Mean Green Matt
Joined: Sep 2010
I Root For: North Texas
RE: The Name Calling Crisis In The Sun Belt
(05-20-2011 06:41 PM)CajunT Wrote:
(05-20-2011 06:15 PM)Mean Green Matt Wrote:
(05-20-2011 06:10 PM)CajunT Wrote:
(05-20-2011 01:53 PM)MG61 Wrote: Here's a reply to the DRC blog article from Walker (apparently the ONLY NAME HE REALLY OBJECTS TO IS ULL)
Posted by Jay Walker @ 10:40 AM Fri, May 20, 2011
Thanks for the pub. However, you were off base one point. I never said anything about calling the Cajuns "Louisiana" except to say it is the preferred athletic brand.
I do not, and have never had a problem with "Louisiana-Lafayette" or "UL-Lafayette."
The University has been saying do not use ULL for twelve years.
The Commissioner continues to shove it down our throats....hence my consternation
BOP is a lot more diplomatic then most us, little Brett needs to understand that most of us really don't care what the little homer beat writer in Denton thinks. I could easily say that most people nationally don't know who Brett Vito is either, even if he twitters his name all day long!
Those kind of reactions are why people won't stop using ULL....
You mean telling people like it is brother? I don't care much for well intentioned critics giving advice on what we need to call oursleves. If he is going to insinuate that no one outside Lafayette would recognize the name Louisiana, surely that same comparison would apply to the beat writer for UNT in Denton as well. If that bothers him or you Matt, then keep your opinions to youselves, no one asked for it. If he is going to lecture a program about it's name, then he opened himself up for criticism.
That is not my point. My point is the more the ULL fans are little babies about it, the more people are going to use ULL. I try to use Cajuns, but could not really care any less what you guys are trying to brand yourselves as, as could the rest of the conference, when the generally accepted abbreviation is ULL. But, as I said before, I have tried to start using Cajuns, if only to avoid the whining, that still continues even after a whole different thread on this forum is dedicated to making it stop.
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