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Hopefully the new owners will do a full rebrand - including a name change.

Bobcats is too junior high sounding.

And too redundant in an unimaginative way. I can't get over that the owner has the team named after himself. Bob's cats?

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Hopefully the new owners will do a full rebrand - including a name change.

Bobcats is too junior high sounding.

And too redundant in an unimaginative way. I can't get over that the owner has the team named after himself. Bob's cats?

I know that's never been officially confirmed, but that's GOT to be the case. It's a silly name to begin with, but if true, Bobcats would be the all-time worst name in sports history.

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I still don't understand why Bobcats (owner name notwithstanding) is such a "junior high" name, nor why their look is considered to be horrible.

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Maybe he can sell it to Michael Jordan and become the Charlotte Air

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Does MJ have the knowledge of how to run a basketball franchise? His track record as Director of Basketball Operations with the Wizards was spotty at best.

No, he does not. But he did have enough sense this year to realize that his best strategy at this point is to let Larry Brown do his thing and hope for the best. The Bobcats weren't good this year, but Brown's changes raised them to the realm of semi-respectable.

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I still don't understand why Bobcats (owner name notwithstanding) is such a "junior high" name, nor why their look is considered to be horrible.

Agreed. Their primary logo is pretty terrible, but beyond that they've got an alright (though certainly not great) look.

I can't recall any high schools or middle schools/junior highs that are called the Bobcats (I know they exist, you don't have to share all the ones you know...but it's certainly not that popular). I like the name.

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Johnson said last month that he owns about 70 percent of the team. The Observer reported in April that minority partners have been told to expect roughly $35 million in cash losses the next two seasons. Roughly a year ago, while addressing the Observer's editorial board, Johnson implored the Charlotte business community to provide more financial support for his team

How the :censored: does an NBA franchise, anywhere, lose $115 million in two years time? There's something seriously screwed up there. NBA and NFL franchises in particular are virtually assured to make money provided the ownership/management doesn't deliberately screw things up (TV rights money covers almost all the player salaries, which represents about 80% of a franchise's expenses; ticket revenues should make up more than the rest).

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Johnson said last month that he owns about 70 percent of the team. The Observer reported in April that minority partners have been told to expect roughly $35 million in cash losses the next two seasons. Roughly a year ago, while addressing the Observer's editorial board, Johnson implored the Charlotte business community to provide more financial support for his team

How the :censored: does an NBA franchise, anywhere, lose $115 million in two years time? There's something seriously screwed up there. NBA and NFL franchises in particular are virtually assured to make money provided the ownership/management doesn't deliberately screw things up (TV rights money covers almost all the player salaries, which represents about 80% of a franchise's expenses; ticket revenues should make up more than the rest).

Cue rumors of the team moving to Hamilton.

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I still don't understand why Bobcats (owner name notwithstanding) is such a "junior high" name, nor why their look is considered to be horrible.

Maybe it's just a regional thing, but it just seems to me that "Bobcats" is an over used nickname in youth leagues and middle schools. Maybe it's not that way in other parts of the country.

I feel the same way about "paw print" logos. It seems to be very prominent in youth sports, and I'd hat it if a major pro team used it.

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I still don't understand why Bobcats (owner name notwithstanding) is such a "junior high" name, nor why their look is considered to be horrible.

Agreed. Their primary logo is pretty terrible, but beyond that they've got an alright (though certainly not great) look.

I can't recall any high schools or middle schools/junior highs that are called the Bobcats (I know they exist, you don't have to share all the ones you know...but it's certainly not that popular). I like the name.

I agree too. I don't think it's bad. It's kind of lame if he named it after himself, but it's not like it's a legit name. I did not know (if this is the case) that a lot of junior highs used the name. Even so, not a lot of big-league teams do, so it's fine by me. And if up to me, I'd keep it out of the fear that the replacement would be awful (e.g. a creative name not ending in "s").

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I still don't understand why Bobcats (owner name notwithstanding) is such a "junior high" name, nor why their look is considered to be horrible.

Agreed. Their primary logo is pretty terrible, but beyond that they've got an alright (though certainly not great) look.

I can't recall any high schools or middle schools/junior highs that are called the Bobcats (I know they exist, you don't have to share all the ones you know...but it's certainly not that popular). I like the name.

I agree too. I don't think it's bad. It's kind of lame if he named it after himself, but it's not like it's a legit name. I did not know (if this is the case) that a lot of junior highs used the name. Even so, not a lot of big-league teams do, so it's fine by me. And if up to me, I'd keep it out of the fear that the replacement would be awful (e.g. a creative name not ending in "s").

FWIW, the Arena Football League had a team named the Bobcats in the mid-late '90s. Played in Florida. Named the Florida Bobcats. Same colors as the Florida Marlins.

Still don't make it a good NBA name, but...just figured I'd throw that out there.

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FWIW, the Arena Football League had a team named the Bobcats in the mid-late '90s. Played in Florida. Named the Florida Bobcats. Same colors as the Florida Marlins.

Still don't make it a good NBA name, but...just figured I'd throw that out there.

And in an interesting parallel, they were also awful and unwatched at home. In fact, for a few years, they only played 2 of each season's home games at home, and spent the other five as a barnstorming team.

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