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New Orleans Hornets Name Change...


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It looks as though N'orleans will be changing their name to the Pelicans eventualy, which could allow MJ and the Bobcats to take back their old name.

I know Louisiana is referred to as the Pelican state, but it sounds like a cheesy minor league baseball or ABA team name. The world, and by world I mean my sanity, would be a better place if N'Orleans could be called the Jazz again, the lakeless city of los angelas stopped being referred to as the Lakers (give it back to minny), LA would stopped being called the dodgers (I don't see any trolleys they're dodging) and go back to called the Wizards the bullets. Politically correctness be damned, the bullets was a badass team name.

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Meh, that change was made in the wake of the Rabin assassination. It went a bit beyond traditional PC norms. Way more personal than anything else.

It was an assassination? I always figured it was just the horrendous crime conditions they had. You think there'd be a big backlash if they wanted to change the name back??

I just figure if the redskins can have their name, there's not much worse another team can do.

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It was an assassination? I always figured it was just the horrendous crime conditions they had. You think there'd be a big backlash if they wanted to change the name back??

I just figure if the redskins can have their name, there's not much worse another team can do.

I think Rabin was a personal friend of the Washington owner or something. It's only cute when other people's friends are being shot.

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Yes. What horrendous crime conditions? Tel Aviv? Me doth thinks you should do some research.

No research needed. I didn't know about his friendship with the prime minister and he may very well have wanted to honor him by changing the name. However, all the articles that I've ever read in SI and the Times usually presented it as Pollin didn't want to contribute to Washington's reputation for violent crime and didn't want the negative connotation with guns, due to the epidemic of gun violence throughout the city and country. Those were the horrendous crime conditions I were referring to.

Edit: Going back and looking at it, there were clear cut articles that had quotes from organizational members that dated months prior to Rabin's death that the name change was a topic of discussion. It appears that the decision to change the name was made official months prior as the organization wanted a facelift amidst another losing season. It seems as though the dedication to his friend was a nice gesture, but not at all the driving force. Now maybe I'm looking at something wrong here, but they show Richard Justice's articles from The Post talking about a guaranteed name change months prior to rabin's death. I wasn't aware at the time of anything other than the name actually changing.

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No research needed. I didn't know about his friendship with the prime minister and he may very well have wanted to honor him by changing the name. However, all the articles that I've ever read in SI and the Times usually presented it as Pollin didn't want to contribute to Washington's reputation for violent crime and didn't want the negative connotation with guns, due to the epidemic of gun violence throughout the city and country. Those were the horrendous crime conditions I were referring to.

Edit: Going back and looking at it, there were clear cut articles that had quotes from organizational members that dated months prior to Rabin's death that the name change was a topic of discussion. It appears that the decision to change the name was made official months prior as the organization wanted a facelift amidst another losing season. It seems as though the dedication to his friend was a nice gesture, but not at all the driving force. Now maybe I'm looking at something wrong here, but they show Richard Justice's articles from The Post talking about a guaranteed name change months prior to rabin's death. I wasn't aware at the time of anything other than the name actually changing.

Broadway, Rutgers misinterpreted your post. The way you wrote it sounded like you were saying there was "horrendous crime conditions" in Tel Aviv. It doesn't sound like you're talking about Washington DC (which did have a high crime rate, worst in the nation at the time of the name change).

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No research needed. I didn't know about his friendship with the prime minister and he may very well have wanted to honor him by changing the name. However, all the articles that I've ever read in SI and the Times usually presented it as Pollin didn't want to contribute to Washington's reputation for violent crime and didn't want the negative connotation with guns, due to the epidemic of gun violence throughout the city and country. Those were the horrendous crime conditions I were referring to.

Edit: Going back and looking at it, there were clear cut articles that had quotes from organizational members that dated months prior to Rabin's death that the name change was a topic of discussion. It appears that the decision to change the name was made official months prior as the organization wanted a facelift amidst another losing season. It seems as though the dedication to his friend was a nice gesture, but not at all the driving force. Now maybe I'm looking at something wrong here, but they show Richard Justice's articles from The Post talking about a guaranteed name change months prior to rabin's death. I wasn't aware at the time of anything other than the name actually changing.

Relax Doc. As my attorney pointed out, you write confusingly. It's not my fault that people can't understand what you say.

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Broadway, Rutgers misinterpreted your post. The way you wrote it sounded like you were saying there was "horrendous crime conditions" in Tel Aviv. It doesn't sound like you're talking about Washington DC (which did have a high crime rate, worst in the nation at the time of the name change).

Relax Doc. As my attorney pointed out, you write confusingly. It's not my fault that people can't understand what you say.

Grammar and syntax be damned. If it makes sense in my head when I type it, I fully expect everyone else to understand it as clearly as I thought it, regardless of how poorly I state it. You guys might as well just keep that on the backburner as my posts while in class, on my iphone, aren't exactly faulkner-esque. Or ever for that matter.

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