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#31 jpniner

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:53 PM

As are The Supersonics...
But seriously, am I the only one who thinks New Orleans should change there name so we can go back to being the Charlotte Hornets?


not going to happen, unless they can get Jazz from Utah. Even then, it starts something the NBA Marketing people don't won't.

Think the Lakers would give up their name because Minnesota should have it and it fits them? the L.A. Lakers is a brand name that carries the NBA internationally, no way they lose it.



The Charlotte Air, I could live with it. better image than seeing Bob Johnsons face everytime Bobcats is mentioned.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:18 PM

lol @ the irrational hatred for Bob Johnson, who is still a minority owner of the team, and probably has first rights to buy the team if Jordan decides to sell.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:23 PM

How many letters did Jerry Richardson have to send out?

Hell, he won't even talk to the press.


Jerry Richardson hasn't called out people and bad mouthed the city. I don't think anyone expects him to be openly public. He does enough behind closed doors and has a very respectable and valued organization. The Bobcats are now on the rise and a change of ownership helped the cuase. The letters didn't mean the organization changed alot, but it showed he understands where the fans are coming from. Changing the name would be unfortunate now, (flight is kinda..idk WNBAish). But, ill support them no matter what, name change or not.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:27 PM

It was a marketing move. And apparently a pretty good one at that. He didn't even have to give anyone a prize or pay a dime.

Jerry Richardson got tremendous support from corporate Charlotte, to the point that it hurts the fanbase with BOA owning half the seats in the stadium and either sitting on the tickets or handing them out to employees that are transplants and other teams fans. This cushion given by local corporations also artificially inflates the price of tickets and drives the scalping market in Charlotte.

Bob Johnson...well he didn't do a little dance for everyone, so he's an uppity asshole douchebag.

#35 Matt Foley

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 02:33 PM

Hornets and Bobcats are both gay. Flight sounds like a soccer team.

The Charlotte Knights. Rename Bobcat Arena Jamelot. Or just call the court Jamelot Court. Keep the current colors. Put Sir (first name) on every player's jersey, instead of the usual last name. Knight merchandise would sell like crazy nationwide.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 03:37 PM

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Who could I possibly be threatening with that?

No. Its a statement. I would probably drop them like I did the Hornets the last 3 years they were here.

A name like Flight would be even more embarrassing than the Hornets.

Its become painfully obvious that the name change crowd really doesn't give a damn about the team or the fans.


If they change the name, it needs to be changed to something like the Charlotte Mooseknuckles.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 04:44 PM

To the "fans" that keep bringing up a name change....


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Posted 11 May 2010 - 05:39 PM

I don't particularly care about what they do about the name as long as the team stays in NC, but I find it hilarious how people dislike the Bobcats because it's supposedly named after the [former] owner, yet post stuff like this:

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. . .with Jordan's logo plastered all over the team logo.

C'mon, son!

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 06:36 PM

Why don't you quit being selfish and think about the core fanbase that has supported this team since day 1 and has bought a ton of merchandise?

So willing to spend other people's money and turn their fan apparel into a dishrag.

I think if they change the name at this point, its gonna leave the same bad taste in my mouth that Shinn did with his mishandling of the Hornets.

They change the name, and I will probably no longer continue to support them.


That is pretty weak dude...


Anyway, this is the same ole theme in a different thread....There are a handful of people who are still sniffing BJ's jock. They cant appreciate what MJ, the new owner, is trying to do without reminding us of how "lucky" we were to have had BJ. I dont think that any of these people will ever change their narrow minds.

Point is, yes it would suck for anyone who bought Bobcats apparel, and I sympathize with that (but people have made worse fan apparel purchases, see below), but MJ has been trying to change the image of the bobcats, and have the entire CITY (or states, NC/SC) embrace an NBA franchise. This means if the majority of the public wants a name change, he should do it, period.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 06:39 PM

I think, for this franchise, the fail of the decade was naming the team the BOBcats ...after his ego, which took precedence over what the fans wanted. Doomed from the start.


Definitely the biggest fail for the Bobs has been Felton, May, passing on CP3, AMMO, and Diop. The cumulative losing effect caused by those transactions has caused more damage to the Bobs than their name.

The team name is fine. People just hate the name because in the first few years and BJ's last hoorah in town, he was a total douche. In between, he did do what it took to put a competitive team on the court.

As people forget who BJ is, the team name will no longer be an issue.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:06 PM

Yeah lets just poo all over the fans that have been there since season 1 for the fans that are going to bail on the team the first time they have another shitty season.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:08 PM

That is pretty weak dude...


Anyway, this is the same ole theme in a different thread....There are a handful of people who are still sniffing BJ's jock. They cant appreciate what MJ, the new owner, is trying to do without reminding us of how "lucky" we were to have had BJ. I dont think that any of these people will ever change their narrow minds.

Point is, yes it would suck for anyone who bought Bobcats apparel, and I sympathize with that (but people have made worse fan apparel purchases, see below), but MJ has been trying to change the image of the bobcats, and have the entire CITY (or states, NC/SC) embrace an NBA franchise. This means if the majority of the public wants a name change, he should do it, period.

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Its less weak than those that say they need a name change to support the team.

I don't think anyone's on Bob's jock, but the haters sure are swinging on his nuts, 2 months after he sold the team, dancing like fools as if he were banished from Charlotte for an eternity.

When he still owns part of the team, and you can bet he has a say so in the operations still as well.

They change the name to something like the flight, and I'm out. Its bullshit and embarrassing and I'd be ashamed to call myself a fan after that.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:35 PM

Charlotte Flight would be pretty embarrassing...

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 08:11 PM

am I the only one who thinks New Orleans should change there name so we can go back to being the Charlotte Hornets?


I'm down with that.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 08:41 PM

Hornets and Bobcats are both gay. Flight sounds like a soccer team.

The Charlotte Knights. Rename Bobcat Arena Jamelot. Or just call the court Jamelot Court. Keep the current colors. Put Sir (first name) on every player's jersey, instead of the usual last name. Knight merchandise would sell like crazy nationwide.


^ thats the best idea yet. Jamelot!! lmao:smilielol5: thats awesome


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