As many of you have heard, there has been much talk about a Pirate Out (everyone dress up like a pirate) and a Black Out (everyone wear black) for the Virginia Tech game on November 5. I have many questions and concerns about this.
First, who’s ideas were these? Second, why would/should ECU consider backing these? Purple and Gold are ECU’s colors. My idea of any type of “out” is a Purple Out. The most purple that I have ever seen in Dowdy-Ficklen was for the UCF game when they had the University sponsored Purple Out. Now, as the nation watches on a Thursday night on ESPN our stadium will be littered with a bunch of people dressed like pirates and a bunch of others wearing black.
This could make us the laughing stock of college football. Even if we only have 50 people dressed like those Pirates in the Caribbean pirates with the mascara and goofy mustaches, ESPN will be putting them all over national television all night (in HD, no less). Not only is this embarrassing (at least for me) but it could also hurt our recruitment, locally and throughout the nation. If Pirate Out goes how I think it will, it has the potential to hurt us more than it will “be a cool thing to do”.
If I recall correctly, wasn’t Halloween last weekend. Why the need to carry it over to Thursday night? Have you ever actually seen someone dressed like a pirate? It is kind of scary/creepy unless it is one of the pirate hookers that you see during Halloween. The thing is that I don’t see a bunch of the hot girls at ECU coming out in the full get up unless they dressed as a pirate hooker for Halloween.
On a similar note, can someone explain to me why the Student Pirate Club was given purple shirts and now they are being asked to wear black or dress up like a pirate? Geez, what happened to the days where fans came to games wearing their school colors.
My hope is that you all come dressed in Purple and Gold and support the Pirates as we battle a tough Virginia Tech team. If you visit this Web site promoting Pirate Out, at the bottom you will see a field where it asks how many Pirates you are bringing to the game. In the comment section below, I want to know how many people dressed in Purple and Gold you are bringing to the game. Let’s stick to our colors and wear them proudly in Dowdy-Ficklen on November 5th.
Anyways, I thought I would toss in a pirate hooker gallery in hopes that if some people do dress up like pirates that it is be chicks and they dress up like the girls below.