.
Pelicans Report
 
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 68

Thread: Chris Webber: Pelicans worst name ever

  1. #1
    The Voice of Reason Contributor RaisingTheBar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    10,583

    Chris Webber: Pelicans worst name ever

    http://mobile.nola.com/advnola/pm_29...tguid=J3LbbAQ8

    Above is mobile link

    http://www.nola.com/hornets/index.ss...ris_webbe.html

    Speaking on a national teleconference call Thursday afternoon, Webber said it’s already clear that nobody would like the Hornets to become the Pelicans.


    "Come on, everybody in the world knows that’s the worst name ever thought of and they’re going to be a joke,’’ Webber said. "I would hate to be from New Orleans and go somewhere and people tease me about being a Pelican fan.’’


    Benson has not filed a formal application with the NBA to change the franchise’s name to the Pelicans. But he is seriously considering it, according to league sources. Benson has actively pushed for a name change and he has owned the rights to the Pelican nickname for years. The Pelicans were a minor league baseball team in New Orleans from 1887 to 1959 and again in 1977.

    Couple other ex NBA player quotes in there.
    Last edited by RaisingTheBar; 12-13-2012 at 09:26 PM.

  2. #2
    All World Contributor FlyGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Walkin to N.O.
    Posts
    20,012
    Bad link.

  3. #3
    The Voice of Reason Contributor RaisingTheBar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    10,583
    Added full website link.

  4. #4
    A Soulful Sports Fan Contributor Eman5805's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    20,891
    Can't find it in my heart to give a damn about anything Chris Webber thinks.

  5. #5
    The Franchise Tip-Off's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Cricketer's Arms Hotel
    Posts
    1,078
    Exactly why the name SHOULD be Pelicans. The more these out-of-towners complain, the more I love the name.
    Last edited by Tip-Off; 12-13-2012 at 09:42 PM.

  6. #6
    Band of Skulls & Neon Trees ramsters60's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Westbank
    Posts
    2,450
    and this from the person who should actually be headlining a thread named....Chris Webber: worst timeout call ever....
    "we might make dollars, but we don't necessarily make sense"

    "always be sincere....whether you mean it or not"

  7. #7
    CP3 has deceitful eyes ohnosono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Paul's balls
    Posts
    2,945
    I agree with him about the name being awful, but he's clearly ignoring the other awful names in the league.

  8. #8

    Chris Webber: Pelicans worst name ever

    Other teams having bad names shouldn't be a reason for us to accept this bad name

    #QUAILS MOM

  9. #9
    interesting how people have pulled back on the "hornets become pelicans" reports. seems like more preference more than fore-gone conclusion. just an observation from how its worded

  10. #10
    Hall of Famer Mr. Mojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    555
    thats funny, because chris webber is a joke of an analyst

  11. #11
    Pistol Pete Would Be Proud!! luckyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    3,257
    I like Chris Webber as a player and analyst and the name does suck.

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by luckyman View Post
    I like Chris Webber as a player and analyst and the name does suck.
    it does

  13. #13
    The Franchise kinglio21093's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    1,365
    I think Chris Webber is an all out *******, and I despise him.

    But he's 100000% right on this.

  14. #14
    Pistol Pete Would Be Proud!! wuggie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    2,531
    People are that worried about a team name? It's a name of a freaking Bird. A BIRD atleast its our State Bird. It's not generic or the name of another team or after its owner...It doesn't have many good names out their to rep Louisiana other than Pelicans. You may think its bad but others are really gimmicky, lame, or corny. Atleast it has history and meaning. It's the right name. That's all that should matter not that it sounds cool.

    "I want ONLY 9 eyebrows in the starting lineup for the Hornets next year." I typed this before the draft lottery

  15. #15
    Pistol Pete Would Be Proud!! luckyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    3,257
    Quote Originally Posted by wuggie View Post
    People are that worried about a team name? It's a name of a freaking Bird. A BIRD atleast its our State Bird. It's not generic or the name of another team or after its owner...It doesn't have many good names out their to rep Louisiana other than Pelicans. You may think its bad but others are really gimmicky, lame, or corny. Atleast it has history and meaning. It's the right name. That's all that should matter not that it sounds cool.
    There's 2 other names for sure most people like and fit this area better than Pelicans. I haven't seen one of those damned things around here in decades now that I think about it.

    I've actually played a brass instrument and see Krewes every year...**cough**

  16. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by luckyman View Post
    There's 2 other names for sure most people like and fit this area better than Pelicans. I haven't seen one of those damned things around here in decades now that I think about it.

    I've actually played a brass instrument and see Krewes every year...**cough**
    do you go to the lakefront? have you driven on the twin span or causeway? b/c i see brown pelicans all the time there
    "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

  17. #17
    All World Contributor FlyGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Walkin to N.O.
    Posts
    20,012

  18. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by HunnyB View Post
    that happened in the Superdome nonetheless

  19. #19
    Hall of Famer Mr. Mojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    555
    Quote Originally Posted by rt0307 View Post
    do you go to the lakefront? have you driven on the twin span or causeway? b/c i see brown pelicans all the time there
    I see them on my way to UNO nearly every day. The day it was reported i stopped by the water because i saw a few and just watched them for a minute. I didn't know how i felt about the name for a while but after watching them i was cool with it. There were 3 of them on 3 different widely spaced apart posts, and you could tell they were working together to keep a lookout for the next kill

  20. #20
    Pistol Pete Would Be Proud!! wuggie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    2,531
    People outside of Louisiana won't know what a Krewe is and Brass is like us saying "oh my gosh I just wish we were like totally the Jazz, but since not well let's just copy it closely as possible" jazz is played with Brass instruments ya know, I'm just saying.
    Last edited by wuggie; 12-13-2012 at 11:43 PM.

  21. #21
    Pistol Pete Would Be Proud!! luckyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    3,257
    Quote Originally Posted by rt0307 View Post
    do you go to the lakefront? have you driven on the twin span or causeway? b/c i see brown pelicans all the time there
    Southshore? Since the storm I rarely go there anymore, but prior went to school at UNO for...years and NEVER saw them all my years of hanging on the lakefront while there. Saw them decades ago when the population made a rebound but they seemed to fall off again. Got no business on the northshore so nay there. So for me, and probably plenty others, been a long while seeing one of them here. Saw them quite often while closer to the equator though.

    Other hand, I see brass almost everyday and krewes every February/March. .

  22. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by luckyman View Post
    Southshore? Since the storm I rarely go there anymore, but prior went to school at UNO for...years and NEVER saw them all my years of hanging on the lakefront while there. Saw them decades ago when the population made a rebound but they seemed to fall off again. Got no business on the northshore so nay there. So for me, and probably plenty others, been a long while seeing one of them here. Saw them quite often while closer to the equator though.

    Other hand, I see brass almost everyday and krewes every February/March. .
    yep... southshore... and as Mojo said they're there all the time

  23. #23
    Pistol Pete Would Be Proud!! luckyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    3,257
    Quote Originally Posted by wuggie View Post
    People outside of Louisiana won't know what a Krewe is and Brass is like us saying "oh my gosh I just wish we were like totally the Jazz, but since not well let's just copy it closely as possible" jazz is played with Brass instruments ya know, I'm just saying.
    Of all the people who like Brass, and there are a lot I've come across, none think it's trying to copy Jazz. I don't think Seahawks fans think they're trying to copy the Falcons or Eagles. I'm quite certain if they were to go with Krewe, the talking heads at the alphabet stations and every news article on it will spend the 1 short sentence required to explain the spelling. It ain't complicated and basically means the same as "crew" anyway.

  24. #24
    The Franchise bustahyndes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    (Brow)n Under
    Posts
    1,949
    fact



  25. #25
    1501 Girod St. 1501 Girod St.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Thailand
    Posts
    62
    Don't care

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •