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


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#13 Tarheel31

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:05 AM

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

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:14 AM

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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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:24 AM

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.


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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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:27 AM

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.




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.

#17 Zod

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:34 AM

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.

#18 King Taharqa

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:38 AM

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.

#19 King Taharqa

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:43 AM

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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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

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

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

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

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:01 AM

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 Charlotte 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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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:32 AM

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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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:39 AM

KT, I may be mistaken, but the falcons and hawks have plenty of room on their bandwagon....just sayin..