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Charlotte Hornets Bobcats Rebrand Rename

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#25 Blitzkrieg Panther

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

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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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:04 PM

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.


Couldn't have said it better!!!

Changing the outlook to a different brands gives us the fresh start that we so desperately need!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

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!!!


Thank you John for Giving this movement the flame that it needed! Swarming the hive was truly epic, and anyone that witnessed it first hand knows how passionate the city is about IT"S HISTORIC NAME!!!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:11 PM

I would like the Hornets name back. That being said, it would hardly make anyone come to the games. You're kidding yourself if you think a name change is going to sell out games to one of the worst teams of all time.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:08 PM

not selling out the arena but an extra 500 fans a game is like a 15% increase over average attendance.....the sad part is these numbers aren't exaggerated....

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:36 PM

Watching the Bobcats vs. Raptors game. Young Jeezy was there wearing a Hornets hat.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:36 AM

where were all these rabid and passionate hornets fans the last two years they were in Charlotte?

anyone that was there for the shameful exit should never want to be associated with that mess.

yall could have ponied up the $ for shinn to build a new arena and saved the hornets yourselves.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:38 AM

They werent into NBA basketball at that time. It was "the NBA is worse than college bball" and "we voted no to the arena and he built it anyway". Now folks want to come in the 9th inning and change the game up. I keep hearing attendance record, selling more snapback hats, yada, yada. But the Hornets nostalgists never explain how a rebrand to a pitiful Hornets franchise is gonna make our players play better and our front office manage wiser? How is our team dressed in purple and teal going to make MJ a better owner? Can the Hornets nostalgists give an example of a successful NBA rebrand of a team that had made a playoff and didnt move over the last 50 years?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

[B]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. [\B]

This.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:49 AM

They werent into NBA basketball at that time. It was "the NBA is worse than college bball" and "we voted no to the arena and he built it anyway". Now folks want to come in the 9th inning and change the game up. I keep hearing attendance record, selling more snapback hats, yada, yada. But the Hornets nostalgists never explain how a rebrand to a pitiful Hornets franchise is gonna make our players play better and our front office manage wiser? How is our team dressed in purple and teal going to make MJ a better owner? Can the Hornets nostalgists give an example of a successful NBA rebrand of a team that had made a playoff and didnt move over the last 50 years?


Who said that?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:27 AM

Who said that?


No one!

Fans of the re-brand realize it won't help improve the play on or off the court, we would just rather wear our teal and purple again, because that was, and in many ways still is Charlotte's team.

The Bobcats never took off because 1. They haven't won and 2. In their infancy, the time when they could best make their impression on the Charlotte market to show that this was not a Shinn-esque regime, they failed to do so.

If rumors are true, there's a good chance the Hornets brand could be available. Why not take the opportunity, after what will be far and away the worst season in franchise history, to truly have a fresh start?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:34 AM

The inception of the Bobcats as an organization could not have been handled any more poorly than it was. From the stadium to CSET to the draft picks and ticket pricing, it was an F across the board. There is no loyalty to that team or that name in this city. It would mean nothing to scrap that name completely and any rid the city of any semblence of the total clusterfvck that was Bob Johnson and the first 6 years of this franchise.

Just from a marketing standpoint it would be a boon to bring the Hornets name back. That's reason enough alone.