Found October 31, 2013 on Rumors and Rants:
We at Rumors and Rants were in the minority that thought the New Orleans Hornets name change to Pelicans this offseason was awesome. A Pelican is actually something that can be found in the state of Louisiana — most notably on the flag — and harkens back to a time when team names actually carried regional significance. Plus, the pelican is underrated in the pantheon of badass birds. Despite looking goofy, they are way cooler than a cardinal or an oriole. Pelicans shed their own blood to feed their young. They are among the only birds who only eat animals that they have killed themselves. No nuts, no berries, no carrion. If it ain’t murdered, it ain’t pelican food. That said, I’m not so sure we can get on board with new mascot Pierre the Pelican. While he’s got a good New Orleans name, Pierre looks like the spawn of the San Diego Chicken and a clown. If the goal is to frighten visiting teams, this is probably the right formula. But if the Pelicans want to use Pierre to entertain you...

New Orleans Pelicans Unveil Frightening Looking New Mascot Named Pierre (Photo)

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...

New Orleans Pelicans Mascot is Kind of Freaky (and just a little scary)

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...

Holiday forgets which team he's on

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. Your browser does not support iframes. Holiday...

Jrue Holiday forgot he plays for the Pelicans now

(Credit: CSN Philly) 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...

Jrue Holiday thanks Pelicans fans on behalf of the Sixers

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...

WATCH: Jrue Holiday forgot that he no longer plays for the 76ers

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...

Ryan Anderson Out 1-3 Weeks With Toe Injury

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...

Jrue Holiday Welcomes Pelicans Fans To Home Opener ‘On Behalf Of Sixers’

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 The post Jrue Holiday Welcomes Pelicans Fans To Home Opener ‘On Behalf Of Sixers’ appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.

New-look Pelicans set to take flight

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...

Jrue Holiday Thinks He Still Plays For 76ers’ (Video)

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...

Video: Jrue Holiday welcomes Pelicans fans on behalf of 76ers

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 Out 1-3 Weeks With Chip Fracture In Toe

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.

Anthony Davis Had A Monster Alley-Oop Against The Pacers

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. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Anthony Davis Throws Down Monster Alley-Oop vs The Pacers (Video)

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  

Anthony Davis soars for one-handed alley-oop dunk against Pacers

Looking for the best alley-oop dunk of Wednesday night’s NBA action? We here at That NBA Lottery Pick have it for you. It came during the New Orleans Pelicans/Indiana Pacers affair as Pelicans guard Andre Roberts found Anthony Davis for the soaring dunk:
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