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    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 planned to change their nickname since Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints, purchased the team on April 14. Benson also owns 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.

    Louisiana is the Pelican State. The brown pelican is the state bird and appears on the state flag and seal, and official state painting.

    Moreover, the Pelicans played minor league baseball in New Orleans in all but nine seasons from 1887-1959 and in 1977.

    Gayle Benson, Benson's wife, told Fox Sports New Orleans recently her preference for new team colors was navy blue, red and gold.

    The Hornets came to New Orleans in 2002 from Charlotte. New Orleans has also had an NBA team called the Jazz, which moved to Salt Lake City in 1979.

    Some fans of the Charlotte Bobcats are hoping to get their old Hornets nickname back. The Hornets began playing in Charlotte in 1988. Bobcats owner Michael Jordan told The Charlotte Observer he would consider changing it back to Hornets if the name was available.
    Well...at least it's different?

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    The PELICANS?????

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    Well, then. This is awesome news.

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    I actually like it. "Pels" is a good nickname too.

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    My guess is this paves the way for Charlotte to change their mascot back to the Hornets. Again, just my guess.

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    I love it. What invokes more fear than PELICANS?




    Honestly, I do like Brass. Should have went with that one. The New Orleans Brass.
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    Navy blue, red, and gold sounds pretty terrible.

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    I guess they are getting sponsored by Kelloggs now?

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    I love it. What invokes more fear than PELICANS?]
    You joke but those *******s are massive birds.

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    Navy blue, red, and gold sounds pretty terrible.
    Sounds like the Indiana Fever to me.
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    This is outstanding news... For Charlotte.

    The hornets will be back where they belong.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    Sounds like the Indiana Fever to me
    That ain't gold. That's yellow.

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    I guess they are getting sponsored by Kelloggs now?
    Umm... That is a Toucan!
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    That ain't gold. That's yellow.
    Then how about the cavs from 3-4 years ago http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...UL._AA300_.jpg

    Also if the Fever are yellow, than why are the pacers considered gold?
    If games are won and lost on a calculator and piece of paper, then why do we bother to play them?

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    LOL!!!!

    Pelicans?? That's just horrendous! Whoever thought that up should be fired.

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    Pelicans sounds like minor league team.
    "We've got to be very clear about this. We don't want our players hanging around with murderers," said Larry Bird, Pacers president.

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    Then how about the cavs from 3-4 years ago http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...UL._AA300_.jpg
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    Umm... That is a Toucan!
    For some reason I was confusing a tucan with a pelican

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    All those damn birds look alike -Clint Eastwood
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    you thought Gordon wanted out before? think the guy wants to be a Pelican!?

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    I like it.
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    I like it.
    I'm a big fan of all the local history and ties it has, but just..."The Pelicans."

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    What team do you play for to the Brow. Oh ah ah, I play for the Pelicans.

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