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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:57 PM

New Orleans Pelicans Unveil Official Team Logo



It’s official. The New Orleans Hornets will be known as the New Orleans Pelicans at the beginning of the 2013-14 NBA season.

The team made the announcement via NBA.com late on Thursday afternoon.

New owner Tom Benson and the organization held a press conference on Thursday to publicly unveil the new logo and uniforms.

As you can see, the team has ditched its old color scheme in favor of a new one that includes a primary emphasis on blue, a secondary on gold, and red as a tertiary.

While some may not like the idea of a pelican representing the franchise, it has origins as the state bird and in the official Louisiana nickname, the “Pelican State.”
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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1499877-new-orleans-pelicans-unveil-official-team-logo

http://www.nba.com/hornets/new-orleans-pelicans-logos-unveiled

Words you will never hear: "The Pelicans are NBA Champions"

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Reply New Orleans Pelicans Unveil Official Team Logo (Original post)
Renew Deal Jan 2013 OP
ellisonz Jan 2013 #1
Yavin4 Jan 2013 #2
Auggie Jan 2013 #3
Thor_MN Jan 2013 #4
bluedigger Jan 2013 #5
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #6
charlie and algernon Jan 2013 #8
bigwillq Jan 2013 #12
Berlum Jan 2013 #7
TZ Jan 2013 #9
RockaFowler Jan 2013 #11
ScreamingMeemie Jan 2013 #10

Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:06 PM

1. Bahahhahaha





You go get'em Pelicans!

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:26 PM

2. This Just In...BP Just Spilled Oil on the Pelicans' Logo

Film at 11.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:29 PM

3. That is so dated-looking ... fresh from the 1980s



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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:04 PM

4. Are they ill-tempered?

Well, that's a start...

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:03 PM

5. I like it.

It's a traditional New Orleans moniker and there are certainly worse names in the League. (How did the Brooklyn Nets not change their name when they had a golden opportunity? )

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:22 PM

6. They should have changed it to the Brooklyn Nyets.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:23 AM

8. so do I

The "New Orleans" especially looks like something you'd see on their ferry boats. The whole color sceme is also VERY similar to the Saint's logo.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:38 PM

12. I like it too (nt)

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:55 AM

7. A wonderful bird is the pelican

A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican. (or belly can)
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week,
But I’m damned if I see how the helican.

- Edward Lear

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:40 AM

9. Yo, Pelicans are bad ass birds...

Fuck You, Pelicans Are Awesome: A Defense Of The NBA’s Best New Team Name

So it looks like the New Orleans Hornets are going to change their name to become the Pelicans. You look around, and there are a bunch of smartasses making fun of this new name. Oh, a pelican, that's intimidating, they sneer. Well, here's what's up. These people don't know anything about good team names, and they sure as shit don't know anything about pelicans.
You're probably picturing a big, clumsy poof of a bird stumbling around in the shallows, picking at weeds. Wrong. 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. (That's a scientific term; look it up.) 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.
http://deadspin.com/5966336/fuck-you-pelicans-are-awesome-a-defense-of-the-nbas-best-new-team-name

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Response to TZ (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:22 PM

11. I love Pelicans



This guy was down by the inlet near our house. Oh and he stole my husband's fish. They are excellent thieves. Just saying!!

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:01 PM

10. Since moving to Houston... I have discovered that Pelicans are nasty-tempered shits.

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