The new Charlotte NBA team will be called the Bobcats, the Dragons, or the Flight. “Bobcats” is a play on owner Bob Johnson’s name and follows the feline theme of the NFL Panthers. Unfortunately, Panthers is a dopey name to begin with for a team from a state that saw its last panther about the time Dan’l Boone up and left.
“Flight” is a reference to North Carolina’s history with the Wright Brothers. And, as the News & Record reports, “’Dragons’ has no obvious local link.”
“Flight” is horrible. “Dragons” is silly. “Bobcats” is not ridiculous, but surely they can do better. I like names that say something about the town. How about the Charlotte Sprawl? The Bankers? Or the JustAsGoods, as in, it’s just as good as Atlanta?
Salon says that surveys show couples without kids are happier than couples with kids. Maybe they just have more time to fill out surveys.
Talks are underway to expand the ACC by raiding the Big East for football schools. I don’t like this idea at all. Maybe add VA Tech or some other regional neighbor to bring the league to ten schools…but don’t go whoring after the Big East’s football money. A good quote from Duke athletic director Joe Alleva: “When you go to 12 teams, you don't have a conference anymore. You have an association, because you don't play each other all the time.”
Oliver Willis went to a John Edwards event.
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