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Old 12-11-2017, 01:46 PM
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http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/loc...3f7dda969.html

Anyone else see the problems here?

Look at the fish logo.
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Old 12-11-2017, 02:31 PM
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Striper fishermen gotta problem with green fish...?
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Old 12-11-2017, 02:40 PM
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It's offensive.

Real Stripers are a legitimate gamefish.

Loudmouth bass are just an overgrown sunfish.

Lake Lanier does not have real stripers.

They should have kept the "big mouths".
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Old 12-11-2017, 02:42 PM
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I've never seen a red and black falcon, or a blue lion, either that I can recall. It's a logo.
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:26 PM
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Why would you not want a baseball team named after a big mouth bass anyway?

What makes a striper a better mascot?
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:35 PM
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They're hoping to capitalize on men with poor reading skills. Guys will be lining up by the hundreds to buy tickets to see the strippers and then be awful disappointed when it turns out to be a baseball game.
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:42 PM
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They're hoping to capitalize on men with poor reading skills. Guys will be lining up by the hundreds to buy tickets to see the strippers and then be awful disappointed when it turns out to be a baseball game.
Wait until they text their wives that they're gonna go see a stripper's game. If you guys only knew how many times I've been called StrippeRR HunteRR on here, most of the time not even joking.
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:58 PM
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Why would you not want a baseball team named after a big mouth bass anyway?

What makes a striper a better mascot?
I'm pretty sure you praised the Striper's superiority to the "Big Mouth" just a few posts ago. I like the new name. I was not a fan of any of the other supposed options, so I'm glad they went a little different direction.

Didn't know the striped bass we catch at Lanier weren't real, though. Have another cup of espresso, and please elaborate.
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:09 PM
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The stripers in Lanier are born in a hatchery and dumped in the lake never see the ocean.

So I would think the big mouths would be a more fitting name.

Or how about calling them the "Gwinnett rainbows" after the trout that are stocked below the dam.
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:17 PM
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every time i read the word "stripers", my mind sees the word "strippers". every. time.
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every time i read the word "stripers", my mind sees the word "strippers". every. time.
See Coenen? This guy ^ gets it.
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See Coenen? This guy ^ gets it.
Guess I'm just not the same caliber pre-vert as some of y'all.
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Problem was, every single name they had on their “final” list was stupid.
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Old 12-11-2017, 07:46 PM
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You are easily offended
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I'm a parking lot striper .
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The stripers in Lanier are born in a hatchery and dumped in the lake never see the ocean.



Or how about calling them the "Gwinnett rainbows" after the trout that are stocked below the dam.
What's the difference?
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The stripers in Lanier are born in a hatchery and dumped in the lake never see the ocean.
To borrow a turn of phrase from another common argument amongst men, "If I can see them, and touch them, then they're real."
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The guy in the green jersey doesn't look convinced

The Gwinnett Stockers!
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:58 PM
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Terrible decision! And the reasoning given for that decision is a real stretch of the truth. Somebody came up with a name, and then tried to manufacture justification to support it.

According to the article -- "We wanted something indigenous to the area, something completely ours.... We did research on striped bass at Lake Lanier and found out Lake Lanier is one of the best striped bass places in the entire world."

Striped Bass are not "indigenous to the area", they are a SALT water species that several decades ago was discovered to be adaptable to fresh water, and since then has been stocked in Lake Lanier (and in many other lakes around the country).

Also, striper fishing might be pretty decent in Lanier, but it's definitely far from being "one of the best places in the world".

And last, but not least, MANY people are now calling the team, the "Strippers" - and not by mistake. This name will become the butt of many jokes, and that won't be good for Gwinnett.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:13 AM
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I love it. I goin to but one of their ball caps before they change the name to something else.
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I'm a parking lot striper .
That would be an appropriate name for a Gwinnett county team.

Or the Gwinnett day laborers.
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Atlanta used to have a baseball team called the crackers.
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That would be an appropriate name for a Gwinnett county team.

Or the Gwinnett day laborers.
Not sure if this post is an "-ist" and "-ism" or both.
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Striped Bass are not "indigenous to the area", they are a SALT water species that several decades ago was discovered to be adaptable to fresh water, and since then has been stocked in Lake Lanier (and in many other lakes around the country).
Gulf Run stripers are native to the Chattahoochee river.
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Old 12-13-2017, 04:56 PM
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I prefer fishing for largemouths over stripers, but enjoy both. I still have to admit "The Stripers" sounds like a better name than "The Big Mouths" or "The Largemouths". It looks like it goes well with the typical striped uniform too.

As far as the real striper part - I know that while the ones in Lake Oconee or Sinclair haven't seen the ocean - they were swimming up the Oconee River from the Atlantic before the dams were built and still run all the way up to Sinclair Dam. I'm sure it'd be the same for the ones in Lanier.
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