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Reply #50 on: March 02, 2010, 11:59:14 pm
Bobcats are NOT changing their name.
Since I started following Charlotte in 2006, I have never seen the 49ers make an NCAA tournament. I hope one day that will change.


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Reply #51 on: March 03, 2010, 12:34:02 am
Bobcats is ok if not for the reference to Bob's (Johnson's) Cats.
 
I used to like how some cities shared a common mascot among the pro sports teams:
Dallas - Cowboys & Mavericks & Rangers (Texas)
Chicago - Cubs & Bears
Atlanta - Hawks & Falcons
Detroit - Lions & Tigers
St Louis - Cardinals & Cardinals (before moving to Phoenix)
Miami - Dolphins & Marlins (Florida)
Houston - Astros & Rockets
Pittsburgh - Pirates & Steal-ers (ok..that's a strecth)
 
Charlotte - Bobcats & Panthers (Carolina)
 
I liked it ok because it kinda worked with the Panthers.  But I understand how the reference to Bob Johnson sullies it too.
 
I lke the Cougars for the same reason but can see the backlash for the new age definition of the Cougar as someone pointed out earlier too though.
 
Any other cool cat mascot possibilities???
Charlotte Cheetahs? Not a good alliteration but the "Ch" stays consistent 

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Reply #52 on: March 03, 2010, 06:40:10 am
Bobcats is ok if not for the reference to Bob's (Johnson's) Cats.
 
I used to like how some cities shared a common mascot among the pro sports teams:
Dallas - Cowboys & Mavericks & Rangers (Texas)
Chicago - Cubs & Bears
Atlanta - Hawks & Falcons
Detroit - Lions & Tigers
St Louis - Cardinals & Cardinals (before moving to Phoenix)
Miami - Dolphins & Marlins (Florida)
Houston - Astros & Rockets
Pittsburgh - Pirates & Steal-ers (ok..that's a strecth)
 
Charlotte - Bobcats & Panthers (Carolina)
 
I liked it ok because it kinda worked with the Panthers.  But I understand how the reference to Bob Johnson sullies it too.
 
I lke the Cougars for the same reason but can see the backlash for the new age definition of the Cougar as someone pointed out earlier too though.
 
Any other cool cat mascot possibilities???
Charlotte Cheetahs? Not a good alliteration but the "Ch" stays consistent 


Queen City Cool Cats.




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Reply #53 on: March 03, 2010, 10:34:48 am

Ahhh nostalgia. The way things should have always been. The way things should have stayed. I still say we sue for our name back.

HORNETS OR BUST!!!

Old Navy has some vintage Charlotte Hornets Ts.

which old navy store did you see the shirts at? the only old navy i know is concord mills, university area still have one?

Off South Blvd, at 485.


I think Normmm was probably right all along, we'll be really good next year.


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Reply #54 on: March 03, 2010, 10:37:20 am
You left off the Chicago Bulls.  Bulls and Bears.


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Reply #55 on: March 03, 2010, 11:11:28 am
I think something like the Pacers do in regards to racing might fit. 

I think a name indigenous to the geography needs to be used, and why Hornets worked.

I think it would be smart to incorporate both states- the way the Panthers did is smart.  Call it Carolina.  (many don't realize the Panther logo are the two states' picture of nc and sc) + it gives you more naming options.   


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Reply #56 on: March 03, 2010, 11:29:22 am
it gives you more naming options.



You mean like Carolina Lizardmen or Carolina Swamp Foxes?


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Reply #57 on: March 03, 2010, 11:37:06 am
How about Convicts?  I'm sure Stern would love that.


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Reply #58 on: March 03, 2010, 12:03:15 pm
I think it would be smart to incorporate both states- the way the Panthers did is smart.  Call it Carolina.  (many don't realize the Panther logo are the two states' picture of nc and sc) + it gives you more naming options.
How about the "Carolina 2nd Worlders" since NC is in the 1st world and SC is a 3rd world state?

Say NO MORE to our slave name!

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Reply #59 on: March 03, 2010, 12:17:38 pm
I think it would be smart to incorporate both states- the way the Panthers did is smart.  Call it Carolina.  (many don't realize the Panther logo are the two states' picture of nc and sc) + it gives you more naming options.
How about the "Carolina 2nd Worlders" since NC is in the 1st world and SC is a 3rd world state?

that was sooooo funny!!!  I can't stop laughing...


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Reply #60 on: March 03, 2010, 12:27:01 pm
I think it would be smart to incorporate both states- the way the Panthers did is smart.  Call it Carolina.  (many don't realize the Panther logo are the two states' picture of nc and sc) + it gives you more naming options.
How about the "Carolina 2nd Worlders" since NC is in the 1st world and SC is a 3rd world state?

that was sooooo funny!!!  I can't stop laughing...
lol I bet!
It's funny cause it's true.

Say NO MORE to our slave name!

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Reply #61 on: March 03, 2010, 12:29:05 pm
I think it would be smart to incorporate both states- the way the Panthers did is smart.  Call it Carolina.  (many don't realize the Panther logo are the two states' picture of nc and sc) + it gives you more naming options.
How about the "Carolina 2nd Worlders" since NC is in the 1st world and SC is a 3rd world state?

that was sooooo funny!!!  I can't stop laughing...
lol I bet!
It's funny cause it's true.

its not a lie if you believe it said Castanza



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Reply #62 on: March 03, 2010, 12:30:34 pm
Bobcats is a stupid name.

Flight is also a stupid name.

Hornets name should've never left town. Shame on whoever didn't stand up and fight for it.  Cleveland kept the Browns name.  Someone should have fought for Hornets.

Kinda scared at the thought of considering a new name.  The NBA seems to have a bad recent history at creating new names/identities......Wizards? Bobcats? Thunder?  Real dumbass names with every worse color combinations.  Someone should be shot everytime the Wizards wear those copper and black unis.  They look REAL STUPID in them.  The original Bobcats unis were not much better.

At this point, with the Hornets name likely gone without a lot of wasted effort.  I'd rather go old school and name the team Carolina Cougars.  At least it would have a historic tie in to pro basketball in North Carolina. 


ETA:  Just read in shoutbox.  Charlotte Royals wouldn't totally suck.

Best idea yet. Larry Brown (along with Doug Moe) used to coach the Carolina Cougars in fact. They could have have some hot 40 something cheerleaders. I think it will work.
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Reply #63 on: March 03, 2010, 12:37:50 pm
I think it would be smart to incorporate both states- the way the Panthers did is smart.  Call it Carolina.  (many don't realize the Panther logo are the two states' picture of nc and sc) + it gives you more naming options.
How about the "Carolina 2nd Worlders" since NC is in the 1st world and SC is a 3rd world state?

that was sooooo funny!!!  I can't stop laughing...
lol I bet!
It's funny cause it's true.

its not a lie if you believe it said Castanza
Wow, I'm impressed. A Seinfeld reference I don't remember, and I know a lot of obscure lines from that show..

Say NO MORE to our slave name!

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Reply #64 on: March 03, 2010, 12:43:52 pm
I think it would be smart to incorporate both states- the way the Panthers did is smart.  Call it Carolina.  (many don't realize the Panther logo are the two states' picture of nc and sc) + it gives you more naming options.
How about the "Carolina 2nd Worlders" since NC is in the 1st world and SC is a 3rd world state?

that was sooooo funny!!!  I can't stop laughing...
lol I bet!
It's funny cause it's true.

its not a lie if you believe it said Castanza
Wow, I'm impressed. A Seinfeld reference I don't remember, and I know a lot of obscure lines from that show..
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Reply #65 on: March 03, 2010, 01:18:59 pm
(many don't realize the Panther logo are the two states' picture of nc and sc)

Whoever decided that this:



is the same as this:



Was on much better s*** than I've ever smoked.


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Reply #66 on: March 03, 2010, 01:24:15 pm
(many don't realize the Panther logo are the two states' picture of nc and sc)

Whoever decided that this:



is the same as this:



Was on much better s*** than I've ever smoked.
Wrongggggg. They're the exact same shape with a little artistic license.

Say NO MORE to our slave name!

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Reply #67 on: March 03, 2010, 01:28:05 pm
yeah, I don't see how anyone can't see the resemblance between the panthers logo and the two states.


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Reply #68 on: March 03, 2010, 01:29:49 pm
Inspired by?  Certainly.

Resembles?  Not even close.

They are two totally different concepts.


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Reply #69 on: March 03, 2010, 01:36:44 pm
Start a new thread if ya'll want to debate the Carolina Panthers/NC&SC thing.


In the meantime, I submit this namechange for the Bobcats.


Carolina Thundercats!  HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!




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Reply #70 on: March 03, 2010, 01:40:59 pm
A) Awesome Idea.
 
B) You start the thread.


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Reply #71 on: March 03, 2010, 01:49:56 pm

I think it would be smart to incorporate both states- the way the Panthers did is smart.  Call it Carolina.  (many don't realize the Panther logo are the two states' picture of nc and sc) + it gives you more naming options.

Part of the agreement between the City and the NBA was that the team had to be named Charlotte.  The City of Charlotte paid for the arena, so Charlotte is the name on the jerseys. 


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Reply #72 on: March 03, 2010, 02:23:49 pm


HORNETS OR BUST!!!
Hornets should be us. Shinn on Tew Orleans.
 But if we can't be Hornets then Bust would be good. After one of our own.
 We should have some nice cheerleaders.
Per metro's suggestion, Racing is a great theme. Speed or Draft or Thunder or something.
Banking would be a good theme. Maybe the Charlotte Capital.
If you want to go an Air Jordan type thing make it the Jordanaires. I'll bet we could come up with a mascot to suit. And that may lead to a name swap with us, N.O., Utah and Memphis.
Air quality could provide names like Cloud.
The historical side of our pro bball is my favorite. Larry Brown, Doug Moe and George Shinnp could be remembered with the "Stooges".
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Reply #73 on: March 03, 2010, 03:19:55 pm
Aren't bobcats indigenous to the state of NC (in the mountains)?

Also I don't think going to route of the Panthers and being named Carolina is a good idea.  Football works regionally due to it having less games, can draw its fan base for games from a larger region.

In addition, it takes away from the notoriety that a sports franchise can give a city.  There are plenty of people that have no idea the Panthers play in Charlotte, they may be dumb, but the average fan as well all know, is dumb.

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Reply #74 on: March 03, 2010, 03:33:29 pm
  There are plenty of people that have no idea the Panthers play in Charlotte, they may be dumb, but the average fan as well all know, is dumb.
So now I know why I don't know how good the Niners bbal competition is.
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