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GoldenTiger85
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Member since Aug 2009
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


Alright guys, this thread has annoyed me and I'm having a good day. Who can I talk to about this stupid logo? I know a DKE started a petition several years ago near the Union, but only garnered about 1500 signatures.

Does LSU have a specific office for logo marketing or would it be a sub-set of a higher office?

Toonces needs to die at the 10 yr mark.

We also could get someone to write an incredibly written essay on why it needs to go along with 2003/2007 BCS titles, etc as to why it sold so well.







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USMCTiger03
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Member since Sep 2007
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


I avoid buying anything with that confused, hesitant and/or intoxicated tiger on it.





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Y.A. Tittle
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Member since Sep 2003
48975 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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I know they had a contract and were obligated for a number of years,


How exactly did Toonces lock himself into a contract "obligating" us for "a number of years"? What's his buyout?






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tetu
New Orleans Saints Fan
Ascension Parish
Member since Jan 2011
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LSU public relations and media personel think it was the one best logo designs ever because it has genertated the most money over any previous logo
It coming around the same time we started winning consistently had nothing to do with it?






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Y.A. Tittle
Winthrop Fan
Member since Sep 2003
48975 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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I mean look at how crappy ours looks compared to every other logo on there. It just sucks


I love how the only ones you can't figure out at an instant glance are our's and Boise State's. Pretty fitting.






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GeauxColonels
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Member since Oct 2009
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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Thats because it was the logo during two national championship wins and a huge amount of success. People aren't buying LSU gear for the damn toonces, they buy it b/c LSU is relevant again, not just in football.

They undoubtedly know this...the whole spiel about it generating the most money is just the public response to combat complaints against the logo to save face.






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Ghostfacedistiller
USA Fan
BR
Member since Jun 2008
14558 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


I heard from someone I know in the athletic department that the logo in the OP, especially with the hurricane has been unofficial retired. I read on here once a similar story to what I heard first hand.

The logo with the head and the Geaux font is clearly not retired.







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Ghostfacedistiller
USA Fan
BR
Member since Jun 2008
14558 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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LSUs "image" has no consistency at all


I agree it sucks but this is why it needs to be phased out. You can't just change logos every few years; that's even more ridiculous. I'd prefer the "LSU" in geaux font to take it's place.






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Brummy
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Oct 2009
920 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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someone posted the rejected designs from Phoenix a couple weeks ago.


LINK

There are no words...







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elprez00
New Orleans Saints Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
12347 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


I see it every day: its on my ring. My roommate graduated the year before I did and got the old logo. They changed it on the rings in 06.





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JTacoma03
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge/San Francisco
Member since Sep 2009
384 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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young black men who play basketball don't want some lame toonces logo


Thanks for your update on the status of "young, black men"

I'm sure that's exactly why highly touted recruits (which come in all variety of colors) don't play here...because of a tiger head on the side of the shorts...

...It's probably got nothing to do with the fact that we don't play for conference championships, national championships, or send many players to the NBA, or have a rich basketball tradition like oh say Duke, Carolina, Kentucky, UCLA, et. al.

Yeah, it's gotta be the shorts. We'd have gotten Harrison Barnes and Kyrie Irving for SURE if it wasn't for toonces...






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southernelite
Iowa State Fan
Lake Charles
Member since Sep 2009
40547 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


The reason they use it, over the other ones, is cause they needed something copyrighted. None of the other logos are copyrighted so they have a hard time making money off them. That's the reasoning behind toonces.





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mikedatyger
LSU Fan
Orlandeaux, FL
Member since Jun 2005
2410 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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think that was probably the best of all of them...imagine how weird/crappy the ones that didnt get approved must have been

As a designer with over 20 years experience and a graduate of the LSU design school, I can tell you that there is a good chance this wasn't the "best" design.

... and "Nike hates it?" Inside info? Link please?






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USLttarP
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?




oh good God






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tetu
New Orleans Saints Fan
Ascension Parish
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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I see it every day: its on my ring. My roommate graduated the year before I did and got the old logo. They changed it on the rings in 06
I graduated fall 09, the first time they offerred a second ring with a squared of jewel and flat top. That one had the old tiger






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tetu
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Member since Jan 2011
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


I went to phoenix's website. They had these up there. If they changed the football helmets, someone would lose their job:













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tetu
New Orleans Saints Fan
Ascension Parish
Member since Jan 2011
11498 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


This is the only thing from them that I liked and I've never seen it used



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mikhailztigre
LSU Fan
Austin TX
Member since Nov 2009
68 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


I'm just now getting used to the LSU on the helmets . Go back to circa 1961 uniforms .





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Y.A. Tittle
Winthrop Fan
Member since Sep 2003
48975 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


Who is Lou?





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TygerTyger
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Oct 2010
3199 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


No wonder Toonces sucked, the designers are from fricking New York!





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