Found December 06, 2012 on Ride The Pine:
RideThePine.com investigates the potential name change of the New Orleans Hornets to the Pelicans. Plus, what defines being super-duper drunk. The post Will New Orleans Become The Pelicans? appeared first on Ride The Pine.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

NBA Commissioner David Stern visits New Orleans Saints practice (Photo)

NBA Commissioner David Stern stopped by the practice facility of the NFL's New Orleans Saints and helped breakdown the team huddle with quarterback Drew Brees at the end of Wednesday's team practice. Saints owner Tom Benson also owns the NBA's New Orleans Hornets, so there's the connection. Maybe Stern wants to talk Benson out of changing the team's name...

The New Orleans Pelicans Officially Have My Support

When the New Orleans Hornets announced that they would be changing their name to the Pelicans, I, like many others, was more than skeptical.  Sure, Hornets has no cultural meaning for New Orleans but it’s still kind of an intimidating name.  Pelicans not so much. At least that’s what we all thought.  Turns out Pelicans are absolute savages who will eat absolutely anything...

New Orleans Hornets’ Name Change to ‘Pelicans’ Could Be New Entry Into Best Basketball Team Nicknames Ever (Photos)

The New Orleans basketball team is taking the sting out of its name. The Hornets, as the franchise has been known since it was founded in Charlotte in 1988, reportedly plan to change their name to the Pelicans as early as the 2013-14 season. Rebranding the team in honor of Louisiana’s state bird would be a positive step forward from the name that has been mostly nonsensical since...

Doc Rivers Has No Objections to New Orleans Name Change, But Thinks It Should Be ‘Jazz’

BOSTON — After this season, Austin Rivers will no longer be a member of the New Orleans Hornets. No, the rookie guard out of Duke is not on the trading block, but the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers will be joining his teammates on a newly named team with a new color scheme as early as next season. Ladies and gentlemen of the Big Easy, meet your New Orleans Pelicans. As goofy as...

Is New Orleans Kidding Me With This Name Change?

  The Pelicans? I should just stop here leaving my incredulous question unanswered because that is how ridiculous this name change is for the (current) New Orleans Hornets. I’m all for a name change. I think the Houston Oilers made a sound decision when they changed their name to the Titans upon arrival in Tennessee. The Thunder grew on me when the Supersonics moved from Seattle...

Stern: Hornets have not sought new name, but could

NBA Commissioner David Stern says the New Orleans Hornets have yet to file required paperwork with the league to change the team's name. However, Stern says he won't object to whatever new name Hornets owner Tom Benson might choose because he knows it will be ''sensible,'' and that the league could expedite the process. Stern is visiting New Orleans as part...

New Orleans Pelicans not official yet

Of all the animals to strike terror into the hearts of your opponent, no mascot shall be more feared than the mighty … pelican? Well… maybe. A Yahoo! Sports report claims that New Orleans Hornets owner Tom Benson wants to change the name of the team to the Pelicans as early as next season. The Hornet as a mascot is left over from when the team was in Charlotte, and Benson...

Stern: Hornets have not sought new name

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- NBA Commissioner David Stern says the New Orleans Hornets have yet to file required paperwork with the league to change the team's name. However, Stern says he won't object to whatever new name Hornets owner Tom Benson might choose because he knows it will be "sensible," and that the league could expedite the process. Stern is visiting New...

The New Orleans Hornets Strike Fear Into Opponents, Change Name to Pelicans

With all of the recent nickname changes and introductions going around the NBA in the past two decades - like the Bobcats, the Grizzlies, the Raptors and the Thunder - apparently the Hornets just weren't cutting it for the city of New Orleans. They have a new owner (Saints owner Tom Benson) and a new superstar rookie center in Anthony Davis. They needed to get mean. They needed...

The Hornets Could Become The Pelicans As Soon As Next Season

The New Orleans Hornets are still under relatively-new ownership.  Tom Benson, a Louisiana native who accrued his wealth through business and investing, took the reigns from the NBA this past April.  Upon purchasing the franchise for $338 million, he made it known that his intent would be to change the name of the team to something more befitting of New Orleans.  At the time,...

New Orleans Hornets to become… the Pelicans?

“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...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.