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    Default Re: UL taking time to get it right with Cajuns mascot

    Doesn't UNO already have a gator mascot?


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    Default Re: UL taking time to get it right with Cajuns mascot

    I conducted a poll which even allowed for write in candidates. Results were as follows:
    1. Pichouette, the Ragin Cajun Dancin' Boudin Ball - 47 votes
    2. The Evangeline Maid bread lady - 36 votes
    3. Vieux Nègre, the wise old Créole sage - 24 votes
    4. The "anti-mascot" mascot, living statue General Mouton and his colorful band of vigilantes - 21 votes
    5. Cayenne - 19 votes
    6. The fabulous Cajun Chicken - 17 votes
    7. Cajun Man - 12 votes
    8. write in candidate - Former Governor Bobby Jindal - 3 votes
    9. Bull Gator - 2 votes
    10. write in candidate - "T-minou" the red and white striped Cajun Tiger - 1 vote


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    Default Re: UL taking time to get it right with Cajuns mascot

    I don't recall that poll. Link please.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    I don't recall that poll. Link please.
    Sorry you missed out. You can still study the candidates and select the one you wish to vote for (or write in a candidate of your own). Then simply add one to the vote total of your candidate and you can see how you would have come out.

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    Default Re: UL taking time to get it right with Cajuns mascot

    Lets have a chickem mascot that will bring more confusion between us and Monroe. Also one that 90% of Fans under 30 have no clue about


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    Default Re: UL taking time to get it right with Cajuns mascot

    The people have spoken! Now for marketing to work their magic!


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    Default Re: UL taking time to get it right with Cajuns mascot

    If its not obvious what the mascot should be, its obvious we don't need a mascot!


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    Default Re: UL taking time to get it right with Cajuns mascot

    Why not a Crawfish? Could make a decent looking mascot. And, with the popularity and momentum of crawfish (food) building into other regions, it would make a great connection.


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    Default Re: UL taking time to get it right with Cajuns mascot

    Or...We could quit being ruled by fear of a handful of perverse malcontents and bring back Cayenne!


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    Default Re: UL taking time to get it right with Cajuns mascot

    The crawfish would fit, but I don't see it as a functional mascot. The only way I'd want to keep the pepper was if Tabasco showed up as a major sponsor (as in stadium naming sponsor). I'm not crazy about the catahoula hound or the pelican. I'm feel a little better about the alligator but think we're a few years too late. The Cajun Man idea wasn't awful but the representation/costume needs to be better. I wouldn't be disappointed with nothing, but I think they believe they have to find an identifiable mascot. Good luck with a consensus.


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    Default Re: UL taking time to get it right with Cajuns mascot

    Tweak this up a little and put him in the uniform the way Cayenne was...

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    For the 1 millionth time, *sigh*, when your nickname is a group of people, your mascot must either be a physical representation of said people or a background figure that further defines who you are as a people.

    In our case, selecting a highly marketable mascot will lessen the branding initiatives just released by the AD. Ragin Cajuns is the primary brand. Not Bulldogs. Not Pelicans. And certainly NOT GATORS.

    If we aren't going to select the Catahoula, then our mascot is better off being a great Spirit Leader like the Fabulous Cajun Chicken. The Crawfish man in the above post could work. If we could somehow transform Cayenne into a more lovable figure, I actually would be OK in bringing him back. It would certainly be much better for our branding initiatives than a Gator.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Penrod View Post
    Or...We could quit being ruled by fear of a handful of perverse malcontents and bring back Cayenne!
    Cayenne was an utter failure, no one noticed it was missing till an entire school year rolled around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    For the 1 millionth time, *sigh*, when your nickname is a group of people, your mascot must either be a physical representation of said people or a background figure that further defines who you are as a people.

    In our case, selecting a highly marketable mascot will lessen the branding initiatives just released by the AD. Ragin Cajuns is the primary brand. Not Bulldogs. Not Pelicans. And certainly NOT GATORS.

    If we aren't going to select the Catahoula, then our mascot is better off being a great Spirit Leader like the Fabulous Cajun Chicken. The Crawfish man in the above post could work. If we could somehow transform Cayenne into a more lovable figure, I actually would be OK in bringing him back. It would certainly be much better for our branding initiatives than a Gator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyCajun View Post
    IMO Turbine the Red Bull Gator is the way we should go, BUT he needs to be Kid Friendly! So a little less intimidating, Cajun/Creole type HAT , maybe some hip waders with his clawed feet popping out the boots, Louisiana across his chest, fleur-de-lis's patterned a cross his waders, Ragin Cajun's on his Tail Armor bumps, etc. what say you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    I have no idea wtf you are rambling about.

    My personal thought is that spending this much time on a mascot is wasteful. Mascots are a novelty of the past. Like someone else pointed out, no matter what we introduce in this day and age, it will be made fun of. Why even bother? We are the most recognizable brand in the G5 (at least) and most unique monicker in sports, period.

    We don't need a mascot.
    100% of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    Cayenne was an utter failure, no one noticed it was missing till an entire school year rolled around.
    Bull Gator finished behind former Governor Bobby Jindal in poll of potential UL mascots. That is utter failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    For the 1 millionth time, *sigh*, when your nickname is a group of people, your mascot must either be a physical representation of said people or a background figure that further defines who you are as a people.

    In our case, selecting a highly marketable mascot will lessen the branding initiatives just released by the AD. Ragin Cajuns is the primary brand. Not Bulldogs. Not Pelicans. And certainly NOT GATORS.

    If we aren't going to select the Catahoula, then our mascot is better off being a great Spirit Leader like the Fabulous Cajun Chicken. The Crawfish man in the above post could work. If we could somehow transform Cayenne into a more lovable figure, I actually would be OK in bringing him back. It would certainly be much better for our branding initiatives than a Gator.
    Never understood the Cajun Chicken. He had great antics and was a fun character, but a chicken had nothing to do with the university. The Gator is 118 years of tradition in the on-campus swamp and the stadium Swamp. It is a natural, both live animal and costume as shown.

    The same with the band name "Pride of Acadiana". Makes sense if we are the University of Acadiana. But, we are the university of the state, not a region within the state where we happen to be located. The Pride of Louisiana is the way to go and eliminate further confusion on who we are with the Acadiana reference. We are LOUISIANA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    This bullgator bs has got to stop. We don't need a mascot. The fans are the mascots. We're all "ragin Cajuns". Just show up at the games people....
    I'm definitely good with no mascot. I admit, however, that I liked the entertainment of the Fabulous Cajun Chicken (not a mascot - but a great alternative), if we could recreate it. My worry is that UL has some fruitcakes - and we've seen what they can do when left to their own creations.

    I am more about telling UL not to, once again, make us look foolish... than I am to demand what they decide to do. They're going to do something. You can bank on it. And even though it's trivial in the big scheme of things - we'll suffer loads of embarrassment if they allow silly people to just "get creative". If alpha males like the idea... it's possibly ok. If only females, beta males and art students are involved... we are doomed. I said it... and I'll stand behind it.

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    I think Z would make a great mascot. Who could be more loveable?


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