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Old 08-10-2012   #21
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Im not sure to be honest, but I still stand by my statement.
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It was Conner Barwin wasnt it?
If memory serves right, he Barwin was tweeting about "Bulls on Parade" last year...

So basically Barwin gave the defense a horrific nickname and most likely will walk for more money after the season to leave the rest of the Texans defense with said horrific nickname...

that's just not right...
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Would anyone still have a problem with the nickname if we win the Superbowl and in effect become Bulls literally on parade?
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I like the name. I'd probably like most any name that the players themselves chose though.

The nickname sucks, but I like it. It's grown on me.
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Would anyone still have a problem with the nickname if we win the Superbowl and in effect become Bulls literally on parade?
That's a good way to think about it.

Doesn't seem like the name is going anywhere though. I've seen a few players use it as well as Wade.

I guess you guys can petition them on twitter, but it seems like the name is here to stay.
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Sorry gramps but Barwin, Cushing, Reed and whomever else is in the 20's probably listened to that song when they were growing up and liked it enough to remember it when they played football.

Try not to all act like cranky old men at once about it though.
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i like it because its something you wouldnt expect, someone who suggested raging bulls, stampede or whatever.. smh, so generic, trying too hard to create intimidation.bulls on parade is more about this incredible defense being on dispaly than it has to do with snoopy floats and mardi gras beads..

the thing about nicknames is they just come about, you dont have polls to pick nicknames. whenever its forced you end up with cheesy names like the ragin bulls... bulls on parade kinda just happened. again, deal with it. your bitching solves nothing.. not every nickname has to be "in your face badass." remember a man named sweetness? how about the tyler rose?

its awesome getting on twitter and seeing all the #bullsonparade posts when the texans d does something great..

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it does seem like the average age of those who dislike it, is a bit up there...




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it does seem like the average age of those who dislike it, is a bit up there...
Yeah, so what? I make the guys in Grumpy Old Men movies look like angels 'cause I can out grumpy any ole grumpy old man. And I get grumpy about that damn nickname cause it sucks. Horribly.

Dude, don't take this personally, cause you're a Texan fan and that makes you OK in my book. Let's just agree to disagree. Which means I can call you misguided and you can call me old and grumpy. How's that?
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Sorry gramps but Barwin, Cushing, Reed and whomever else is in the 20's probably listened to that song when they were growing up and liked it enough to remember it when they played football.

Try not to all act like cranky old men at once about it though.
But, but...I AM a cranky old man. Just axe my wife.
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I can't believe how many dislike the nickname.

You couldn't pick a better song to pump up a stadium.
I've heard the song. Lyrics make no damned sense to me.

"Rally round the family with a pocket full of shells"
WTF does that have to do will bulls or parades?!?

Maybe it's a generation thing but neither the song nor the nickname do a damned thing for me.

after this season I want to be able to hum along to "We Are the Champions"
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Maybe it's a generation thing but neither the song nor the nickname do a damned thing for me.
Kids today.


When these kids are still paying on their mortgage, figuring out how to afford college for their kids and still arguing with their wives about it all, I'll being flying up and down the halls in the old age home in my anti-matter powered wheelchair with a picture of Capt Kirk on the back grabbing nurses asses and stealing other patients happy pills.
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Maybe it's a generation thing but neither the song nor the nickname do a damned thing for me.
I like the sound of the song but you are right the lyrics are whack. I would prefer Welcome to the Jungle or a Metallica song but the song is fine.

I am sorry I just see the front seven wearing pink tutus whenever I hear Bulls on Parade.

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Love the sentiment, loathe the song - but it would go well with the pink tutus.
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Kids today.


When these kids are still paying on their mortgage, figuring out how to afford college for their kids and still arguing with their wives about it all, I'll being flying up and down the halls in the old age home in my anti-matter powered wheelchair with a picture of Capt Kirk on the back grabbing nurses asses and stealing other patients happy pills.
You may not have the fancy chair but aren't you already doing a couple of those things
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The song refers to the military weapons industry, and 'pocket full of shells' bit infers that politicians rally around the family as an American symbol but are in the pocket of military-industrial complex because they carry a payment of 'shells' in their pockets. Or something like that.

As far as the moniker goes, it refers to a use of brute force over diplomacy, which fits the defense well.
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As far as the moniker goes, it refers to a use of brute force over diplomacy, which fits the defense well.
Bulls on Parade refers to brute force? Please explain.

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Well, admittedly that was more of what I construed, what did you think it meant? :I
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Bulls on Parade refers to brute force? Please explain.

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The song refers to the military weapons industry, and 'pocket full of shells' bit infers that politicians rally around the family as an American symbol but are in the pocket of military-industrial complex because they carry a payment of 'shells' in their pockets. Or something like that.

As far as the moniker goes, it refers to a use of brute force over diplomacy, which fits the defense well.
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Well it is Wikipedia so take it with a grain of salt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulls_on_Parade
The Wiki entry is pretty much what bhsman said. That definition/description makes me feel somewhat better about the song. Having grown up in the 60s, protest songs and Stick-it-to-the-Establishment tunes were what I was weaned on so I can relate to the attitude
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Nope. I won't deal with it. I hate that stupid nick name. And I'll ***** about in here as much as I feel like.
Agree, they could say:

"The running of the Bulls in Houston......."
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If memory serves right, he Barwin was tweeting about "Bulls on Parade" last year...

So basically Barwin gave the defense a horrific nickname and most likely will walk for more money after the season to leave the rest of the Texans defense with said horrific nickname...

that's just not right...
he didn't come up with it...he tweeted it after he heard the term though. He just has a higher profile than a bunch of fans who have no fans of their own (with the exception of TC of course).
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