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    Quote Originally Posted by Penrod View Post
    You're full of snark.
    Seems like I touched a nerve. Do you moonlight as a blogger for feminists blogs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barisaxman View Post
    He's too busy seeing where "Chitimacha Charlie" fits in his "poll" to understand the VALUE of branding to a university. Using his logic, we position ourselves alongside of :

    Austin Longhorns
    Chapel Hill Tarheels
    Reno Wolfpack
    Berkeley Bears
    Madison Badgers
    Urbana-Champaign Fightin Illini

    OH, WAIT!!........
    *Her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    State dog, State reptile. Same

    Louisiana Gator, Florida Gator. 50/50

    A dog is a dog in many peoples eyes and its uniqueness is lost on the masses A dog named Cat 1/100
    If your mascot is not a physical representation of your nickname, then it must be a background figure. It should be lost to some.

    The Catahoula is the epitome of unique. It is a 100% Louisiana product. It will have a page in the program with it's ties to Louisiana and the Cajun people in detail. It will roam the stadium on gameday. People will love it. End of story.

    Anything more than this will create confusion, and the temptation will prove too great in marketing the you know what out of a gator. I predict that if we ever adopt a gator mascot, it will be only a matter of time until we change the nickname from Cajuns to Gators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Send THIS description to Maggard.

    Maybe a pair of live gators, one an albino, the other a DNA altered vermilion, good project for the biology dept.
    I don't think the school would pony up the money for an Albino alligator.. they aren't cheap.. trust me.. I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by barchief View Post
    I don't think the school would pony up the money for an Albino alligator.. they aren't cheap.. trust me.. I know
    And we don't want to lose any cheerleaders when they have to catch it every Saturday at Cypress Lake.

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    I would love a masked Mamou type Mardi Gras person "Cajuns Sideline Mascot" walking a Catahoula Curr Dog. That'd be on par with TAMU, UTenn, etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    If your mascot is not a physical representation of your nickname, then it must be a background figure.
    Is the prime resident of the campus jewel background enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    We will never find a better mascot for the University of Louisiana Cajuns than a Catahoula.

    Official State dog further strengthens our marketing initiative as Louisiana.
    The story of the Cataholua reads like the story of Louisiana.
    It has a history of hunting big game in the Swamps and backwoods of Louisiana along side our ancestors.

    Kids love dogs. Chicks love dogs. Alpha and Beta males love dogs.

    We had a dog as a mascot, an English Bulldog, when we were USL. Need to move on to our oldest, 118 year tradition of a gator in the swamp and in The Swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penrod View Post
    This has never been an issue with our University. I think much of the worry is self loathing. Pride of Acadiana is superb! Even Bane of Baton Rouge is a preferable moniker! We're the best of Louisiana. You're just a little insecure. You've been brainwashe by the corporate branding crap. This too shall pass. Much like giving kudos.
    Consistent Branding:

    University of Louisiana

    Louisiana Ragin Cajuns

    Pride of Louisiana

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

    You're wrong. People visiting Monroe always asking for the best Cajun restaurant in town. Louisiana known for NOLA, MardiGras, and Cajuns.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun_in_NM View Post
    I would love a masked Mamou type Mardi Gras person "Cajuns Sideline Mascot" walking a Catahoula Curr Dog. That'd be on par with TAMU, UTenn, etc.
    Maybe they can just look around Cajun Field and the tailgating areas. I'm pretty sure they could just locate a few characters and have them roam the sidelines just being themselves!!! LMAO!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penrod View Post
    People in Baton Rouge and New Orleans also misappropriate our unique Cajun identity. Doesn't make it right. I guess you're cool with that other Cajun College in Baton Rouge.
    Not at all, but we're trying for consistent branding. If you're fine with a small brand for the city of Lafayette, oh goody. Maybe we really need to go back to Vermilioville, go ULV unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penrod View Post
    Your logic thus renders Ragin Cajuns as inconsistent with the "Brand", not representative of the entire state. Will you suggest we relocate next?
    What is the single consistent factor in the 3 names? LOUISIANA. Why muddy up the reference with an Acadiana name? I understand being proud of being a part of Acadiana, but we are talking about branding and it just does not fit that narrative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    What is the single consistent factor in the 3 names? LOUISIANA. Why muddy up the reference with an Acadiana name? I understand being proud of being a part of Acadiana, but we are talking about branding and it just does not fit that narrative.
    Don't waste your time with that LSU (or tech, I can't figure it out) fan Mr. D.
    She's just here to be a horsesass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Don't waste your time with that LSU (or tech, I can't figure it out) fan Mr. D.
    She's just here to be a horsesass.
    It's taken us 17 years to finally capture the Louisiana name since our name change in 2000. I can't fathom why anyone would want to continue to muddy the "name" waters with yet another reference, albeit one that we have had for years. Now is the time to make a clean change with all references to Louisiana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penrod View Post
    Your narrative is a sort of ethnic cleansing.
    Put down the drugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penrod View Post
    Your narrative is a sort of ethnic cleansing.
    What? That is ridiculous. We are talking about BRANDING. Not including Acadiana in the name of the band has nothing to do with our heritage or loss of it. The official name of the university still has Lafayette in it, if you are looking for heritage. Nothing is lost. We had a chance to name the university "Acadiana University", but chose Louisiana. We are LOUISIANA. Get on board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penrod View Post
    Your logic thus renders Ragin Cajuns as inconsistent with the "Brand", not representative of the entire state. Will you suggest we relocate next?
    Ragin' Cajuns are free to roam and live where they wish. As past victims of ethnic cleansing they chose Louisiana.

    They were told to pick a side but because of their neutrality they had to leave.

    Louisiana became one of their choices. Don't try to landlock them into Acadiana, some chose Shreveport, some chose Lake Charles, Houma, BR, New Orleans and even Alabama.

    Cajuns are the #1 minority (mentally) associated with Louisiana.

    Ragin' Cajuns is not the same, but the State wide branding makes sense.

    The #1 animal associated with the State is the Alligator.

    The school has been the 2nd largest in the State of Louisiana since 1939.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penrod View Post
    BRANDING is ridiculous. It's what you focus on when your product is crap that can't sell itself and your market is simpletons.
    Which is why "branding" is the largest industry in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penrod View Post
    No it isn't. We are being misbranded and will ultimately be less marketable if this misdirection born of insecurity and self-loathing persists.
    Know your place" demands on UL go all the way back to 1906 when the Governor said "there is to much book learning going on."

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