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    Default First Time in memory: Louisiana Gear #1 in Lafayette

    I remember seeing on the news a while back that Cajuns gear outsold LSU gear in Lafayette in 2013 ... for the 1st time ever. Or at least recent history as long as they've kept track of that kind of stuff anyway. And I've noticed it I know. Back in 2010/2011 it was hard to find UL shirts outside of LA Hot Stuff. You'd go to Academy and there was like 80/20 LSU/UL (if not more sometimes). But now its closer to 50/50 (should be less LSU, but I'll at least take that).

    It shows just how the tide was finally moving towards support for UL. And I think that is part of why everyone is so frustrated with these losses. It felt like Lafayette in general was FINALLY getting on board and supporting UL (like they should). And now ... we don't want everyone to jump off the bandwagon. I know somepeople say we don't need the bandwagon fans anyway ... but we do. All those bandwagon fans are the ones spending money on shirts and hats and crap and putting extra butts in the seats for games.

    I just hope things continue on this path even with these losses and whatever this year may bring. If it went back to 80/20 LSU/UL at Academy ... I just don't think I could take that again.


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    This is good news & as it should have been all along. But this is what you get when you connect a university to it's community. I give Hud a ton of that credit. But the bottom line is the president of the school, & whether we want to admit it or not, even the AD have a lot to do with that as well as other coaches. Let's face it, had it not been for the weather the first two weekends that stadium would have been stuffed with people. But don't undersell the bandwagon fans. They are smarter that you may give them credit for. They are going to give this regime a chance to right the ship. They won't however, sit around & let the wheels come completely off the wagon, or ride the wagon over the cliff to prove their stripes & loyalty. To them sports is entertainment, & if the show sucks over & over again, they are going to move on down the road. It's human nature & there's no law against it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandwagon King View Post
    This is good news & as it should have been all along. But this is what you get when you connect a university to it's community. I give Hud a ton of that credit. But the bottom line is the president of the school, & whether we want to admit it or not, even the AD have a lot to do with that as well as other coaches. Let's face it, had it not been for the weather the first two weekends that stadium would have been stuffed with people. But don't undersell the bandwagon fans. They are smarter that you may give them credit for. They are going to give this regime a chance to right the ship. They won't however, sit around & let the wheels come completely off the wagon, or ride the wagon over the cliff to prove their stripes & loyalty. To them sports is entertainment, & if the show sucks over & over again, they are going to move on down the road. It's human nature & there's no law against it.
    This. This. This. 1000 times this.

    Loving UL is loving Lafayette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun_Engr View Post
    I remember seeing on the news a while back that Cajuns gear outsold LSU gear in Lafayette in 2013 ... for the 1st time ever. Or at least recent history as long as they've kept track of that kind of stuff anyway. And I've noticed it I know. Back in 2010/2011 it was hard to find UL shirts outside of LA Hot Stuff. You'd go to Academy and there was like 80/20 LSU/UL (if not more sometimes). But now its closer to 50/50 (should be less LSU, but I'll at least take that).

    It shows just how the tide was finally moving towards support for UL. And I think that is part of why everyone is so frustrated with these losses. It felt like Lafayette in general was FINALLY getting on board and supporting UL (like they should). And now ... we don't want everyone to jump off the bandwagon. I know somepeople say we don't need the bandwagon fans anyway ... but we do. All those bandwagon fans are the ones spending money on shirts and hats and crap and putting extra butts in the seats for games.

    I just hope things continue on this path even with these losses and whatever this year may bring. If it went back to 80/20 LSU/UL at Academy ... I just don't think I could take that again.
    Unless Academy's selection quality has improved substantially, it is still junk. The 20 % they would have was not worth buying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCajun View Post
    Unless Academy's selection quality has improved substantially, it is still junk. The 20 % they would have was not worth buying.
    Definitely. The hyphen is on everything.

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    Just to add to this. I heard a radio commercial for Chops. A meat market in Broussard I think. The spiel was that you could get everything you needed for tailgating at Tiger Stadium or The Box at Chops. I didnt hear the entire commercial so they may have mentioned UL in the beginning but.... I dont think so.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin4U View Post
    Just to add to this. I heard a radio commercial for Chops. A meat market in Broussard I think. The spiel was that you could get everything you needed for tailgating at Tiger Stadium or The Box at Chops. I didnt hear the entire commercial so they may have mentioned UL in the beginning but.... I dont think so.
    Yep, I heard the same for Chops and I'm pretty sure I can find another butcher. To be a part of this community and simply leave out the Cajuns....tisk-tisk.

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    Let's not beat up on the local advertisers. They could be loyal Cajun supporters. They may have run an LSWho ad because they were playing at home and we were in Oxford.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun_RH View Post
    Definitely. The hyphen is on everything.
    From what I understand the stores like Academy sell only licensed merchandise. The license is granted by the university only to companies who manufacture goods that comply with the legal restrictions on the name thing resulting in the hyphen, etc. The university receives money from the licensed merchandise whereas the other more popular mds is unlicensed therefore our school receives nothing from those sales. When one sees a shirt, for example, with just University of Louisiana then it is not a licensed product (school cant allow it) and there is money down the drain for the athletic dept. Someone, somehow, some way must agree on some display of the name in a way that it meets the legal dictates and can be licensed so the school can realize the financial benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dumbfounded View Post
    From what I understand the stores like Academy sell only licensed merchandise. The license is granted by the university only to companies who manufacture goods that comply with the legal restrictions on the name thing resulting in the hyphen, etc. The university receives money from the licensed merchandise whereas the other more popular mds is unlicensed therefore our school receives nothing from those sales. When one sees a shirt, for example, with just University of Louisiana then it is not a licensed product (school cant allow it) and there is money down the drain for the athletic dept. Someone, somehow, some way must agree on some display of the name in a way that it meets the legal dictates and can be licensed so the school can realize the financial benefits.
    Easy solution...Louisiana Ragin Cajuns. Not illegal. No hyphen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dumbfounded View Post
    The license is granted by the university only to companies who manufacture goods that comply with the legal restrictions on the name thing resulting in the hyphen, etc.
    This is an example of where everyone is tripping over themselves so hard trying to be legal but in so doing are breaking the law.

    Hyphens are illegal in that they are a variation of "at."

    UL should start selling academic shirts if they want the full blown (unrequired) name so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCajun View Post
    Unless Academy's selection quality has improved substantially, it is still junk. The 20 % they would have was not worth buying.
    yellow

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    yellow
    That's more of what I was referring to. The yellow flame crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJack55 View Post
    Easy solution...Louisiana Ragin Cajuns. Not illegal. No hyphen.
    That is exactly what I am talking about. However, do you know if the school has the copy wright to that term? They would need the legal title to the term before being able to prohibit its use other than to those whom they have a license agreement. Otherwise, anyone can duplicate it and the school wont get a cent.

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    Commented on Chops facebook. They are UL ticket holders and claim to support both schools so I guess we are good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tex-Mex Cajun View Post
    Let's not beat up on the local advertisers. They could be loyal Cajun supporters. They may have run an LSWho ad because they were playing at home and we were in Oxford.
    Yeh, because that's what small businesses do. Spend tons of money on week to week specific radio advertisement.

    /sarcasm

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    Quote Originally Posted by dumbfounded View Post
    From what I understand the stores like Academy sell only licensed merchandise. The license is granted by the university only to companies who manufacture goods that comply with the legal restrictions on the name thing resulting in the hyphen, etc. The university receives money from the licensed merchandise whereas the other more popular mds is unlicensed therefore our school receives nothing from those sales. When one sees a shirt, for example, with just University of Louisiana then it is not a licensed product (school cant allow it) and there is money down the drain for the athletic dept. Someone, somehow, some way must agree on some display of the name in a way that it meets the legal dictates and can be licensed so the school can realize the financial benefits.
    This is why I go out of my way to go to the Red Zone. ALL of the profit made on my purchases stay with the university.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin4U View Post
    Just to add to this. I heard a radio commercial for Chops. A meat market in Broussard I think. The spiel was that you could get everything you needed for tailgating at Tiger Stadium or The Box at Chops. I didnt hear the entire commercial so they may have mentioned UL in the beginning but.... I dont think so.
    I know the owner of Chops, he also owns Keystone Services and Railside Feed & Supply. He has 17 LSU season tickets, I think most are in the Stadium Club.

    Now I am not saying that they "do not support" the Cajuns, but I have never seen him (or any of his children) at a UL football game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin4U View Post
    Commented on Chops facebook. They are UL ticket holders and claim to support both schools so I guess we are good.
    The clientele they serve is prolly close to 90% LSU. Once you get out of Lafayette city limits you stop seeing Red and White. Can't blame them for endearing themselves to their base.

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