What a terrible team name
What a terrible team name
Terrible name for one of my favorite expansion teams of the 90s (Larry Johson/Mugsy Bogues!)The Hornets moved to New Orleans from Charlotte in 2002, and when Benson bought the team earlier this year, he said he would like to change the name to something more fitting of Louisiana. His wife, Gayle, reiterated that idea and added that the franchise also would like to change the team colors from teal and purple to red, gold and navy blue.
At least do some sort of fearsome animal, Pelicans?
Ha, I saw that headline on deadspin and thought it was satire.
"Golden State Quails"
"Phoenix Cactus Wrens"
"The Utah California Gulls"
That is officially the worst name in any major US sport. It's hard to think of a college with a worse name/mascot off the top of my head.
I checked out state birds out of curiosity and would have never guessed Nene is named after Hawaii's state bird.
I'm still baffled at Utah having the California Gull as their state bird.
I dig it. Pelican is a cool word. I'm picturing an old school, cartoon-ish Oriole logo. (which was also great)
wonder if McHale told the temp coach to Hack-a-Howard beforehand. Strategy worked tonight. Pretty funny seeing all those clanked FTs from D12 or D-Ho or whatever they call him. Hack a ho.
While it was disappointing to get home from Animal Collective last night to see that the Nets are still having a tough time with the league's best teams, it helped that both the Heat and Lakers blew it in their games. I know the Heat loss ultimately means very little and they are still the team to beat in the East, it's still temporarily satisfying.
The Knicks are fun to watch, they're like that group of old guys at the park that run the court for five straight games and then leave.
I'm interested in seeing how Amare will fit into all of this.
If David Byrne circa Stop Making Sense and Steve Harvey circa any time at all co-designed a men's clothing line, the crown jewel in their collection would be the enormous suit Mike Woodson wore last night.
I'm concerned about Stoudemire's return, though I don't think Woodson will feel as beholden to him as D'Antoni was. He could be a nice compliment off the bench.
I've had a change of heart about the New Orleans Pelicans thanks to this awesome article on Dead Spin. Pretty goddamn funny.
FUCK YOU, PELICANS ARE AWESOME.
Here's my favorite excerpt:
The pelican will eat as much as four pounds of fish per day, nearly half its body weight. Its bloodlust is insatiable. It wants to kill you and everyone you've ever cared about. Don't believe me? Here's a pelican eating baby ducklings. And because that's not cruel enough, it makes their mother watch.
Don't worry, Dwight, it could be worse...
Hollinger's 2012-13 NBA Playoff Odds
Odds ESPN's piece uses "Hollinger" three times in its opening sentence? 100%
EASTERN CONFERENCEHollinger's NBA Playoff Odds are based on the Hollinger Power Rankings, designed by ESPN.com's John Hollinger.
The Hollinger Power Rankings are a measure of each team's performance in the season so far.
Based on those rankings, each day the computer plays out the remainder of the season 5,000 times to see the potential range of projected outcomes. The results reveal the most likely win-loss record for each team -- and what the odds are for each team to make the NBA playoffs, win the NBA title, win the lottery, and so on
Hollinger's NBA Playoff Odds are updated automatically each night.
New York - 100%
Miami - 99.5%
Brooklyn - 95.9%
Atlanta - 95.5%
Chicago - 89.6%
Boston - 82.4%
Indiana - 72.3%
Milwaukee - 70.9%
Philadelphia - 37.7%
Orlando - 32.6%
Detroit - 18.2%
Cleveland - 2.2%
Charlotte - 1.2%
Washington - 1.1%
Toronto - 1.0%
San Antonio - 100%
Oklahoma City - 100%
Los Angeles Clippers - 99.4%
Memphis - 97.8%
Golden State - 81.6%
Denver - 72.9%
Utah - 69.6%
Los Angeles Lakers - 55.5%
Minnesota - 51.9%
Houston - 36.3%
Dallas - 26.2%
Portland - 4.7%
Sacramento - 2.6%
New Orleans - 1.4%
Phoenix - 0.3%
I miss Andrew Bynum.
He's got legit beef, but why now? Why now? Things are going ok and the Tpups are about to get Rubio back. Why now? Shit.
Full yahoo article-
Nash isn't going to fix everything. I'm pissed.
Clipsentuboca on Boozer last night. Him looking for more:
Perfect road trip!