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lsuroadie
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South LA
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


This is a fact...for everyone that hates Saban...we can give him credit for one thing...

Dan Radacovich who is the godfather of Toonces, had a meeting with Saban with the new logo on the helmet...DR proudly wanted to use it in a game...and asked Saban's opinion of it...Saban: I think it looks like shite. If you ever put that on my FB helmet....

thank god someone has common sense






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LSUAlum2001
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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They could have had a contest with students and gotten way better for next to nothing.


This +1000

Student contest with the winner getting free: tickets, tuition, etc..






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FightinTigers1
LSU Fan
Covington,La.
Member since Jun 2009
65 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


Why is this terrible logo called Toonces? I prefer the classic old school logos of LSU like Mike the tiger with the LSU bennie and the traditional LSU block letters.





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LSUAlum2001
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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Why is this terrible logo called Toonces?


Reference to the SNL Skit: Toonces the driving cat and its similarities in facial appearance.



This post was edited on 6/6 at 6:00 pm


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Meaux Bettah
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Tiger Nation
Member since Nov 2011
1641 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


mikedatyger,

The "mad tiger" helmet head is not protected?






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Rex
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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I prefer the classic old school logos of LSU


This thing is hideous:



It's too round, busy, and indiscernable. From even a moderate distance it looks like somebody squashed a beetle or something.

I prefer the new:



It grows on you.







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LockdownDefense
Member since Aug 2008
4441 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


I can tell your age.

That first one is from the 70's-90's and is the most badass AND unique LSU logo that ever was.

That said I have seen a rendering of a logo that looks as modern as toonces but somebody made it with the Tiger face looking straight at you and with a much more aggressive face. It was badass but I dont know where to find it.






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Rex
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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I can tell your age.

Can you? I'm 58.






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LockdownDefense
Member since Aug 2008
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


- 30?





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FightinTigers1
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Covington,La.
Member since Jun 2009
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


Thanks





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TigerMike58
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Houston, TX
Member since Aug 2010
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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I was at LSU when they had it done. They could have had a contest with students and gotten way better for next to nothing.




Interestingly, there wasn't a contest, but a friend of mine from HS designed the Tiger Eye. She was studying Graphic Design and worked in the Athletic Dept. It was the early 80's, Rocky was a big movie franchise, & the guy who did the score for the movies was an LSU alum, Bill Conti. They asked her to come up with a design and she used the song from the movie as inspiration. Next thing you know, it was on the 50 yard line. She never got a penny for it and still doesn't to this day.









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LSULANE
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Earth
Member since May 2007
4074 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


Good move financially. Sell all the toonces crap then come out with a good looking logo--everyone cans their toonces crap and buys a whole new wardrobe. Brilliant.





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West Texas 33
LSU Fan
Dillon, TX
Member since Apr 2011
540 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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I prefer the new:


#jabroni

And I see your pic has you with an old logo head? hmmm, must not dislike it that much.

The new logo / tiger heads are for white trash. Sorry for saying that around those who have baby ears.






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bigred1600x
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2011
348 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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I just cant believe we actually paid to have this created when they could have gotten it for free from LSUs own design school and prob had some pretty cool and creative ideas

This






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bigred1600x
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Baton Rouge
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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It's too round, busy, and indiscernable. From even a moderate distance it looks like somebody squashed a beetle or something

It actually looks like a real fing tiger






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Meursault
Member since Sep 2003
22025 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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Dan Radacovich who is the godfather of Toonces, had a meeting with Saban with the new logo on the helmet...DR proudly wanted to use it in a game...and asked Saban's opinion of it...Saban: I think it looks like shite. If you ever put that on my FB helmet....


I don't believe this ever happened.






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SweatyJoe
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Baton Rouge/ Dallas
Member since Oct 2012
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


I don't even like the head by itself. I say get rid of all of it. Dust in the wind.





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beauthelab
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re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


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the swirly thing in the background. What the hell was that?

It was supposed to be a hurricane. Remember, this was before Katrina hit.

(Sorry if Germans....didn't read through the entire thread.)






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kingbob
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St. Amant, LA
Member since Nov 2010
13911 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


I'm considering petitioning LSU so I can get the old helmet logo on my class ring instead of the toonces head. I hate it and it will make me hate wearing my class ring.





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GeauxGus
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2005
5219 posts

re: Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces?


" ... Has LSU "unofficially" retired Toonces ? .. "

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oh , please , make it so... we can dream , can't we ? ?






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