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Old 12-19-12, 02:25 PM
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NBA trademarks five names for Hornets… Mosquitos?

Whatever they are going to be, the NBA’s New Orleans franchise is not going to be the Hornets much longer. Even David Stern said he would help speed along a name change for the franchise.

But are they going to be the Pelicans? A lot of people on online ripped that name when it leaked out, but it was frankly better than the other four names the league has taken out trademarks on.

The blog Behind the Buck Pass went the legal route and got the info on what the league and Hornets ownership is thinking:
Anil V. George, the attorney who typically handles the trademarks involving NBA brand names, filed trademarks on five new potential franchise names on behalf of the New Orleans Hornets NBA Limited Partnership….

The trademarks:
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Rougarou
New Orleans Mosquitos
New Orleans Swamp Dogs
New Orleans Bullsharks
Mosquitos? The New Orleans Team That Transmits Yellow Fever? That his just horrific, New Orleans ties or not.

Apparently a “Rougarou” is a mythical monster of the region, kind of their own Bigfoot or werewolf or whatever. Since I don’t want to have to explain that in every New Orleans story for the rest of time I oppose that name.

Bullsharks live in the Gulf of Mexico and that region, and they are a shark (one more likely to attack humans than a Great White). Swamp Dogs is the local nickname for alligators, according to Urban Dictionary. Those two suck less than the rest.

But if those are the choices — and if that is the ones where the trademark was filed than those are the choices — I’ll stick with Pelicans. Or, maybe find some other options.

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Old 12-19-12, 02:28 PM
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From this list, Pelicans it is.
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Old 12-19-12, 02:30 PM
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It has to be New Orleans Mosquitos

I can hear the chants at the AT&T center now --- 'Swat the skeeters'
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Old 12-19-12, 11:48 PM
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Mr Benson, send your Saints name to Utah and get the Jazz name back....please!

Bullsharks!!!! Gimme a break.
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Old 12-19-12, 11:51 PM
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I actually like the Bullsharks. One of the meanest sharks out there.
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Ok this may sound insensitive but I’m trying not to be. Why not the New Orleans Hurricanes? I mean it would be a Batman type thing. As a kid Bruce was scared of bats so when he was thinking of ways to intimidate his enemies he chose the bat as a symbol. Katrina was as big and scary as they come. Completely kicked their butts. Why not use it to strike fear and kick the butt of everyone else? I think that would be an awesome idea and it would make a cool team name.
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Old 12-21-12, 01:40 PM
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Ok this may sound insensitive but I’m trying not to be. Why not the New Orleans Hurricanes? I mean it would be a Batman type thing. As a kid Bruce was scared of bats so when he was thinking of ways to intimidate his enemies he chose the bat as a symbol. Katrina was as big and scary as they come. Completely kicked their butts. Why not use it to strike fear and kick the butt of everyone else? I think that would be an awesome idea and it would make a cool team name.
New Orleans Katrinas
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Old 12-21-12, 02:20 PM
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Ok this may sound insensitive but I’m trying not to be. Why not the New Orleans Hurricanes? I mean it would be a Batman type thing. As a kid Bruce was scared of bats so when he was thinking of ways to intimidate his enemies he chose the bat as a symbol. Katrina was as big and scary as they come. Completely kicked their butts. Why not use it to strike fear and kick the butt of everyone else? I think that would be an awesome idea and it would make a cool team name.
I hear you. But the PC Police would have a field day with it.
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New Orleans Katrinas
In bad taste but coming from you not a surprise.
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In bad taste but coming from you not a surprise.
Coming from you who is bad taste shouldnt talk.
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Old 12-22-12, 04:28 AM
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My guess:

Pelicans it is!
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Old 12-23-12, 09:04 AM
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