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.