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


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#16 John Morgan

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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

#20 Sapper

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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.

#21 Panthers128

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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.

#22 rippadonn

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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!

#23 cdandi1

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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!!!

#24 Boner Champ

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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..

#25 Proudiddy

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

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.

#26 King Taharqa

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

And you guys with little faith are welcome to them. You're already on Benson and New Orleans nuts. Making us look weak and soft. GO BOBCATS!

#27 AggieLean.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:06 PM

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!!!

this.

#28 Jim Harbaugh

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:07 PM

The Hornets stabbed you in the back and left town for that shythole in the Bayou. Why would you want them back? You have a team, support it.

#29 4Corners

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:07 PM

Zod has spoken

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:08 PM

I want the Hornets name back but I don't have faith in it ever happening. I really think that it would give a temporary boost to the fan base if they did though. I grew up with my favorite NBA team being the Hornets, and I'd like for it to be that way now. Nostalgia is a powerful thing.


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