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Bobcats Rebrand Update Thread (Real Charlotte Fans-Censorship Free Edition)

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Just a catchall for any updates regarding our Bobcats and the possible rebrand to Hornets. Post your updates here. Go Bobcats (future Charlotte Hornets)!
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This is a legitimate topic about the bobcats. Its all over the news. I don't think it should be locked.
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TY sir zod.

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KT locked it because he does not agree with the rebranding.
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Zod, my other thread was a legitimate topic and it was locked. Why dont you allow that type of disrespect/disloyalty towards the Panthers? Why censor that. I think we both know why. Besides the Bobs nor NBA have mentioned 0 about rebrands and the Hornets are still the Hornets, so these threads are basicsally 4-5 non fans spamming our board with speculation. Let them make their own site/ forum for their agenda instead of piggybacking off ours. Take that Hornet bs to a Hornet board.
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If bobcats do rebrand to hornets are there even people waiting/welling to buy season tickets to hornets that refused to buy tickets to bobcats games? Think for the bobcats to even consider rebranding there need be solid proof that'll it would bring in lots more fans, petition,pleaing,begging,wishing, talking about it on forums may not be enough.

Just my opinion.

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[quote name='King Taharqa' timestamp='1334585961' post='1731420']
Zod, my other thread was a legitimate topic and it was locked. Why dont you allow that type of disrespect/disloyalty towards the Panthers? Why censor that. I think we both know why. Besides the Bobs nor NBA have mentioned 0 about rebrands and the Hornets are still the Hornets, so these threads are basicsally 4-5 non fans spamming our board with speculation. Let them make their own site/ forum for their agenda instead of piggybacking off ours. Take that Hornet bs to a Hornet board.
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He sees what you did for exactly what it was.....you don't agree with rebranding the Bobcats, so you tried to stop any discussion of it.

It is a real topic impacting the Bobcats....all over the news. There is a REAL rebranding effort with Charlotte....that is being covered by the media.

To not allow discussing this is nothing but attempted censorship on your part.

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If it just only 4-5 fans talking about rebrand then why does it bother you so much? Just ignore it
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No I wanted to see if he would allow that type of disrespect towards a losing team like the Panthers. I got my answer. I didnt stop any discussions til he did. But its all G. As long as people know Zod and the Huddle dont condone this for any other Carolina team my point was proven. Only the Bobs are allowed the gentrification talk.

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thats somthing a 10year old would do lol

Carolina Panthers have support of fans Bobcats struggling since they enter the league,,, rebrand topic was you throwing a tantrum fit

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[quote name='King Taharqa' timestamp='1334587060' post='1731448']
No I wanted to see if he would allow that type of disrespect towards a losing team like the Panthers. I got my answer. I didnt stop any discussions til he did. But its all G. As long as people know Zod and the Huddle dont condone this for any other Carolina team my point was proven. Only the Bobs are allowed the gentrification talk.
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Is that really what happened or were you just pouting?


By using adult logic and taking into consideration the current events happening in the REAL WORLD:

Bobcats rebranding thread >> Legitimate
Panthers rebranding thread >> stupid

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Why is rebranding from the Panthers stupid? Cuz this is a Panther board full of homers? Everything I said about us losing, our bad merchandising, and lack of national visibility was true. People only want to gentrify and whitewash certain businesses, the Panthers apparently arent one of these teams. No matter how many losing seasons they post. Welcome to Charlotte where diehard sports fans are the bad guys, and the fairweather/casual fans are the stars/heroes of our market. LOL.

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I say they should change their name to the 'Charlotte Henderson raging elbows'
Then move the team to New Jersey.

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Diehard fans can't support a rebrand if it's for the good?

Not saying if rebrand will make us an auto succesful team, but if there is solid proof that it'll bring thousands more fans to games even during losing season, i see no reason why anyone would reject this. To have ful. support of the fans/city/state should be the ultimate goal.

I for one don't care if we rebrand or not. I'll like to see a succesful team, arena sold out every game, broadcast every games throughout the Carolina. I think this is possible even without rebranding, just bring talent to the hardwood all we need.

Hell move the to Raleigh for all i care. If Raleigh area support hockey team as well as they do, im sure they'll have no probs supporting NBA. Wouldn't we all love to see a succesful team?

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[quote name='King Taharqa' timestamp='1334588121' post='1731478']
Why is rebranding from the Panthers stupid? Cuz this is a Panther board full of homers? Everything I said about us losing, our bad merchandising, and lack of national visibility was true. People only want to gentrify and whitewash certain businesses, the Panthers apparently arent one of these teams. No matter how many losing seasons they post. Welcome to Charlotte where diehard sports fans are the bad guys, and the fairweather/casual fans are the stars/heroes of our market. LOL.
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This is ridiculous....even for you.

There is no talkd, effort, grassroots group working to rebrand the Panthers. However, even if you don't agree with it, there is a REAL effort in Charlotte to rebrand the Bobcats. There are petitions being signed....websites being made....etc.

Again, just because you don't agree with it and believe that it is an insult to the team....you CANNOT make it go away.

By refusing to discuss it, you are trying to censor REAL news concerning the Bobcats.

And....I am not for or against rebranding. I con't care what the colors, name, mascot for the team are. I would rather the team focus on infusing this franchise with talent....something that the current roster has zero of.

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[quote name='King Taharqa' timestamp='1334588121' post='1731478']
Why is rebranding from the Panthers stupid? Cuz this is a Panther board full of homers? Everything I said about us losing, our bad merchandising, and lack of national visibility was true. People only want to gentrify and whitewash certain businesses, the Panthers apparently arent one of these teams. No matter how many losing seasons they post. Welcome to Charlotte where diehard sports fans are the bad guys, and the fairweather/casual fans are the stars/heroes of our market. LOL.
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Reading your wildly off-base, belligerent, hate-filled posts was pretty amusing there for a while, King.

But this...this is just sad.

And more than a little frightening, if I may be frank.

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When there is a news story on television about the panther rebranding I think it would be fair game.


KT< you can;t expect a bobcats topic to be in the news and not be discussed here.
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Blah, blah, blah, Hornets, blah, blah, we want our name back, blah, blah, blah, its different for the Panthers!!! LMAO

You guys keep showcasing that disloyalty and bitterness. No one will ever mistake you as BOBCAT fans again.

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Zod, had it not been for forums like ours story might not have made the local news. Good to see you nip it in the bud before it could grow into that for the Panthers. I watch nbatv everyday and havent seen one story or clip on a Bobcats rebrand. Bobs havent made a single comment. But let the gentrification talk continue

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If threads should be locked for speculation alone; then this forum would be shutdown in the offseason.

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I haven't heard anything in the news about a 'rebranding' for the Bobcats.

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If changing the brand means the team stays then why would a true fan not support that?

The Bobcats are just sooooo generic. The mascot looks like an old matted teddy bear (not his fault, excellent performer). Look at how the Hornets were put together. Look how much detail was put into Hugo and the brand.

There is still a lot of pride in the [b]Charlotte[/b] Hornet brand in the area and very many fans would appreciate our nickname returning. If you've been to Charlotte you'll notice the hornets nests on our police cars and on our city buildings and we also have Hornets Nest Park. You can't ignore the history.

Bringing the nickname back would be one of the greatest marketing moves ever in the area period. I'm in full support. Keep our team! Ditch the name!

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To be honest, there have been multiple news stories about the rebrand movement on WCNC and WBTV..media in Charlotte, including beat writers and stations, have reached out to the 'Cats about the topic and have received "no comment" or "rebranding is pure speculation"..so the 'Cats have technically spoken about rebranding. The most recent comments by Fred Whitfield led one to believe they were not, NOT interested in the Hornets brand/logo, etc. Those comments have been posted in previous locked threads by Proudiddy.

So yes, this is a topic the Bobcats HAVE commented on and is a real story surrounding the Charlotte Bobcats.

I for one and neutral on the topic and am in favor for bettering the franchise. I want a sold out arena with a very competitive basketball team..and if that means blowing up the team to avoid the 8 seed in hopes of being a consistent contendor I'm for it..if that means expanding the video coverage to include both states, I'm for it..it that means changing the colors or logos making my old bobcats gear retro..im for it. if that means completely rebranding the team and making all of my bobcats gear obselete I am for it. I am for the betterment of CHARLOTTE PRO BASKETBALL.

BOOM BOOM CLAP!!!!! LETS GO CHARLOTTE!!!
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KT, I may be mistaken, but the falcons and hawks have plenty of room on their bandwagon....just sayin..

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Well, thank you for showing what it takes in your opinion to NOT be a fan. So, by your own account, you have now voided your Panthers fan card... Great thread. Thanks for playing. And if that's what it takes, I hope Zod locks every Panther thread you make in the future, considering you're not a fan, you're disloyal, you're disrespectful. Us Panther fans won't stand for non-fans spamming our board wah wah wah *sandy vagina*.

I've never seen a grown man act like such a baby, even on the internet.

There wouldn't be so much discussion about it if there wasn't interest in it. And they aren't going to discuss it on NBAtv because it's against league rules for those employed by the league to discuss it until the name is officially relinquished. Fans are not limited by those rules. We can't be fined for that. Local news can't be fined for that. ESPN can't be fined for that. And that's why all these people are discussing it and hyping it - they want change.

You locked the threads because your grip on Bob Johnson memories of non-glory and shame is slipping away with each and every post and every article. He did NOTHING for this city that any other owner wouldn't do. If Mike could've been the first owner I guarantee we'd be lightyears ahead of where we are now. BJ put us in a hole from the get-go. So comparing that situation to the Panthers is asinine. JR listens to fans, makes adjustments, and he doesn't alienate fans. The one time he did alienate us we went to a Superbowl two years later, and the next time we got Cam. What did Bob get us? Nazr Mohammed?

All this fuss and the hilarious thing is, the rebrand petition now has 4,000 signatures. You, PSC, and two other guys are the ONLY ones I've seen speaking out completely against the issue anywhere (that's including here, BP, ROF, and Twitter). You do the math.

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