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When the announcement was made that the New Orleans Hornets were going to be renamed the Pelicans--which happens to be the state bird (Brown Pelican to be exact)--the new name largely drew one reaction--WTF?
When you think of a team mascot you think of things that will inspire people or put fear into the hearts of the enemy(I know it doesn't always happen that way but work with me here).
You want something that will exude confidence, swagger, and coolness; something that kids will love to see and adults will love to wear on their new apparel.
But a Pelican? Ummm...okay....
However, when the team unveiled the mascot--Pierre the Pelican--it showed that pelicans can indeed by scary freaking creatures!
At first glance I'm thinking it must be the inbred cousin of the San Diego Chicken or maybe the San Diego Chicken after being hit by gamma rays (like the Incredible Hulk).
Whatever it is I will admit it--that sucker scares me. Put a knife in its hand and you have a horror movie waiting to happen.
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It’s a pretty big night in Boston sports, but Wednesday night also marked opening night for the 2013-14 NBA season.
After the 2012-13 season, the New Orleans Hornets announced that the franchise was changing its name to the New Orleans Pelicans. On Wednesday night, the Pelicans introduced their new mascot — Pierre the Pelican.
The mascot designers, or whoever creates those things...
A few years back, during Southwest Airlines' "Wanna get away?" campaign, it ran an ad showing a rapper on stage bellowing out "Thank you, Detroit! We love you!" The crowd went silent and another member of the group whispered, "Detroit was last night."
Well, Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia was last year.
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Seems like everyone is pretty excited about the NBA season tipping off this week. There’s plenty of new faces in new places, one being former Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday, who is now a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. I still can’t get over that name, Pelicans. Probably the least intimidating team name in history. Anyhow, Holiday took to the...
Tweet During the summer, the New Orleans Pelicans (lol) traded first round draft pick Nerlens Noel to the Philadelphia 76ers for All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday. Apparently, Holiday forgot that he plays for the Pelicans (lol) when he was addressing the home fans before Wednesday’s night season opener against the Pacers: Either Jrue had...
Jrue Holiday spent his first four seasons in the NBA with the Sixers, and was the focal point of the franchise before being traded away in a rebuilding effort this past summer.Although Jrue is embracing his position as a Pelican, he has not forgotten his Sixer roots, and while adressessing the Pelicans crowd in New Orleans on Wednesday night, Jrue made a small slip up: It seems Jrue...
Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson will miss 1-3 weeks with a toe injury. Anderson averaged 16.2 points and 6.4 rebounds a game for New Orleans last season.
According to the New Orleans Pelicans:
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that Ryan Anderson suffered a chip fracture in the second toe of his right foot. Team doctors examined Anderson after he experienced discomfort recently...
The new look, new name New Orleans Pelicans are all set to take flight this season amidst sky-high expectations, armed with a fortified roster and bolstered by a confidence building, 7-1 preseason.
The clouds of doubt about ownership are now banished: Wednesday night fans will see a New Orleans-themed team that drips with Crescent City references at every turn in its new branding...
Former Sixers’ point guard, Jrue Holiday, accidentally had a mental lapse before his first game with the New Orleans Pelicans as he thanks fans for coming to the home opener “on behalf of the Sixers.” Oops.
h/t Ball Don’t Lie
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When it was announced last year that the New Orleans Hornets would be changing their name, logo and mascot to the New Orleans Pelicans, the general reaction of NBA fans and us cynical bastards on the Internet was skeptical, to put it very nicely. However, for people who know the relationship between the city of New Orleans and the pelican, it’s a pretty cool and logical choice...
Jrue Holiday must have watched the near quadruple double Michael Carter-Williams nearly put up, and got shook, because he totally committed a no-no last night while addressing Pelicans fans.
Holiday took a moment to address the home crowd in New Orleans as they celebrated their opening night debut as the Pelicans.
At some point during his speech, Holiday took a moment to thank the...
Here’s something you probably missed amid the chaos of the Sixers’ 114-110 win over the Heat last night.
Former Sixers’ point guard Jrue Holiday — whose replacement had an amazing NBA debut — welcomed Pelicans fans to his new team’s opener on behalf of the Sixers.
You can’t tell in the video if Holiday initially noticed his blunder or not.
The New Orleans Pelicans...
During Jrue Holiday's first game with the New Orleans Pelicans, he welcomed fans on behalf of the 76ers. Here's video of the hilarious fail.
Ryan Anderson has a chip fracture in the second toe of his right foot.
The New Orleans Pelicans will hold Anderson out 1-3 weeks to allow the injury to heal.
The New Orleans Pelicans played the Indiana Pacers tough on Wednesday night, but eventually lost. However one of the most entertaining highlights was Pelicans’ Brian Roberts penetrating and then lobbing it high in the air to set up Anthony Davis for the high-flying alley-oop.
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Anthony Davis is headed for breakout second season in the NBA, and he got off to a powerful start when he threw down this monster alley-oop against the Pacers.
The New Orleans Pelicans played the Indiana Pacers tough on Wednesday night, but eventually lost.
H/T Next Impulse Sports