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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunDreDog View Post
    They keep saying we are illegal. But we aren't in any way shape or form...
    100% correct.

    They don't comprehend nicknames.

    If they were close to credible or remotely accurate, use of Warhawks and Cajuns would be illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    100% correct.

    They don't comprehend nicknames.

    If they were close to credible or remotely accurate, use of Warhawks and Cajuns would be illegal.
    MAT said in a previous post that ULM President Bruno was in board with our use of Louisiana. If that is correct, there should be no reason Benson does not immediately honor our request. Our SID needs to do more than just email a news release or whatever was sent out. Need to follow up with key people to make sure this takes effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    MAT said in a previous post that ULM President Bruno was in board with our use of Louisiana. If that is correct, there should be no reason Benson does not immediately honor our request. Our SID needs to do more than just email a news release or whatever was sent out. Need to follow up with key people to make sure this takes effect.
    You mean the same guy who screwed the pooch to start with? Yeah, that'll happen.

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    And then you have this at our own school




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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunDreDog View Post
    And then you have this at our own school



    Laxatives like in Dumb and Dumber?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunDreDog View Post
    I had a ULM guy on Twitter harassing me about this today. With links to "laws" included. They keep saying we are illegal. But we aren't in any way shape or form. He was including Matt Sullivan in his tweets to me and an espn employee. Troll...
    Idiots. Anyone who claims our use of 'louisiana' is illegal is just plain stoopid. And nuts, too! The largest coven of these buffoons is actually in the hills of Southern Arkansas, not Monroe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunDreDog View Post
    And then you have this at our own school



    Did someone correct them?

    This is my biggest issue with the whole name thing. When people at our own university use the second L. I graduated in 07' and can say with honesty that I never remember my friend, people in Lafayette or others at the university using the second L. Maybe I just didn't notice it, but no instance comes to mind.

    Now, some of our own student athletes use the second L. I recently saw a picture of a customized Cajun Microwave that had ULL Ragin Cajuns etched into the side of it and it was being used by a Cajun fan. That blows my mind. Maybe I'm too sensitive about it now, because it bugs the crap out of me when I see stuff like that.

    The university can really only blame itself. I hope this LA abbreviation push has some weight behind it. Every time you see ULL on ESP-N, that's what people call you.

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    I tweeted at them, but check out their website. UL-Lafayette all over the place:

    http://www.ragincajunlacrosse.com/about


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginScotsman View Post
    Did someone correct them?

    This is my biggest issue with the whole name thing. When people at our own university use the second L. I graduated in 07' and can say with honesty that I never remember my friend, people in Lafayette or others at the university using the second L. Maybe I just didn't notice it, but no instance comes to mind.

    Now, some of our own student athletes use the second L. I recently saw a picture of a customized Cajun Microwave that had ULL Ragin Cajuns etched into the side of it and it was being used by a Cajun fan. That blows my mind. Maybe I'm too sensitive about it now, because it bugs the crap out of me when I see stuff like that.

    The university can really only blame itself. I hope this LA abbreviation push has some weight behind it. Every time you see ULL on ESP-N, that's what people call you.
    I've noticed that most people that use the extra L are out of town students. Even surrounding areas. Went to school with a few guys from Bunkie. They still say ULL to this day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    I've noticed that most people that use the extra L are out of town students. Even surrounding areas. Went to school with a few guys from Bunkie. They still say ULL to this day.
    Yes many coming from Advocate influenced areas followed by 4-5 years of near zero exposure to an on-campus self marketing system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    I've noticed that most people that use the extra L are out of town students. Even surrounding areas. Went to school with a few guys from Bunkie. They still say ULL to this day.
    From my view I see that trend changing in Southwest Louisiana, I know a lot of young people from the Lake Charles, Kinder, Moss Bluff, Welsh area..most of the younger kids call it UL. But I think it has a lot to do with Robe recruiting those area so heavily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    You mean the same guy who screwed the pooch to start with? Yeah, that'll happen.
    I think it was marketing that screwed the pooch, not our SID. In fact, was our current SID in place back then?

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    Was the "profane" trump locker room video stuff last use of ULL??? We are LA...... No not yet, ..... Starting ... Now!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 31Ragin97 View Post
    Was the "profane" trump locker room video stuff last use of ULL??? We are LA...... No not yet, ..... Starting ... Now!
    Just curious about our efforts regarding the name reference. This is a major change in our administration's approach to this.

    1. I can't find it on Louisiana.edu. Somebody initially posted it, so I'm sure its there, but where and why is it not more prominent?
    2. It is not on RaginCajuns.com. Shouldn't it be prominent on the athletic website as it is athletics related?
    3. How was this sent out? Was it a news release, an email, etc.? Is there any follow-up with ESPN, Fox, CBS, ABC & NBC and the SBC, etc. and, if so, who is doing that? Anyone know their responses?
    4. What is being done to further promote this?
    5. Why did Buckley not do an article about this? This is a big deal for Louisiana. The Advertiser is part of the USA Today network and owned by Gannett. It would likely get picked up by all of the Gannet papers around the country as well as USA Today.
    6. Still not seeing any impact on the Sun Belt Conference board. Yet, it refers to UALR as Little Rock. Is ULM still objecting to this within the SBC? I thought we had Bruno's OK that he would not fight it.
    7. For Georgia, their website shows "the Louisiana game", yet Game Notes shows UL Lafayette, their coach references Louisiana Lafayette, and their schedule shows UL Lafayette. Since they are using "the Louisiana game" on their website, it appears a little effort on our part would get them to use Louisiana consistently, particularly on game day. Does anyone in the athletic dept. follow-up on these things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    Idiots. Anyone who claims our use of 'louisiana' is illegal is just plain stoopid. And nuts, too! The largest coven of these buffoons is actually in the hills of Southern Arkansas, not Monroe.
    I can hear the "lock them up" chants now, next time we play, maybe the band is practicing "smooth criminal"... the same prosecutor that let the Bama Boys off the hook for guns and weed, will be waiting when our team bus arrives with the paddy wagon

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULouisiana View Post
    If the Sunbelt Conference does not make these wholesale changes for the Cajuns to Louisiana and LA for abbreviation, then we will
    be stuck in the same situation.

    How can you expect any media member to
    honor our request if our own Conference does not.

    Within a few hours of Little Rock announcing
    their brand name change, the Conference
    and all other schools updated.

    I don't see this happening for the Cajuns.

    Still have issues here - I believe.
    but it is because they went the other way, if we wanted to be called Lafayette, we would easily be called that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post

    So we do this and Monroe starts using UL

    remember they had used Louisiana only after the name change

    this whole thing just keeps going on and on because of the LSU desire to keep us from UL in 1984

    We are such creatures of habit (I sometimes still say LSUNO and I hear others slip to USL just out of habit)

    I drove a stick shift all last week and last night I was still trying to clutch with my left foot

    the LA keeps away from the Louisville deal and the need to put the extra L after the UL with hyphen or anyway

    and don't forget that some, because Lafayette starts with the letters "LA", they will just say Lafayette---Keep fighting on!!!

    1984 was, is, and will always be the problem
    Without a legislative fix, the LSU/LaT/ULM crowd will always "correct" others for using these newly approved terms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    100% correct.

    They don't comprehend nicknames.

    If they were close to credible or remotely accurate, use of Warhawks and Cajuns would be illegal.
    they don't seem to have any trouble with nicknames when it comes to :
    Lawrence Berra
    John Fisher Jr
    Malcolm Cameron
    United States Military Academy at West Point
    James Carville
    .... so why just cant comprehend ours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31Ragin97 View Post
    they don't seem to have any trouble with nicknames when it comes to :
    Lawrence Berra
    John Fisher Jr
    Malcolm Cameron
    United States Military Academy at West Point
    James Carville
    .... so why just cant comprehend ours?
    They don't have a problem with these nicknames:

    VA Tech - Virginia Polytechnic University and State College - VT, not VPU
    GA Tech - Georgia Institute of Technology - GT, not GIT
    Fresno State - Cal State Fresno - FS, not CSF
    Nevada - University of Nevada Reno - N, not UNR

    LA Tech - known as LA Tech even when they were LA Polytechnic College/Institute

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdncz View Post
    1984 was, is, and will always be the problem
    Without a legislative fix, the LSU/LaT/ULM crowd will always "correct" others for using these newly approved terms
    This debate started 32 long years ago in 1984, and it will still be raging (no pun intended) in another 32 years. We should push for a legislative fix immediately. Until we are allowed to officially change our name to the University of Louisiana, we'll always have to deal with those that "correct" others. I'm ready for a legislative debate, followed by a vote. One way or the other, let's get this issue settled once and for all.

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