Don't be mad at me guys, but I think it's fair to put this out there and let the chips fall where they may... I love anything and everything NC, but most of all, I love our sports teams. I love the Bobcats, but I just have never liked the name. So here is what I came across and I'm pasting the same summary that I've posted everywhere else that I discuss our team (it automatically put it in quotes):
No, I did not make this petition or have been involved in any way in initiating the movement. I came across this while searching for the Bobcats on twitter today.
While I agree with the reasoning behind it, I feel it is ill-conceived considering I recently read that Stern said the Hornets are about to be sold to a new owner who will have be required by agreement to remain in New Orleans for years to come. If this is the case, the odds of the Hornets name ever coming back to Charlotte went from slim to none.
Regardless, I support the movement for reasons stated in the other thread. At least if there is enough support for the movement, they will re-evaluate the brand situation and we may get a name with a more local feel that will engage even casual fans.
Again, no matter what I'm a Charlotte fan, regardless of the name, but I truly believe this will help our team now and in the future if we re-brand.
Anyway, here are the links...
So what do you all think. At the least, I think it's a viable discussion to be had as anytime it's brought up anywhere the debate seems to last for days or even weeks. Additionally, as I said, if a new owner takes control in New Orleans, the name is probably never coming back, but at least with enough awareness from the organization we may get a new brand anyway... I personally prefer something like the Royals and bringing back purple as a primary
Regardless, I would hope many of you would at least participate in this discussion and/or movement because I still think the public interest investigation they did last year was a crock... I still have yet to meet one person who has admitted to participating in it, yet they came out and said there wasn't enough support for a re-branding. I call b.s. Seems more of the same (can you say "no TV coverage"?).
That is all, I look forward to the discussion regarding this...