Now that the NBA owns
the New Orleans Hornets and has begun the task of finding a new owner and home
for the team, pertinent questions are abound. Namely, what's in a name? Let's
chill out with the Seattle Bees. As the Weekly points out, red bull
team would be insane not to change their name to the Sonics if they did come to
Rain City. But it's nice to know that if the
team does move but wants to cut down on costs, those old Hornet shirts in
storage would still work.
Originally, the name
was chosen not because of stingy the bug but because of Charlotte's resistance to the British
occupation during the Revolutionary War (in which the city was compared to a
"nest of hornets"). Seattle
wouldn't be able to lay claim to anything quite so historical or referential, NHL Jerseys but according to an
entomologist who spoke with the Seattle Weekly, the name still works for the
most obvious of reasons.
admitted it would be more fitting to name nfl
jackets the team after a different, though similar, insect: the
bee. "The Seattle Bees," he says. "Because honeybees are so
important to apple production. And because of all the recent PR."
"Actually, that would be a very appropriate nickname," says Washington State University
entomologist Steve Sheppard. "Hornets are predatory wasps and there a ton
of 'em in Washington."
cities already, the Hornets have always been the Hornets. With possible new
homes like Kansas City, Louisville
being bandied about, does it still make sense for them to use that name?