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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.
Can't find it in my heart to give a damn about anything Chris Webber thinks.
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.
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"
I agree with him about the name being awful, but he's clearly ignoring the other awful names in the league.
Other teams having bad names shouldn't be a reason for us to accept this bad name
thats funny, because chris webber is a joke of an analyst
I like Chris Webber as a player and analyst and the name does suck.
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
"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
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.
Other hand, I see brass almost everyday and krewes every February/March. .
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