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2012-12-04 08:55:09 PM  
Blah.  I actively tried to get them to change the name to the New Orleans Dirty Dozen.
 
2012-12-04 08:58:21 PM  
We need Al Pacino to attend several games for the sole purpose of screaming "FLY, PELICANG, FLY."
 
2012-12-04 09:04:45 PM  
Would calling them the "Hurricanes" be considered out of place?

/ya know..for the drink
 
2012-12-04 09:07:05 PM  
I don't think there are any black people in Utah, let alone any decent jazz. Why they didn't change the name after the move still doesn't make sense to me. I mean, do we watch the Tennessee Oilers?
 
2012-12-04 09:11:46 PM  

Polartank13: Would calling them the "Hurricanes" be considered out of place?

/ya know..for the drink


I'm a local, was here for Katrina, and I would love that name. Who cares if a few people would be offended. It's totally boss.

Pelicans, man? What the fark has a Pelican ever done except eat?
 
2012-12-04 09:12:50 PM  
Pelicans are fierce predators that will EAT YOUR DOG

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2012-12-04 09:28:16 PM  
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"The Pelicans" can be a perfectly intimidating nickname.
 
2012-12-04 09:49:17 PM  
Utah should have changed the name when they got the team. Now it's been in use so long that changing it would be highly impractical, similar to the situation with the Lakers. I applaud NO changing the name now and not waiting.
 
2012-12-04 10:01:51 PM  

Polartank13: Would calling them the "Hurricanes" be considered out of place?

/ya know..for the drink


i199.photobucket.com

Sees what you did there.
 
2012-12-04 10:11:06 PM  
i253.photobucket.comIs it too late for write-in votes?Because the New Orleans Stellllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas! would be awesome.
 
2012-12-04 10:12:14 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: We need Al Pacino to attend several games for the sole purpose of screaming "FLY, PELICANG, FLY."


C'mon, Pelicangs!!
 
2012-12-04 10:23:39 PM  

dickfreckle: I don't think there are any black people in Utah, let alone any decent jazz. Why they didn't change the name after the move still doesn't make sense to me. I mean, do we watch the Tennessee Oilers?


As a native and life-long Utahn I can tell you that I met an African American for the first time when I was a senior in high school. Granted, that was almost 20 years ago. There are more blacks here now than ever before but not many.

Also, I grew up watching the Jazz during the Malone/Stockton era. I always thought they should have changed their name when they moved to Utah. But if they changed it now what would they change it to? The Utah Pioneers? Meh. Just leave it.
 
2012-12-04 10:33:54 PM  

dark side of the moon: But if they changed it now what would they change it to? The Utah Pioneers?


The Big Mists
 
2012-12-04 10:43:34 PM  
Meh, Pelicans > Hornets. At least it's original and fun.
 
2012-12-04 10:52:14 PM  

IAmRight: Meh, Pelicans > Hornets. At least it's original and fun.


yeah.
 
2012-12-04 10:54:28 PM  
The New Orleans Po' Boys. Or something else foodie. Barring that, I like "Pelicans"
 
2012-12-04 10:57:09 PM  

dark side of the moon: dickfreckle: I don't think there are any black people in Utah, let alone any decent jazz. Why they didn't change the name after the move still doesn't make sense to me. I mean, do we watch the Tennessee Oilers?

As a native and life-long Utahn I can tell you that I met an African American for the first time when I was a senior in high school. Granted, that was almost 20 years ago. There are more blacks here now than ever before but not many.

Also, I grew up watching the Jazz during the Malone/Stockton era. I always thought they should have changed their name when they moved to Utah. But if they changed it now what would they change it to? The Utah Pioneers? Meh. Just leave it.


Utah should take the Lakers name, if you think about the geography of the place.
 
2012-12-04 10:58:43 PM  

dark side of the moon: Also, I grew up watching the Jazz during the Malone/Stockton era. I always thought they should have changed their name when they moved to Utah. But if they changed it now what would they change it to? The Utah Pioneers? Meh. Just leave it.


The Choir Boys
 
2012-12-04 10:59:46 PM  
Ha! Yeah, that is pretty bad, still not as bad as...

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//Go Wild! get it?
 
2012-12-04 11:00:20 PM  

IAmRight: Meh, Pelicans > Hornets. At least it's original and fun.


Plus, there are, or at least were, a sh*t load of pelicans in the area.
 
2012-12-04 11:00:36 PM  
And it beat out Krewe and Brass. Just image all the merchandise options with a name like Brass. Brass Balls t-shirts everywhere!

/Columbus Crew fan happy they didnt pick Krewe
 
2012-12-04 11:01:33 PM  

dickfreckle: Pelicans, man? What the fark has a Pelican ever done except eat?


Well it IS the state bird AND Louisiana's nickname is the "Pelican State," so I guess it's a nod to all that. But I agree, pelicans aren't really that scary except for the way that they resemble the archeopteryx, which by the way is a scary flying dinosaur.

Holy shiat I am a dork
 
2012-12-04 11:02:18 PM  
It is still a far better name than the Nets. Why Brooklyn didn't get a new name with the move is boggling.
 
2012-12-04 11:03:10 PM  
I would have went with 'Flood'
 
2012-12-04 11:03:27 PM  

Gonz: The New Orleans Po' Boys. Or something else foodie. Barring that, I like "Pelicans"


And I hope Charlotte takes back the Hornets. The Bobcats is a high school mascot. I don't know, I could never place it in the NBA & have it make sense.

So if Utah gets the Lakers name, what do we name the LA team?
 
2012-12-04 11:15:39 PM  
I like this. The name "Hornets" should never have left Charlotte, and Pelicans is just unusual enough to work- like the Knickerbockers, or the 76ers, or the Celtics. Besides, Jazz was taken, and what else could they be called? The New Orleans Shrimpers? The New Orleans Fleur-De-Lis?
 
2012-12-04 11:18:49 PM  
I hope they sell some team branded underwear. You know...Pelican Briefs.
 
2012-12-04 11:19:14 PM  

dark side of the moon: dickfreckle: I don't think there are any black people in Utah, let alone any decent jazz. Why they didn't change the name after the move still doesn't make sense to me. I mean, do we watch the Tennessee Oilers?

As a native and life-long Utahn I can tell you that I met an African American for the first time when I was a senior in high school. Granted, that was almost 20 years ago. There are more blacks here now than ever before but not many.

Also, I grew up watching the Jazz during the Malone/Stockton era. I always thought they should have changed their name when they moved to Utah. But if they changed it now what would they change it to? The Utah Pioneers? Meh. Just leave it.


Utah Seagulls.

Utah Beehives.
 
2012-12-04 11:21:18 PM  

Harry_Seldon: I hope they sell some team branded underwear. You know...Pelican Briefs.


I made this same joke, but called them the Alyssa Milano fan collection underwear, to my girlfriend who is a big John Grisham fan. She laughed. If they make them, Im gonna get her a pair.
 
2012-12-04 11:22:58 PM  

Di Atribe: dickfreckle: Pelicans, man? What the fark has a Pelican ever done except eat?

Well it IS the state bird AND Louisiana's nickname is the "Pelican State," so I guess it's a nod to all that. But I agree, pelicans aren't really that scary except for the way that they resemble the archeopteryx, which by the way is a scary flying dinosaur.

Holy shiat I am a dork


You know what other nicknames aren't scary/impressive? Saints. 49ers. Red Tide. Packers. The only reason we consider them to be good names is because of history and play (and in the Saints example they didn't get any respect until they started winning). At least this has to do with Louisiana.

Besides, Brass turns too easily into Ass.
 
2012-12-04 11:23:31 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: dark side of the moon: dickfreckle: I don't think there are any black people in Utah, let alone any decent jazz. Why they didn't change the name after the move still doesn't make sense to me. I mean, do we watch the Tennessee Oilers?

As a native and life-long Utahn I can tell you that I met an African American for the first time when I was a senior in high school. Granted, that was almost 20 years ago. There are more blacks here now than ever before but not many.

Also, I grew up watching the Jazz during the Malone/Stockton era. I always thought they should have changed their name when they moved to Utah. But if they changed it now what would they change it to? The Utah Pioneers? Meh. Just leave it.

Utah Seagulls.

Utah Beehives.


Utah Traveling Converters.
 
2012-12-04 11:27:59 PM  
ALBATROS!
 
2012-12-04 11:30:14 PM  
Krewe would have ruled. They could have had a parade on every game night.
 
2012-12-04 11:30:51 PM  
Mwahahahahahahaa...oh man...hahahahahahaa.

pedo the pelican mascot?
 
2012-12-04 11:40:53 PM  

bahamasorbust: It is still a far better name than the Nets. Why Brooklyn didn't get a new name with the move is boggling.


The Brooklyn Hasidic Hipsters.
 
2012-12-04 11:44:44 PM  
I saw a pelican eat a pigeon on the docks in Cabo. Poor thing was flapping its wings like it was stuffed in a garbage bag. In that light, the name isn't that bad.
 
2012-12-04 11:47:08 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Utah Beehives.


The Bees! Bees are totally scary.


Sargun: You know what other nicknames aren't scary/impressive? Saints. 49ers. Red Tide. Packers. The only reason we consider them to be good names is because of history and play (and in the Saints example they didn't get any respect until they started winning). At least this has to do with Louisiana.


Good point. The 49ers & Packers are more a nod to the local peoples. I think the Saints are a cool name & they do a good job with the fleur-de-lis business in their logo. Frankly, the Jazz was never a good name, even if they did originate in New Orleans. There's nothing intimidating or scary about jazz.

Also, the Terrapins are not scary. They are turtles.
 
2012-12-04 11:49:06 PM  

Di Atribe: JohnAnnArbor: Utah Beehives.

The Bees! Bees are totally scary.


Sargun: You know what other nicknames aren't scary/impressive? Saints. 49ers. Red Tide. Packers. The only reason we consider them to be good names is because of history and play (and in the Saints example they didn't get any respect until they started winning). At least this has to do with Louisiana.

Good point. The 49ers & Packers are more a nod to the local peoples. I think the Saints are a cool name & they do a good job with the fleur-de-lis business in their logo. Frankly, the Jazz was never a good name, even if they did originate in New Orleans. There's nothing intimidating or scary about jazz.

Also, the Terrapins are not scary. They are turtles.


Golden Gophers.
 
2012-12-04 11:58:17 PM  
It's no worse than "The nuggets". Honestly, who thought that one up?
 
2012-12-04 11:59:01 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Golden Gophers


The University of Tulsa's mascot is the Golden Hurricane. While hurricanes are hella scary, they are in Oklahoma & that is dumb. Meanwhile, Tulane's mascot is a Green Wave. I don't know what's in that wave to make it green, but let's hope it's just an algae bloom. And I think there's a school in Kentucky named the Zippers & their mascot is a kangaroo.

Would you guys believe that I once made a chart sorting out the mascots for NCAA basketball (more teams in bball than football)?

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The source spreadsheet is at work, so if we can't figure out all 4 of "Things that are Awesome," we can look it up tomorrow.
 
2012-12-05 12:01:57 AM  

Ambivalence: It's no worse than "The nuggets". Honestly, who thought that one up?


Pot smokers
 
2012-12-05 12:05:21 AM  
Meh, this is nothing compared to minor league baseball teams.
 
2012-12-05 12:05:31 AM  

RussianPooper: Ambivalence: It's no worse than "The nuggets". Honestly, who thought that one up?

Pot smokers


Nah, you're thinking about the Blazers.
 
2012-12-05 12:11:50 AM  
Well, if they can't have Jazz, let 'em have Blues.

I mean, St. Louis isn't using the name right now...
 
2012-12-05 12:20:39 AM  

TheJoe03: RussianPooper: Ambivalence: It's no worse than "The nuggets". Honestly, who thought that one up?

Pot smokers

Nah, you're thinking about the Blazers.


Dude... "Blaze Tha Nugs"
 
2012-12-05 12:34:35 AM  
Hey, Seattle. What the hell, man? We've left Jordan and the Bobcats out on the curb forever. Are you ever going to drive by and pick it up? We didn't want to just throw it away, thought you might at least want it.
 
2012-12-05 12:34:38 AM  
I nominate the Utah Romneys!

GO ROMNEYS!
 
2012-12-05 12:36:21 AM  

Di Atribe: ... I once made a chart ...


No shiat, really?
 
2012-12-05 12:38:10 AM  
Still better than the "Thunder".
 
2012-12-05 12:38:28 AM  

Di Atribe: JohnAnnArbor: Utah Beehives.

The Bees! Bees are totally scary.


Batman concurs
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As does Nic Cage
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Also my favorite NBA team has a shiatty nickname (Magic) as does my local terrible NBA team (Wizards)
 
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