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Re: New Orleans....Pelicans?!?
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2012, 04:22:25 AM »

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I actually think it's a pretty good name. I mean, it has to do with the state bird of Louisiana. That's perfectly in sync with what other teams do when they pick or change their nicknames.

As long as they make a sharp-looking identity as far as unis and logos go, they should be okay. What they should not do is make a logo that's cartoonish, a la the Charlotte Hornets. I love that logo but I think it only worked in Charlotte. New Orleans should do a really simple classic logo. Let's hope they don't Thunder Up on us  ;D

They are also changing up the colors to navy, gold and red so they (the Bensons) have a great chance at creating a good business brand that could sell a lot over the years actually, and hopefully keep the Pelicans in New Orleans.

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« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2012, 04:36:54 AM »

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I actually think it's a pretty good name. I mean, it has to do with the state bird of Louisiana. That's perfectly in sync with what other teams do when they pick or change their nicknames.

As long as they make a sharp-looking identity as far as unis and logos go, they should be okay. What they should not do is make a logo that's cartoonish, a la the Charlotte Hornets. I love that logo but I think it only worked in Charlotte. New Orleans should do a really simple classic logo. Let's hope they don't Thunder Up on us  ;D

They are also changing up the colors to navy, gold and red so they (the Bensons) have a great chance at creating a good business brand that could sell a lot over the years actually, and hopefully keep the Pelicans in New Orleans.



Something like this (ignoring the color scheme) would be pretty solid.
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Re: New Orleans....Pelicans?!?
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2012, 04:46:57 AM »

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I hadn't actually seen that logo before you posted it. Here's a cleaner version:







http://news.sportslogos.net/2012/12/05/source-claims-hornets-to-become-pelicans-in-2013-14/




It's kind of cool because it reminds me of this logo:






But, but, but... Tom Benson will probably choose something completely different. We'll see. Just don't go OKC on us.

Re: New Orleans....Pelicans?!?
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2012, 05:35:14 AM »

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Tom Benson will probably choose something completely different.


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sorry to mislead, gentleman, but the logo i posted is from Scott Greci at Guru Design in New Orleans. and like Goth pointed out, it won't be used because it's already out there and they would never pay the guy who made it.

it's some sweet action though. top-shelf work.

http://boards.sportslogos.net/topic/90153-new-orleans-hornets-to-become-pelicans%3B-could-charlotte-readopt-hornets-identity/page__st__140

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« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2012, 05:44:42 AM »

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Re: New Orleans....Pelicans?!?
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2012, 02:34:09 PM »

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they need a cartoony pelican logo.

Re: New Orleans....Pelicans?!?
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2012, 03:31:05 PM »

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I'm fine with Pelicans, logo looks good and there are a TON of pelicans there.
In a perfect world the new orleans jazz.  Utah salt lakers.  Minnesota Lakers.  Los Angeles eeh who cares

Re: New Orleans....Pelicans?!?
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2012, 04:00:39 PM »

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Pardon the profanity in the title, but it's actually a pretty informative article which has caused me to warm up to the name a bit...

http://deadspin.com/5966336/****-you-pelicans-are-awesome-a-defense-of-the-nbas-best-new-team-name
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Re: New Orleans....Pelicans?!?
« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2012, 12:09:19 PM »

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Im still not a fan, but this article is hilarious. It's in white because of vulgarity in the link...

http://deadspin.com/5966336/****-you-pelicans-are-awesome-a-defense-of-the-nbas-best-new-team-name?tag=new-orleans-pelicans


here's a sample of the article, had me laughing.

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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 will eat as much as four pounds of fish per day, nearly half its body weight. Its bloodlust is insatiable. It wants to kill you and everyone you've ever cared about. Don't believe me? Here's a pelican eating baby ducklings. And because that's not cruel enough, it makes their mother watch.

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.

EDIT: and thats why you don't just hunt the thread and hit reply like a noob without checking for new posts. TP to you cassidy, and yes the article is highly recommended for hilarity :D
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Re: New Orleans....Pelicans?!?
« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2012, 12:21:13 PM »

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Looks quite majestic, if you ask me. Also, these birds are pretty ferocious.

The more I think about it, I really feel New Orleans went in the right direction with the Pelicans name.

Just. Don't. Screw. Up. The. Logo.

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« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2012, 12:23:17 PM »

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notfor the faint of heart...im warming up to this name.
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Re: New Orleans....Pelicans?!?
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2012, 09:30:40 PM »

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The NBA has filed trademarks for the New Orleans Pelicans, amongst four other potential nicknames on behalf of the New Orleans Hornets NBA Limited Partnership.

The Rougarou, Mosquitos, Swamp Dogs and Bullsharks are the other nicknames that have been filed for trademark.

A swamp dog is a Cajun nickname for an alligator, while Rougarou refers to a beast from Louisiana folklore.

New Orleans will likely adopt a red, blue and gold color scheme.

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Re: New Orleans....Pelicans?!?
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2012, 05:27:49 PM »

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They can play this video on the Jumbotron

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT7STlVX71A

Re: New Orleans....Pelicans?!?
« Reply #43 on: December 30, 2012, 04:35:18 PM »

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Here's a concept someone did at SportslogosNet (New colors on the right.)







Here's another one by another dude:






Aaaaand another one, by a different guy:





All talk about the intended Pelicans brand being a bad move is obsolete as of this post  ;D

Re: New Orleans....Pelicans?!?
« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2012, 05:27:48 PM »

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Here's a concept someone did at SportslogosNet (New colors on the right.)







Here's another one by another dude:






Aaaaand another one, by a different guy:





All talk about the intended Pelicans brand being a bad move is obsolete as of this post  ;D


Kinda dig that first one with the red not green. Well done by whomever.

 

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