This was my reaction to the New Orleans Hornets NBA franchise announcing it will change its name to the New Orleans Pelicans in 2014 … the New Orleans Pellet Guns? WHAT?! … Oh, the New Orleans PELICANS, I see … the New Orleans PELICANS?? WHAT?!
Pretty much. Twitter had a similar reaction:
“Hahaha New Orleans Pelicans,” – signed Anaheim Ducks
— Dustin Nielson (@nielson1260) December 5, 2012
The New Orleans Pelicans have unveiled their new slogan: “The outlook is beak!” — Matt Goldich (@MattGoldich) December 5, 2012
The New Orleans Pelicans? I prefer Swamp Lizards.
— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) December 4, 2012
The Hornets are changing their name to the New Orleans Pelicans because Anthony Davis’s eyebrows look like spread out pelican wings — Ibn Mo7taram (@metaworldtweet) December 4, 2012