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The New Orleans Pelicans? Mosquitos? Bullsharks? Swamp Dogs? Rougarou?

A rougarou

It seems like only yesterday that the New Orleans Hornets became the laughing stock of the NBA when they announced they were changing their mascot to the pelican. But, before you mock the majestic water fowl, they haven’t made it official just yet. In fact, they also registered trademarks for four other possible mascots:

New Orleans Rougarou

New Orleans Mosquitos

New Orleans Swamp Dogs

New Orleans Bullsharks

WTF is a Rougarou? From what I can gather online, it’s a werewolf type creature that lives in the Louisiana swamps. Still saying WTF? Let “Cajun Justice” explain:

I could sit here and make fun of the mosquito, but that would come back to bite me next summer (ha!). And if you’re allergic to mosquito bites like me, the pesky little brats can make your life a living hell. In Louisiana, apparently “Swamp Dog” is slang for an alligator, and a bull shark? Well, it’s just a shark, so nothing too exciting there, unless it means that the team will play the “Jaws” theme whenever Anthony Davis gets near the rim.

The pelican doesn’t seem so bad now, does it?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

48 Comments for The New Orleans Pelicans? Mosquitos? Bullsharks? Swamp Dogs? Rougarou?



  1. Tonydelksarms
    12:36 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    How about the New Orleans Nutria. Or it could be worse the New Orleans muggers. ,



  2. Leaveareply
    12:42 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Am guessing the New Orleans Hurricanes wasn’t considered an option.



  3. SexnNursinHomes
    12:43 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    1-Love to have a Nutria as a pet.

    New Orleans Katrinas would be a bad name. I hope they don’t go with that one.



  4. Dee
    12:46 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    New Orleans Cajun’s?????????



  5. Axe Cop
    12:47 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    How about the New Orleans Rochambeau?



  6. Dee
    12:48 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    New Orleans Catahoula Hound’s????



  7. Dee
    12:48 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    5…Awesome



  8. true story
    12:49 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    N’awlin’s Jazz! Oh.. wait…



  9. Dee
    12:50 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    New Orleans Jambalaya!!! (I actually like that)



  10. Jones Returns
    12:52 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    New Orleans Ragin Cajuns

    New Orleans Hand Granades

    New Orleans Mighty Crawfish

    New Orleans Krew du Jam

    New Orleans Mynez Po-Boys

    New Orleans Aligators

    New Orleans Hurricanes

    New Orleans Looters

    New Orleans Trollies



  11. Corey Nichols
    12:54 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Not fair! Why can TT post an NBA story and get praised? If I were to post this verbatim, I’d get slammed in the comments section!



  12. Nawlins
    12:55 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Black beans & rice!



  13. NKY_UK_fan
    12:55 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    New Orleans Paddlewheelers



  14. Dee
    1:00 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    11. two reasons why…..(o)(o)….



  15. Culver
    1:01 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    New Orleans Crime Wave



  16. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    1:01 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    New Orleans Bead Tossers
    New Orleans Hangover
    New Orleans Word Mumblers



  17. josh
    1:02 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    New Orleans Hookers



  18. UK Homer
    1:03 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    They need something that screams French/Cajun so they can get their people behind them the same way Boston Irish root for the Celtics. Not saying winning wouldn’t be needed too, but this could help. I like Rougarou since it’s not too obvious. Ragin Cajuns is like the Fighting Irish in that it’s too direct and also the mascot for a college team.



  19. NKY_UK_fan
    1:04 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    New Orleans Night Owls



  20. SexnNursinHomes
    1:05 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    18- New Orleans Black Voodoo has Cajun written all over it.



  21. LOL #16
    1:06 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Word Mumblers. That’s damn funny right there…



  22. maddogmitchell55
    1:10 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Pelicans? Seriously? Pelicans??? They could do a Prince and just go with no name, only a symbol, and it would be better than Pelicans.



  23. I
    1:12 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    no, pelicans still sounds pretty bad



  24. NKY_UK_fan
    1:12 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    New Orleans Mumbo Jumbo



  25. HackRichards
    1:25 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    I remember a Jonny Quest cartoon concerning Rougarou!



  26. Laker Cat 18
    1:31 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    14. Eye balls? Glasses? Life Savers? We don’t get it.



  27. HeshimuEvans'2ndGradeTeacher
    1:38 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    The New Orleans Slow Reactors



  28. josh
    1:41 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    New Orleans Itchy Crotches



  29. Sick Of Your Ignorance
    1:45 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    You know, most of you were down in New Orleans for the Big Game. I am sick and damned tired of how WILLFULLY IGNORANT
    you are about the people who live there, their state, and their city. Y’all hate it like the dickens when people do that **** to Kentucky
    but you turn around and do it to New Orleans CONSTANTLY. If you had ANY decency at all, you’d educate yourselves instead
    of acting like buck toothed mouth breathing idiot Hoosiers and just sitting around letting the snot run down your face, thinking
    you’re cute and catty when you say “What’s a rougarou?” Look it up, *******. That’s not CUTE. That’s not NEWS. That’s not
    RESPECTFUL or DECENT or anything near it. Have some RESPECT for the city who hosted you so graciously during
    the Championship. Have some kindness at LEAST. You are the ONLY ****** IDIOTS IN THE SOUTH making
    fun of them for the Pelicans. You make me sick. You make me ashamed. If it wasn’t Christmas, this post would be
    much more angry. And since God forgave even the people who killed him, you all will be forgiven too. But
    it’s stupid, and it’s trashy, and you SHOULD be ashamed of yourselves.



  30. Com on man
    1:48 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    I know one everybody’s thinkingbut know better then to put down here!!



  31. tyrone biggins
    1:49 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink


  32. Dee
    1:50 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    29….Wow…someone woke up on the wrong side of the Rougarou..



  33. Com on man
    1:50 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    29) share your true feelings with the group! Don’t take everthing so serious and personal lighten up



  34. Dee
    1:51 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    26….Life Savers……Milk Flavored.



  35. josh
    1:52 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    I love the Pelicans truthfully. They are very gracious birds and it fits New Orleans very well. I think this is the best mascot I could think to name them personally. When we were youngsters we would feed the pelicans at the pier. It was awesome. Throw it up and they grab it. Thats the way AD will do. Throw it up and he is going to grab it. Right out of the air. Perfect fit! Bring on the Pelicans!



  36. asdf
    2:01 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve been down there. They would just say “skeeter” instead of Mosquito. So the New Orleans Skeeters is about right.



  37. asdf
    2:02 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    The New Orleans Levees!



  38. Sir Brandon
    2:03 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    #29 Someone needeth a nap?
    #32 Laugheth out loud!



  39. asdf
    2:05 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    The New Orleans Let’s-sit-around-three-days-waiting-for-the-government-to-come-get-us-instead-of-just-walking-out-of-the-damn-city-ourselves-ers!



  40. tyrone biggins
    2:06 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    New Orleans Crawfish
    New Orleans Black Bears
    New Orleans Leopard Dogs
    New Orleans Amphibians



  41. youknow
    2:41 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    I like Swamp Dogs. Bull Sharks is second.



  42. maddogmitchell55
    2:46 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    29. Stay classy.
    32. Too funny.



  43. Honky Kong
    3:07 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    New Orleans Coon Asses



  44. Keep Rock
    3:29 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Anybody who’s been to NOLA knows that city is like no where else good and bad. They know how to party and they know how to commit crimes like no where else. I don’t know what’s wrong with the Hornets. If they have to change it should be the New Orleans Brees’s. He’s the face of that city and has done more to help that city then anyone in the last 150 years



  45. Go potty
    4:25 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    New Orleans Titty Flashers



  46. Mash UKs best ever
    5:01 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    Easy 43 you are close to crossing the line into poor taste.



  47. mudcreekmark
    6:17 pm December 20, 2012 Permalink

    The New Orleans Belly Shots!!!!!!



  48. HackRichards
    6:32 am December 21, 2012 Permalink

    Judging from what I have heard from people who has visited NOLA: The New Orleans STINK might be the best name.