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Discussion in 'Pro SPORTS Forum' started by Cajun Sensation, Dec 4, 2012.


What do you think of the name change from the Hornets to the Pelicans?

  1. Love it

    6 vote(s)
  2. Hate it

    5 vote(s)
  3. I like "Krewe" better

    3 vote(s)
  4. I like "Brass" better

    4 vote(s)
  1. plotalot

    plotalot Senior Member

    I see your point and with the spelling the way it is, there may be cause to research the meaning rather than jump to conclusions if it was just spelled crew.
  2. Tiger_fan

    Tiger_fan Freshman

    Fred Gartrell (@GarFred): I think this is the
    worst name in pro sports....even worse than
    the Alabama Crimson Tide.
  3. mctiger

    mctiger Kenny HIlliard, Beast

    Not that I am arguing with his opinion, but who is Fred Gartrell?
  4. mctiger

    mctiger Kenny HIlliard, Beast

    Now that I think about it, I will ague! Is Pelicans - for a pro sports team - any worse than Raptors? (They're named after dinosaurs; are these pros, or a stickball team?) Worse than Mets (short for Metropolitans), Reds (short for Redlegs), Dodgers (short for Trolleydodgers), Red Sox, White Sox (articles of clothing), Browns (the name of the owner), Bills (because it sounded cute after Buffalo), Redskins (a racial slur?), Packers (meat packers, seriously?), Magic (hocus pocus, we've made the best big men of two generations disappear)? So its a big, clumsy looking bird. What's so intimidating about a Cardinal, Blue Jay, Oriole or a Cub? The advantage all of those names have over Pelicans is that they've been around so long, we're just used to them. But they're all pretty silly.

    But I still prefer Krewe to Pelicans :).
  5. martin

    martin Banned Forever

    One of the best names in sports
  6. Tiger_fan

    Tiger_fan Freshman

    I read a Times Picayune article about how Pelicans looks to be the name, and the author included twitter comments he liked talking about it, and that was one of them

    Doing a quick search, Fred Gartrell got his MBA at TCU, and works in DFW for Baird, a global financial services firm, where he "provides Investment Guidance and Advice; and assists High Net Worth clients with Reirement Planning. "

    He describes himself as a:
    "Financial Planner, father, Proud but
    pessimistic American, libertarian, wannabe
  7. Tiger_fan

    Tiger_fan Freshman

    Oh, and i love the name Pelicans for a baseball team, but don't like it for the Hornets (I've seen so many better suggestions too). But i dont dislike it as much as Voodoo, which was getting a good bit of support. And its better than the Raptors, Bobcats, and probably some others as well
  8. Tiger_fan

    Tiger_fan Freshman

    Some of the names i liked...

    Hot Shots
    Po Boys
  9. mctiger

    mctiger Kenny HIlliard, Beast

    Depending on how old you are, you may remember that about 1990, there was a push to move the T'Wolves to New Orleans, but the league blocked it. I was pulling for (if it happened) them to re-name them the Gamblers (it was right about the time they built Harrah's, so there was a tie-in). I even designed a uniform. Red, black and white. The "G" in Gamblers was perfectly circular and had ribs all the way around the edge to simulate the look of a poker chip. The inside of the "A" was like a spade on the card deck. The logo, along with the name, was a king fanned over an ace.
  10. martin

    martin Banned Forever

    Nightmares would have been an incredible name.

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