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    Default Nicknames Ragin' Cajuns #6

    Look at our Top 10 finish in this "Top 100 College Nicknames/Mascots"

    http://www.spmsportspage.com/publish...-nickn-4.shtml

    And for those too unmotivated to click the link:

    "6 - University of Louisiana [ ] "Ragin' Cajuns"

    A tremendous nickname, which pays tribute to the origins of the Acadian French people, which populated southwestern Louisiana beginning in the mid to late 1700's. They were ostracized and basically forced to leave what are now known as two of the Maritime Provinces of Canada (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick), which the French ceded to the British by treaty, along with the rest of Canada except for the St. Lawrence River valley (now Quebec). Since the French still owned Louisiana in those days, they headed south after the British took over.

    Somehow the word "Acadian" became "Cajun" in the pronunciation of the Louisiana locals, and it stuck. They are a fun-loving people who love to eat spicy hot food and party. Lafayette has a large population of offshore oil rig roughnecks, and they don't get much time on shore, so they make the most of it by partying hearty while on land."




    Folks, there is no more unique name than Ragin Cajuns.

    It's a shame we don't have a spirit leader that matches that unique identity.


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    Default Re: Our Mascot - (and I'm not talking about the "spirit leader")

    nice list....too bad they butchered the Acadian history part of it all..i guess it would be too much to ask.


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    Default Re: Our Mascot - (and I'm not talking about the "spirit leader")

    "A tremendous nickname,"

    Tremendous nickname is right.


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    This is so COOL Re: Our Mascot - (and I'm not talking about the "spirit leader")

    I'd say that Ragin' Cajuns tops their top 5 of Billikins, anteaters, griffins, palladins and vandalls....oh my!!!


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    Default Re: Our Mascot - (and I'm not talking about the "spirit leader")

    That picture of the Vandal looks like some windows 3.1 clipart. They couldn't find anything better? haha


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    Default Re: Our Mascot - (and I'm not talking about the "spirit leader")

    I love going out of the state and wearing a Cajuns shirt and people come up to me and ask where they can get cajun gear and say the other Cajuns they have met were great people. I take pride in our unique name.


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    Default Re: Our Mascot - (and I'm not talking about the "spirit leader")

    I was wanting our mascot to win that capital one thing...


    guess they didn't


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    I have a Question Re: Our Mascot - (and I'm not talking about the "spirit leader")

    I kind of think the Crimson Tide sounds cool....


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    Default Re: Our Mascot - (and I'm not talking about the "spirit leader")

    Quote Originally Posted by ULtimateCajun View Post
    _ I love going out of the state and wearing a Cajuns shirt and people come up to me and ask where they can get cajun gear and say the other Cajuns they have met were great people. I take pride in our unique name. _
    When i lived in Houston, all of my friends were always wanting to borrow my football and baseball shirts. It was pretty cool to know that other people enjoy our university.

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    Default Re: Our Mascot - (and I'm not talking about the "spirit leader")

    Quote Originally Posted by AstroCajun View Post
    _ Look at our Top 10 finish in this "Top 100 College Nicknames/Mascots"

    http://www.spmsportspage.com/publish...-nickn-4.shtml

    And for those too unmotivated to click the link:

    "6 - University of Louisiana [ ] "Ragin' Cajuns"

    A tremendous nickname, which pays tribute to the origins of the Acadian French people, which populated southwestern Louisiana beginning in the mid to late 1700's. They were ostracized and basically forced to leave what are now known as two of the Maritime Provinces of Canada (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick), which the French ceded to the British by treaty, along with the rest of Canada except for the St. Lawrence River valley (now Quebec). Since the French still owned Louisiana in those days, they headed south after the British took over.

    Somehow the word "Acadian" became "Cajun" in the pronunciation of the Louisiana locals, and it stuck. They are a fun-loving people who love to eat spicy hot food and party. Lafayette has a large population of offshore oil rig roughnecks, and they don't get much time on shore, so they make the most of it by partying hearty while on land."




    Folks, there is no more unique name than Ragin Cajuns.

    It's a shame we don't have a spirit leader that matches that unique identity. _

    How about this guy for spirit leader -
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    Default Re: Our Mascot - (and I'm not talking about the "spirit leader")

    Here is our boy, right here! Spirit leader supreme!


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    UL 1984, 1999 . . . . Re: Our Mascot - (and I'm not talking about the "spirit leader")

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeebart21 View Post
    _ Here is our boy, right here! Spirit leader supreme! _

    Oh Lord, now you gone and done it.

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    Ragin' Cajuns Re: Our Mascot - (and I'm not talking about the "spirit leader")

    Anytime I start hearing mascot talk, I'm just gonna post this picture. You can read my message at the bottom of all my posts if you don't know who he is!!!!

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    Default Re: Our Mascot - (and I'm not talking about the "spirit leader")

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunCanaille View Post
    Anytime I start hearing mascot talk, I'm just gonna post this picture. You can read my message at the bottom of all my posts if you don't know who he is!!!!
    I did like me some Cajun Man!!! His head was a great target for the kumquats we use to pelt him with back in the Blackham days!!! It was ok, he was well protected and couldn't feel it. The statute of limitations is up so the "pecan patrol" can't touch me now!!!!

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    Default Re: Our Mascot - (and I'm not talking about the "spirit leader")

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeebart21 View Post
    I did like me some Cajun Man!!! His head was a great target for the kumquats we use to pelt him with back in the Blackham days!!! It was ok, he was well protected and couldn't feel it. The statute of limitations is up so the "pecan patrol" can't touch me now!!!!

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    I don't know... I don't think there is a statute of limitations on the big crimes like murder, rape, pelting school mascots!!!

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