Ok, so 2 years ago when MJ was taking over the rebrand topic was popular back then as well. A lot of people were suggesting Cougars as the name if choice ( if we couldn't get the Hornets name back)
What if, we are rebranding to Cougars?
The merchandise from the throwbacks was soooo much better than Bobcats.
While I still prefer Hornets by a wide margin over anything else. Cougars would be a nice compromise and I would actually buy Cougars gear ( if they used the color scheme they used for the throwbacks (Or anything but pumpkin orange and faded out navy blue)
I hope that something is happening and it's not just a website error.
Last edited by JGib23; 05-29-2012 at 11:36 PM.
I'm thinking it does make sense, now that MJ is totally in the drivers seat we'd have an 'attractive' color scheme/logo etc. The owner of our team is the same guy who's shoes sell out in 15 min at $150 a clip. I'm sure he's got guys on the payroll who's job it is to make the Bobcats as 'fashonable' as the old school Hornets gear or any other team for that matter. Honestly I'd like to see it just tweaked version that keeps all the same basic colors and end all the name debate. I'd like to know the bobcats jersey I buy today isn't gonna be donated to Goodwill tomorrow. Its all just a distraction to what's happening on the court any way. Get a winning squad with good young talent wearing Jordan shoes and the Bobcat brand will be MORE popular than throwback Hornets gear. People in CA will be wearing that shit. That's what the Hornets were all about to us anyway... They put Charlotte on the map and all the locals loved it.
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Last edited by ncstamey; 05-30-2012 at 12:16 AM. Reason: So you can understand it
I love it when people say all we need to do is win...like we haven't been trying that for 8 seasons.
Winning is fucking hard.
Back to the topic of the thread:
The Bobcats draft stuff is not only missing from the link above but, also from other parts of the site. For example, you can click any other team and then click hats and the 2012 draft hat is available for every other team... Starting to think it was more than an oversight on the website.
Either way I'm pretty exited to see how this all turns out, new Jerseys, re brand whatever. We hopefully will find out at the lottery and definetly before the draft.
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And I like the idea of a makeover or change in color scheme vs rebrand... Maybe like more blue (an actual blue that exsists outside the team would be nice) and/or grey with just orange accents.
Also it's kinda funny they are having this event tonight and the team store is like 40-60% off everything and then they'll change everything up the next day.
This is weird, but the timing makes me think its more of a mistake than anything. We are about to be bombarded with publicity ("Bobcats win number 1/Anthony Davis!" or "Bobcats Bad Luck Strikes again") So why would we be changing our colors this season, but still have Anthony Davis walk across the stage and hold up our old jersey? Because there is no way that A) they kept it quiet. B) they had it ready in time for the draft tonight.
Unless of course this is the best kept secret in sports, and Anthony Davis will not only be a Bobcat, but walk across stage and for the first time publicly unveil the new look design. If thats the case, then the Bobcats win best marketing group of the century. It just doesnt seem likely. With the Bobcats luck, I'm much more inclined to think the website just straight up forgot about us.
This kind of makes me nervous. Obviously, I'm a massive fan of the Hornets-rebrand. I'm not one of the 'change it or I'm done' crowd (I'll be there opening night regardless), but I know a lot of people that are in that camp. If, after all of the positive local/regional buzz (sue me ) this whole 'Hornets 2.0' thing has generated, they do go through all of the time and expense of a rebrand, and it's to something OTHER than the Hornets, to me, it would come across as yet another out-of-touch decision from an organization that has made a tradition out of treating its fans as though they're an afterthought.
I'd just hate to see something like this backfire, ESPECIALLY if we don't land AD. Nothing would be worse than a rebrand that lacks any community support coupled with another horrific season. Local interest would drop from 'tepid' to 'nonexistent'.
Of course, this is all 100% conjecture. I'm betraying my latent lean towards paranoia by even commenting on the subject. In any event, go RICH! Bring that #1 ball back home to the QC
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