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08:04 AM ET 12.05 | The New Orleans Hornets may be ready for a nickname of their own -- but they are apparently not ready to talk about it. [Hornets] spokesman Greg Bensel denied a Yahoo! Sports report that owner Tom Benson plans to change the nickname of his NBA franchise from the Hornets to Pelicans. "We're not confirming that is the name," Bensel said. "This is a process that's ongoing and still in discussions. And it will be eventually decided by the NBA." Benson, though, is actively pushing for a name change and he has owned the rights to the Pelican nickname for years. In an interview on Fox Sports Television, Gayle Benson, Tom's wife, said she wants to change the team???s colors to navy blue, red and gold.

The Times-Picayune

Monty Williams, Icon Sports Monty Williams, Icon Sports
December 5, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Maybe they can be called the Pelican Briefs and have Julia Roberts as a cheerleader.

December 5, 2012  08:45 AM ET

Im sorry, but Krewes sounds alot better. Better yet, just call them NO Cajuns. (If they use that, I want my cut!)

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December 5, 2012  09:45 AM ET

The Mardi Gras, Bro?

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December 5, 2012  10:39 AM ET

The Yahoo story on this mentions interest in Charlotte about having the Hornets name returned to them. It is a shame it is too late the Lakers, Jazz, Giants, Dodgers, Cardinals[even with earlier stops in Racine & Chicago].

December 5, 2012  10:49 AM ET

Pelicans crap all over the place......crappy New Orleans Pelicans

December 5, 2012  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The Yahoo story on this mentions interest in Charlotte about having the Hornets name returned to them. It is a shame it is too late the Lakers, Jazz, Giants, Dodgers, Cardinals[even with earlier stops in Racine & Chicago].

Couldnt agree more. Lakers in LA? No lakes in LA, bro. No Jazz in SLC. No booze either. Teams should not be allowed to take the name with them when they relocate.

 
December 5, 2012  04:15 PM ET

Pelicans? Why not some actual bird of prey or atleast something fierce. I would have even settled for crows. At least they were destructive in that Birds movie

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