But im giving it up.. I promised to stop posting in the other thread and did and i will do the same for this thread. I cant stop loving this team regardless of the name.. I love the city of NO it is my 2nd home behind toronto and hopefully some of the fans on here become more accepting of outsiders because i know they dont represent the majority of NOLA residents
Last edited by hornetstime247; 12-07-2012 at 10:26 AM.
I'm indifferent. I'm not hating it. I'm not loving it. If I had to choose I don't know if that would've been the first indigenous to the area name I would've came up with but I'm not going to throw a hissy fit over the name.
Oh I know. If I wanted a name indigenous to the area, I would've gone with the New Orleans Magnolias. There. State flower. Surely everyone would've liked that name right?
We can accomplish establishing our own identity with a name that the masses are ok with. You guys are acting like Pelican is the only name that fits it's not.
There's a reason why real, SCIENTIFIC polls ask questions like this. That stuff matters. It makes all the difference.
An internet poll on ESPN.com is about as worthless as nipples on a bull. A poll of all of your friends is even more worthless.
How about this: the majority of people I know with season tickets like it. I like it. Therefore you are wrong. See how I did that?
"The pelican is fearsome. Take a raven, for example: it's omnivorous. It eats bugs, and seeds, and fruit, and carrion. Compared to the well-rounded citizen that is the raven, the pelican is the serial killer of birds." - Barry Petchesky, Deadspin
How about The New Orleans Fightin' Whiners? Fitting.
The Dance team could be called The Crybabies.
The Mascot could be Eeyore (pending Disney approval)
People forget a rebrand is suppose to galvanize the fans. All this name has done is divide fans.
You can't quantify the amount of people who don't like it, or the type of people who don't like it. All you know is that YOU don't like it, and you found others that don't.
Again, your opinion doesn't really matter. Only Benson's does.
And it has been demonstrated time and time again that after a time, people get use to a name and stop caring.
I may not be able to "quantify" the people, but they are there and it appears that they are the majority. Until there's a better source that's all the info we have. Unofficial as it is that is what it is.
And we can talk about the fanbases that still don't care for the names. Why change a name to something and hope a large group of people come around? When we can choose a name the majority are at least ok with today.
What about the "large groups" that like it? Why should they move on?
You're fighting a losing battle man (as usual).
Benson will do what he wants cause he's DA BOSS.
You want to name the team well you should have bought it. You had your chance.
Last edited by WhoDatPelican; 12-07-2012 at 11:07 AM.
An opinion on a name is entirely subjective.
Virtually everyone I've seen that's complained about the name saw some of the fake mockups out there and started liking it once they saw those.
Expanding on that, you could, you know, be a rational person and have an open mind about what is to come, about the name, and how they will market it (colors, logo, mascot, promotions, etc).
I certainly have an open mind about any name they choose.
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