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(Twitter)   For the first time in Charlotte Hornets history they have started the season 3-0. They became a franchise in 1988   (twitter.com) divider line
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2021-10-24 8:22:04 PM  
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2021-10-24 9:29:20 PM  
All well and good, but is it ok if I'm still nostalgic for the days of Dell Curry, Kendall Gill, Might Bogues, Kelly Tripucka, Rex Chapman, etc?  They may have been mostly losers, but they were fun losers.

Having said that, the current team rates pretty high on the fun-to-watch scale.  LaMelo looks like a great guy to play ball with.
 
2021-10-24 11:02:40 PM  
I looked at the +330 moneyline earlier today and thought it looked too good to pass up.

So then I forgot all about it.
 
2021-10-25 12:02:36 AM  
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I never had one, but Charlotte was my favorite team on NBA Jam for the SNES.
 
2021-10-25 12:17:29 AM  
Grandmama and Zo
 
2021-10-25 12:21:53 AM  
I still can't believe they lost by more points then they scored during the preseason.
 
2021-10-25 1:08:29 AM  

TheJoe03: I still can't believe they lost by more points then they scored during the preseason.


Didn't they do that in the playoffs a few years ago? I seem to remember the Nuggets beating them by like 125-59 or something.
 
2021-10-25 1:13:05 AM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: TheJoe03: I still can't believe they lost by more points then they scored during the preseason.

Didn't they do that in the playoffs a few years ago? I seem to remember the Nuggets beating them by like 125-59 or something.


The New Orleans Hornets? Not sure but if true that's so much worse, sheeeesh.
 
2021-10-25 1:28:07 AM  

TheJoe03: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: TheJoe03: I still can't believe they lost by more points then they scored during the preseason.

Didn't they do that in the playoffs a few years ago? I seem to remember the Nuggets beating them by like 125-59 or something.

The New Orleans Hornets? Not sure but if true that's so much worse, sheeeesh.


My bad. 122-63 in the 2009 playoffs.  Not quite doubled but it should have been.
 
2021-10-25 1:50:28 AM  
Ya, there is quite a buzz about it.
 
2021-10-25 2:08:42 AM  
My Indiana Pacers were up by 20+ points and found a way to lose to the Charlotte Hornets Bobcats Hornets.
 
2021-10-25 2:39:01 AM  
Hmm. Both the Bulls and the hornets are 3-0, what di they have in common? They both have a Ball.
 
2021-10-25 2:52:55 AM  

The_Sponge: [Fark user image 425x519]

I never had one, but Charlotte was my favorite team on NBA Jam for the SNES.


99% sure my cousin's kid had that jacket. (Probably helps that they grew up in Gaston County.)
 
2021-10-25 3:51:47 AM  
If you assume they're an average team playing .500 ball, there's about a 1.3% chance they go 32 years and never start 3-0.  So this is about as noteworthy as a batter hitting a triple in a baseball game.
 
2021-10-25 7:36:32 AM  

The_Sponge: [Fark user image image 425x519]

I never had one, but Charlotte was my favorite team on NBA Jam for the SNES.


Yup. Zo and LJ quietly ruled.
 
2021-10-25 8:12:52 AM  
True fact:  in the late 80s and early 90s, every new team was required by law to choose purple or teal.  Amazingly, the Miami Heat escaped this law..
 
2021-10-25 8:52:42 AM  

ongbok: Hmm. Both the Bulls and the hornets are 3-0, what di they have in common? They both have a Ball.


You know who else had a ball?
 
2021-10-25 8:54:33 AM  

The_Sponge: [Fark user image 425x519]

I never had one, but Charlotte was my favorite team on NBA Jam for the SNES.


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These shirts were key in my seventh grade class.  You had to have at least one shirt with the mascot coming through the front.

I will also accept the aforementioned starter jackets, which the winter coats were so expensive that I had to save up 75 dollars so I could pay half the cost before my parents would agree to get me one.
 
2021-10-25 8:55:24 AM  
So, did the current Charlotte Bobcat-Hornets "inherit" the Pelicans' records from when they were in Charlotte, like the Cleveland Browns?
 
2021-10-25 10:05:02 AM  

Rapmaster2000: True fact:  in the late 80s and early 90s, every new team was required by law to choose purple or teal.  Amazingly, the Miami Heat escaped this law..


It's eerie to think that just about every expansion team in the big 4 leagues in that era had one or both of those colors:

-Hornets (NBA)
-Sharks (NHL)
-Marlins (MLB)
-Jaguars (NFL)
-Panthers (NFL)
-Ducks (NHL)
-Grizzlies (NBA)
-Raptors (NBA)
-Diamondbacks (MLB)
-Rockies (MLB)

Regarding MLB unis, the 00's had a temporary fetish for the black backdrop - the Reds, Mets, Royals, despite not having black as a main or even secondary color, started rocking black hats and black outlines around the numbers.
 
2021-10-25 10:27:08 AM  

Arkanaut: So, did the current Charlotte Bobcat-Hornets "inherit" the Pelicans' records from when they were in Charlotte, like the Cleveland Browns?


Yes. All records from their time in Charlotte are historically considered to belong to the Bobcat-Hornets, while records in New Orleans belong to the Pelicans.
 
2021-10-25 11:47:08 AM  

JAGChem82: Regarding MLB unis, the 00's had a temporary fetish for the black backdrop


The Jays did that for a while too.  I absolutely hated those uniforms.  I was so happy when they went back to the original design.
 
2021-10-25 1:19:46 PM  

RubiconBeer: If you assume they're an average team playing .500 ball, there's about a 1.3% chance they go 32 years and never start 3-0.  So this is about as noteworthy as a batter hitting a triple in a baseball game.


Except it happened over 32 years, which is relevant. These percentage comparisons to every day events is pointless.
 
2021-10-25 10:52:23 PM  

JuicePats: RubiconBeer: If you assume they're an average team playing .500 ball, there's about a 1.3% chance they go 32 years and never start 3-0.  So this is about as noteworthy as a batter hitting a triple in a baseball game.

Except it happened over 32 years, which is relevant. These percentage comparisons to every day events is pointless.


The point is this is not a particularly unusual event.  Looking closer they're a .440 lifetime winning percentage.  The chance they'd go 32 years without winning their first three games is 5%.  Not likely but not noteworthy.

I guess it's sort of a fun fact but I'm a Phillies fan, so my threshold for long-term sporting futility is pretty high.
 
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