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    Quote Originally Posted by uslol'dog View Post
    Defeatism? Wtf are you talking about. It's the name of our university. Until we somehow get the name officially changed, you're gonna bang your head against a brick wall for 100 more years and nothing will change. You wanna be called something you really aren't, your looking to get mocked continuously. It's the University of Louisiana ... at Lafayette. As long as ULM exists we are screwed. So maybe our focus should be on either seeking a name change or making what we have as good a product as possible. The argument is old and stagnant and going nowhere.
    Full names are only used once in a letterhead and not again.

    If it isn't on the letterhead it is used once in the body and not again.

    How a name is implemented begins at home.

    Do you use your full name in every encounter?

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    Again, what skin is it off your ___?

    no skin, just irritating to see the same sad song sung over and over and over..
    As long as ULM has a say in the "university of Louisiana" thing, we're screwed. Despite the fact that
    we are two universities going different directions, their logo sucks, their helmets suck, their school sucks, their athletic department is broke ___ and sucks, etc...doesn't matter. Empowered with their inferiority complex, the name game is going nowhere.
    Acadiana University--boom...did that blow your mind? It's a new millennium. You want separation? you want a brand? you want unique? chew on that.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acadiana


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    Again, what skin is it off your ___?

    no skin, just irritating to see the same sad song sung over and over and over..
    As long as ULM has a say in the "university of Louisiana" thing, we're screwed. Despite the fact that
    we are two universities going different directions, their logo sucks, their helmets suck, their school sucks, their athletic department is broke ___ and sucks, etc...doesn't matter. Empowered with their inferiority complex, the name game is going nowhere.
    Acadiana University--boom...did that blow your mind?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acadiana
    Nope. Others have proposed the Acadiana University name. It reeks of DII

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer58 View Post
    Nope. Others have proposed the Acadiana University name. It reeks of DII
    Same way Notre Dame reeks of High School, but they made it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uslol'dog View Post
    Acadiana University--boom...did that blow your mind? It's a new millennium. You want separation? you want a brand? you want unique? chew on that.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acadiana

    + 1,000,000

    It's the only way to having our own identity.

    It's the next step in continuing to define Acadiana as a separate entity from Louisiana. Eventual secession to statehood.

    It's who we are.......




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    Quote Originally Posted by uslol'dog View Post
    Same way Notre Dame reeks of High School, but they made it work.
    Notre dame is a high school

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    Quote Originally Posted by uslol'dog View Post
    Same way Notre Dame reeks of High School, but they made it work.
    You might be the only person who thinks high school when they hear Notre Dame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uslol'dog View Post
    Again, what skin is it off your ___?

    no skin, just irritating to see the same sad song sung over and over and over..
    As long as ULM has a say in the "university of Louisiana" thing, we're screwed. Despite the fact that
    we are two universities going different directions, their logo sucks, their helmets suck, their school sucks, their athletic department is broke ___ and sucks, etc...doesn't matter. Empowered with their inferiority complex, the name game is going nowhere.
    Acadiana University--boom...did that blow your mind? It's a new millennium. You want separation? you want a brand? you want unique? chew on that.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acadiana
    You do realize UL is in the very first year of marketing "Louisiana" don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    You do realize UL is in the very first year of marketing "Louisiana" don't you?
    YAWN
    let's see if it sticks, while you have a school up north with virtually every right to use the same name. We just "hope" they want to hold on to their ULM brand, but that seems to be a pipe dream. Acadiana University is a clean break.. It's not D2 if we have a D1 budget and a D1 product. Acadiana University can't be jacked with. We beat an SEC or ACC school, it will be a household name. People unfamiliar with the heritage will slowly be informed. Maybe you should read the little wiki article. It's dumb that they didn't think of it sooner, during the USL (university of slow learner days) If the name had been changed 20-30 years ago, we'd be over the "reeks of D2" hump by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uslol'dog View Post
    .... Acadiana University is a clean break....
    I remember having discussions with "people more connected than me" when the name change went down. It was my contention that it didn't matter what tactic we used. As long as we had the city tag, shared the name with another school, and live in a state with such cesspool politics, that there would be no way on God's green Earth that we would "earn" the moniker Louisiana.

    The bottom line is that the people who decided to do this name change this way were only considering Academic implications. Athletics never entered into the calculation.

    The problem with our university "going after" the Louisiana moniker is that it can only create waves that will disrupt the Academic pursuits within the State. The question is how much heat is T-Joe willing to withstand from other schools and his own professors to continiue our "Louisiana" mission.

    If you see Cajuns on the scoreboard Saturday, there is your answer. Not much.


    I submit we change our entire way of thinking regarding Academic reputation. Why should we share recognition received for Academic achievements with the entire state when the entire state has fought us tooth and nail every step of our history?

    When we send the next satellite into orbit, Acadiana students did that in spite of the state of Louisiana. I am not a Louisianian. I am an Acadian.



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    Quote Originally Posted by uslol'dog View Post
    YAWN
    let's see if it sticks, while you have a school up north with virtually every right to use the same name. We just "hope" they want to hold on to their ULM brand, but that seems to be a pipe dream. Acadiana University is a clean break.. It's not D2 if we have a D1 budget and a D1 product. Acadiana University can't be jacked with. We beat an SEC or ACC school, it will be a household name. People unfamiliar with the heritage will slowly be informed. Maybe you should read the little wiki article. It's dumb that they didn't think of it sooner, during the USL (university of slow learner days) If the name had been changed 20-30 years ago, we'd be over the "reeks of D2" hump by now.
    You lambast UL's natural habitat mascot as some kind of theft, then in almost the same breath defend a school who never recieved the required votes to move beyond Junior College status.

    Then you tout them as rightful equals. You sir are a conundrum.

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    Gators live everywhere from Texas to Florida.
    It's just tired and been done before, what's next? you want our student section to start doing the double arm Gator bite thing?
    I don't think ULM is equal. But unfortunately they do have the same damn name that we do, minus location, and we need a clean break.
    I'm tired of this. Bring on the game. You guys keep ____in' in the wind regarding the name. Have fun with that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by uslol'dog View Post
    Gators live everywhere from Texas to Florida.
    It's just tired and been done before, what's next? you want our student section to start doing the double arm Gator bite thing?
    I don't think ULM is equal. But unfortunately they do have the same damn name that we do, minus location, and we need a clean break.
    I'm tired of this. Bring on the game. You guys keep ____in' in the wind regarding the name. Have fun with that.
    One obstinate national holdout and you think they are the wind?

    Really?

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    We don't want to be the ones to blink and change our name back or to something else. Can bet the farm the last man standing won't have to change their name back, and bam! Someone will be UL by default.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoomZoom View Post
    We don't want to be the ones to blink and change our name back or to something else. Can bet the farm the last man standing won't have to change their name back, and bam! Someone will be UL by default.
    Any new name change proposal would have to be coupled with both universities changing their names.

    I gurantee you that if NLU (North Louisiana University) were on the ballot up there it would pass by a mile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoomZoom View Post
    We don't want to be the ones to blink and change our name back or to something else. Can bet the farm the last man standing won't have to change their name back, and bam! Someone will be UL by default.
    Sounds like a great plan. That should only take about a decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uslol'dog View Post
    Again, what skin is it off your ___?

    no skin, just irritating to see the same sad song sung over and over and over..
    As long as ULM has a say in the "university of Louisiana" thing, we're screwed. Despite the fact that
    we are two universities going different directions, their logo sucks, their helmets suck, their school sucks, their athletic department is broke ___ and sucks, etc...doesn't matter. Empowered with their inferiority complex, the name game is going nowhere.
    Acadiana University--boom...did that blow your mind? It's a new millennium. You want separation? you want a brand? you want unique? chew on that.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acadiana
    Not Acadiana University, but if a name change would of took place it should of been Acadia University or just plain Acadia. Like Auburn, Syracuse, App. State.

    We have to play the hand we are dealt and our goal is Louisiana, not ULL, Lou-Laf, ULaLa. We need to stay on course the more we separate ourselves the more we will become Louisiana.

    Plus our nickname is unique, where we located is unique, what we are is unique, not everything has to be original. It just has to work!

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