That's right.


The New Orleans Hornets want us all to forget about the checkered history of, you know, jobbing a Charlotte market years ago that had originally embraced the Association...and have decided that a renaming is in order.


To...


the PELICANS.

Let's ponder this for a moment.  


Hornets sting (as do the painful recollections of losing Chris Paul with the help of David Stern shenanigans).  Their longstanding logo reflects this aggressiveness:


On the other hand, while the pelican IS Louisiana's state bird, one looks like this:



Or this:



That imagery doesn't exactly scream "dominant handchecking" does it, guys?

Let's just say we can let the NHL off easily now for the "Mighty Ducks" after this one.  Yeah.

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7 Comments:
Blogger Glenn said...
There go my hopes for a professional sports team named the Crawfish.

Blogger Jason said...
Is Tom Benson trying to intentionally drive down jersey sales?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So would thier abbreviation be NOPE?

Anonymous nbacare.... said...
The C(heat),waxed ,by the Generals,That is Bawful....

Blogger stephanie g said...
Since Utah won't relinquish the Jazz I'd say they should be the New Orleans Voodoo. That could lead to lots of fun metaphors. And yeah it's borderline racist, but Celtics isn't?

Anonymous JJ said...
I couldn't believe the news when I heard it. It sounded like something out of The Onion.

On a positive note, I guess we won't need any puns to make fun of them. Any team named Pelicans already sounds bad enough.

Anonymous JJ said...
@nbacare, yeah, that was seriously bawful. I wish I made a bet on it. I'd probably have made $1 million with $1.

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