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Postby DW0911 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:47 am

http://news.sportslogos.net/2013/01/23/hornets-to-unveil-new-name-logos-tomorrow/


According to a Tweet from New Orleans Hornets Spanish-language broadcaster Emilio Peralta the team will hold a press conference tomorrow afternoon at 4pm ET (3pm local time) to announce the team will be re-named the New Orleans Pelicans and also unveil the new logos and uniforms.

The now deleted tweet, translated from Spanish to English, read as follows:

“I just got out of meeting with Hornets-Saints: it’s official. On Thursday announcing the name change and show logos, uniform. Hornets were called Pelicans. Announcement will be on Thursday at 3pm CT. Gov. Jindal will be present.”

Peralta’s Twitter account vanished shortly after his post started to make the rounds, a cached version of the page confirmed that the Twitter account did indeed belong to Peralta but was unfortunately from just before this Tweet was, um, Tweeted. So we’re relying on third-hand news for this one… but it seems plausible what with the suddenly vanishing account and all.

The New Orleans Hornets have been rumoured to be changing their name for years but talks had really picked up since Tom Benson purchased the club from the NBA.

Last month, the group that owns the Hornets registered several new team names with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and yes, Pelicans was one of them… to be honest Pelicans is the only decent name of the lot:

New Orleans PelicansNew Orleans MosquitosNew Orleans RougarouNew Orleans BullsharksNew Orleans Swamp Dogs


Looking at domain registrations we learn that the domains pelicansbasketball.com and nolapelicans.com were both registered before all these other names, back on June 1, 2012 (neworleanspelicans.com was snatched up by a graphic designer who owns several other New Orleans related domains).

The additional names were all later registered six months later, on the same day as the USPTO trademarks were filed on December 5, 2012. Every name has their ownership information blocked by the same domain privacy service, every domain registered for two years. Visting any of the addresses will produce a standard GoDaddy.com parked domain page.

Also, not that this really means anything, but the NBA still owns CharlotteHornets.com. Just throwing that bit of info out there.

We’ll keep an eye out and see if anything else trickles in between now and tomorrow afternoon.



Thanks to Gary Walker for the heads up and Hornets247 for catching that deleted tweet!
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Postby Andrew on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:46 am

It'll be interesting to see if the leaked logo is legit.
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Postby bowdown on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:51 am

Its kinda crazy how sports teams always want to be some kind of an animal, bird, insect. Us humans think we are so much better than other life forms but deep down inside we want to be like a lot of them. Fearless and ferocious like a tiger, tough as a bear, elegant and sharp like an eagle or a hawk.
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Postby Andrew on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:58 am

Well, New Orleans People would've been a bit of a bland name.
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Postby Dan's Brain on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:04 pm

Andrew wrote:Well, New Orleans People would've been a bit of a bland name.


:lol:

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Postby Leftos on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:17 pm

I went to see a band in New York. The lead singer got on the microphone, and he said "How many of you people feel like human beings tonight?" Then he said "How many of you feel like animals?" And everyone cheered after the animals part. But the thing is, I cheered after the human beings part because I did not know that there was a second part to the question. "Yes, I feel like a human being. I do not feel like a tree."

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Postby graybakflip on Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:33 am

Not sure if this is legit tho, but I always trust my sources :wink:

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Postby daninoz on Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:47 am

Pelicans are badass.

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Postby Pdub on Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:51 am

They are but they should have their name changed so that New Orleans can get a better name. I think this is the beginning of the end and moving of their franchise.
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Postby JaoSming on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:14 am

graybakflip wrote:Not sure if this is legit tho, but I always trust my sources :wink:

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Pdub wrote:They are but they should have their name changed so that New Orleans can get a better name. I think this is the beginning of the end and moving of their franchise.

....huh? It was just purchased by the guy who owns the Saints wasn't it? Pelicans ain't goin nowhere.

Bobcats though, go away, be Hornets again.
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Postby JaoSming on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:42 am

here ya go, straight from hornets.com, via the master c0nr4d
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and here is the announcement video
http://ht-mobile.cdn.turner.com/nba/big ... ndroid.mp4

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Postby daninoz on Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:00 am

You can watch the press conference here:

http://www.nba.com/live1/
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Postby JaoSming on Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:10 am

and all information here
http://www.nba.com/hornets/new-orleans- ... s-unveiled

Uniforms in the "coming months"
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Postby RedPhazon8 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:22 am

Some of the bullets beside the colors are amusing, but other than that I don't like this idea.
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Postby Qballer on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:36 am

RedPhazon8 wrote:Some of the bullets beside the colors are amusing, but other than that I don't like this idea.

LOL at the explanations for the different colors. should be only one bullet point that reads "my wife likes those colors"

nice logo though. best new & original logo in a long time. i wouldve given that to the Warriors but they used copperplate gothic as their font instead of making their own. too many teams are just using old logos or are just changing colors. that's lazy. nice to see tom benson (unlike clay bennett) actually hired an artist/design company to design the logo
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Postby BobcatsThunderBulls on Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:35 am

That Bird-de-lis logo is perfect!

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Postby buzzy on Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:38 am

the Bird-de-lis one is the worst of the bunch.

I'm glad they used gold here though. Didn't need another blue/red/white colored team.
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Postby Andrew on Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:52 am

The gold is a nice touch, making them stand out a little from the other teams that have blue, red, or blue and red colour schemes. I like the logo too; I'm still a bit iffy on the name (though I have grown used to the idea since the original leak/speculation), but it's made for a good logo which helps sell it a little better.
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Postby bowdown on Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:32 pm

It looks good. Like a legit professional team. Unlike the OKC wonderbread color scheme and font
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Postby Qballer on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:38 pm

Andrew wrote:It'll be interesting to see if the leaked logo is legit.

was this the leaked logo?
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Postby nba player bullet on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:48 pm

First, logo is very nice, NOLA alternate logo too. But, I am very disapointed with colors. I expected lighter colors, and something colorful like mardi grass alternative jersey style. so, colors are bad to me, but we will see
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Postby M3r$uRy on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:49 pm

The logo is very good and I've become accustomed to the name. I don't like the colors but they will surely make them distinct (unlike the Nets for example who look like the Spurs).
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Postby Andrew on Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:56 pm

Qballer wrote:
Andrew wrote:It'll be interesting to see if the leaked logo is legit.

was this the leaked logo?


Yeah, the one that was leaked was the partial logo without the New Orleans wordmark.
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Postby Qballer on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:49 pm

so it seems like benson wants to ditch all of the history associated with the hornets like the thunder did, so if/when the name goes back to charlotte they can retain the team's history?
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Postby JaoSming on Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:48 pm

probably, for a price $$$
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Postby yosifun on Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:34 pm

Seen this only today, reminds me of the Cavs colors before they remade their jerseys, wouldn't be surprised if the Pelikans away jersey will look very similar to the old Cavs alternate blue jersey:
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Postby kingjames23 on Sun May 19, 2013 2:20 pm

Pelicans is a stupid name for a NBA team. I say attendance goes way down because of the stupid name change and the team eventually gets moved to Seattle and is dubbed the Sonics.

Thank you New Orleans for letting the Charlotte fan's get their Hornets back!
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Postby Andrew on Sun May 19, 2013 3:32 pm

It's not the best team name in the league, but I've warmed up to it a little. As far as it not being a suitable name for an NBA team, I'm kind of inclined to agree but at the same time, I can't put my finger on a reasonable explanation for that. After all, "Lakers" isn't exactly a great nickname and references a state where they haven't been located for over 50 years. Were it not such a successful franchise, it's a name that would probably get more scorn.
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Postby Andrew on Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:52 am

Quite similar to some of the fictional designs folks in our modding community have made.
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