From the department of "what the hell" we bring you this.
The New Orleans Hornets reportedly will change their team name to the Pelicans perhaps as early as the 2013-2014 season.
Really New Orleans, a Pelican?
Close your eyes and imagine David Stern or his replacement congratulating thePelicans as they win their first championship.
If you are in a think tank designing the logo how do you make a pelican look nasty? There is nothing sleek or regal about a pelican. So we thought we would look at the professional sports franchises that are named after birds and give them a grade based on the look of the mascot.
Here is the good, the bad and the ugly:
Philadelphia Eagles: I give this one a solid B. The look is solid and the color scheme works. Simple although I prefer the old lighter green.
Arizona Cardinals: C+: Transplants from St. Louis. Doesn't feel right being the desert version of the Cards, but whatever.
Anaheim Ducks: D-: Come on. You name your team after a bad series of Disney movies while being owned by the company, then realize there is nothing mighty about duck. V formation anyone? Quack…quack…quack. Gordon Bombay in the house!!!
Pittsburgh Penguins: C-: This pains me because the Pens are one of my favoriteNHL teams on the ice. The penguins might be able to march, but the scare factor of the mascot isn't there. Nothing screams intimidation like a waddling bird that can't even fly.
Atlanta Falcons: F: I hate the dirty birds. (1998)
Atlanta Hawks: A: The old school logo was cool. It took me years to figure out what it actually was. Seriously, I thought it was Pac Man eating a power pellet. The new logo works with the color scheme with a little more black added.
Seattle Sea hawks: D: First of all the Sea hawk isn't an actual bird. It is one of many nicknames for an Osprey. What? Osprey isn't flippin cool enough for youSeattle?
St. Louis Cardinals: A: The logo is classic with a sleek bird perched on a bat.
Baltimore Orioles: A: I really like the old school cartoon logo. He always seemed so happy and loving the game of baseball. The new one perched on the ‘I'looks like he is ready to take off.
Toronto Blue Jays: C: If you Google the question "How many blue jays are inToronto" nothing comes up other than the baseball team. Who know how many actual blue jays reside in Canada, but when the team held a contest in 1976over 4,000 suggestions came in and the ‘Jays' as the cool kids call them were chosen by then majority owner Labat Breweries.
With all the bright people in New Orleans, the best choices you came up with other then Pelicans were the Krewe and the Brass.