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Old 12-04-2012, 06:17 PM  
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Hornets changing their name. Lame
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:34 PM   #91
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This brings up another good point.

"New Orleans" is a boxy, shitty name for a city. It's the "LUHNS" at the end that throws off the flow of any mascot name. Nothing rolls off the tongue.

The New Orleans Hornets were a mouthful to say. Something about going LUHNS- HOR- NETS trips up and just sounds like shit.

Well, is there ANY name that would go well with "New Orleans"? Let's ignore stuff that matches the city/area's image. And stick with something simple like cat names.

New Orleans Tigers?
New Orleans Lions?
New Orleans Panthers?

Those all sound like shit. There's no ring to anything up there.

To me, the only way around this issue of too many syllables that end with a consonant is to stick to one word.

New Orleans Rape
New Orleans Jazz
New Orleans Saints

It's not perfect, but it works. "Pelicans" just has too many damn syllables.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:35 PM   #92
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:26 PM   #93
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This brings up another good point.

"New Orleans" is a boxy, shitty name for a city. It's the "LUHNS" at the end that throws off the flow of any mascot name. Nothing rolls off the tongue.

The New Orleans Hornets were a mouthful to say. Something about going LUHNS- HOR- NETS trips up and just sounds like shit.

Well, is there ANY name that would go well with "New Orleans"? Let's ignore stuff that matches the city/area's image. And stick with something simple like cat names.

New Orleans Tigers?
New Orleans Lions?
New Orleans Panthers?

Those all sound like shit. There's no ring to anything up there.

To me, the only way around this issue of too many syllables that end with a consonant is to stick to one word.

New Orleans Rape
New Orleans Jazz
New Orleans Saints

It's not perfect, but it works. "Pelicans" just has too many damn syllables.
Or you could just pronounce it "New Ore-LEENS".
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:30 PM   #94
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New Orleans Rape has a nice ring to it.

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:40 PM   #95
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Or you could just pronounce it "New Ore-LEENS".
It's Nawlins.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:42 PM   #96
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The New Orleans Bayou Bangers and just have a caricature Cajun dude.
University of Louisiana Lafayette already have the Cajun locked up.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:49 PM   #97
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It ****ing eats other animals ALIVE.

Just ****ing LOOK AT THAT BITCH!

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:55 PM   #98
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The interesting bird the pelican. His beak can hold more than his belican.

I've heard that phrase every year since I could walk from my dad hunting ducks when the first flock migrates through. The last time was approximately 3 weeks ago. He's 82 and its gotten to the point he can't see them anymore.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:55 PM   #99
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:00 PM   #100
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That's why they said Pels.
WTF is a Pel? That's the gayest shit I've ever heard. You can't just cut a word off at one syllable because it suits your fancy. What if New Orleans did that for their current team name?
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:01 PM   #101
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Crescent City Pelicans would have been better. They don't have to use New Orleans in the name. The Warriors play in Oakland but are called the Golden State Warriors.
Okay, this would've been awesome.

And aside from the complete and total shock, it's easy enough to warm to. I've always thought the Myrtle Beach variety had a pretty interesting name.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:01 PM   #102
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WTF is a Pel? That's the gayest shit I've ever heard. You can't just cut a word off at one syllable because it suits your fancy. What if New Orleans did that for their current team name?
I see what you did there.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #103
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I see what you did there.
Glad somebody got it. Lol. And I was proud of that joke, too.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:12 PM   #104
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University of Louisiana Lafayette already have the Cajun locked up.
In name, sure.

But a caricature of a drunk French-Canadian-American named Bayou Brawler?

Shit, just shorten it to Brawlers and the say it with the accent: the Nawlins Brawlahs
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