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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.
I think Normmm was probably right all along, we'll be really good next year.
Good deal, Seattle gets the Sonics name back and Charlotte gets the Hornets name back!http://bleacherreport.com/articles/540553-hornets-to-seattle-thoughts-from-a-sonics-fanKansas City come up with your own original name the Hornets name belongs in Charlotte.http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/blog/2010/12/kansas-city-arises-in-talk-of-new.html
Hornets to Seattle become the Sonics, Charlotte becomes the Hornets again, a win-win for 2 rabid fan bases that got jerked.
Quote from: Charlotte2002 on December 23, 2010, 01:56:42 pmHornets to Seattle become the Sonics, Charlotte becomes the Hornets again, a win-win for 2 rabid fan bases that got jerked.Charlotte...rabid fan base? What?
Sure, but most of the current Hornets were still in diapers then. Charlotte could not care less now.
Nobody gets excited about a losing team but tradition builds more loyalty than not. The Hornets name has more nostalgia, tradition and success than the Bob(Johnson)cats name does. The Cleveland Brown certainly have more passionate fans than the Houston Texans. Both teams were expansion teams and have been bad since inception but the Browns fans can hang on to the past much easier than the Texans' fans.
It might help, but I think that the shine is off the NBA. Between the outrageously high ticket prices, the diva attitudes of the players, and the residents voting down the arena but the county building it anyway it will be hard to get the fans to care because you change the name. Truthfully most people did not really care about the basketball when the Hornets were packing the house. It was the place in town to be seen so people went. Once it no longer boosted your status to say that you were there the attendence started dropping. Now nobody is impressed that you go to a Bobcats game. I think it would be nice to change back to the Hornets, but I do not expect any impact. If they started winning big the place would fill up though--Charlotte is that kind of town. If the NBA dropped the Hornets name I wouldn't mind seeing UNC Charlotte pick it up and change to the University of Charlotte Hornets at the same time. Do not use the NBA Hornets colors or mascot, but create our own identity. I can see the C-Pick going to a C-Stinger.
Sign the name change petition (over 1,700 signatures in a week): http://www.change.org/petitions/we-beelieve-charlottetake-back-your-hornets-rename-charlottes-nba-franchise-the-hornetsAlso, another piece from Scott Fowler in support of the name change: http://scottfowlerobs.blogspot.com/2012/02/change-nickname-from-bobcats-to-hornets.html
It's branding, perception.
If you were a true Hornets fan you wouldn't sign this sh1t, unless you like taking it from behind. Exactly what the fans had to do when Shinn moved the team. The name the Hornets should only leave a bad taste in your mouth. If the team were winning the name wouldn't matter but now that they are 4-28 people want to gripe. Is changing the name going instantly make us a contender? No. Is the name change going to bring back LJ, ZO, Mugsy, or Dell? No. People need to get over it.
Retarded response. People want the name back because it's OUR name. Charlotte is the Hornets Nest. Letting Shinn ruin the city's nickname for you is taking it in that ass. People have wanted it since we got another franchise. This isn't about losing, the Bobcats have always sucked. And the "Bobcats" has always been a f***ing stupid name. A team named after my city is a hell of a lot better than one named after the first owner. Also, purple & teal is so much better than purple & orange.
Quote from: 49or bust on February 29, 2012, 01:42:19 pmRetarded response. People want the name back because it's OUR name. Charlotte is the Hornets Nest. Letting Shinn ruin the city's nickname for you is taking it in that ass. People have wanted it since we got another franchise. This isn't about losing, the Bobcats have always sucked. And the "Bobcats" has always been a f***ing stupid name. A team named after my city is a hell of a lot better than one named after the first owner. Also, purple & teal is so much better than purple & orange.Hey ass clown, the only ones that want the makeover are the ones who don't support the team now. I dare you to find me 25 names of current Bobcats season ticket holders on that lame ass petition.I went to every home game and playoff game for 7 years straight and I've been a Bobcats season ticket holder the past 2. The name Hornets was ruined for me the day we let that scumbag have his way.I wouldn't be opposed to a name change, just not the Hornets. It's like calling your 4th grade girlfriend that dumped you and telling her you want her back because your current one sucks. Once the novelty wears off, you are back to square one with another shitty girlfriend just a different name.
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