Before Pierre The Pelican, There Was Terrifying King Cake Baby

Earlier this week, the Pelicans announced that they'd be redesigning the head of Pierre to make him "less scary". This is disappointing, not only because pelicans should look scary, but also because it spits in the face of New Orleans's proud tradition of nightmarish mascots. » 1/24/14 10:46am 1/24/14 10:46am

The New Orleans Pelicans' Mascot Is Here To Terrify Your Children

This is Pierre the Pelican, the mascot that the New Orleans Pelicans have chosen to represent the team's totally badass namesake. Pierre the Pelican is not badass and does not really look like a Pelican. He is terrifying and awful. » 10/31/13 12:10pm 10/31/13 12:10pm

The Charlotte NBA Team Might Rather Be The Hornets Again

During its short 25 years in the NBA, the Hornets moniker has proven to be the league's Johnny Cash — it's been everywhere, man. Born in Charlotte, transplanted to New Orleans in 2001, bivouacked in Oklahoma City for two post-Katrina seasons, back to New Orleans for the past six seasons, then banished to the Island of… » 5/18/13 1:10pm 5/18/13 1:10pm

An Exclusive Interview With The Lady Who Owns The "@Pelicans" Twitter…

When news leaked out that the New Orleans Hornets would be changing their name to the Pelicans, each person online seemed to have an opinion. We at Deadspin endorsed it. Yahoo Answers did not. But everyone trying to think through the symbolism of the team's new name missed a more essential concern: What would the team… » 2/01/13 3:35pm 2/01/13 3:35pm

The New Orleans Hornets Are Officially The New Orleans Pelicans

We've been on board the Pelicans bandwagon from the very beginning, but the team made it official this afternoon. Starting next season, the Hornets are no more (unless the Bobcats become the Hornets. Even then the Pelicans will keep the Hornets' pre-2002 history. It's all very confusing.) » 1/24/13 3:20pm 1/24/13 3:20pm