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    One tradition reguarding the band that hasn't been seen this year and won't be seen is the halftime show involving the percussion rack. That's the one halftime show during the year that I won't leave my seat to go take a whiz. One of my friends in the band said they won't be doing the percussion rack show this year which is really sad. Really I don't understand why either. Considering that for the past 3 home games I've heard the exact same Alice Cooper, school's out for summer and Black Sabbath's Crazy Train songs for every halftime show. You would think that we could get something a little different for each show considering that School IS in session and Summer is actually over.


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    I just overheard on one of my coworkers radios the "40 lb. duck song". If for some reason we ever get to play Oregon here at the swamp, that has to be the song to play. Even though the duck gets away.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kal
    One tradition reguarding the band that hasn't been seen this year and won't be seen is the halftime show involving the percussion rack. That's the one halftime show during the year that I won't leave my seat to go take a whiz. One of my friends in the band said they won't be doing the percussion rack show this year which is really sad. Really I don't understand why either. Considering that for the past 3 home games I've heard the exact same Alice Cooper, school's out for summer and Black Sabbath's Crazy Train songs for every halftime show. You would think that we could get something a little different for each show considering that School IS in session and Summer is actually over.
    The same 'ole halftime show is getting old now. I can see doing it at all road games (that the band makes) and ONE home game, but this is getting ridiculous. We played that song at LSU, and all 3 home games now! I have heard our band play that song 4 different halftime shows this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More
    The canon, if it can be reinstated, would be good (or a shotgun, if that works, cause afterall you can't shoot a duck with a canon).
    Correction, you can shoot a duck with a cannon. It just wouldn't be pretty.(for the duck)

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrepourciau
    The same 'ole halftime show is getting old now. I can see doing it at all road games (that the band makes) and ONE home game, but this is getting ridiculous. We played that song at LSU, and all 3 home games now! I have heard our band play that song 4 different halftime shows this season.
    Besides that... those old school rock tunes do not make good marching band tunes. The best arrangements for marching bands are latin arrangements. The UL band was strong many years ago, dropped radically for some reason (I heard scholarships had something to do with it), and I think has come back up to a good level. Whatever they choose to play, they need to move away from rock tune arrangements. It becomes dang close to sounding like a podunk highschool band if you don't play it extremely well (loud and clean). They also introduce Crazy Train as a Black Sabbath tune. That's an Ozzie tune, NOT when he was with Black Sabbath.

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    I, personally, would like to the see the band be the main cheerleader. I remember going to college football games and when the band would go down at halftime the entire crowd would die down. If we had something like that over here, I believe it would attract more people.

    Also another tradition to try out it 7pm gametimes. If you started the game later you would get more "Ragin" Cajuns at the game. As evidenced by Saturday's game we had alot of people but the stadium was very quiet. I believe that if it would have been a night game the other team wouldn't have been able to hear themselves think.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Choppie29
    It would not be a Ragin Cajun football/basketball game without "Respect". I don't have a memory of Ragin Cajun Football game without hearing "Respect" or "Hey Baby". I even had the band at my wedding play "Hey Baby" and the wedding party danced to it.
    At some point the band Planned the old Budweiser Tune. This Buds For You. Does anyone remember that.

    Is it just me or does the only cheer that the crowd get into is Here We Go Cajuns, Here We Go. Clap Clap

    What are our cheers after touchdowns, First Downs, Big Plays. I mean we need a concerted effort to get the folks who are sitting on their hands to be oddballs.

    Baseball we have cneterfield. Their was an effort many moons ago to make it that way.

    I know in Houston I was sitting in front of a longtime season ticket holder he was sitting on his hands and he was very reserve with sly comments early in the game. I think he stomped his feet as hard as I did in the end.

    One other thing Oh Russell where art thou

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunpepper
    I, personally, would like to the see the band be the main cheerleader. I remember going to college football games and when the band would go down at halftime the entire crowd would die down. If we had something like that over here, I believe it would attract more people.

    Also another tradition to try out it 7pm gametimes. If you started the game later you would get more "Ragin" Cajuns at the game. As evidenced by Saturday's game we had alot of people but the stadium was very quiet. I believe that if it would have been a night game the other team wouldn't have been able to hear themselves think.
    We've had 7pm starts in previous years. This year is the first to do a consistent 4pm. What do you mean "try out 7pm start times"? I think a 5:30 start would be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kal
    We've had 7pm starts in previous years. This year is the first to do a consistent 4pm. What do you mean "try out 7pm start times"? I think a 5:30 start would be perfect.
    I think 5:30 would be a nice compromise. I grew up in the 7PM era, and that's what I consider "normal". I don't mind 4PM; but it just doesn't have the same feel to it. Granted, my old body enjoys getting home and being able to relax a little before hitting the sack; but I've always enjoyed "night football" in the swamp.

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    I agree with trying to bring the Cajun Chicken back. Now im only 16 but the things I remember most as a little kid is the Cajun Chicken. The Red - White chant, his vodoo outfit, and the microphone in the other teams huddle during b-ball games were a few personal favs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DestinCajun
    The band began playing "Respect", an incredibly popular tune, when I was a student. My opinion is we need to play "Respect" as often as the band feels like it.
    I don't remember hearing it at all last weekend. If that is true, it's the first time I have ever attended a game without it being played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srevere51
    I have been thinking a while about the lack of tradition here at Louisiana. I have seen many college in my lifetime, almost all of the successful programs have deep lines of tradition. I think now is the time we have to start a true tradition here. Something that makes people go into awe when they see it. I dont know what this could be but we need to build this program before it fades away yet again. It all starts with the fan base. Anyone have ideas about what we the true fans can do to build this program? Besides attending the game of course.
    That walk by the players into the stadium is great when the crowds are on both sides of the street and the player and coach are interacting with the fans. Hopefully that sticks and becomes a tradition.

    The "largest Louisiana flag in the world" is becoming a permanent fixture at games.

    The unfortunate thing about tradition is that it usually has to evolve without anybody thinking about it.

    The Red Dots were a group that evolved and evidently the move to the Cajundome broke it up. They tried to bring it back but it didn't take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by California Cajun
    I don't remember hearing it at all last weekend. If that is true, it's the first time I have ever attended a game without it being played.
    I don't either.

    I do remember the national anthem and clapping the fight song before the game but nothing else. I have to confess I did sneak out to the parking lot for a MBL at halftime so I didn't hear whatever was played then.

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    As far as the band goes.. the tunes they play make me think I am at a high school football game... alot of college bands refrain from playng too many "popular" songs...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Choppie29
    It would not be a Ragin Cajun football/basketball game without "Respect". I don't have a memory of Ragin Cajun Football game without hearing "Respect" or "Hey Baby". I even had the band at my wedding play "Hey Baby" and the wedding party danced to it.

    Some people love it I've always hated it so we disagree and that is okay. Right now I could use a little respect. :o

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAJUNryan4
    I agree with trying to bring the Cajun Chicken back. Now im only 16 but the things I remember most as a little kid is the Cajun Chicken. The Red - White chant, his vodoo outfit, and the microphone in the other teams huddle during b-ball games were a few personal favs.

    Geaux CAJUNS
    He was great. Didn't the original man pass away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhineaux
    I don't really like it, never really have. but, it is better than if the band started playing some of the "incredibly popular tunes" running over radio's airwaves today. I like the cajun tune thing. It could work. It would have to be something popular from the olden days. There is no way it could be one of those new-fangled cajun songs that are popular today.

    The high-fives at the ends of games...I like it, kinda. I was thinking about ti the other day after the lost. I was thinking it was kinda dumb, something that we are maybe outgrowing, but it may actually turn out to something cool in 15-20 years if we continue to grow. Now if we can only get all of these losers that were acting like there wasn't even a game played Saturday, much less a loss, that would be good.
    How about las pa la patat (spelling? who knows anymore)? Don't drop the potatoe. Or Opelousas Sustan? I would like it but I'm in the minority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCAJUN90
    He was great. Didn't the original man pass away?
    Russell is still very much alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDeb
    Russell is still very much alive.
    He was great. Why did he stop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCAJUN90
    He was great. Why did he stop?
    A few people on Reinhardt Drive (oh heck, I'll say their names: Nelson Schexnayder and Sherri LeBas) thought he was too much a part of the game and told him that he wasn't welcome anymore. They felt that he was taking attention away from the band and the cheerleaders.

    Kinda' silly, huh?

    "Sorry, Rus, you're making people have too much fun at the games."

    He kept doing Alphonse at the IceGator games for a while after that. I still see him and his folks (super nice people) every now and then at church when I'm in town.

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