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?