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Worst Team Name Ever: New Orleans Pelicans

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Hoofbite, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8874159/report-new-orleans-hornets-change-name-pelicans-thursday

    What a horrid name. Hornets wasn't too bad but Pelicans is just awful. I feel like I upchuck just a bit every time I say it.

    I realize they can't be the Jazz but find something that fits. I think Utah should just donate the name to save the NBA the embarrassment of having a team called the Pelicans.

    They could have been anything and it probably wouldn't have been worse.

    New Orleans Bayou and the mascot could be Swampthing. Or just be The Swampmonsters, anything.
  2. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Would be a great name if for a minor league baseball team, NBA, not so much, heh.
  3. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    The worst ever is the original name considered for the Dallas Cowboys...

    The Dallas Steers...

    A steer is a castrated bull...

    The pelican is the state bird of Louisana, so I could see that one...
  4. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Thankfully Dallas didn't go with the steers.

    And state bird or not, it's awful. I doubt we'll see any team adopt the Woodpecker or Hummingbird as their mascot.......if there are states that have those.....because those names sound awful.
  5. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    I was hoping for New Orleans Nutra
  6. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    Going to be horrible for clothing sales. No one wants to wear crud with a pelican name or bird on it. It sounds dumb, looks dumb....whoever is making this decision is clueless.

    If your state bird was the dodo bird...wouldn't make that a good name either. :laugh1: :laugh1: This is so dumb.

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  7. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    Nola Cajuns would have been appropriate or maybe the Creoles
  8. FloridaRob

    FloridaRob Active Member

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    my little league baseball team in Louisiana was the Pelicans. We were proud too.
  9. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    If they were really wanting a creature indigenous to Louisiana as the team's mascot, why not go with "Inbred Alcoholics"?
  10. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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    not funny at all.
  11. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    I would marry you for a ride in that car....:eek:
  12. Cythim

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  13. Cythim

    Cythim Benched

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    I like that logo if you call the team the Nighthawks and replace the bird.

    New Orleans Nighthawks

    better than anything they came up with on their own.
  14. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    GO PELICANS!! ~derp~
  15. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    At least the logo looks better than the bird on their flag...

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  16. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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  17. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Something like this...?

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  18. Cythim

    Cythim Benched

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    What came first, the flag or the stained glass window?

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  19. Cythim

    Cythim Benched

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    Something like that. It isn't an original name but it isn't terrible either. It is also the nickname of the F-117
  20. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    I understand why some don't like Pelicans. I wouldn't.

    I was always glad my team wasn't the Ducks or the Beavers either.

    I guess by the time those mascot names were picked, all of the good ones were taken.

    :cool:

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