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PostPosted: January 31st, 2013, 12:34 pm 
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In New Orleans, the bird may be the word.

The Hornets are prepared to announce they are changing
their name to the New Orleans Pelicans, effective for the
2013-14 season, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.

The Hornets have planned to change their name since Saints
owner Tom Benson, who also owns the rights to the Pelicans
nickname, bought the team in April.

The pelican is Louisiana's state bird and appears on both the state
seal and flag. A New Orleans minor league baseball team held the
Pelicans nickname in all but 9 seasons from 1887-1959, and again
in 1977.

The Hornets moved to New Orleans from Charlotte in 2002.
When Benson bought the team earlier this year, he said he
would like to change the name to something more fitting of
Louisiana. His wife, Gayle, reiterated that idea and added that
the franchise also would like to change the team colors from
teal and purple to red, gold and navy blue. That color scheme
is expected to be adopted by the rebranded Pelicans, according
to the Yahoo! Sports report.


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PostPosted: January 31st, 2013, 1:02 pm 
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They ought to make the Utah Jazz change their name and New Orleans should be the Jazz again. About the only thing dumber than the Utah Jazz is Los Angeles Lakers.

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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2013, 12:20 am 
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This just means my beloved Hornets can come back to Charlotte and the Bobcats can be renamed! I grew up one of the most fanatical Hornets fans in a city that loved that team with an unconditional passion before George Shinn fucked us over.


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