Originally posted on Red's Army  |  Last updated 12/5/12
“Look at the pelican fly. Come on pelican!” The New Orleans Hornets are expected to change their nickname to the Pelicans as early as the 2013-14 season, numerous sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Hornets owner, Tom Benson, has wanted to change the name of the team since he bought them team on April 14. He also happens to own the rights to the nickname Pelicans. The Hornets also considered the nicknames Krewe (groups of costumed paraders in the annual Mardi Gras carnival in New Orleans) and Brass. Gayle Benson, Benson’s wife, told Fox Sports New Orleans recently her preference for new team colors was navy blue, red and gold. I have no problem with the color change but it’ll be pretty similar to the Cleveland Cavaliers color scheme during the LeBron James era. Now back to the important thing and it needs to be said. PELICANS! REALLY!? I get that the pelican is the state bird, but come on. Can anyone imagine going to New Orleans Arena, cheering your hometown team and then the chants start.
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