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Old 09-21-2012   #101
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Is Bull Rush too obvious because that's exactly what they do.
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rather do something like that honestly. Voted no btw.
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i love mean intimidating nicknames like sweetness and the tyler rose..

smh you old geezers need to relax, bulls on parade isnt going anywhere. continuing to recommend some tryhard, intimidation filled nickname like the stampede or damage inc isnt going to happen.. the walking dead, smh..

you guys that continue to say its gay. well, meaner, tougher men than you have had even more effeminate nicknames. if you hear parade and immediately think of pride festivals than so be it..

when i hear the nickname this is what i think of..

http://media.sacbee.com/static/weblo...ng_bulls18.jpg
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EDIT: Also, I like viewing this and I think the song fits.
I've got the perfect song for a good "hits" video. Anyone here want to team up and do a youtube video? I've never done anything like that.
There's no longer any tracks on the web, and I'd have to find the cd sleeve to get the exact lyrics.
It was originally written about the military after desert storm, but it would perfect for football or even MMA. It's heavy punked-up hardcore.

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i love mean intimidating nicknames like sweetness and the tyler rose..

smh you old geezers need to relax, bulls on parade isnt going anywhere. continuing to recommend some tryhard, intimidation filled nickname like the stampede or damage inc isnt going to happen.. the walking dead, smh..

you guys that continue to say its gay. well, meaner, tougher men than you have had even more effeminate nicknames. if you hear parade and immediately think of pride festivals than so be it..

when i hear the nickname this is what i think of..

http://media.sacbee.com/static/weblo...ng_bulls18.jpg
My only problem with Bulls on Parade is that does not roll off the tongue easily. I will let others have not liking Rage, or not macho, or coming from a song etc.
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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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I personally dont understand the issue people have with it. Bulls on parade does not bring anything "effeminate" to mind for me. I think bulls, and military, and that beat in the RATM song.

I dont automatically associate the word parade with baton twirling and old men in go-carts though. For some reason, some people are incapable of associating the word parade with the military.. which, historically, is what a parade is.


Whatever the case... it doesnt really matter what we think. Like it or hate it.. the players have identified with it, and the national media has caught wind of it. My advice would be to untwist your panties and embrace it whole-heartedly. The more we, the fans, boast about it..the more likely we are to have our defense become an icon in the NFL. If we continue to rail against the name, we are only gonna hurt our chances of being in the record books .

You may not want to put a Bulls on Parade sticker on your cherry '79 Camaro... or iron the patch on your Members Only jacket, but the sooner you can stop lobbying for whatever 80's action movie title you have been wanting to call our defense, the sooner we can stop having this conversation and get back to just enjoying being a dominate force in the NFL.
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The problem is that some people think parade:



and other people think parade:



Or worse... parade:

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

The first thing I think of now when I hear "Bulls on Parade" is the Gay Pride Parade...someone said it last year, I tend to agree.
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Default Re: Simple question: Do you like the nickname "Bulls On Parade"?

I like it because the players have embraced it. I agree it isn't the best nickname but if the song gets them pumped up and they like it, then I am for whatever makes them the best defense in the NFL.
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I personally dont understand the issue people have with it. Bulls on parade does not bring anything "effeminate" to mind for me. I think bulls, and military, and that beat in the RATM song.

I dont automatically associate the word parade with baton twirling and old men in go-carts though. For some reason, some people are incapable of associating the word parade with the military.. which, historically, is what a parade is.


Whatever the case... it doesnt really matter what we think. Like it or hate it.. the players have identified with it, and the national media has caught wind of it. My advice would be to untwist your panties and embrace it whole-heartedly. The more we, the fans, boast about it..the more likely we are to have our defense become an icon in the NFL. If we continue to rail against the name, we are only gonna hurt our chances of being in the record books .

You may not want to put a Bulls on Parade sticker on your cherry '79 Camaro... or iron the patch on your Members Only jacket, but the sooner you can stop lobbying for whatever 80's action movie title you have been wanting to call our defense, the sooner we can stop having this conversation and get back to just enjoying being a dominate force in the NFL.
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So when the Texans clean house the coaches can take "Bulls on Parade" with them as they leave. Time to retire it.
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Default Re: Simple question: Do you like the nickname "Bulls On Parade"?

It really fits our defense this year:

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More like Fools on Parade. HAHAHAHAHA OMG
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Default Re: Simple question: Do you like the nickname "Bulls On Parade"?

I hate the name. Not because I don't know what it means, much less imply...of course I do. I know where it's derived from.

My problem with it is that the masses DO NOT get it and thus think of a literal parade of slow paced bulls painted for the occassion. It's that perception that I loathe.
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More like Bull**** on Parade.


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I'm going with Bulls Biodegrade.

That song applied to the team in 2011 when they got after other teams. Now they seem to have a 'turn the other' cheek mentality. The PA needs to replace that song with Alec Baldwins monolague from Glen Gary Glen Ross. Put the coffee down. Coffee is for closers.
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I hate it now. Everything we have done since Barwin, Bulls on Parade, and the Letterman Jackets has been a failure. Time for the team to find a new nickname.
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Default Re: Simple question: Do you like the nickname "Bulls On Parade"?

No, I don't. It sounds goofy. This isn't the local kickball team. I prefer they not have a nickname unless it comes naturally and sounds intimidating.

Maybe they should spend less time embracing nicknames and more time studying film, because they suck.

I also don't understand the "the national media had embraced it" comment. I've never heard the national media refer to them as this unless they are reporting the nickname that the players like to go by. If they started randomly referring to us as "bulls on parade" I would probably laugh at it.
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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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