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Old 12-04-2012, 08:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
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At least "Lakers" has a modicum of creativity. Taking a lame state bird is lazy and...lame.
No, it isn't creative. If New Orleans changed their name to the Trees people would still be complaining. In fact, I can't think of a single new mascot that hasn't been crapped on by message boards.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:15 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Would have to be "Lakes" for that to be an accurate comparison, and it could obviously be because I grew up hearing the name "Lakers," but "Treers" just sounds a whole lot stupider.
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No one's mocking the Mighty Ducks because that name was picked ages ago and we're not talking about hockey. "Bucks" and "Cardinals" just don't sound as ridiculous as "Pelicans" nor do they conjure a similarly goofy creature.

They can salvage this with a properly-pulled-off identity, unlike what the Thunder did, but it doesn't help they're changing their colors to navy, red, and gold, which will look something like this:



Or if they don't use those yucky shades of gold/red, it could look like this...



Hopefully the latter. Those old Nuggets unis were horrible.
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A Laker is a large cargo ship used on the Great Lakes. History lesson.
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At least "Lakers" has a modicum of creativity. Taking a lame state bird is lazy and...lame.
Not particularly, they started in Minnesota. In LA the name makes no sense. But Lakers is as much a Minnesota name as Dodgers was a Brooklyn one or the Packers a Green Bay one.
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In my head im imagining these:



With red where the green is....
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:52 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Maybe people will get use to it over time but right now it just doesn't go right with the New Orleans name. Would it be morally wrong to name them the New Orlean Hurricanes. lolz.
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"Pelicans?" Dafuq?!
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Given that Tom Benson owned them I was surprised that they weren't named the Saints.
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You guys all crack me up...getting all goofy about a team's name.

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Re: The Hornets are changing their names to...

If they suck, fans can wear bags on their heads that say "PELICAN'TS"

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Good call. Would be...fun, I guess.

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Not particularly, they started in Minnesota. In LA the name makes no sense. But Lakers is as much a Minnesota name as Dodgers was a Brooklyn one or the Packers a Green Bay one.
I'm aware. I never said anything about it being LA-specific.
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Pelicans sounds like a name for a minor league baseball team
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It's a bad name. Should've chosen Brass.
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