans' help.
And that got people excited. Understandably so.
That does not mean that following up on that is best for business or that the contest would have the names anyone really wanted.
Example: There was a contest to rename the Bullets. The choices: Dragons, Express, Stallions, Sea Dogs, Wizards.
I'm patiently awaiting all of the gifs depicting pelicans sporting untrimmed unibrows.
You guys realize that pelicans eat other animals whole, right? Coolest **** ever.
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