The Charlotte Bobcats officially adopted the “Hornets” moniker this week; officially retiring from their cat logo. Impressively, they launched a new website and social media accounts to reflect the name change instantaneous with the Bobcats' retirement.
For those of you who are transplants like me, the Charlotte Hornets' logo reinstatement is history, as the Bobcats have taken residency at Time Warner Cable Arena for the past 10 years.
After a research, the renaming of the Hornets dates back to Charlotte history ofthe 1700s, when the British General Charles Cornwallis compared the resistance in Charlotte to a hornet’s nest. In other words, Cornwallis saw the city of Charlotte full of rebelliousness, aggressiveness and loyal protectors. Pretty badass history if you ask me.
With the new team name comes a killer hornet logo that entwines past and present logos with a palette of teal and purple. The hornet's body? A basketball.
The organization’s new branding and logo comes with its new website, (Hornets.com) and new uniforms, which are said to be unveiled June 19th.
Welcome home Hornets!
Kick Off 2013 is only a few short days away with Charlotte to take to McColl Richardson Field at Jerry Richardson Stadium on August 31 at noon against the Campbell Fighting Camels.
Game Day Central is where fans can get all information regarding football game day including parking, tailgating and more! Make sure you familiarize yourself with all the processes and are prepared for Kickoff 2013 by clicking here.
Inaugural Season Yearbooks will be sold at Jerry Richardson Stadium while supplies last! Yearbooks will be $10 each and sold at two kiosks on the concourse as well as the Barnes and Noble at UNC Charlotte store within the stadium.
Season tickets outside of the FSL program are SOLD OUT for the 2013 season. Fans who purchased these non-FSL season tickets will be assigned to a reserve seat location by the ticket office. These seats do not carry ownership rights or guaranteed renewal opportunity that FSL owners enjoy.
If you don't have a ticket to the game, you can still catch the Inaugural Game and the entire season of home 49ers football games on WCCB-TV in the Charlotte region. Games will also be aired on ESPN 730AM and streamed live on Charlotte49ers.com for those outside of the greater Charlotte area.
Dont Draft Cam Newton: I know this will be hard for a lot of you, but Cams in for the dreaded sophomore slump. There is just no way he comes close to posting the same numbers he did last year. Hes not gonna rush for 14 TDs again. To be honest, he wont come anywhere close to that number. The Panthers ignored their need for more receivers and added depth to the running game. Cam scored most of his rushing TDs jumping over the pile at the goal line, but with the addition of Tolbert (who is a vulture for goal line TDs; 19 TDs in the last two seasons), Cam should see these carries decrease. Honestly I think the Panthers added Tolbert as an attempt to protect Cam. Fans may love seeing Cam go up and over the pile, but I promise you the Panthers front office holds their breath every time. Cams rushing numbers arent the only stat thats gonna to fall off, expect his passing numbers to dwindle as well. Cam tossed for at least 374 yards in 3 of his first 4 games. After that, he averaged only 217 passing yards and threw only 16 TDs the rest of the season. I know what youre gonna say: Cam did this all without an offseason! I agree, but the Panthers did nothing to improve their passing game and Steve Smith isnt getting any younger. Do yourself a favor and stay away from Cam unless he falls to you in a spot where you feel like you have to take him.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is on a flight to Manila in the Philippines for a meeting with Manny Pacquiao to inform him that Floyd Mayweather has agreed to terms for a March 13 megafight, according to a source familiar with the negotiations
Below is the HOME schedule for the 2009-2010 Charlotte Bobcats season.
With Larry Brown as head coach and the most balanced schedule the Bobcats have ever had, this year should be a good one.
Tickets will start at about $10 for just about every home game. BIG opponents will be in Charlotte at least once a month throughout the season and those tickets should sellout pretty quick.