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#25 Proudiddy

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:20 PM

I also figured the influence of people like Mayor Foxx, Dell, Muggsy, would at least have some impact on the final decision. Also, Steve Martin recently responded to some fans asking about the name change and his responses definitely leave the door open, if not infer, that it will happen.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

The performance is what counts, not the damn name.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

Doesn't surprise me and I'm fine with it.

A bunch of the research was gathered from current season ticket holders, not fringe fans that would only start going regularly once the team changed names. Really, what did any one expect? They asked current die hard Bobcat fans about the name change, not the group of people that want it to happen.


All ten of them?

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:14 PM

The Bobcats will be celebrating their 10th anniversary next year. And next season, the Hornets will no longer be in the NBA. End of an era, but the retro merchandise and memory will live on.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:53 AM

I was originally for the name, but now I don't really care. I've bought so much Cats merchandise that it would almost be sad if they did go away from the name.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:10 AM

I also figured the influence of people like Mayor Foxx, Dell, Muggsy, would at least have some impact on the final decision. Also, Steve Martin recently responded to some fans asking about the name change and his responses definitely leave the door open, if not infer, that it will happen.


Exactly, Proudiddy. The amount of circumstantial evidence that's been piling up, coupled with the actions of the folk you just rattled off (as well as many others, many of whom had brushed the issue off prior to the past couple months) just seems like too much to ignore.

I hear "they're doing it! :D" and "they're not doing it :(" anecdotes from people on a daily basis. Literally...every, single, day. Most of them claim some unique, insider-insight. By no means am I attempting to denigrate or devalue Zod or Daddy Uncle (what a weird statement that is :D), but I just don't think anything that anyone says, with the exception of Michael himself, really amounts to much of anything at this point. Here's what we know: MJ saying 'NO' could've stopped this thing dead in it's tracks at any point in the last 3 years. But he just won't say it. Not only will he not say it, but he's letting the issue drag out. He's actually mentioning the Hornets brand BY NAME at this point. Pick any local/regional/national poll you want...it doesn't matter. The desire of the population at large is overwhelmingly clear. Mike knows this, and he knows we know this. It does him no good to show his hand at this point; there's still another team playing under the 'Hornets' banner. The odds of us hearing something before season's end were always slim, so he has no reason not play it as close to the vest as possible for the next couple months.

Obviously, I'm playing this from a 'glass-half full' angle, because of my stance in the whole thing. But this thread is the perfect example of my point...we have all the momentum, support, and passion in the world, but it all boils down to a 'he said/she said' thing until the man himself says something with some sense of finality. All that being said...I'd still be SHOCKED if they screwed this up.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:25 AM

I still think that the team will end up not existing at all if they keep the Bobcats name. It's been a history of nothing but terrible and no one really wants to say they're a proud Bobcats fan. At least the Hornets name has some prestige and nostalgia that goes with it. At the least a name switch would signify change to fans.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:31 AM

I still think that the team will end up not existing at all if they keep the Bobcats name. It's been a history of nothing but terrible and no one really wants to say they're a proud Bobcats fan. At least the Hornets name has some prestige and nostalgia that goes with it. At the least a name switch would signify change to fans.


That's always been the fear, CCS, and it was the primary reason this whole little Movement got started, as far as I'm concerned.

Like I said in my last novel/post...Mike knows what he's doing. He has no reason to spill the beans yet. This is happening.

I reckon this is what 'due diligence' looks like ;)

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

I will never go to a bobcats game!!!!

Opening day for the Hornets return? U better believe it !!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:25 AM

I will never go to a bobcats game!!!!

Opening day for the Hornets return? U better BEElieve it !!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:30 AM

Question who the hell wants to buy a bobcats jersey? I can see someone buying Hornets gear no matter how bad the team is. The Panthers are living proof

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:00 PM

I really don't understand people not going to games just because we are the Bobcats lol.

FYI: I am strongly for getting the Hornets back. I am still pissed that we didn't fight to keep our history like Seattle did for the SuperSonics.