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    Re: The Legend of the Bulldog

    Quote Originally Posted by GermDawg View Post
    Hey I have no problem with the additions that can't be confirmed or denied (old main bell, boarding house location, preacher, playing football in the quad) their's alot of embellishment that can go on but lets get a few areas of the story in concrete so that no matter what is added those elements stay the same and are based on a true event. Check out Tech's First Year Experience website for what I think is the best base story http://www.latech.edu/fye/legend.shtml The main story is less than 400 words; I can get it down to 15 points that should remain the same no matter what,
    1. 5 Tech Students
    2. Fall of 1899
    3. Heading home from class
    4. Find bulldog under tree on edge of campus
    5. Bulldog follows them home
    6. Sleeps overnight
    7. Fire breaks out
    8. Bulldog goes room to room tugging sheets to wake up everyone
    9. Everyone escapes except one student
    10. Bulldog goes back into burning house
    11. Last student comes out
    12. Bulldog never exits house
    13. Found dead next day
    14. Buried in red & blue jackets under tree where they first met
    15. Tree location UNKNOWN
    Add all the detail's you want, heck make it Halloween and they're dressed up like characters from the Wizard of Oz (which I guess wouldn't work since it was written in 1900 ), but don't violate those main points and I think everyone will be happy. Sorry if I rained on your parade...
    to be honest, that's all you really need to know!

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    Re: The Legend of the Bulldog

    Quote Originally Posted by JuBru View Post
    to be honest, that's all you really need to know!
    You would think that JuBru, but its been so embellished so many times its getting to the point its going to effect whether people believe the story as a whole



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    Re: The Legend of the Bulldog

    Quote Originally Posted by B.R.Bulldog View Post
    You would think that JuBru, but its been so embellished so many times its getting to the point its going to effect whether people believe the story as a whole
    Hence why yoh only need to know that. The story is spectacular without the embellishments. It gets cheapened with them.

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    Re: The Legend of the Bulldog

    Quote Originally Posted by B.R.Bulldog View Post
    You would think that JuBru, but its been so embellished so many times its getting to the point its going to effect whether people believe the story as a whole
    ok ya'll are taking this to a whole other level. i don't know how far ya'll got in literature class but ya'll are missing the point of the "LEGEND". this is a story about friendship and loyalty, and above Tech pride. Those are the only facts of the story set in concrete so quit all this nonsense and accept the story for what it is.

    i mean i grew up being indoctrinated with trivial LSU traditions because my grandmother was a proud LSU alumni who took honor in sharing with me the stories of their traditions. she wasn't a skeptic about it, she was only happy to share what she felt in her heart about her alma mater. and i was completely unaware that Tech fans had this kind of mentality to completely bash an honored Tech legend and pick it a part like this. take pride in your school's traditions and quit all this belly aching.

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    Re: The Legend of the Bulldog

    Quote Originally Posted by osl530 View Post
    ok ya'll are taking this to a whole other level. i don't know how far ya'll got in literature class but ya'll are missing the point of the "LEGEND". this is a story about friendship and loyalty, and above Tech pride. Those are the only facts of the story set in concrete so quit all this nonsense and accept the story for what it is.

    i mean i grew up being indoctrinated with trivial LSU traditions because my grandmother was a proud LSU alumni who took honor in sharing with me the stories of their traditions. she wasn't a skeptic about it, she was only happy to share what she felt in her heart about her alma mater. and i was completely unaware that Tech fans had this kind of mentality to completely bash an honored Tech legend and pick it a part like this. take pride in your school's traditions and quit all this belly aching.
    I loved it and took it for what it is.

    Do y'all think Forrest Gump actually met JFK and invented the smiley face?

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    Re: The Legend of the Bulldog

    Quote Originally Posted by qng001 View Post
    The bulldog was buried underneath Dawgzilla.
    He couldn't have been buried under Dawgzilla because Dewayne's creek never dries up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawgmatic View Post
    i loved it and took it for what it is.

    Do y'all think forrest gump actually met jfk and invented the smiley face?
    thank you

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    Re: The Legend of the Bulldog

    I love it too, Dawgmatic!

    Osl,
    Don't take us too seriously. You wrote a beautiful piece and it deserves praise. I think some just don't want the tradition to get so embellished for fear that it becomes unbelievable. We all love Tech and all the traditions and stories that go with it.

    I think we need to lighten up and enjoy it. Please don't question our loyalty or "want" for traditions to continue, though. This can be a tough group, but we all love Tech and it is obvious that you do, as well.

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    Re: The Legend of the Bulldog

    Quote Originally Posted by osl530 View Post
    ok ya'll are taking this to a whole other level. i don't know how far ya'll got in literature class but ya'll are missing the point of the "LEGEND". this is a story about friendship and loyalty, and above Tech pride. Those are the only facts of the story set in concrete so quit all this nonsense and accept the story for what it is.

    i mean i grew up being indoctrinated with trivial LSU traditions because my grandmother was a proud LSU alumni who took honor in sharing with me the stories of their traditions. she wasn't a skeptic about it, she was only happy to share what she felt in her heart about her alma mater. and i was completely unaware that Tech fans had this kind of mentality to completely bash an honored Tech legend and pick it a part like this. take pride in your school's traditions and quit all this belly aching.
    The legend already established, even with the obvious embellishments by others- you changed it. Bravo for a good story, but if your going to push it to be a sellable item or whatever, it doesn't need all of that. Just tell the story.

    LSU has traditions? (rhetorical)

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    Re: The Legend of the Bulldog

    Quote Originally Posted by osl530 View Post
    don't be so condescending. it's a legend it's going to be twisted. chill out man. unless i'm mistaken the Old Main didn't have a bell either and i doubt the boarding house was in a cotton field, and who's to say a preacher didn't come and talk to them that day? and the five guys used to be unknown but i gave them names to make it more real. they are names of pasts presidents. and the Stubbs are the family that donated the plot of land that Tech is built on. did they stay in their house....i doubt it. but it sounds good in the poem and i think it enhances the legend. it's a way to tell Tech history to a campus that's about 90% in the dark about this legend. mainly because they missed that day of orientation because they were too drunk from the frat party the night before. i mean good lord you're like the kid in grammar school that tells the little kids that santa isn't real. don't be a dbag and don't degrade the OSL position because we're some of the most passionate students at Tech and it's through us and basically only us that our traditions are passed down because fans like you don't like to own up to the traditions they don't like.
    FANS LIKE ME?!?! Wow, you need to slow your role, you have no idea who I am or what I've done for this university but decide to jump to the conclusion that because I don't like YOUR version (not to be confused with TECH'S version) of the Bulldog Legend I am a horrible fan.

    Don't be condescending?!? I said your poem was good except for the seal part, you come back at me with this sarcastic remark
    hey we could find ways to contradict all of our traditions or we could be nobel tech fans and respect them.
    I do respect the Tech traditions, heck I helped start some, and I've seen some crash and burn. The quickest way to kill this tradition/legend will be to over embellish and make the students feel dumb for believing in it.

    Then you tell me not to be a dbag and go on to basically degrade everyone who's not an OSL?!?

    I'll admit I did take a dig at OSL's changing the story; but that's not their fault I blame the admin (recruiting, admissions, housing; whoever is over OSL's) for not setting this in stone and allowing the tweaks to happen. And OSL's do not walk on water, most that I know have never been back to a Tech sporting event or alumni event.

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    Re: The Legend of the Bulldog

    I never went to orientation. But I heard the bulldog legend through my good buddy who wasn't an OSL. But here was my reaction upon reading your poem:

    "Fantastic poem. Lot of work put into it! But, I thought the thing was buried under a tree...?"

    No offense there. I respect what you do, but I honestly thought it was buried under a tree.

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    Re: The Legend of the Bulldog

    Quote Originally Posted by LATechBanjo View Post
    I never went to orientation. But I heard the bulldog legend through my good buddy who wasn't an OSL. But here was my reaction upon reading your poem:

    "Fantastic poem. Lot of work put into it! But, I thought the thing was buried under a tree...?"

    No offense there. I respect what you do, but I honestly thought it was buried under a tree.
    And that's where the story should end!!







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    Re: The Legend of the Bulldog

    Quote Originally Posted by GermDawg View Post
    FANS LIKE ME?!?! Wow, you need to slow your role, you have no idea who I am or what I've done for this university but decide to jump to the conclusion that because I don't like YOUR version (not to be confused with TECH'S version) of the Bulldog Legend I am a horrible fan.

    Don't be condescending?!? I said your poem was good except for the seal part, you come back at me with this sarcastic remark

    I do respect the Tech traditions, heck I helped start some, and I've seen some crash and burn. The quickest way to kill this tradition/legend will be to over embellish and make the students feel dumb for believing in it.

    Then you tell me not to be a dbag and go on to basically degrade everyone who's not an OSL?!?

    I'll admit I did take a dig at OSL's changing the story; but that's not their fault I blame the admin (recruiting, admissions, housing; whoever is over OSL's) for not setting this in stone and allowing the tweaks to happen. And OSL's do not walk on water, most that I know have never been back to a Tech sporting event or alumni event.
    man i didn't mean what i said i was just caught in a moment. i just wasn't expecting such harsh comments over something i thought was pretty simply laid out. it wasn't meant to rewrite history it was only meant to make tech fans feel good. i mean if you knew the true story of paul reveere you'd think differently about the nice poem written about him. that's all i'm saying.

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    Re: The Legend of the Bulldog

    Ask anyone who specializes in folktales, legends, and lore and you will discover that there are a dozen and a half versions of every story that has been handed down. This is silly. True legends are organic and evolve with their current circumstances. There will be a standard story that never changes and a few parts that ebb and flow.

    Everybody take a deep breath, remember that we are all on the same team, and have a merry freakin Christmas already!

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    Re: The Legend of the Bulldog

    Quote Originally Posted by osl530 View Post
    i mean if you knew the true story of paul reveere you'd think differently about the nice poem written about him.
    Had a little horsey named Paul Revere.
    Just me and my horsey and a quart of beer.

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