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    UL Football 2006 BullGator Mascot Idea

    I've been playing around with new mascots, just because I really don't like Cayenne. So I liked Turbine's idea of using a Bull Gator, since they are indigenous to Louisiana and their is only one other team in the country that uses the mascot. Now I love Ragin Cajuns, and that should be our bread and butter, but why not use a gator just as our mascot. Here is my rendition of what it could look like, I liked Fideaux (pronounced Fy-Doe), just because I heard it somewhere and it made me laugh, but I also like Rage as a name too. I wasn't really sure about the cut off blue jeans but I figured why not, just wanted to get some opinons on it. Because from what I understand there are alot of people like me, that just don't like Cayenne so maybe if some influencial people see my idea and like it, they can pass it on to the governing bodies who make these decisions. Gimmie your opinions, like, what I can change, or if you just don't like it at all. I did it with a simple paint program so its not gonna be perfect. Also I started with just a plain Gator I found on the internet, and added the Jersey, and pants. I don't know what kind of copy right there is on that Gator but I'm sure we could use a similar one. Lemme know what yall think.

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    I like the red streak in the tail. This is way better than a pepper.


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    Hey CajunFan64, great job with the artwork!

    I do not like Cayenne very much either. He is a pepper. He should not be a mascot.

    I really like the print you've drawn here but I wonder if it's a good idea being that UF uses this mascot. Now I know it isn't our nickname but don't we want to be original? Think about it, we are the Ragin' Cajuns. No one has a name like us, don't you think we should have a mascot that goes with this idea? I realize this would probably be better than 'Mr. Cajun' or 'Cajun Man' whichever he was called, due to peoples heritage blah blah... AND I really like the way you tied it to the old bulldog (don't know if you meant it) but I'm still not sure.

    What if we used a Crawfish? Yes I know, it sounds crazy at first... but think about it. You could beef him up, throw on a UL jersey, white pants (he already has the red) and he'd be good to go! Who can argue with a crawfish? EVERYBODY around here likes crawfish... and to top it off. We would be the ONLY school with a Crawfish mascot. We would still be known as the Cajuns and the crawfish would accent that.

    Crawfish = Cajun

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunFan64
    I've been playing around with new mascots, just because I really don't like Cayenne. So I liked Turbine's idea of using a Gator, since they are indigenous to Louisiana and their is only one other team in the country that uses the mascot. Now I love Ragin Cajuns, and that should be our bread and butter, but why not use a gator just as our mascot. Here is my rendition of what it could look like, I liked Fideaux (pronounced Fy-Doe), just because I heard it somewhere and it made me laugh, but I also like Rage as a name too. I wasn't really sure about the cut off blue jeans but I figured why not, just wanted to get some opinons on it. Because from what I understand there are alot of people like me, that just don't like Cayenne so maybe if some influencial people see my idea and like it, they can pass it on to the governing bodies who make these decisions. Gimmie your opinions, like, what I can change, or if you just don't like it at all. I did it with a simple paint program so its not gonna be perfect. Also I started with just a plain Gator I found on the internet, and added the Jersey, and pants. I don't know what kind of copy right there is on that Gator but I'm sure we could use a similar one. Lemme know what yall think.
    Great picture. This should be the mascot instead of that obscene gesture folks refer to as "cayenne". Although I'm SURE to get rediculed about it, I was always and still a firm believer that our mascot should have been the bulldogs or the gators instead of ragin cajuns. Yeah, that nickname is unique alright.........I'll leave it that. (and no I do not care about some fan poll on ESPN!)

    Great work with what will hopefully be the future mascot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunFan64
    I've been playing around with new mascots, just because I really don't like Cayenne. So I liked Turbine's idea of using a Gator, since they are indigenous to Louisiana and their is only one other team in the country that uses the mascot. Now I love Ragin Cajuns, and that should be our bread and butter, but why not use a gator just as our mascot. Here is my rendition of what it could look like, I liked Fideaux (pronounced Fy-Doe), just because I heard it somewhere and it made me laugh, but I also like Rage as a name too. I wasn't really sure about the cut off blue jeans but I figured why not, just wanted to get some opinons on it. Because from what I understand there are alot of people like me, that just don't like Cayenne so maybe if some influencial people see my idea and like it, they can pass it on to the governing bodies who make these decisions. Gimmie your opinions, like, what I can change, or if you just don't like it at all. I did it with a simple paint program so its not gonna be perfect. Also I started with just a plain Gator I found on the internet, and added the Jersey, and pants. I don't know what kind of copy right there is on that Gator but I'm sure we could use a similar one. Lemme know what yall think.
    They borrowed "The Swamp" so we could use a gator.

    I prefer to have no mascot. Having a mascot implies you are that mascot, and Ragin'Cajuns need no animal like the poor boys to the east who need to check their manhood with a poor caged beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunFan64
    I've been playing around with new mascots, just because I really don't like Cayenne. So I liked Turbine's idea of using a Gator, since they are indigenous to Louisiana and their is only one other team in the country that uses the mascot. Now I love Ragin Cajuns, and that should be our bread and butter, but why not use a gator just as our mascot. Here is my rendition of what it could look like, I liked Fideaux (pronounced Fy-Doe), just because I heard it somewhere and it made me laugh, but I also like Rage as a name too. I wasn't really sure about the cut off blue jeans but I figured why not, just wanted to get some opinons on it. Because from what I understand there are alot of people like me, that just don't like Cayenne so maybe if some influencial people see my idea and like it, they can pass it on to the governing bodies who make these decisions. Gimmie your opinions, like, what I can change, or if you just don't like it at all. I did it with a simple paint program so its not gonna be perfect. Also I started with just a plain Gator I found on the internet, and added the Jersey, and pants. I don't know what kind of copy right there is on that Gator but I'm sure we could use a similar one. Lemme know what yall think.
    I too like it and sent it to John Claude at the Alumni Association! Bottom line is it Fits with our Swamps(north and south campus), fits with Acadiana, and would make more sense than the pepper as both a mascot and a spirit leader!

    DaddyCajun
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    Quote Originally Posted by ULforlife
    Hey CajunFan64, great job with the artwork!

    I do not like Cayenne very much either. He is a pepper. He should not be a mascot.

    I really like the print you've drawn here but I wonder if it's a good idea being that UF uses this mascot. Now I know it isn't our nickname but don't we want to be original? Think about it, we are the Ragin' Cajuns. No one has a name like us, don't you think we should have a mascot that goes with this idea? I realize this would probably be better than 'Mr. Cajun' or 'Cajun Man' whichever he was called, due to peoples heritage blah blah... AND I really like the way you tied it to the old bulldog (don't know if you meant it) but I'm still not sure.

    What if we used a Crawfish? Yes I know, it sounds crazy at first... but think about it. You could beef him up, throw on a UL jersey, white pants (he already has the red) and he'd be good to go! Who can argue with a crawfish? EVERYBODY around here likes crawfish... and to top it off. We would be the ONLY school with a Crawfish mascot. We would still be known as the Cajuns and the crawfish would accent that.

    Crawfish = Cajun

    jmo
    Lose the pepper, it sucks.

    The alligator looks good but too much like UF, then again, they put a crocodile on the front of their media guide a few years ago, so do they really know who tehy want to be.

    As for the crawfish...Have you seen that Vontage commercial where the guy is talking and behind him, there is a guy in a crawfish/lobster suit trying to get through some revolving doors, it looks ridiculous.

    I've heard the idea of dressing a guy up like a "cajun." I think that if Notre Dame can get away with a guy dressed as a leprechaun, then we can get away with a guy dressed as a cajun, oh wait, we aren't Notre Dame. Nevermind, scratch that idea. Plus, in order to make it work, we would have to use too many stereotypes that would degrade the culture anyway, so that is a bad idea.

    After all of that, I have no legitimate suggestion as to what it should be changed to, just that it should be changed.

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    i like the idea of the gator, or crawfish, or even a bullfrog for that matter, so long as it isnt the pepper, but i think you throw some pecan island reeboks on that gator there and you have yourself a winner


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    Great Job CajunFan64!!!!

    I really appreciate your attempt to improve the Ragin Cajun mascot and I can see that you really put in some valuable time and effort into "Fideaux" the Gator! But I think that taking on a Gator to represent the "Ragin Cajuns" would not be in our best interest.

    However, since you are apparently very talented, I would be very curious to see what you could do to come up with a Crawfish mascot, as was mentioned in a few other responses.

    I was thinking that maybe you could incorporate our current "Pepper" (used for seasoning) logo with a "Mean Looking Crawfish" of some kind!!!!

    Ragin Cajuns and Crawfish, it doesn't get any better than that in my opinion! Also, it would keep everything about our nickname and mascot "Very" unique within the entire relm of the NCAA!!!

    Just another thought.


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    I like the Gator just because, sure its Florida's moniker and everything but, look how many bulldog mascots they have in the country. I think the Gator works just because there are tons of them here.

    Alabama uses the Elephant, Miami has a big Pelican, Tulane uses a big Pelican as well. A leprecaun is better defined than a MR. CAJUN, so we don't really know what it is supposed to look like. I like a Gator and not a crawfish, just because, a Gator is just so much more ferocious. I can't think of any other school that has a crustacion as their mascot, its just really not that intimidating. The beauty part is, we could have a live one, WE ALL READY HAVE A HABITAT, its in the middle of campus, why not use it ya know. I say its a perfect marrage, and if you wanna call it a bull gator to be loyal to our bulldog alumni, I have no problem with that, and we could emphasize the Alpha male persona of it all. I'll see what else I can do with a crawfish and such, but I'm not really Jonesen about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunFan64
    I like the Gator just because, sure its Florida's moniker and everything but, look how many bulldog mascots they have in the country. I think the Gator works just because there are tons of them here.

    Alabama uses the Elephant, Miami has a big Pelican, Tulane uses a big Pelican as well. A leprecaun is better defined than a MR. CAJUN, so we don't really know what it is supposed to look like. I like a Gator and not a crawfish, just because, a Gator is just so much more ferocious. I can't think of any other school that has a crustacion as their mascot, its just really not that intimidating. The beauty part is, we could have a live one, WE ALL READY HAVE A HABITAT, its in the middle of campus, why not use it ya know. I say its a perfect marrage, and if you wanna call it a bull gator to be loyal to our bulldog alumni, I have no problem with that, and we could emphasize the Alpha male persona of it all. I'll see what else I can do with a crawfish and such, but I'm not really Jonesen about it.
    hmmm, good points

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    2 Thumbs up ... on the BullGator


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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine
    2 Thumbs up ... on the BullGator
    The gator sounds good, but if we want to have it live and in person at the games, who is going to halter break that sucker??

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunCharlie
    The gator sounds good, but if we want to have it live and in person at the games, who is going to halter break that sucker??
    where do i sign up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine
    2 Thumbs up ... on the BullGator
    The gator would be good, only if it a live one, not a furry, fruity one walking around freaking out kids. nothing ferocious about that.

    A bull gator at the games and such, and fleur de lis on all logo's, etc. That way there is a fair amount of ferocity and appeal about the mascot at games, but also, a fair amount of class when it comes to everything else. And if we could think of something better to do with that symbol that says 'ragin cajuns' around a fleur de lis that is on fire, that would be super. maybe something more sophisticated looking like those new cajun cards.

    I think that it would help a lot. If we do things like we are a double-a baseball team (i.e., some of our symbols look cartoonish, we have a pepper for a mascot, they hand out thunder sticks at games) then we will always be a double-A outfit, which is not how any of us want the school to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunDave1
    Great Job CajunFan64!!!!

    I really appreciate your attempt to improve the Ragin Cajun mascot and I can see that you really put in some valuable time and effort into "Fideaux" the Gator! But I think that taking on a Gator to represent the "Ragin Cajuns" would not be in our best interest.

    However, since you are apparently very talented, I would be very curious to see what you could do to come up with a Crawfish mascot, as was mentioned in a few other responses.

    I was thinking that maybe you could incorporate our current "Pepper" (used for seasoning) logo with a "Mean Looking Crawfish" of some kind!!!!

    Ragin Cajuns and Crawfish, it doesn't get any better than that in my opinion! Also, it would keep everything about our nickname and mascot "Very" unique within the entire relm of the NCAA!!!

    Just another thought.

    Just my .02 worth. The crawfish will be confused with a lobster and looks a bit rediculous in costume. Other options to consider:

    CatahoULa - State Dog and would tie us into the name Louisiana

    Pelican - State Bird, and would tie us into the name Louisiana. I suggested a few years ago before Tulane picked it up to use the Pelican, build a sanctuary near the stadium and actually have 2 live pelicans, one named Louie and the other Ana, and have them both in costume on the sidelines. Too bad Tulane has now adopted the Pelican.

    Bullgator - Could be good since the stadium is the Swamp and we have a swamp on campus. Who cares if Florida already uses the Gator. Let's see, how many Tiger mascots are there? LSU, Auburn, Memphis, Missouri. Or Cowboys? McNeese, Wyoming, Oklahoma State. Or Eagles? Southern Miss, Boston College. Or Bulldogs? LA Tech, Miss. State, Fresno State. Or Aggies? Texas A&M, Utah State, New Mexico State.

    Those are just a few that came to mind. We can't worry about another schools mascot. We need to pick what is right for UL. We could still name the mascot Louie or ULA or something that ties in with our name "Louisiana". Now agreeing on a mascot is another matter.

    And, while we are at it, how about changing the name of the football stadium to Louisiana Stadium and Cajun Dome Blvd. to Louisiana Blvd.? Let's do all that we can to tie us into the name "Louisiana".

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    just think how cool it would be to have a pregame tradition of taking a gator out of the swamp on campus bringing him to the game and then after the game he goes back to the swamp. A fearsome mascot who lives in the heart of UL. Now that would be cool. Now how you do all of that I don't know. I just think it could be a cool new tradition.


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    Why not a Bulldog named Cajun? A link from your past to who you are today.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TexAg77
    Why not a Bulldog named Cajun? A link from your past to who you are today.
    English Bulldogs were brought back without any interest. I do like the Catahoula Hound, a damn good dog for any self respecting Cajun, and what the heck a mascot is nothing more than a good luck charm being living, an article, or a symbol of an organization.

    As far as I can see it is a unique dog that can be tied to Louisiana. What would the typical person think when they hear or see BullGator? I sure haven't a clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun Express
    English Bulldogs were brought back without any interest. I do like the Catahoula Hound, a damn good dog for any self respecting Cajun, and what the heck a mascot is nothing more than a good luck charm being living, an article, or a symbol of an organization.

    As far as I can see it is a unique dog that can be tied to Louisiana. What would the typical person think when they hear or see BullGator? I sure haven't a clue.
    Isn't a catahoula hound just a mixed mutt? I had never heard of them before.

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