D2.0
Last month

NH: Tasmanian Jack Jumpers

Oops!

Do we have nobody actually from Tasmania on this forum?

I would have thought that somebody might have pointed out that "Jack Jumpers" has been used by Tasmanian Rugby, for two decades apparently.

And last month they registered the Business Name.

Now, a business name is not the be-all of everything. It's not a trade mark, and is much easier to challenge.
And its generally easier to register something similar without infringing.

But, the fact they've been using the name, supposedly since 2000, will give then the upper hand.

And whilst a stoush with Rugby might not perturb LK, its the kind of thing the State Government will try to avoid

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Anonymous  
Last month

Can hear it now.

"Let's go Jackoffs let's go" *clap clap*

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Scout  
Last month

I'm Tasmanian (live in South Hobart just up from the Cascade Brewery), and would like to point out the name will be announced tomorrow ie Thursday.

While Rugby Union is not exactly a big sport down here yes it would create a bit of niggle.

Still believe it will be Tridents.

On another topic there was an interview last night on the local new with the new CEO of the club who said they hoped to have the head coach announced by the end of the year - should be interesting who it is.

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KET  
Last month

Someone's gonna point out it was leaked via (proper) logo and website screenshot

And that’ll be me

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why does this need another thread?

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Anonymous  
Last month

You don't have to comment #079.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why clog up with information that is already in the original thread? Oh thats right because Daz is a moron.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yes Dazz can't read. Clearly there are Tasmanians on here posting all the time. Scout and a few others.

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Giacontigers  
Last month

Fingers cross it is Tridents. I think having an Ant as a kids mascot is weird. Sadly many ants in Australia are disappearing. There won't be many Jack Jumpers if more Tasmanian’s squished them.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Both names are fucken stupid ! just go the Devils for godsake

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Giacontigers  
Last month

Big thumbs up to the AFL! : /
#morehistorygone

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Bwucey  
Last month

The less Tasmanians that post here, the better.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Unfortunately Matt you still keep up the smart arse tactics. Fuck off.

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Scout  
Last month

Why is that bwucey?

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Anonymous  
Last month

A serial pest Scout. Not interested in Tassie and undermining all things Tasmanian, Scout. No wanted or needed here.

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Scout  
Last month

Thanks Anon 93, was curious spose some get there excitement where they can.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bwucey is a turd

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yes a repeat offender for sure. Probably the only excitment in his life in his mum's cellar ;)
New 4 courts on the way out at the DEC Scout and naming day tomorrow! Exciting times ahead.

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Scout  
Last month

Yep Anon #99 a lot going on - those courts are needed, to be honest we need double that at a minimum and have done for decades.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Agreed. But for the first time ever there will be a true home for basketball.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Thanks Anon 93, was curious"

So you're both curious?

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Anonymous  
Last month

https://twitter.com/brentcostelloe/status/1311183688982360065

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Scout  
Last month

Sports reporter down here ( Brent Costelloe ) has called it as the Jack Jumpers

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Anonymous  
Last month

Instead of dragging it on for 4 months, just announce the shit name and let it get forgotten in the 24 hour news cycle take place.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lol maybe Jerome Ant man Randle can be the import point guard.... or Mascot!

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ME  
Last month

I expected it to be Tridents so this announcement is a surprise. I don't mind the name, though, and rather like the logo.

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Anonymous  
Last month

They just lost a ton of potential,fans.


daddy let's go see a jack jumpers game.... doesn’t sound right to me.


Nbl vs nba pre season
The world: wtf is a jack jumper


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Anonymous  
Last month

There are plenty of shit names across the USA I wouldn't be too worried about that

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Anonymous  
Last month

so We now have

jack jumpers
United
The hawks.

Lol, they really fked up the branding.



It used to be the

devils
Tigers
Illawara hawks

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Anonymous  
Last month

If you honestly think a team name is going to stop the basketball fans in the state from attending then I really think you need to start looking at the world a little more optimistically.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If you look at Twitter, many Tasmanian's said they won’t be supporting jack jumpers.

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Luuuc  
Last month

The name just becomes second nature after a while. I mean there's a team in the WA SBL called the Senators and no one really bats an eyelid.
JJs was my least favourite of the 3 but I doubt it's going to make or break the support of any actual basketball fans.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hopefully the press and rumour mill is wrong and we will all be a lot happier when tridents is announced.

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Ant Man  
Last month

Brent Costelloe's TV interview last night says it will be a while because the Head Coach they want is under contract. Thanks to Stewie and friends for the JJ's nick name. Who really cares we have a team back in the NBL. I for one have been waiting for this for a long time!

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KET  
Last month

They've attempted bold and struck out.

At least it opens up for Tasmania to be squished with ant man Randle leading their team

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koberulz  
Last month

The name just becomes second nature after a while. I mean there's a team in the WA SBL called the Senators and no one really bats an eyelid.
Did we ever find out what a Supercat is?

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Perthworld  
Last month

Lol maybe Jerome Ant man Randle can be the import point guard.... or Mascot!

Mascot yes, and should come partnered with a food thrower as its sidekick. Great family fun.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Did we ever find out what a Supercat is?

Is a Bearcat 50% bear/50% cat? 60/40? One of life's great mysteries.

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koberulz  
Last month

A bearcat is actually a thing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Luuuc,you do realise that a senator is another name for a knight or armoured guard.

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koberulz  
Last month

It isn't, actually.

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Anonymous  
Last month

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warwick_Senators#/media/File%3AWarwick_Senators_logo.jpg

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koberulz  
Last month

Are you for real?

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KET  
Last month

Sort of a Roman Senator type thing isn't it?

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koberulz  
Last month

A senator is a type of cat.

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Curtley  
Last month

Cmon the ants.

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Anonymous  
Last month

a binturong is a bearcat btw

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koberulz  
Last month

Did you learn that from the link I just posted?

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'm a zookeeper

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Giacontigers  
Last month

The logo isn't bad, up the Jack Jumpers!

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KET  
Last month

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_banners/1309042134360653828/1601458879/1500x500

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D2.0  
Last month

Senators was just another alliteration, originally the Stirling Senators.

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D2.0  
Last month

But back to my point, why has nobody previously pointed out that the Jack Jumpers name is used by Tas Rugby? And apparently goes back two decades?

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Ant Man  
Last month

D2.0 it has been pointed out many times elsewhere.

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Perthworld  
Last month

A bearcat is actually a thing.

Congratulations on your two second Wikipedia search result.

However West Adelaide weren't named after the animal you linked to, hence the joke.

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Ant Man  
Last month

How does Perth have a Wildcat as their name? Is that a Puma?

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Giacontigers  
Last month

Aren't they stray black cats?

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KET  
Last month

NBL have uploaded the brand reveal video and explanation video lol

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KET  
Last month

And quick as a flash they're gone.

Anyhoo congratulations Tasmania Vajayjays

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Sweet cant wait to see the jumping jacks in action when they come west

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Dione  
Last month

Meh, of the options less I probably prefer Tridents because alliteration is always awesome. Anyways, I would loved to have the Devils back, but it sounds like the rights were just too big a fight.

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Luuuc  
Last month

And quick as a flash they're gone.

Anyhoo congratulations Tasmania Vajayjays


So I'll need a map of tassie to see where they're from?

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Ant Man  
Earlier this month

https://nbl.com.au/news/tasmania-jackjumpers-march-into-the-nbl

Good foundation membership pricing, including T shirt in your size, Cap, bumper sticker, a tour of the new DEC and a met the Coach gathering. All good. Lets hope the box prices are affordable and ticket pricing sharp.

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KET  
Earlier this month

and a met the Coach


Sounds like quite the Gala

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Scout  
Earlier this month

Well, well - it certainly has people talking about the new team and that is part of it.

As a Tasmanian I know what a Jack Jumper is and finding it amusing how many others do not.

A lot down here are being negative, reckon that will change fairly quickly.

Impressed with the launch and the way it has people talking - the marketing manager is doing her job.

Promo is slick.

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Scout  
Earlier this month

Sarcasm, the wit of fools.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Will be lots of criticism of the name, but it's really not that bad.

For comparison:
- AFL has the Dockers
- NRL has the Rabbitohs
- A-League has the Roar & Glory
- NCAA has the Zips, Gauchos, Slugs, Vulcans, Gentlemen, Ladies, Mules, Big Green, Geoducks, Moccasins, Jimmies, Cornhuskers, Fighting Pickles, Mean Green, Hustlin Owls, Archormen, Hoyas, Hatters, Shockers, etc, etc, etc.

Probably fits in with the same level of quality as Dockers and Rabbitohs. Give it a season or two and anybody who hated it will be indifferent.

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ME  
Earlier this month

I think Australians are used to repetitive and simple things and anything outside of the traditional scope will automatically meet scorn. I'm surprised they weren't just named "The Wildcats" because we'd run out of other obvious and overused names.

Some people - the Clinton Gardiners of the world - can't get over the fact that they can't just be "The Devils". Well, they can;t.. so deal with it.

I think Jack Jumpers is a perfectly fine name. It's a bit different to what the rest of the league is doing. I like the mascot and I think the video they released today was excellent.

What matters from here on is getting the right coach and a collection of good players and a marketable star.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

LAAAAAAAAAME!!!!!!!!


March as one lol???

Worst name

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KET  
Earlier this month

Note quite as good as Fly as One

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LV  
Earlier this month

Remember 6 years ago when everyone criticized the name "United"?

Hahaha.

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Ant Man  
Earlier this month

Head Coach will be announced later in the year due to current contractual obligations.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

LV.

We still do

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Why green and gold colour ways,

A jack jumper is black and gold.

My goodness worst name ever SMH

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Scout  
Earlier this month

Green, Gold, Maroon are Tasmania's colors.

Good to see the ?'s keep coming, more awareness of Tasmania and it's NBL team

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KET  
Earlier this month

Good to see the ?'s keep coming, more awareness of Tasmania


Be careful what you wish for.

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Scout  
Earlier this month

Yep - I want KET to keep commenting, gives relevance to KET!!

keep it going

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Scout,

Where's the Maroon then??

Looks like boomers rip off or Townsville croc ripoff lol

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

The United name is bad, but their attempt to pick and choose which parts of Melbourne history they chose to follow was even worse.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

The website down for anyone else?

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D2.0  
Earlier this month

Be interesting to see if anything comes from the conflict with Tas Rugby...

Otherwise, yes its a weird name, and yes the promo video was amateur, but hey Tasmania has a team (with a name). I hope the people of Tassie get behind them.

I hope they haven't made a mistake. Personally, if I were Tasmanian, I wouldn't be rushing out to buy and wear the merchandise, but that's just me. (It kinda reminds we of the stupid idea of adopting the "Sandgroper" name for WA, I guess I'm just not big on insects.)
But again, hopefully the majority of Tasmanians see it differently.

Who knows, maybe the idea of being "Small but Irritating" appeals?

I won't say "best of luck" but I do honestly hope the people of Tassie get behind their team, and enjoy their NBL.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

The promo video was anything but amateur.

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Dave Marshall  
Earlier this month

D2.0, here's the Tasmanian Rugby Union's official response (from a Mercury article posted yesterday):



However despite Tasmania's Rugby Union side being called the Jack Jumpers since 2000, it had not been trademarked.

TRU president Ebony Altimira conceded she was disappointed the association had not been consulted during the NBL naming process, but is hopeful they will still be able to use the nickname.

"Unfortunately we don’t have the naming rights, when they [the NBL] first looked into it they jumped onto it straight away," Altimira said.

“Being the volunteer organisation we are, it was something that was overlooked over the years.

“We have it as a registered business name but hadn’t patented it.

“We were hopeful we might be able to negotiate or discuss with them but haven’t been able to.

“It is disappointing, but we still hope that conversation can be had so we can work out a way to both use the name.”

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twenty four  
Earlier this month

koberulz, I think you'll find that a bearcat is actually a small construction vehicle used for digging, lifting and moving objects. Your link is obviously to a poor sauce.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I think you'll find it’s a Bob cat not bear cat twenty four

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

Haha oh my if things couldn't get any better.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

koberulz, I think you'll find that a bearcat is actually a small animal that is used to sell insurance policies on TV commercials.

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D2.0  
Earlier this month

Thanks Dave,

Yeah, disappointing to see, NBL gets bullied by AFL, so turns around and bullies TRU. And weird, frankly not a name I would have thought fighting over. Oh well, such is life.

Like I said, whatever the name, I sincerely hope the people of Tassie get behind the team, and enjoy their NBL.

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Cram  
Earlier this month

"Remember 6 years ago when everyone criticized the name "United"?"

It is still very much the worst NBL team name of all time. Sydney Spirit is probably next in line.

Jack Jumpers is fine. The branding looks good. I like seeing a primarily green team in the league. I know the Phoenix have that neon green but they're still using the black a lot too

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Newcastle Pirates wasn't flash either

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koberulz  
Earlier this month

I'd say Spirit is worse just because at least United did have the "unite all of Melbourne behind one team" rationale behind it.

Dazz, who are the NBL bullying exactly?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

The ants.

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twenty four  
Earlier this month

I think you'll find it's a Bob cat not bear cat twenty four

Umm, not sure what a short-lived NBA team has to do with this...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Twenty four, a bob cat is the machine your talking about it's not called a bear cat

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Bettter than the Mitsubishi Tridents

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KET  
Earlier this month

Jumping Jackhammers

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twenty four  
Earlier this month

anon, I've been to Bunnings several times in my life, I think I know the difference between a construction vehicle and the team that fat Boris Diaw played for.

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proud  
Earlier this month

So the Taipans get called the snakes, the Razorbacks were called the pigs... so does that mean that Jack Jumpers will get affectionately called the ants a lot too?

I can handle the ants moniker a lot more than Jack Jumpers but I just want the team to be a success and help basketball boom in Tasmania.

As for RU having the name, it does leave a bad taste in your mouth that the NBL isn't giving them respect when they already have the name.

I still think Thylacines or Crayfish are better names but alas I think the advertising was cool!

Best of luck to all involved within the club, I hope the right decisions get made with all recruiting

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Thylacines was cool

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Ant Man  
Earlier this month

Why does the JJ's get 1st ever as a clothing supplier and everyone else has Champion?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

https://www.bobcat.com/index


Twenty four,

I've never seen a bobcat at Bunnings.

You obviously don’t know


Retard

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Thylacine a good name as they will soon be extinct also lol!!

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Cram  
Earlier this month

"I'd say Spirit is worse just because at least United did have the "unite all of Melbourne behind one team" rationale behind it."

It didnt actually work out though did it. And now that there is another team in Melbourne, if anything the rationale is even worse

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twenty four  
Earlier this month


https://www.bobcat.com/index


Twenty four,

I've never seen a bobcat at Bunnings.

You obviously don't know


Retard

Look champ, just because you've come across someone with more knowledge than you doesn't mean you need to resort to such ugly insults. And no, you wouldn't have seen a bobcat at Bunnings. That's the point.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Twenty four, champ not my fault your uneducated.

Your wrong I'm right.

Deal with it

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Lol calling a bob cat a bear cat and then acting like your smart.

Lol like I said

RETARD

Probs Tasmanian

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twenty four  
Earlier this month

*You're

:)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Wow four n twenty


Wooop wooop grammar police.

It's the internet, don’t have to worry about spelling.

Ur just sad you are dumb and don’t no what a bob cat is.

Fight me dog

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Bearcats are a type of tyre that can go on a bobcat.

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Ant Man  
Earlier this month

Can we cull the crap please and get back on topic?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Ok Jerome ^^^

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Ant Man  
Earlier this month

Huh?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Rolling off the tongue very nicely after the initial shock. Onwards and upwards.

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Ant Man  
Earlier this month

Yes I think once people get used to it, it will be a real point of difference for everyone. When the Chargers changed their logo I really hated it now I love it.

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