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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    see my avatar

    I would like to see these as our primary unis. Those would be travel unis, and we should have home unis in red to match, including helmets.

    By the way, the coolest thing about those unis was the numbers on the opposite side of the helmets.

    Those uniforms were, by far, the best this university ever produced and received rave reviews nationwide after that game. They were even mentioned as a fan favorite by other SBC schools on the SBC board.
    Good lord you guys put way too much thought into this stuff. How do you have the time? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by RcL8 View Post
    It's not a fact. It's an opinion lol. Just cause you change something doesn't mean you erase the history. It will still be there in the history books. Ragin Cajuns is indeed the most unique mascot. But it sucks as a helmet logo
    Who ever said anything about erasing history? I said nothing about history. Brand recognition and history are 2 totally different things. What you lose is 15 years of seeing one helmet and knowing the exact school it is for, to if you change next year it takes another 15 years for people to get to where we are now with brand recognition. History and tradition of most universities is stick with your helmet for the long haul. Changing now is starting all over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geaux View Post
    These were my favorite. If we are going to use the FDL. This helmet should be it!
    If you took the 4 helmets in that pic, on the equipment managers twitter and did a survey across the country of college football fans and asked what school is this and what there mascot. Very few would have a clue. If you did the same with the helmet we have been wearing since the name change the results would be overwhelming different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geaux View Post
    These were my favorite. If we are going to use the FDL. This helmet should be it!
    Absolutely!!!!

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    First off we don't have a mascot and haven't since the Bulldog back in the 70's.

    We do have a moniker (Ragin Cajuns). We also have a logo (FDL). Both have been around the program for a very long time with inconsistent usage through the years. Then we have an athletic identity (Louisiana).

    I think the logo needs to be consistent across all platforms. Doesn't need to be the most prominent thing all of the time but needs to show up somehow on every single uniform etc. Might be a large display on the helmet or a small display on a sleeve. Louisiana or Ragin Cajuns could be used together or separate as appropriate.

    I'm not really buying into this being an identity crisis because of the above. That has been created by the USL, ULL, UL, Louisiana, Louisiana-Lafayette, ULaLa, Southwestern........pile of excrement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    First off we don't have a mascot and haven't since the Bulldog back in the 70's.

    We do have a moniker (Ragin Cajuns). We also have a logo (FDL). Both have been around the program for a very long time with inconsistent usage through the years. Then we have an athletic identity (Louisiana).

    I think the logo needs to be consistent across all platforms. Doesn't need to be the most prominent thing all of the time but needs to show up somehow on every single uniform etc. Might be a large display on the helmet or a small display on a sleeve. Louisiana or Ragin Cajuns could be used together or separate as appropriate.

    I'm not really buying into this being an identity crisis because of the above. That has been created by the USL, ULL, UL, Louisiana, Louisiana-Lafayette, ULaLa, Southwestern........pile of excrement.
    Not true 90 we had a bulldog again in the early 90's. It was only for a short period of time, but I was in school then and knew the guy who took care of him. I would say that maybe 91-93, someone can probably confirm the actual years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KajunKrazy View Post
    You cannot trade mark the FDL. NFL tried and failed.
    Trademark, no, but you can copyright a logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    First off we don't have a mascot and haven't since the Bulldog back in the 70's.

    We do have a moniker (Ragin Cajuns). We also have a logo (FDL). Both have been around the program for a very long time with inconsistent usage through the years. Then we have an athletic identity (Louisiana).

    I think the logo needs to be consistent across all platforms. Doesn't need to be the most prominent thing all of the time but needs to show up somehow on every single uniform etc. Might be a large display on the helmet or a small display on a sleeve. Louisiana or Ragin Cajuns could be used together or separate as appropriate.

    I'm not really buying into this being an identity crisis because of the above. That has been created by the USL, ULL, UL, Louisiana, Louisiana-Lafayette, ULaLa, Southwestern........pile of excrement.
    You say we have a logo the FDL, for what 1 year now and before that the Cayenne pepper was our logo. What ever they do stick to it. If FDL on the helmet then Ragin Cajuns has to be across the front of the jersey. Ragin Cajun is the single most recognized name for this school across the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    Trademark, no, but you can copyright a logo.
    To copyright something don't you have to invent it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FacelessBuffoon View Post
    If you took the 4 helmets in that pic, on the equipment managers twitter and did a survey across the country of college football fans and asked what school is this and what there mascot. Very few would have a clue. If you did the same with the helmet we have been wearing since the name change the results would be overwhelming different.
    This 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FacelessBuffoon View Post
    You say we have a logo the FDL, for what 1 year now and before that the Cayenne pepper was our logo. What ever they do stick to it. If FDL on the helmet then Ragin Cajuns has to be across the front of the jersey. Ragin Cajun is the single most recognized name for this school across the country.
    Tell that to the baseball team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KajunKrazy View Post

    Interesting that the Green Bay "G" is their logo, but nobody confuses Georgia or Grambling with Green Bay and they use the say "G", just a different color. Similar to our use of the FDL and the Saints. Similar logo, but different color.

    IMO everyone in the country knows the FDL as the Saints logo. Most people outside of the UL supporters see us as having an identity crisis. (I sort of agree as much as they change branding around the university) Outside of acadiana it would just lend more credence to our ID crisis. It would be said we are copying the saints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FacelessBuffoon View Post
    You say we have a logo the FDL, for what 1 year now and before that the Cayenne pepper was our logo. .
    The FDL has been used by the University since inception. I am positive it was used in sports as early as the late eighties. The administration was pushing the FDL as the primary logo at least five years ago when I was told that directly by someone in Martin Hall. Unfortunately there wasn't a big enough backbone to make the coaches all adhere.

    Like I stated before I don't really see the issue. An FDL logo with a Ragin Cajuns moniker are not incompatible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RcL8 View Post
    Tell that to the baseball team.
    Another good example of inconsistent branding and marketing. Got different sports doing their own thing. If you want to look at baseball then we should put interlocking UL on the football lids. Consistency is what we need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FacelessBuffoon View Post
    Another good example of inconsistent branding and marketing. Got different sports doing their own thing. If you want to look at baseball then we should put interlocking UL on the football lids. Consistency is what we need.
    Baseball switched their hats to the FDL this year with Louisiana on their jerseys. Granted the batting helmets still had interlocking UL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    The FDL has been used by the University since inception. I am positive it was used in sports as early as the late eighties. The administration was pushing the FDL as the primary logo at least five years ago when I was told that directly by someone in Martin Hall. Unfortunately there wasn't a big enough backbone to make the coaches all adhere.

    Like I stated before I don't really see the issue. An FDL logo with a Ragin Cajuns moniker are not incompatible.
    I was in school late 80s early 90s and never saw a FDL once. It was used back in the 50s or 60s I think, then went away until recently, had they been consistent, and kept it through out the years, we wouldn't be having this conversation. I like the FDL in some cases, however the most recognizable helemets in college football have been consistent for decades. I just don't think 15 years into the Ragin Cajun we should change now. I am one for consistency and traditional not something new every 10 years or so.

    In a nut shell all for the FDL as a log just don't permanently change the recognizable helmet to something new. You can break it out for special occasions. If you don't believe me just ask Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma, OSU, Texas Tech, Kansas St...after all we want to be in the big 12 right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FacelessBuffoon View Post
    .... Ragin Cajun is the single most recognized name for this school across the country.
    Ragin Cajuns is the most recognized thing we put out because for decades it has been the only thing we've put out. Now, ask those same people to tell you which school the Ragin Cajuns come from, and you'll get a lot of blank stares.

    We've marketed the ever loving crap out of Ragin Cajuns for 50 years. It's time to move on and market the name we want to be called, LOUISIANA.

    Every time we are on TV and we have uniforms or coaches splattered with Ragin Cajuns everywhere, that is a marketing fail of the highest order.

    Honestly, if we are not going to put a UL, the state, or some kind of variation of a Tri-Fleur or FDL, we shouldn't have anything on the helmets besides the stripes and maybe some numbers.

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    The FDL is way too big for my liking. If it were smaller I think it would not look so busy. I'm a fan of the white lids tho....with the RC stack logo.


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    To copyright something don't you have to invent it?
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