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Giving us our Name back will affect the connection that the fans feel with this team, It would restore the atmosphere at the arena (SHOULD STILL BE THE HIVE). This historical team name bleeds the determination and free will that Charlotte area locals have, as well as pays tribute to those that helped make this Country free. At this point the NAME WILL BE AVAILABLE according to multiple sources since NEW ORLEANS doesn't want that name since it doesn't connect with their community.
IT will affect play at home games when you have win ravenous fans completely pumped like we used to be, and even before we were winning we were crazy in love with our Hornets. The costs would be surpassed in the first year with ticket, merchandise, as well as the publicity that the nostalgia affect would have. Just the initial burst of sales would surpass the costs and make the team a profit. It pumps up the the players since they will notice the fans energy and that in itself would be worth a few wins itself. It would turn into one of the toughest arenas to play in and it would truly be the HIVE again. Also there are two hornets nests on the Charlotte city emblem.

I was following the other threads were some arguing was going on but in light of New Orleans announcing a rebrand is a must, and the strong showing the we BEElievers showed on Friday night, Is anyone else pumped as much as I am about buying 2013 Charlotte Hornets Tickets!!!

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I wanted to comment on the thread about this, but it was locked in addition here is a few links to update this topic

http://www.wbtv.com/story/17299318/fans-push-to-bring-hornets-name-back-to-charlotte#.T3cl7cdNDQU.facebook

http://www.nola.com/hornets/index.ssf/2012/03/league_reportedly_considering.html

http://vimeo.com/39531176
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I signed the petition that John posted from facebook. If you haven't you should go check it out.

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[size=4][u][i][b]I am completely happy with whatever name the team is[/b][/i][/u][/size]..but if jordan is bleeding money like he says he is..a rebrand might be in his best interest financially. The cost to switch will be made back quickly.

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[quote name='JerryRich4Pres' timestamp='1333299256' post='1712476']
[size=4][u][i][b]I am completely happy with whatever name the team is[/b][/i][/u][/size]..but if jordan is bleeding money like he says he is..a rebrand might be in his best interest financially. The cost to switch will be made back quickly.
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If the team was renamed the Hornets, attendance would double and the city would go bonkers for the franchise. Period.

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[quote name='Blitzkrieg Panther' timestamp='1333297385' post='1712448']
I wanted to comment on the thread about this, but it was locked in addition here is a few links to update this topic

[url="http://www.wbtv.com/story/17299318/fans-push-to-bring-hornets-name-back-to-charlotte#.T3cl7cdNDQU.facebook"]http://www.wbtv.com/...cdNDQU.facebook[/url]

[url="http://www.nola.com/hornets/index.ssf/2012/03/league_reportedly_considering.html"]http://www.nola.com/...onsidering.html[/url]

[media]http://vimeo.com/39531176[/media]
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fuging awesome! I'm gonna go look for my Scott Burrell jersey hidden in my parents attic somewhere.

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[quote name='MrTouchdown' timestamp='1333299328' post='1712477']
If the team was renamed the Hornets, attendance would double and the city would go bonkers for the franchise. Period.
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Yeah I agree...all the marketing and promotional potential would be insane. Merch sales would sky rocket..
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article from the CO today

[url="http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/03/31/3141665/charlotte-hornets-began-with.html"]http://www.charlotte...began-with.html[/url]

By the way, the Bobcats lost their 7th straight last night. Pretty sure most people in the Charlotte area weren't even aware they were playing.

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[quote name='JerryRich4Pres' timestamp='1333299617' post='1712484']
Merch sales would sky rocket..
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Old school Hornets stuff, like those snap back hats, already outsale Bobcats gear.

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Exactly The merch sales would sky rocket, and the atmosphere would electric. It actually may serve as the best money spent for the franchise considering 10 mill isn't as much as a max contract for likes of the nba's elite. I am personally excited about it and if I don't get season tickets I know I will buy atleast a dozen pairs or so a season, and I live in Mooresville....One of those commuters :) Mr. TD I agree with everything you have stated in this thread as well as the one that was locked. Bring back the Buzz!!! Mullens is a great prospect and one of the core pieces that should be worked with because at worst he would still be in a great 8 man rotation. And he would look good next to Anthony Davis.

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[quote name='Blitzkrieg Panther' timestamp='1333300467' post='1712508']
Exactly The merch sales would sky rocket, and the atmosphere would electric. It actually may serve as the best money spent for the franchise considering 10 mill isn't as much as a max contract for likes of the nba's elite. I am personally excited about it and if I don't get season tickets I know I will buy atleast a dozen pairs or so a season, and I live in Mooresville....One of those commuters :) Mr. TD I agree with everything you have stated in this thread as well as the one that was locked. Bring back the Buzz!!! Mullens is a great prospect and one of the core pieces that should be worked with because at worst he would still be in a great 8 man rotation. And he would look good next to Anthony Davis.
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Mullens is a good prospect.

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This isn't going to happen. Atleast anytime soon. Rebranding would cost hundreds of millions that the Bobcats do not have. We will be stuck with the crappy Bobcats for a long time. But all that matters to me is the product that is on the court. If we have a good team I wouldnt care if we were called the penis'

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[quote name='BigFurryKittyMan' timestamp='1333302228' post='1712537']
This isn't going to happen. Atleast anytime soon. Rebranding would cost hundreds of millions that the Bobcats do not have. We will be stuck with the crappy Bobcats for a long time. But all that matters to me is the product that is on the court. If we have a good team I wouldnt care if we were called the penis'
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I want us to be a better team as well, I just prefer the name that we originally had. Again, it would be weird to see the Baltimore Browns vs. the Cleveland Rockers(or whatever name they found).

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Waits for KT to express his disgust and how wonderful Bob Johnson is...

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waits for Charlotte fans to point out how loyal they were 20 years ago, but havent been since...

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Please give us the name back!!!!
Hornets forever.
Give us our jerseys back too.

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[quote name='carolina-chuck' timestamp='1333311382' post='1712704']
Please give us the name back!!!!
Hornets forever.
Give us our jerseys back too.
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Amen Brother preach it!

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[quote name='BigFurryKittyMan' timestamp='1333302228' post='1712537'] This isn't going to happen. Atleast anytime soon. Rebranding would cost hundreds of millions that the Bobcats do not have. We will be stuck with the crappy Bobcats for a long time. But all that matters to me is the product that is on the court. If we have a good team I wouldnt care if we were called the penis' [/quote]

Ha, first the cost of a rebrand was "$3-$5 Million". By the end of the first week of our little Movement, somehow the cost had skyrocketed to "$5-$10 Million" (inflation, I guess ;) ). Now it's hundreds of millions?!? Let's agree that it doesn't cost more than the franchise's total value to change the colors on some tank tops and stationary.

Whatever the cost, it'd be worth it. Couple it with a few solid years of Cho-ball, a total eradication of the buddy-buddy cronyism that's reduced our front office/coaching staff to some sort of twisted 'Daddy Day Care', and some homerun lottery picks, and we're having an entirely different discussion in 2-3 years. We wouldn't be talking about 'Owning Tomorrow'. We'd be owning Wednesday, the month of May, and the rest of the motherlovin' calendar. This city would BELONG to the Hornets. And for the first time in a long time, this city would be proud it did.

Lots and lots of things have to start going right for this franchise to turn itself around; anyone can see that. A lot of those things are up to the whims of the fates...but one isn't...

MAKE THE CHANGE, MIKE!!!
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Michael Jordan would be a folk hero
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Rumors floating around on new orlean's board about possible rebrands...

[url="http://www.hornetsreport.com/HRForums/showthread.php?69291-SI-thinks-a-rebrand-is-on-the-way/page6"]http://www.hornetsreport.com/HRForums/showthread.php?69291-SI-thinks-a-rebrand-is-on-the-way/page6[/url]

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Since this story broke, I contacted a relative that has worked with the team since it moved here, about the possiblity of a rebrand and what rumblings that might be going on inside the office. I was told that names are being floated around amongst many of the workers and most of them are what people are giving up on this site. Jazz is the front runner but it sort of a dream more than a reality. I propsed both Krewe and Brass, and was told that they are favorites throughout followed by Voodoo, Creoles, Breakers and Pelicans.

An idea was floated to get the name VooDoo from the AFL team and the (Hornets) would cover the cost for a rebrand next year and the football team would become the Breakers. I kinda' liked this idea. My cousin told me that people have become less apprehensive about doing away with the Hornets name since the majority of the workers are local and would like to see the new team name tied into the city. I was told that they all pretty much had to walk on eggshells under the former regime (Shinn) and many weren't too keen on the uniform update a few years ago since like many of us has said, it looked too much like the old Charlotte uniforms.

Although nothing is official, they believe that a change is imminent and most of them love Hugo and the effort that they have put into making the team more NOLA, it's just that "starting fresh" seems to be the ultimate goal and theme floating through the office at this point. And the majority is on board and looking forward to it! With that being said, I took the liberty of forwarding my cousin the concepts that I have created and posted here on the site.

People are in love with the Krewe!

I asked if there was any way that my designs could fall into say Monty, Dell or some higher up's hands, but was told that it's possible but there are channels to go through. They will work on it. I'm just afraid of the league getting ahold of my designs and me not getting any compensation for them! Not to say that I wouldn't be proud or anything. Just dissapointed! Either way, that's about all that I can offer on the subject from an inside POV.
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That Bobby Phills jersey hanging in the rafters in NO belongs here, so does Hugo! To me the NBA should set things right and not charge either franchise to make the changes. When you don't listen to your customer is when you FAIL.

When the NBA left Seattle the "SuperSonics" name stayed. Letting Shinn take the "Hornets" name was a big mistake and a slap in the face to the market. Giving a city back their team would be a good apology.

Oh I forgot, we're soooooo lucky we even got an NBA team again! If this team doesn't listen to their customer history will repeat itself.

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I think it'd be cool to get the name back, but it is certainly not going to make me buy tickets to see a shitty product.

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[quote name='Tensor' timestamp='1333377343' post='1713479']
I think it'd be cool to get the name back, but it is certainly not going to make me buy tickets to see a shitty product.
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Well then hopefully both can happen and please the market and fans from both the business and win side of things. Win win win win win

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[quote name='King Taharqa' timestamp='1333310619' post='1712693']
waits for Charlotte fans to point out how loyal they were 20 years ago, but havent been since...
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That's because the Hornets were a good team 20 years ago....something that your great Bob Johnson or Michael Jordan have yet to do. The Bobcats have sucked every year.

Hornets...14 years in Charlotte and 7 playoff appearances
Bobcats...8 years in Charlotte and 1 playoff appearance...and now the worst team in maybe the history of the NBA

This team has screwed up every trade, draft pick, etc that they have had. Combo of Johnson/Jordan has proven to be pathetic at best.

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The energy pumped into the fans at home games would help the home court advantage, and with us having Portlands First Round pick as well A rebrad with two top ten draft picks goes a long way to helping refresh the fanbase with OUR name and great prospects!

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