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Old 09-20-2012   #1
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Default Simple question: Do you like the nickname "Bulls On Parade"?

I went to the GD thread for the JAX game and saw some folks that didn't...so I wanted to see where basically everyone was with that name...

I personally like it because of the track that goes with it. "Bulls on Parade" by RATM gets a brother hyped.

What say you, Texan fam?
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Old 09-20-2012   #2
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Default Re: Simple question: Do you like the nickname "Bulls On Parade"?

I'm in between. Don't love it, don't hate it, but I think the song lyrics mean a lot more than people realize. Great song, but there's a lot more to it than a catchy title.

Music Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-58-36lSqG4
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Default Re: Simple question: Do you like the nickname "Bulls On Parade"?

Sounds like a Saturday morning cartoon, not a good nick-name for a football team.
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Default Re: Simple question: Do you like the nickname "Bulls On Parade"?

Love the nickname. Love the song even more.
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Default Re: Simple question: Do you like the nickname "Bulls On Parade"?

It's a good riff and I understand the desire to use it as an intro.

But has anyone even bothered to pay attention to the actual message of the song?

It's not very flattering of the military, stock market, U.S. foreign policy, and the manipulation of mainstream media to brainwash citizens.

yeah, that should be a nice song to play when they honor patriotism at the game.
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Default Re: Simple question: Do you like the nickname "Bulls On Parade"?

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It's a good riff and I understand the desire to use it as an intro.

But has anyone even bothered to pay attention to the actual message of the song?

It's not very flattering of the military, stock market, U.S. foreign policy, and the manipulation of mainstream media to brainwash citizens.

yeah, that should be a nice song to play when they honor patriotism at the game.
It's like when President Reagan used Born in the USA as his campaign song without actually listening to it or understanding what it means.
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It's a good riff and I understand the desire to use it as an intro.

But has anyone even bothered to pay attention to the actual message of the song?

It's not very flattering of the military, stock market, U.S. foreign policy, and the manipulation of mainstream media to brainwash citizens.

yeah, that should be a nice song to play when they honor patriotism at the game.
100%. You nailed it. Very good riff, very strange message, silly sounding name
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Default Re: Simple question: Do you like the nickname "Bulls On Parade"?

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It's a good riff and I understand the desire to use it as an intro.

But has anyone even bothered to pay attention to the actual message of the song?

It's not very flattering of the military, stock market, U.S. foreign policy, and the manipulation of mainstream media to brainwash citizens.

yeah, that should be a nice song to play when they honor patriotism at the game.

Biggest reason why I don't like it. Screw Rage Against The Machine.

Like I've said for a while, the D should be called "Damage Inc."
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It's not very flattering of [...] the manipulation of mainstream media to brainwash citizens.
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Default Re: Simple question: Do you like the nickname "Bulls On Parade"?

Many folks seem to have a problem with the reference to a festive procession as part of the nickname (even though it's clearly a military reference), yet have no problems with one of the best/most famous defenses of all time having a nickname that referenced window treatments.

I'm fine with it.
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Default Re: Simple question: Do you like the nickname "Bulls On Parade"?

To me a nickname should sound fierce and intimidating.

The Steel Curtain.
The House of Pain.
The Purple People Eaters.
Monsters of the Midway.
The Fearsome Foursome.
The Doomsday Defense.

These teams played hard nosed defense and were utilized intimidating nicknames.

Bulls on Parade is not intimidating. I understand what it means, but it still comes across as passive. The Bulls are walking down the street. There is no raw aggression that comes to me when I think of that nickname.

Thus, I don't care for it.
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Hate it.
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Default Re: Simple question: Do you like the nickname "Bulls On Parade"?

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To me a nickname should sound fierce and intimidating.

The Steel Curtain.
The House of Pain.
The Purple People Eaters.
Monsters of the Midway.
The Fearsome Foursome.
The Doomsday Defense.

These teams played hard nosed defense and were utilized intimidating nicknames.

Bulls on Parade is not intimidating. I understand what it means, but it still comes across as passive. The Bulls are walking down the street. There is no raw aggression that comes to me when I think of that nickname.

Thus, I don't care for it.
Exactly how I feel except I would have to change "I don't care for it" to "I hate the pansy-like connotation."

The question I would have to ask is when you think of "Bulls on Parade," do you picture


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To me a nickname should sound fierce and intimidating.

The Steel Curtain.
The House of Pain.
The Purple People Eaters.
Monsters of the Midway.
The Fearsome Foursome.
The Doomsday Defense.

These teams played hard nosed defense and were utilized intimidating nicknames.

Bulls on Parade is not intimidating. I understand what it means, but it still comes across as passive. The Bulls are walking down the street. There is no raw aggression that comes to me when I think of that nickname.

Thus, I don't care for it.

Just think what people were saying about the Purple People Eaters defense when that nickname first came out.....

I wouldn't call it fierce and Intimidating
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To me a nickname should sound fierce and intimidating.

The Steel Curtain.
The House of Pain.
The Purple People Eaters.
Monsters of the Midway.
The Fearsome Foursome.
The Doomsday Defense.

These teams played hard nosed defense and were utilized intimidating nicknames.

Bulls on Parade is not intimidating. I understand what it means, but it still comes across as passive. The Bulls are walking down the street. There is no raw aggression that comes to me when I think of that nickname.

Thus, I don't care for it.

I would have loved something "The Bull Rush" or something.
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Default Re: Simple question: Do you like the nickname "Bulls On Parade"?

I like the jam aspect of the song. I never cared for the "political" RATM, I love Audioslave.

Everytime I hear the phrase "Bulls on Parade" I think of "Elephants on Parade" from Dumbo Just doesn't sound though & manly enough for our defense. Back in the Travis Johnson days maybe, but nowadays, not so much.
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To me a nickname should sound fierce and intimidating.

The Steel Curtain.
The House of Pain.
The Purple People Eaters.
Monsters of the Midway.
The Fearsome Foursome.
The Doomsday Defense.

These teams played hard nosed defense and were utilized intimidating nicknames.

Bulls on Parade is not intimidating. I understand what it means, but it still comes across as passive. The Bulls are walking down the street. There is no raw aggression that comes to me when I think of that nickname.

Thus, I don't care for it.
Exactly my feelings.

"Bulls on Parade" for me only brings to mind the picture of the clownish cow art that was at one time scattered throughout Houston.








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Default Re: Simple question: Do you like the nickname "Bulls On Parade"?

I think it's a poor choice. I would gladly never hear it again if I could make that happen.
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Listening to "Rage Against the Machine" with my speakers on full blast. It gets me fired up and excited each time. Be right back... Going to go eat some raw eggs, bench press a Buick Truck and sprint 10 miles outside. Bulls on Parade!!!!!
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The Walking Dead.

Nothing scares more than zombies coming after you.

It's really the best choice. We will keep clawing, crawling, running, whatever it takes to get to the opponent.

They could play the creepy music, zombie sound effects after a sack. Fans could dress as zombies.

Beats da hell outta Bulls On Parade.
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