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TiqIQ & Bring Back The Buzz “Charlotte Picture Quiz”: Win FREE Bobcats Tix vs Warriors!

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We are looking for the “Cliff Calvin” of Charlotte! (for all youngins’, go watch and episode of “Cheers”)

Below is a Quiz with 13 pictures of Charlotte and its most historical and cultural “Hot Spots”.  Mama Buzz and Big Boi from Outkast taught us that “you can’t know where you are going until you know where you have been!”  Some of these pictures should be fairly easy if you have ever been to Charlotte for more than a weekend visit; some of these could make the most weathered Charlottean scratch their head in wonder.

TiqIQ” and “Bring Back The Buzz” have teamed up so that the winner will get FREE tickets to the Monday, Decemeber 9th showdown between your Charlotte Bobcats and the Golden State Warriors. You can welcome Stephen and maybe even Seth Curry back home to Charlotte (Hopefully with a Loss).

2 STEPS

1)      Email us at BringBackTheBuzz@gmail.com with your answers numbered 1-13 for the corresponding picture.

2)      *DO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING*

A)    Like TiqIQ on FB,

                    B)     Follow @TiqIQ on Twitter,

                    C)    Add TiqIQ to their circles on Google+

                    D)   Share the Bobcats ticket link on Facebook

The more people who do “Step 2″ the more likely TiqIQ will be willing to do this again in the future! PLUS it doesn’t hurt your chances if there is a tie ;)

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5555

4)

99

5)

88

6)

77

7)

66

8)

55

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44

10)

33

11)

12

12)

10

13)

22

Charlotte Hornets 2.0 TV Commercial by Blackhawk Hardware

If you were watching the History Channel last night you got to see the “Hornets2013 Charlotte – Take Back Our Buzz” commercial by Blackhawk Hardware. They were nice enough to create a series of commercials that will be airing within the Charlotte region promoting the name change.

They have also created a website called http://www.hornets2013.com that comprises both our movement and the We Beelieve: Charlotte…take back your Hornets! on one page.

The Charlotte Hornets 2013-2014 Portfolio

Here it is! 

The Official Charlotte Hornets 2.0 portfolio by Rollin BigDub Garcia! So when someone says, “Yeah but what would the Charlotte Hornets even look like in 2013? they haven’t been here in like 10 years” You can drop this bomb on them! This lets the bossman, Michael Jordan know we aren’t playing, we may be grassroots but we are serious. 

Share and enjoy! 

And be safe tonight, make sure you remember to go to the grocery store, get your bread, get your milk, and make your milk sandwich.

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Possible Charlotte Hornets 2014-2015 Uniforms, Logo, and Court!

At this point in the process there is no doubt in our mind that the 2014-2015 season will be the return of our beloved Charlotte Hornets. One can only fathom how magical this day will be when it takes place. The next logical step is to wonder what will MKG and Kemba Walker be rocking when they step on to the court. Well, a few months back a designer friend of ours from New Orleans, Rollin BigDub Garcia created some jaw dropping renditions of what a contemporary version of the uniform would look like. We thought we would re post it for our new followers.

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Carolina or Charlotte “Hornets”? POLL

We asked this question a while back to our followers and got a resounding “NO” with a few “yes” from some of the South Carolinians supporters. Now that we a little larger fan base we like to reintroduce the question of whether or not you would prefer the NBA franchise in Charlotte to be called the Charlotte Hornets or switch things up and hope for larger fan support with the Carolina Hornets?

We at Bring Back The Buzz have our opinion but we will keep that to ourselves :)

‘Momentum Is Key’

Muggsy Bogues talked with the guys from WFNZ this week and gave his thoughts on how the Hornets name could reinvigorate a stagnant NBA scene in Charlotte.

 

Nostalgic Value

In 2010, the Charlotte Hornets brand created nearly $1M in free advertising value. Not bad for a team that had been gone for nearly a decade.

 

Evan Kent’s Letter to Michael Jordan

Dear Mr. Jordan,

I was there at the first NBA game the Charlotte Coliseum had hosted since George Shinn took the Hornets to New Orleans. I was so pumped at the idea of the NBA coming back to the Queen City. It was October 20, 2003 and the Atlanta Hawks were hosting the Washington Wizards and we had just received the news that our team would be called the Bobcats. My parents were so excited they bought tickets for us to go. The old “Hornets game feeling” was back and I couldn’t resist it. I made a sign that said “Who are these guys? We want the Bobcats”. I walked into the Coliseum and everyone was adorned in Hornets apparel. Nostalgia had never had such a young victim. The memories flooded back, I could practically see Hugo running around the court with a deer head on a plaque to shatter the Buck’s reserve. I could hear the Buzz noise building in my head as the “Hive was Alive”. A swell of pride for my city was in my heart.

Nine years later you would never find a larger advocate for the name change. I’ve been to over several Bobcats games every season in that time. I have sat in box seats, was in the arena for draft day when we got Adam Morrison. I’ve sat in the nose bleeds and bought jerseys. But I am embarrassed. Embarrassed of how detached I have become with the identity of a Bobcat. Not the Flight because we are “First In Flight”. Not the Spiders for an arena called “the Charlotte’s Web” and a cheerleading team called “the Black Widows”. Not the Cougars after the original ABA team but “BOB”cats for a man’s ego.

I pity every kid who misses out on what I had as a child. Nothing was like going to a Hornets game. It was a carnival; an atmosphere I have never seen again. Every Thanksgiving my brother and I would conspire on how to get our parents to take us to the game. I would get so giddy that I would ruin it every time and Scotty would get so mad because I couldn’t help but ask my parents if we were going. I know this is redundant but I will never forget the last game on TV. I will never forget listening to 1110 WBT the next morning and listening to their montage of Hornets sound bites. We all cried. They were gone. We didn’t just lose the team of that year. We lost every Hornet ever. We lost Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, Vlade Divac, Muggsy Bogues, Baron Davis, David Wesley, Jamal Mashburn, Bobby Phills etc. I felt robbed of my identity and there was nothing I could do about it.

You have a chance Mr. Jordan to not just change NBA history but a city’s history. You have the ability to impact a community like you haven’t since you retired from the court. You have the ability to make a sacrifice and give us a gift that we will never forget.

Bring Back the Buzz!

Evan Kent

Nothing But Hornets

The Charlotte Observer asks readers in a new poll what nickname they favor for Charlotte’s NBA team. You know what to do. ‘Hornets’ has received 87 percent of the vote at the time of this posting.

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