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05:30 PM ET 01.23 | The New Orleans Hornets will change their nickname to the Pelicans in the near future, laying the foundation for a new era in the franchise's history. A move that's been rumored for months, the Hornets will also roll out a new logo and new team colors during a special announcement on Thursday. The team's new colors - blue, red and gold - will replace the current scheme of blue, purple, gold and white. With the likes of Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson leading New Orleans into a new era, the soon-to-be Pelicans should be a team worth watching.

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January 23, 2013  05:39 PM ET

Seems like there's nothing else to do in town...

January 23, 2013  06:47 PM ET

Why not Cajun???? Sulphurnites would be better than Pelicans.

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January 23, 2013  08:01 PM ET

Are they named after a John Grisham book?

January 23, 2013  09:30 PM ET
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pelicans is a lousy nickname for a sports team

It's not much of an improvement now, is it?

January 23, 2013  09:34 PM ET

I have to agree, why pelicans.....

January 23, 2013  09:47 PM ET

I think the Crawdaddies would have been more appropriate.

January 23, 2013  10:48 PM ET

Gators also woulve worked. Jordan a/o Perry'll put Hornets back on Charlotte.

January 23, 2013  10:53 PM ET
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Gators also woulve worked.

LSU alums wouldn't have liked that.

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January 24, 2013  01:37 AM ET

The New Orleans Jazz has a nice ring to it.

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January 24, 2013  01:51 AM ET
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Kinda like the Minneapolis Lakers. When teams move, the names should stay with the cities.

Los Angeles Dodgers - Brooklyn Dodgers
SF Giants - New York Giants

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January 24, 2013  01:58 AM ET
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Oakland Athletics - Philadelphia Athletics. Technically Oaklands baseball teams whole name is the Oakland Philadelphia Men's Athletic Club.

Thxs, didn't know that one.

January 24, 2013  02:05 AM ET
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The Colts name should have also stayed in Baltimore.

I don't know. I feel that the owner of the franchise should have that option not the city.

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January 24, 2013  02:23 AM ET
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To each his own. But like the Lakers and Jazz, the name makes much more sense where it origionated.

How about the following...

Los Angeles Gangsters (instead of Lakers)

Utah Trappers (instead of Jazz)

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