Sunday, April 20, 2008

Am I The Only One Thinking This?

Utah is known as the beehive state. New Orleans is the home of jazz music. The NBA franchise in Utah is known as the Jazz, the NBA franchise in New Orleans is known as the Hornets. Shouldn't somebody arrange a swap in team names?

There is precedent.

When the Art Model wanted to move the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore, the NFL worked out a deal where he essentially traded the Browns to the NFL for an expansion team and the Browns' then roster and organization. The name, uniform, records, legacy of the Browns stayed in Cleveland even though everything else went to Baltimore, and a new Browns team was formed.

1 comment:

Stephen R said...

Yeah, but now that NOLA is going from being a black (or "chocolate") city to being a latin one, it won't make sense going forward....