It appears reports in December that the New Orleans Hornets were considering changing their name to the "Pelicans" are true.
The team has scheduled a Thursday morning press conference that most believe will be an announcement of just such a name change.
Read the Yahoo.com story RIGHT HERE
Yes, Louisiana folks, we are well aware that the Pelican, in all its glory is your state bird. But just let it be known the Pelican doesn't exactly sound, well, intimidating.
But then again, the performance of the current Hornets isn't exactly intimidating either.
New team owner Tom Benson (yes, he owns the Saints too), already has the rights to the name so it's a perfect fit...
Sure, New Orleans folks were stuck with the Hornets name after the team moved from Charlotte back in 2002. And yes, they have a VERY legitimate argument for changing THAT name.
But be inspired guys. Try something original. Something that stands up and gets your attention and looks cool.
Sorry we just don't see the image of a Pelican as either.