December 06, 2012
Recently, numerous Minor League Baseball teams made logo switches, changing either the team name, logo, or colors. This time a major sports franchise has made the decisions to change the team name and logo, but not the team colors. The New Orleans Hornets, formerly the Charlotte Hornets, will become the New Orleans Pelicans. The name comes from the state bird of Louisiana, which is the Pelican. Tom Benson, the owner of the New Orleans Hornets has owned the rights to the name, and will now use it for his basketball franchise. The New Orleans Pelicans had been the name of a Minor League Baseball team that placed in New Orleans for over 20 years. While the team hasn’t decided to change the team colors yet, it remains a possibility. While many might have thought a name having to do with Jazz would have been more germane in this situation, the Utah Jazz have that taken, thus the Hornets will officially become the Pelicans as soon as 2013-2014.
Authentic Store Buzz: Pro League Authentics has just come out with a new exclusive line of apparel. The Legends Line- Wilt Chamberlain. A fan of Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, or maybe you just know him as Mr. 100. Wilt Chamberlain was a basketball legend, considered by many to be the most athletic and talented player to ever strut onto the NBA hardwood. The big man, who wore number 13 and was famous for wearing the sweatband on his head, once dropped 100 points in Hershey, PA. PLA has the exclusive line of shirts of the Wilt Chamberlain line.
As the NFL season continues, PLA continues to provide a great selection of authentic NIKE NFL jerseys including the newest one, a home blue Andrew Luck jersey. In fact, PLA is now offering 50% off on any NIKE NFL jerseys. All are authentic. Check our selection out on our website, call up the store to inquire, or keep track of our Facebook Page and Twitter feed for daily updates.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: The Dallas Stars introduced an alternative uniform in 2003-2004. It had what logo on the front? Answer to come tomorrow.
Wednesday’s answer: The team took the orange from the New York Giants and they took the blue from the Brooklyn Dodgers.