I'm all for honoring all time Charlotte Greats. Hell, I'm all for claiming the history because I would love to say Muggsy is the best PG in team history and not Felton.
I guess my biggest peeve is people wanting it just for the sake of being able to claim those guys to make our team look better.
As for it being pointless, I honestly don't think so. According to all these buzz guys, it was about the "movement" and "experience", Going back to Hornets with a fun team like the one we have should be enough to bring excitement.
I don't care about making our history look better, I just think if we're gonna do it, we shouldn't halfass it. If we're gonna be the Hornets I want to be the Hornets. If Benson won't sell the Hornets history to us, move on. I don't wanna be the Bobnets with some crappy redesigned logo and color scheme because we were too cheap to meet Bensons price for the history, or he refused to sell.
what about the bobcats historic ownage of the lakers? one of only 2 teams to have that.
can we keep that?
New article from Bonnell
A name change will only cost $3m that equals a pay back of 1 year with 1,000 new season ticket holders that avg. spending $73/gm. That doesn't include any incremental revenue from merchandise sales.
Easy decision from a pure revenue perspective.
I also told the team I will buy season tickets tomorrow if they can ensure a transparent market study on rebrand.
Last edited by JGib23; 12-06-2012 at 12:12 AM.
Also, there's a lot more in that article worth reading - namely that we, who are fans of the Bobcats name, are not in the super-minority that some like to make us out to be.
B-but Charlotte Observer polls!!
If the Bobcats had widespread support that some of you claiming this wouldn't be an issue... 60% of 6- 8,000 season ticket holders isn't paying the bills.
Like I've said many times, if things were working and the majority of people in Charlotte were in love with the Bobcats brand, this topic wouldn't be a front page Story over and over again, this story has gone national, David Stern is commenting on it... If it wasnt a huge deal, Michael Jordan wouldn't say "it's definitely an interest".
You guys can try to discount it all you want, but it's no doubt a serious issue.
Last edited by JGib23; 12-06-2012 at 08:34 AM.