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Deke: The name game!
by Deke Bellavia,posted Dec 6 2012 5:37PM
Hurricanes, Brass, Hornets, Crew, Spirit, Storm, Jam, Gators, Angles, Buccaneers...all are names many of you have tossed out when discussing what new name the New Orleans NBA Franchise should use if and when they decided to re-name the current Hornets.
Others have included Mudbugs, Crawfish, Sinners, Crawfish, and Shuckers...Which are OK, I guess, but not as appealing to me as the previous list. But the word on the street is that the new name for the New Orleans NBA Team will be Pelicans.
Say what? Yes, I know it's the state bird I've been through first grade and I know is was the name of the old New Orleans Baseball Team but is that one that sticks?
Does the name ''Pelican'' even sound good, even though it has some valuable meaning to the city and the state? Man I've got to be honest with y'all, I give this one two big thumbs down!
Oh well, guess I got a little time to stock up on my Hornets Gear. In my own opinion, if you're going to call the team "Pelicans," the city and the NBA would be better off leaving the name the same as Hornets. You tell me what you think.