SportsDash: New Orleans Pelicans’ mascot is unintentionally scary

Matt Grassie
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There was a fair amount of backlash when the New Orleans basketball franchise decided to change their nickname from Hornets to Pelicans. The bird, despite the amount of food it can fit in its gullet, is not the most intimidating creature, but the team appeared to have done a good job on the logo and uniforms. Alas, the Pelicans' mascot made its debut in Wednesday night's season opener, and let's just say it wasn't as easy on the eyes as the rest of the team's re-branding efforts.

SportsDash's Dave Briggs (@davebriggstv) takes a look at Pierre the Pelican and urges parents with skittish children to stay away from New Orleans Arena.

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