If its pelicans, Im leaving this forum. And becoming an Lakers bandwagoner lol
Just please, I hope to God that Pelicans isn't it.
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Hope confused with think here.
The evidence says Pelicans is likely it and that this is not a trial to me. There is room for that, but to call it the most likely is a reach.
Even in just 48h the mood has changed, so if it was a trial... is it failing?
"Aime la vérité, mais pardonne à l'erreur." - François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire)
This idea that he is floating out a name is wishful thinking. Accept Pelicans people. Bite your pillow and just accept it
Hey, we can see by just a few days more and more people are coming around to the idea of pelicans. By the time its actually announced everyone will love it.
"You don't wanna be in Taco. You wanna be in Gap 2" - Monty installing defense
The team name though, has to be in agreement with the fans, or he stands to lose revenue. I don't think I've ever seen any random fan in Wizards gear, outside of Jordan's brief stint. They are in a larger market so they can withstand a crap name.
This market, however, has less margin of error. This is not an issue for the owner to be bull headed. Wouldn't be very smart at all. We also have clear front runners here that the majority seems to be fine with. None of which are Wizards or Mudbuggers...or Pelicans.
I don't know about you but i don't watch the team because of whatever stupid mascot they are called.
I watch for AD, Rivers, Randerson, Enforcer, RoLo, Monty, Dell, ect ect ect ect
weak minded leaders act before they think through the consequences of their actions. weak minded leaders believe their own opinion is right and push forward even when facing great evidence to the contrary; see george w bush for example.
and btw the name pelicans sucks because it sounds pee wee, bush league, small town. bland and unimaginative.
If it is Pelicans, and the team tries to give off this "It doesn't matter what the name is, as long as we have a team in the city" vibe, then they're a load of hypocrites. They wanted to change the Hornets name ever since Benson bought the club.
Can't believe anyone actually thinks that Pelicans is even a better choice than Hornets.
I think Hornets as a mascot / name is pretty poopoo but you'll never hear me saying the idiotic things some have said in reaction to pelicans.
And no, i am not that "high" on Pelicans, just high on letting Benson do what he wants after spending 300+ million dollars on the team to keep them here.
I've said it before i'll say it again, He could call em the New Orleans Doo Doo Browns and I'd still be going to games and rockin a poop brown jersey.
"It don't matter to jesus" - the jesus
Last edited by WhoDatPelican; 12-06-2012 at 10:21 PM.
If Pelicans has made you want to remain the Hornets...don't let me catch you on the street. The verbal beating I'd put on you would be indescribable.
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It's also only good and smart business. You want a name that will help sell merchandise whether the team is 20-62 or 62-20.
A/B testing far more a out requirements verification and.software validation than testing out the desire for the product in the market.
I guess my point is some fans (like me) will buy the merchandise no matter the name cause i like the BASKETBALL TEAM.Well, fan votes work in some places. "Jazz" was the result of a fan vote here and New Orleans Jazz was probably the best nickname of any NBA team since then. It's so good Utah...UTAH...doesn't want to even think about giving it back.
It's also only good and smart business. You want a name that will sell merchandise whether the team is 20-62 or 62-20.
I mean the current mascot is a cartoon bug with mickey mouse gloves...that didn't stop me from buying Hornets junk. In fact never even thought twice about it.
I don't wear anything else with cartoon bugs on it. I don't particularly like the name hornets. I don't like mickey mouse gloves. But i still spend money at games. I still buy jerseys. I still follow the team religiously.
The mascot means nothing to me nor does it effect my spending decisions. Crazy, i know.....
Last edited by WhoDatPelican; 12-06-2012 at 10:40 PM.
Any smart profit seeking enterprise will survey first instead of just throwing out what the board of directors personally likes.
Making the team our own is far from selfish.
Last edited by Eman5805; 12-06-2012 at 10:50 PM.
[QUOTE=WhoDatHornet;1010298]Hey, we can see by just a few days more and more people are coming around to the idea of pelicans. By the time its actually announced everyone will love it.[/QUOT
I agree. There's a lot of people online warming up to the name.
Support the product or don't. I would like to know all the brands in your house in which you all had a say so on the name. My favorite place to shop is Dress Barn...Dress Barn. That name sounds like a flea shop. And some people don't shop there because of it. They have that choice. And you have a choice not to get behind the Pelicans. Let Benson live with his choice. But to act like you're entitled to deciding on the name is just...idk.
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