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(Bleacher Report)   The future Charlotte Hornets have released their logo for next season. Your opinion of it to the right please   (bleacherreport.com) divider line 51
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2013-12-22 03:12:41 PM
This might be the most excitement the people have shown in their pro franchises since Rae Carruth put his baby momma on the PUP (Permanently Unable to Perform) list.
 
2013-12-22 03:27:37 PM
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2013-12-22 04:42:38 PM
looks fine to me
 
2013-12-22 04:42:55 PM
It's almost the same hornet from the original pre-Hugo logo.  All in all, not bad at all.

\and because it must be said, Fark George Shinn.
 
2013-12-22 04:47:14 PM
Where can I get my Hornets Starter jacket?
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-12-22 04:48:45 PM
Unremarkable, which makes it a perfect fit for that franchise.
 
2013-12-22 05:03:57 PM
Not bad.  I think it's kinda cool.
 
2013-12-22 05:09:30 PM
Can I leave my opinion of Bleacher Report instead?
 
2013-12-22 05:09:43 PM
It's kinda interesting that NBA teams are going with lots of head-on logos as opposed to the NFL's "face to the right" logos. I get that NFL teams have helmets to think of, but I don't think it means you always have to have a profile logo.
 
2013-12-22 05:10:28 PM
carolinahistory.web.unc.edu
Disaproves
 
2013-12-22 05:13:28 PM

headshot1485: [carolinahistory.web.unc.edu image 320x213]
Disaproves


Man, that was a fun team.
 
2013-12-22 05:15:53 PM
I'm thoroughly in favor of this. Bobcats was one of the dumbest names in all of pro sports.
 
2013-12-22 05:19:32 PM

IAmRight: It's kinda interesting that NBA teams are going with lots of head-on logos as opposed to the NFL's "face to the right" logos. I get that NFL teams have helmets to think of, but I don't think it means you always have to have a profile logo.


It has to do with the fact that NBA is all IN YOUR FACE or something like that.
 
2013-12-22 05:24:28 PM

Palmer Eldritch: I'm thoroughly in favor of this. Bobcats was one of the dumbest names in all of pro sports.


Pelicans
 
2013-12-22 05:24:53 PM

The Bestest: headshot1485: [carolinahistory.web.unc.edu image 320x213]
Disaproves

Man, that was a fun team.


Agree. Back in the 1990s when the NBA was actually fun to watch. To me it is a bunch of glorified street ball nowadays. Also there were more gentlemen and less thugs then as there are now.
 
2013-12-22 05:25:30 PM
I like the first face on logo. The second one looks kind of goofy.
 
2013-12-22 05:30:04 PM

kdawg7736: Agree. Back in the 1990s when the NBA was actually fun to watch. To me it is a bunch of glorified street ball nowadays. Also there were more gentlemen and less thugs then as there are now.


You sound like my dad.
From the 70's.
 
2013-12-22 05:45:31 PM
"new brand identity" *twitch*
 
2013-12-22 05:47:00 PM
You know how I know the sport is 2nd-tier at best?  Many of the logos have a friggin' basketball in them, as if people need a clue as to what the logo is all about.

The hornet would look better with less fairy-like wings and the "I'm shiatting a basketball" vibe.
 
2013-12-22 06:21:08 PM

Igor Jakovsky: Palmer Eldritch: I'm thoroughly in favor of this. Bobcats was one of the dumbest names in all of pro sports.

Pelicans


Lame, yes, but anything is better than Wildcat/Jaguar/Panther/Bobcat/Cougar/Puma/Whatever.
 
2013-12-22 06:56:40 PM
An angry bee with one testicle. If I had a stinger hanging from my ball, I'd be angry, too.
 
2013-12-22 07:03:43 PM
I, for one, am a big fan of the Pelicans' name.

My vote for worst name in professional sports would be Real Salt Lake.
 
2013-12-22 07:18:51 PM

kdawg7736: The Bestest: headshot1485: [carolinahistory.web.unc.edu image 320x213]
Disaproves

Man, that was a fun team.

Agree. Back in the 1990s when the NBA was actually fun to watch. To me it is a bunch of glorified street ball nowadays. Also there were more gentlemen and less thugs then as there are now.


Ah yes, the gentlemanly 90s, where the game was much more physical than it is today and had some of the greatest trash talkers in league history (Jordan, Miller, Barkley, Payton, Bird, etc etc). I'm not familiar though with glorified street ball, but I'm guessing they must play a lot of D because no team has won the championship without playing excellent defence. Either that, or you are just mad that black people are good at dunking.
 
2013-12-22 07:31:37 PM
Nice trolling kdawg7736!
 
2013-12-22 07:37:06 PM

maniacalclown: I, for one, am a big fan of the Pelicans' name.

My vote for worst name in professional sports would be Real Salt Lake.


It's clearly a reference to the Salt Lake royal line. With King Brigham Young and Prince I got nothing, the name is stupid.

/Real means royal in Spanish.
 
2013-12-22 08:03:04 PM
A bee giving birth to a basketball. How quaint.
 
2013-12-22 08:05:49 PM

gtfan92: Where can I get my Hornets Starter jacket?


What, you're not still wearing yours?

/teal
 
2013-12-22 08:10:18 PM

maniacalclown: My vote for worst name in professional sports would be Real Salt Lake.


They're just following the proud Utahn tradition of having sports teams named after things they don't have in Utah. See also: Utah Jazz.
 
2013-12-22 08:12:15 PM

maniacalclown: I, for one, am a big fan of the Pelicans' name.

My vote for worst name in professional sports would be Real Salt Lake.


I thought you said professional sport?
 
2013-12-22 08:15:09 PM
devilskware Nice trolling  kdawg7736!

No, i doubt he's trolling...Larry Byrd warned the NBA he'd retire if they expanded by too many franchises, he thought it would fark up the gameplay

great read:
http://www.charlottemagazine.com/Charlotte-Magazine/November-2013/Th e- Place-Went-Nuts-Oral-History/
 
2013-12-22 08:16:34 PM
Meh not bad but nothing to get me excited.
 
2013-12-22 08:31:04 PM
It looks like a mosquito hitting a bug zapper.
 
2013-12-22 08:37:38 PM

Prey4reign: This might be the most excitement the people have shown in their pro franchises since Rae Carruth put his baby momma on the PUP (Permanently Unable to Perform) list.


Whenever a story about a Charlotte sports franchise pops up on fark, some asshat always has to bring up Rae Carruth. We remember him too. Thanks again.
 
2013-12-22 09:20:08 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: [img0.etsystatic.com image 570x386]


That is EXACTLY the same thing I thought of! Now I want a 40!
 
2013-12-22 10:03:33 PM

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: A bee giving birth to a basketball. How quaint.


I was thinking more along the lines of shiatting out a basketball. Trying to be cute and menacing at the same time usually ends up with you looking constipated and impotent.
 
2013-12-22 10:07:54 PM
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The secondary logo looks like the ass-end of an earwig.
 
2013-12-22 11:33:47 PM

FlyingJ: devilskware Nice trolling  kdawg7736!

No, i doubt he's trolling...Larry Byrd warned the NBA he'd retire if they expanded by too many franchises, he thought it would fark up the gameplay

great read:
http://www.charlottemagazine.com/Charlotte-Magazine/November-2013/Th e- Place-Went-Nuts-Oral-History/


Yeah it was the expansion that made Bird retire, not his chronic injuries. Because he was worried about the play...so worried he came back to coach.

/once again for people who don't watch the NBA but still feel obligated to talk about how it sucks compared to the good old days...the NBA is better now than it has ever been. If you actually paid attention to it other than to say dumb shiat like "expansion made Larry Bird retire" or "the NBA hasn't been good since the [insert decade]", you'd know that.
 
2013-12-23 12:04:57 AM
Looks cool, modern, yeah, I approve, they can rename the team midseason?
 
2013-12-23 12:12:37 AM

js34603: FlyingJ: devilskware Nice trolling  kdawg7736!

No, i doubt he's trolling...Larry Byrd warned the NBA he'd retire if they expanded by too many franchises, he thought it would fark up the gameplay

great read:
http://www.charlottemagazine.com/Charlotte-Magazine/November-2013/Th e- Place-Went-Nuts-Oral-History/

Yeah it was the expansion that made Bird retire, not his chronic injuries. Because he was worried about the play...so worried he came back to coach.

/once again for people who don't watch the NBA but still feel obligated to talk about how it sucks compared to the good old days...the NBA is better now than it has ever been. If you actually paid attention to it other than to say dumb shiat like "expansion made Larry Bird retire" or "the NBA hasn't been good since the [insert decade]", you'd know that.


I live in St. Louis which the NBA keeps trying to pretend doesn't exist after the Hawks moved out (we get a few exhibition games every now and then though). Few people follow it here and the ones that do are just bandwagon fans, that's why I could never get into the NBA. I only follow it casually. As Frank Constanza once said "they don't want me, I don't want them!".

That being said, the logo isn't too bad. It's kind of modern but still a nod to the past. And I'm really glad that the Hornets are back in Charlotte. The New Orleans Hornets never made any sense to me and apparently it didn't to Benson either. And yes, I actually like the Pelicans, the color scheme and logo help make up for the cheesy sounding name.
 
2013-12-23 01:02:20 AM

Igor Jakovsky: Palmer Eldritch: I'm thoroughly in favor of this. Bobcats was one of the dumbest names in all of pro sports.

Pelicans


Manny, look at the pelican fly!

C'mon, pelican!
 
2013-12-23 01:03:08 AM

SDRR: maniacalclown: I, for one, am a big fan of the Pelicans' name.

My vote for worst name in professional sports would be Real Salt Lake.

I thought you said professional sport? STOP LIKING THINGS I DON'T LIKE!!!


/ftfy
 
2013-12-23 01:21:45 AM

Richard Roma: Igor Jakovsky: Palmer Eldritch: I'm thoroughly in favor of this. Bobcats was one of the dumbest names in all of pro sports.

Pelicans

Lame, yes, but anything is better than Wildcat/Jaguar/Panther/Bobcat/Cougar/Puma/Whatever.


You need less of this:

3.bp.blogspot.com

And more of this:

th05.deviantart.net

BTW, if there's no limit to how many times a team can change mascots, how long before 1) they're doing it every year to keep merch sales up, and 2) they're the Charlotte Boas?
 
2013-12-23 01:44:33 AM

Mrtraveler01: I live in St. Louis which the NBA keeps trying to pretend doesn't exist after the Hawks moved out (we get a few exhibition games every now and then though). Few people follow it here and the ones that do are just bandwagon fans, that's why I could never get into the NBA. I only follow it casually. As Frank Constanza once said "they don't want me, I don't want them!".


Hell, St. Louis is making as much money off the NBA as any actual team, if not moreso.

/check out the Spirits of St. Louis deal
//they get a cut of the broadcasting deals
///at the time, it was nothing; now they're getting millions annually without having to do anything.
////NBA is trying to end that with a settlement now
 
2013-12-23 04:22:00 AM

Palmer Eldritch: maniacalclown: My vote for worst name in professional sports would be Real Salt Lake.

They're just following the proud Utahn tradition of having sports teams named after things they don't have in Utah. See also: Utah Jazz.


Would be funny if they had went with the Utah Bees.

/Lakers should change their name too.
 
2013-12-23 06:30:35 AM
Still can't see why my suggestion of the Charlotte Africanized Bee-Ballers was rejected.

/Go swarm
 
2013-12-23 06:36:45 AM
Things were better when hornets ran everything.
 
2013-12-23 08:33:35 AM
I like the name Hornets.
I even liked their old logo. It was kinda fun.

This looks like the logo to a new Mothra movie.
Is it shiatting out a basketball?
Is the basketball abdomen shiatting out the stinger?
It just looks all wrong.
 
2013-12-23 11:49:02 AM
js34603 Yeah it was the expansion that made Bird retire, not his chronic injuries

I didn't say I BELIEVED him, he also hid his a-fib...but it does make for a brilliant cover story.  As for 'quality of play' for example, there's a great section in 'On Thin Ice' a book about the 70's NY Rangers where the Rangers go see a Moscow Dynamo exhibition game & come away going "if Communism ever goes away 100 players (in the NHL) are out of a job"
 
2013-12-23 03:29:58 PM

fickenchucker: You know how I know the sport is 2nd-tier at best?  Many of the logos have a friggin' basketball in them, as if people need a clue as to what the logo is all about.

The hornet would look better with less fairy-like wings and the "I'm shiatting a basketball" vibe.


Holy balls. I didn't realize 21 of the logos did. Dang.

/4 NFL teams reference a ball or helmet
/13 MLB teams reference a ball, bat, or diamond (bases)
/5 or 6 NHL teams reference a puck or stick; not sure about Carolina
/4 MLS teams reference a ball, tying it with the NFL as a 1st-tier league, right?
 
2013-12-23 04:40:31 PM
A) Better logos do reference the sport, although subtler is better.
B) Man, I'd never noticed the basketball in the old Hornets' logo (not that I looked closely).
C) The basketball is just the abdomen of the Hornet.
D) Larry Bird threatening to retire due to expansion is laughable.
 
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