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#13 Sapper

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:15 PM

The real question is who starts the 'Bring back the Roar 2024' campaign tomorrow? 



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:15 PM

The one takeaway from a franchise of awful teams and front office ineptitude...there's a couple of pieces here now. Have a couple strong offseasons in a row, coupled with LBJ/Wade getting older and the East could become up for grabs barring a new superstar coming to the conference. 

 

As shitty as it seems from a fan perspective, I'll be more of a fan of the Hornets than the Bobcats. It's not something I can explain and fans who have stuck by the Bobcats have their right to complain about people like me. Since Jordan retired, I never had an NBA team and enjoyed players/the league as a whole much more than the Charlotte franchise. It's why I'm usually found in threads about building a team/contender or the league in general as opposed to actual game threads. Hopefully that will be changing from here on out. Looking forward to the Hornets. 



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:17 PM

I think one thing people forgot about this whole "rebrand" thing was that the name wasn't changed to appease fans and sell more tickets. It wasn't done in the name of nostalgia. I honestly think that the team has been such a disaster since it's arrival Jordan had to change the name. He needed a fresh start. The team has been a joke for 70% of the time it's been in the NBA. Not to mention the negative association with the former owner. 

 

Oh well, it's been real Bobcats. Cheers to a fresh new start. Really excited about the future of this team. 



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:23 PM

Never gave to shits about the Bobcats and thought Rufus was a Some kind of mangy dog/cat that just needed to be taken out back and shot. I have no love loss with the extinction of this team symbol. It's funny how I never gave two shits about this team until the Hornets were officially coming back.

I only started getting behind the team once I bought season tickets for the Hornets and actually like the players on the team. I grew up in love with the Hornets. Didn't give two shits about the Bulls. Yes, MJ was awesome and all that but they didn't hold anything to my Hornets. I don't care how many more championships they won. My first pair of athlete endorsed shoes were Larry Johnson's. Feels like finally something that was taken from me has been brought back and I can rekindle my love for it and at the same time relive some happy times from my childhood. of course I have a new pair of Larry Johnson's just waiting for next season.

The Hornets are back!!!! A smile is brought to my face just saying those words!!!

Hopefully Rufus gets hit by a car while leaving the stadium. Would be the perfect ending to that bastard of misery!!!

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:26 PM

Rest in Peace?

More like burn in basketball hell.

 

Haha. 

 

I am being 110% honest here: I can without a shadow of ANY doubt say that I was never a real bobcats fan. They didn't do it for me and they NEVER became an extension of me. I think in the 10 years they were here, I had one bobcats shirt that I only got it because my ex gf's dad bought it for me in 2005. 

 

I think...eh I know the way the Hornets were taken from me had something to do with my resentment of the bobcats. It subsided after the years, and I can say that I did support them for the most part, I did enjoy going to the games, but they were NEVER my team. They were the home team in my home town so I supported them but I didn't feel the same way after a W/L like I feel after a Panthers or UNC win/loss. Not to mention the complete joke the team generally was, from awful draft picks to 7 win seasons, made it frustrating and very discouraging to invest time, money, and mental energy in them.

 

 It also got under my skin a little bit when people I'm friends with now that aren't originally from Charlotte (mostly from NY and the NE) never understood what the Hornets meant to people from Charlotte. I've always told them that the name was a big deal to people from here. They can't comprehend it and that's fine.  



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:47 PM

I was at the very first Hornets' game and I was at the very last Hornets' game in Charlotte.  Inbetween, there were nights where I could not communicate with the guy next to me inside the Hive because the noise was so deafening.  It was like the NBA version of Cameron Indoor or the old Charmichael I would guess.

I attended multiple games over the last ten years (none in the last 3) and literally sat with my feet on the hardwood at the Cablebox and it was an absolute snooze-fest.  The whole persona only made me feel sadly nostalgic about yester-year.

I have watched more games this year on TV than I ever have before and I will be there opening night to cheer on my team.  My hometown team.  My favorite NBA team.

Bobcats...it was a good year and I thank you for it, but good riddance.

 

Bring on the Buzz.



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:56 PM

 It was like the NBA version of Cameron Indoor 

 

 

You mean there were 4 thousand Asians yelling obscenities at the other team? 



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 10:00 PM

You mean there were 4 thousand Asians yelling obscenities at the other team? 

 

Actually, yes.

 

Yes there were.

 

And 20,000 others of different race/color and creed yelling with them 365 games in a row.
 



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 10:04 PM

Actually, yes.

 

Yes there were.

 

And 20,000 others of different race/color and creed yelling with them 365 games in a row.
 

 

Glad you're excited about the Hornets coming home (as am I) but comparing a once state of the art, professional basketball cathedral to a glorified high school gym with no working AC is a little less than flattering. 

 

You are right though about the energy at TWC regarding the bobcats. I go to about 4 games a year and we usually sit where ever we want and it's pretty tame. That bobcats dj schtick has got to go. 



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 10:09 PM

Glad you're excited about the Hornets coming home (as am I) but comparing a once state of the art, professional basketball cathedral to a glorified high school gym with no working AC is a little less than flattering. 

 

You are right though about the energy at TWC regarding the bobcats. I go to about 4 games a year and we usually sit where ever we want and it's pretty tame. That bobcats dj schtick has got to go. 

 

I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me.
 



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 10:19 PM

I'll miss them. but not really.

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 10:21 PM

I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me.
 

 

To my shame, I actually get that reference :(