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Reply #75 on: March 03, 2010, 05:28:59 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.

Ditto.  If it's not going to be the Hornets just leave it alone.


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


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Reply #76 on: March 03, 2010, 05:55:48 pm
I Like Normm's "New Orleans Heineken Looters" & Moss's "Utah Wife Swappers" :D
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Reply #77 on: December 23, 2010, 12:50:37 pm
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-fan

Kansas 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


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Reply #78 on: December 23, 2010, 01:56:42 pm
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-fan

Kansas 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.
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Reply #79 on: December 23, 2010, 01:57:43 pm
Hornets 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?
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Reply #80 on: December 23, 2010, 02:00:32 pm
Hornets 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?

Charlotte Hornets fans were pretty rowdy in the Hive before Shinn screwed everyone.


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Reply #81 on: December 23, 2010, 02:06:19 pm
Hornets 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?

Charlotte led the league in attendance for like 8 straight years when the Hornets were here.
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Reply #82 on: December 23, 2010, 02:09:06 pm
Some of my best times at Charlotte were going to Hornets games.  My roommates were Showpro's who snuck me down to the floor.
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Reply #83 on: December 23, 2010, 02:10:46 pm
Sure, but most of the current Hornets were still in diapers then.  Charlotte could not care less now.
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Reply #84 on: December 23, 2010, 02:21:08 pm
Sure, but most of the current Hornets were still in diapers then.  Charlotte could not care less now.

Winning cures all, but bringing back the name that most people in the region identified with would help some too.

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Reply #85 on: December 23, 2010, 02:48:33 pm
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.
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Reply #86 on: December 23, 2010, 02:58:02 pm
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.


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Reply #87 on: December 23, 2010, 03:09:53 pm
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.

I hate the Bobcats. But if they were called the Hornets I would probably care again, maybe even pay for a ticket or two.
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Reply #88 on: December 23, 2010, 03:17:03 pm
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.

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I totally agree, but I kept that close to the vest... figured I'd get demolished on here for such ideas!

We'd have to keep the 40-9ers chant though... it is, after all, a bright year in our institution's history.
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Reply #89 on: December 23, 2010, 04:59:21 pm
People already think the Charlotte 49ers are a pro team...we change our name to Charotte Hornets...that certainly will confuse the krap outta people...bad plan


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Reply #90 on: February 29, 2012, 12:20:26 pm
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Reply #91 on: February 29, 2012, 12:42:46 pm


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Reply #92 on: February 29, 2012, 12:58:08 pm
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.
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Reply #93 on: February 29, 2012, 01:18:42 pm
It's quite simple for me.  I grew up supporting the Hornets, not the Bobcats.  I didn't want the Hornets to leave.  I didn't want the Bobcats here.  I stopped watching the NBA when the Hornets left.  The Hornets signify a time when Charlotte had good basketball.  The Bobcats have been garbage since their inception. Bring back a winning mentality to Charlotte.  It's branding, perception.


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Reply #94 on: February 29, 2012, 01:32:57 pm
  It's branding, perception.

 
 
Using that logic, let's switch from the 49ers to the Tarheels. It's about branding perception right?
 
 
Changing the name doesn't put a winning team on the court. At first it may bring more fans but nothing will change the situation except winning.


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Reply #95 on: February 29, 2012, 01:42:19 pm
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.
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Reply #96 on: February 29, 2012, 02:21:20 pm

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.

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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Reply #97 on: February 29, 2012, 02:36:13 pm

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.

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.

Sure. And more people would support the team if we had our city's nickname back. If you're going to have a loser, better to have one that you have a closer connection to. Just sayin, I'd wager I could at least find 25 season ticket holders who would support this idea. People aren't always proactive about what they support.

It's more like disowning your mom because someone raped her and got away with it.

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Reply #98 on: February 29, 2012, 02:40:07 pm

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.

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.


It really is backwards logic.  Your analogy would work if we wanted the owner back.  But we don't.  Again back to the girlfriend analogy, it's ok if you like the tits and ass(the logo) but not the person inside(the owner).


Let's just change the name every season since the name doesn't matter anyway.

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


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Reply #99 on: February 29, 2012, 02:49:37 pm
Charlotte Hornets actually means something.  Charlotte is the Hornets nest.  Bobcats is a f***ing retarded name with no significance.

Change the name, rebrand, rebuild, remarket.


 

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