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this is a discussion within the Pelicans Community Forum; Originally Posted by jeanpierre Makes sense as that will also be the name of our MLB team AGAIN, if we ever get it back... I WANT OUR ORIGINAL NAME BACK THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ!!!!! how can we DEBO UTAH?!...

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:54 PM   #31
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Makes sense as that will also be the name of our MLB team AGAIN, if we ever get it back...
I WANT OUR ORIGINAL NAME BACK THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ!!!!! how can we DEBO UTAH?!
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Utah is the Beehive State and they have the Jazz...

New Orleans is the birthplace of Jazz and have the Hornets...

Yeah, that makes sense...
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:21 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Utah is the Beehive State and they have the Jazz...

New Orleans is the birthplace of Jazz and have the Hornets...

Yeah, that makes sense...
My goodness. You are right. If they pinch our football team, they will have the Utah Latter-Day Saints!
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:02 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Utah is the Beehive State and they have the Jazz...

New Orleans is the birthplace of Jazz and have the Hornets...

Yeah, that makes sense...
Good call! They should just do a prisoner-swap or something.
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**** You, Pelicans Are Awesome: A Defense Of The NBA's Best New Team Name

Just an article supporting the Pelican mascot.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:23 AM   #36
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, suppose that's one way to look at it ... I still think Brass, Krewe or something else are the better choice.

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The pelican is fearsome. Take a raven, for example: it's omnivorous. It eats bugs, and seeds, and fruit, and carrion. Compared to the well-rounded citizen that is the raven, the pelican is the serial killer of birds. Not only is it a carnivore—it is a hypercarnivore ... The pelican eats meat, and only meat. The pelican doesn't eat anything that didn't used to be alive. What's more—unlike an eagle or a falcon—the pelican almost never scavenges someone else's kill. It craves warm flesh, so it gets the job done itself ...

The Brown Pelican is the state bird of Louisiana, and it's the only species of pelican that dives to catch its prey. The Brown Pelican is a raptor, without the stupid purple dinosaur logo ...

It cruises above the water, its eyesight so good that it can see fish beneath the surface from 60 feet up. Then it spirals into a death dive, streaking down upon the unsuspecting prey before it knows what hit it. The last thing that fish ever sees is the light blinking out as the pelican's gaping beak closes around it, and it's swallowed—while still alive ...

The pelican might be the world's best-designed killing machine. You know how evolution works, and how animals steadily adapt to be better suited to their environments? Well, the pelican's bill hasn't changed in 30 million years. It's literally perfect.

But the pelican isn't just a mindless see-it-and-eat-it hunter, oh no. They work together. A bunch of pelicans will practice "cooperative fishing," herding fish into a central area so they can take turns dive-bombing the prey. Hear that, rest of the NBA? Pelicans work as a team.

They're so noble, they're pretty much deities. During times of famine, it was said, the mother pelican would draw her own blood to feed her young, and the early church quickly adopted the pelican as a symbol for the Christ. Do you see anyone worshipping a seahawk? You do not.

We've already established that a pelican's offense is unmatched. But they're selfless defenders as well. Here's a New York Times story from 1910, about a "marauding weasel" that found its way into the pigeon coop at the Central Park Zoo. Did the zoo's pelicans, Hidalgo Pete, Signor Gomez, and Sanchez Hoolihoo, run away? Did they stare helplessly as the weasel trespassed on their property and helped itself to a meal? They did not. They chased the weasel away from the pigeons, and cornering it against a mesh fence, beat it to death. "Even after the animal was dead the two pelicans…kept jabbing their bills at it."

Hidalgo Pete suffered a broken wing in the melee, but that's just what pelicans do. They give up their own bodies to protect their court. There's no way New Orleans will lose a home game.
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Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2007) <br> Tampa Bay Rays (2008-present) - Team Name Changes Without Relocating - Photos - SI.com

Just a pretty cool slideshow with pictures.
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Slide #9 ... Ted Lindsay/Gordie Howe ... never really got to see Lindsay play (other than Old-Timer's events), but man, Gordie was the best ... ever. You da' man, Crusader, .

Detroit Cougars - Falcons - RedWings ... glad they made that name change, could you see skating around the ice these days with a teamname like 'Cougars'? .
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