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New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by sambonethegreat » July 11th, 2019, 11:27 pm

From previous thread on MW rivalries.

I love “the Rodeo” as the name of the USU-Wyoming series. It’s better than Bridger’s Battle. Makes sense. And we can still keep the rivalry trophy the same.

I started a poll on Twitter. Tell all your friends and round up Wyo fans if you know them. I want a clear picture of fan interest across the board. Perhaps we can convince the conference to change the name!

Poll here:

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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by GeoAg » July 11th, 2019, 11:38 pm

Love the name change, but keep the rifle as the trophy.


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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by Imakeitrain » July 12th, 2019, 3:53 am

Why is it called Bridgers Battle? I’ve always disliked the name... but there is probably s reason for it.

But on the plus side, i can root for the bull just like I do in actual bull riding without giving people more or a reason to think I’m an a$$


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Post by TheAKAggie » July 12th, 2019, 7:09 am

Imakeitrain wrote:Why is it called Bridgers Battle? I’ve always disliked the name... but there is probably s reason for it.

But on the plus side, i can root for the bull just like I do in actual bull riding without giving people more or a reason to think I’m an a$$
Because during the Lake Bonneville era there was a bring that started near Logan peak and ended about 8 miles outside Laramie that indigenous tribes and animals would you to cross the waterway. Think Arctic Land Bridge in Beringia from my old neck of the woods.


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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by stwinward » July 12th, 2019, 8:02 am

Imakeitrain wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 3:53 am
Why is it called Bridgers Battle? I’ve always disliked the name... but there is probably s reason for it.

But on the plus side, i can root for the bull just like I do in actual bull riding without giving people more or a reason to think I’m an a$$
Jim Bridger. Is there a general lack of knowledge of this in the public?
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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by oleblu111 » July 12th, 2019, 8:52 am

stwinward wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 8:02 am
Imakeitrain wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 3:53 am
Why is it called Bridgers Battle? I’ve always disliked the name... but there is probably s reason for it.

But on the plus side, i can root for the bull just like I do in actual bull riding without giving people more or a reason to think I’m an a$$
Jim Bridger. Is there a general lack of knowledge of this in the public?
He was a trapper, guide that helped settle the west, very important person, the cache valley is named for a place were trappers Cached their furs until they could sell them.

The lack of knowledge on the subject is indeed sad. Bridger told Brigham young about the Intermountain west. There is a place in Wyoming called fort Bridger.

This game has the perfect name
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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by dogie » July 12th, 2019, 8:55 am

oleblu111 wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 8:52 am
stwinward wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 8:02 am
Imakeitrain wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 3:53 am
Why is it called Bridgers Battle? I’ve always disliked the name... but there is probably s reason for it.

But on the plus side, i can root for the bull just like I do in actual bull riding without giving people more or a reason to think I’m an a$$
Jim Bridger. Is there a general lack of knowledge of this in the public?
He was a trapper, guide that helped settle the west, very important person, the cache valley is named for a place were trappers Cached their furs until they could sell them.

The lack of knowledge on the subject is indeed sad. Bridger told Brigham young about the Intermountain west. There is a place in Wyoming called fort Bridger.

This game has the perfect name
That is how, they claim, Cache Valley got its name.
Jim Bridger, we’re proud of you!
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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by Stormblessed » July 12th, 2019, 9:21 am

Yeah, not seeing a need to change a perfectly fitting rivalry name. Fits the the trophy to a mountain man rifle, not sure what a rifle would have to do with a "Rodeo." Also "Rodeo" implies the Cowboys are riding us......
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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by LarryTheAggie » July 12th, 2019, 10:33 am

sambonethegreat wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 11:27 pm
From previous thread on MW rivalries.

I love “the Rodeo” as the name of the USU-Wyoming series. It’s better than Bridger’s Battle. Makes sense. And we can still keep the rivalry trophy the same.

I started a poll on Twitter. Tell all your friends and round up Wyo fans if you know them. I want a clear picture of fan interest across the board. Perhaps we can convince the conference to change the name!

Poll here:

And be sure to send me suggestions about writing Aggie content. I’m a MW Wire contributor. Peace!


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Okay to be fair, the rodeo would be a pretty fitting name but Bridgers Battle is great name too. If it aint broke dont fix it. But I guess everyone know that the best way to establish traditions is by constantly changing them. :sarcasm:
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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by bigbluebaby » July 12th, 2019, 11:30 am

Keep Bridgers Battle!

It’s. Mountain Man, Historical, Regional thing.

Jim Bridger has shared history with both Wyoming and Utah and besides he was a total bad A$$.

No offense but The Rodeo is to cliche.

Besides the Hawkins rifle trophy is Jim Bridgers weapon of choice he used as he explored and trapped in these territories.

I thinks it’s Awesome and unique and one of the best traveling trophies in football.

Just needs lots more hype to get this thing going.
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Post by bigbluebaby » July 12th, 2019, 11:37 am

Also,

Large tracts of Utah and Wyoming are called and referred to by locals as “Bridgerland” it is a territorial battle.
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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by USU78 » July 12th, 2019, 11:39 am

bigbluebaby wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 11:37 am
Also,

Large tracts of Utah and Wyoming are called and referred to by locals as “Bridgerland” it is a territorial battle.
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You keep using that word. I do not think that word means what you think it means.

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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by bigbluebaby » July 12th, 2019, 12:08 pm

LOL......

Here’s more on Jim Bridger..

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Bridger


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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by FloridaAggie13 » July 12th, 2019, 2:48 pm

How about "Brokeback Mountain"?



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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by Jjoey53 » July 12th, 2019, 8:54 pm

FloridaAggie13 wrote:How about "Brokeback Mountain"?
No, that would be BYU vs Utah.


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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by MWCFAN12 » July 12th, 2019, 10:23 pm

I hate the name "the rodeo". However it is better than what we currently have.
If we're going to keep a western themed name how about "The Stampede"



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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by dyedblue » July 12th, 2019, 10:25 pm

The Rendezvous is better than the rodeo.


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Post by LKGates » July 12th, 2019, 10:34 pm

dyedblue wrote:
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The Rendezvous is better than the rodeo.

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OK. Finally one that I like. And, I think, better than Bridger's Battle.


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Post by hipsterdoofus21 » July 12th, 2019, 11:04 pm

LKGates wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 10:34 pm
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The Rendezvous is better than the rodeo.

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OK. Finally one that I like. And, I think, better than Bridger's Battle.
I don’t know, doesn’t really imply conflict, sounds more like an annual meet and greet, or linger longer.

What about “Range War”?
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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by Aggie84025 » July 13th, 2019, 12:07 pm

i like the name "bridger's battle" for the game. it is unique and has meaning for both schools.



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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by Imakeitrain » July 13th, 2019, 10:47 pm

hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 11:04 pm
LKGates wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 10:34 pm
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OK. Finally one that I like. And, I think, better than Bridger's Battle.
I don’t know, doesn’t really imply conflict, sounds more like an annual meet and greet, or linger longer.

What about “Range War”?
Linger Longer always sounded like a type of fart or something.
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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by Imakeitrain » July 13th, 2019, 11:08 pm

I mean the Bridger thing is cool, but I don’t think people who grew up outside of Utah or Wyoming would know who that is.

Davey Crockett, Daniel Boone, and Lewis & Clark...

I’m not saying that people shouldn’t know more- but I’m saying people don’t.

But it is cool I guess that there is some history involved.

That being said, if it were “The Rodeo” and if we weren’t cheap schools it’d be cool to have Garth Brooks play halftime. If we were in any other state, we could make shirts that have joked about how cowboys and 8 seconds.


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Post by dyedblue » July 13th, 2019, 11:26 pm

The game has no meaning to anyone outside of Utah or Wyoming so who cares if they get it. The Apple Cup, Iron Bowl????


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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by mcaggie1 » July 14th, 2019, 7:59 am

Bridger’s Battle is the right name for this rivalry. “The Rodeo” is so pathetic that it is embarrassing. You people who want The Rodeo for our rivalry with Wyoming remind me of the people who made a strong movement back in 1970 to change our name from Aggies to Highlanders’. It almost worked, and we would be the USU Highlanders. Turns my stomach as does The Rodeo,for a rivalry name. Let’s just leave we’ll enough alone, and instead of changing something that doesn’t make sense to you......do a little research and find out WHY things like this are thr way they are.
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Post by gomretat » July 14th, 2019, 8:15 am

I don't care at all what the rivalry is called. Just win games.



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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by lionhead » July 14th, 2019, 9:13 am

Keep it the way it is...great name!



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Post by Jjoey53 » July 14th, 2019, 4:08 pm

I think this change the name movement is going to die a rather quick death.


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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by WAaggieFan » July 14th, 2019, 10:37 pm

MWCFAN12 wrote:I hate the name "the rodeo". However it is better than what we currently have.
If we're going to keep a western themed name how about "The Stampede"
The stampede is horses and it belongs to Omak.


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Post by MWCFAN12 » July 14th, 2019, 11:51 pm

WAaggieFan wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 10:37 pm
MWCFAN12 wrote:I hate the name "the rodeo". However it is better than what we currently have.
If we're going to keep a western themed name how about "The Stampede"
The stampede is horses and it belongs to Omak.


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I'm confused are you saying that only horses stampede ??



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Post by WAaggieFan » July 15th, 2019, 7:26 am

MWCFAN12 wrote:
WAaggieFan wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 10:37 pm
MWCFAN12 wrote:I hate the name "the rodeo". However it is better than what we currently have.
If we're going to keep a western themed name how about "The Stampede"
The stampede is horses and it belongs to Omak.


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I'm confused are you saying that only horses stampede ??
Google Omak stampede


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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by NavyBlue » July 15th, 2019, 10:06 am

Keep the name is it is.

"Stampede" may have trademark issues because of the Calgary Stampeded and the Calgary Stampeders. Probably not, but possibly.



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Post by CaptainChaos » July 15th, 2019, 1:18 pm

GeoAg wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 11:38 pm
Love the name change, but keep the rifle as the trophy.
If you change the name to rodeo you couldn't keep the trophy... If we changed the name to Rodeo wouldn't we have to change the trophy to a belt buckle?



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Post by LKGates » July 15th, 2019, 1:40 pm

CaptainChaos wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 1:18 pm
GeoAg wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 11:38 pm
Love the name change, but keep the rifle as the trophy.
If you change the name to rodeo you couldn't keep the trophy... If we changed the name to Rodeo wouldn't we have to change the trophy to a belt buckle?
Or a saddle. Tool the winner and the score onto the saddle every year.


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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by BigBlueDart » July 15th, 2019, 5:05 pm

LKGates wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 1:40 pm
CaptainChaos wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 1:18 pm
GeoAg wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 11:38 pm
Love the name change, but keep the rifle as the trophy.
If you change the name to rodeo you couldn't keep the trophy... If we changed the name to Rodeo wouldn't we have to change the trophy to a belt buckle?
Or a saddle. Tool the winner and the score onto the saddle every year.
Then the winning team's mascot gets to put the saddle on the losing team's mascot and ride them out of the stadium.
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Re: New rivalry name for USU-Wyo

Post by USU78 » July 15th, 2019, 6:14 pm

BigBlueDart wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 5:05 pm
LKGates wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 1:40 pm
CaptainChaos wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 1:18 pm
GeoAg wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 11:38 pm
Love the name change, but keep the rifle as the trophy.
If you change the name to rodeo you couldn't keep the trophy... If we changed the name to Rodeo wouldn't we have to change the trophy to a belt buckle?
Or a saddle. Tool the winner and the score onto the saddle every year.
Then the winning team's mascot gets to put the saddle on the losing team's mascot and ride them out of the stadium.
Not crazy about the subtext.


You keep using that word. I do not think that word means what you think it means.

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