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

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by ThaShark316, Sep 20, 2012.

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Do you like the "Bulls On Parade" nickname?

Poll closed Sep 20, 2013.
  1. Yes

    45.1%
  2. No

    54.9%
  1. ThaShark316

    ThaShark316 #28

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    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?
     
  2. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    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
     
  3. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like a Saturday morning cartoon, not a good nick-name for a football team.
     
  4. MistaRed

    MistaRed All Pro

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    Love the nickname. Love the song even more.
     
  5. ChampionTexan

    ChampionTexan Site Contributor

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    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.
     
  6. Double Barrel

    Double Barrel Modified Simian

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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.
     
  7. Doppelganger

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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.
     
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  8. Doppelganger

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    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.
     
  9. ATXtexanfan

    ATXtexanfan Site Contributor

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    Hate it.
     
  10. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    Song - Yes!

    Nickname - No!
     


  11. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    It's a horrible nickname. Just horrible. I can't stand it.
     
  12. gtexan02

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    Not going to lie, but its probably the most effeminate nickname I've ever heard for a football team. Parades usually involve a lot of baton twirling, colorful balloons, and frilly costumes.
     
  13. False Start

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    I like the song, but the message conveyed in the song just doesn't make sense.
     
  14. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

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    The biggest irony in all of this is that the song is likely a pretty scathing critique of so called "Family Values" that are the foundation of many conservative political beliefs.

    Think about it. "Rally around the family with a pocket full of shells"

    What is a male elephant called? Yeah, a bull

    "Bulls on Parade" is about the hypocrisy of warmongering and family values being part of the same political ideology.

    Look at the lyrics to the song:
    and

    Five sided fist a gon? Hmm wonder what that could be. Money going to weapons, not food homes or shoes? Hmm.

    Just funny to have that as the theme song for a Texas team in which the majority of the fanbase is likely registered Republican
     
  15. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    The song is about weapons makers and the government (BOTH parties) being in bed together.
     
  16. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

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    100%. You nailed it. Very good riff, very strange message, silly sounding name
     
  17. Bulls on Parade

    Bulls on Parade Hall of Fame

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    I listen to the song 10 times a day. Great song, great nickname. It will go down in history along with the Dooooomsday Defense, Purple People Eaters and Steel Curtain Defense.
     
  18. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    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


    [​IMG] [Thanks to Rey for previously posting this pic]


    or


    [​IMG]
     
  19. Ranger Tom

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    To those who don't like it, would you prefer something like The Stampede?
     
  20. The Pencil Neck

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    There needs to be a third option in the poll which is "meh". Cause that's where I'm at with it. I like the song and I don't mind them playing it.

    But I'm not a big fan of nicknames and this one feels forced to me. People have been trying to force a nickname on our defense for 10 years now and I'm just not into that.

    If people want to call it that, fine. But whatEV.
     

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