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Where will you be on Beale Street?

28. December 2009

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Where will you be on Beale Street?

Courtesy of a good friend over on Boneyard Banter, NashvillePirate has been kind enough to provide us with a little insight into where to go and what to do when you are in Memphis supporting the Pirates for the 2010 Autozone Liberty Bowl.

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To: Florida State, From: ECU (Update #3)

28. December 2009

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To: Florida State, From: ECU (Update #3)

ECU’s Christmas gifts of 2009 include a 9-4 record, a C-USA championship, an invitation to the 2010 Liberty Bowl and Coach Holtz. Yes Pirate Nation there is a Santa Claus and I’d say Santa was pretty good despite those disappointing lumps of coal from West VA, Va. Tech, UNC and SMU. However, another lump of coal came in the form of one of our Pirate treasures getting pirated by a Seminole. Jimbo Fisher of FSU hired ECU’s defensive coordinator Greg Hudson. Hudson will take Chuck Amato’s old post at coaching linebackers. A lateral move at best in my humble opinion but I’m thinking Hudson is betting on moving up the ladder as FSU’s defensive coordinator in the coming years.

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ECU Pirates – C-USA Champs 2009

25. December 2009

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Good Tidings To You Fellow Pirates

24. December 2009

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Good Tidings To You Fellow Pirates

The 200YTL crew would like to wish you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. This past year, Pirate Nation has been stronger than ever. Even in the face of adversity, we have continued to stand strong and have all hands on deck. We have received many early holiday gifts from our football team included a C-USA championship, an invitation to the 2010 Autozone Liberty Bowl and the great news that Skip feels Greenville is the place for him for the next few years.

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200YTL’s Liberty Bowl/Memphis Road Trip Mix

22. December 2009

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200YTL’s Liberty Bowl/Memphis Road Trip Mix

I know the budget may be tight but as my good friend, Big Erv, likes to say, "You can't put a price tag on memories" and there is no doubt in my mind that making the trip to the 2010 Autozone Liberty Bowl will be memorable to say the least. Just like barbecue, you can find good music about anywhere in Memphis. It is the home of Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Issac Hayes, Howlin' Wolf and some guy named Elvis just to name a few. Most people think of Nashville is the mecca of music in Tennessee but let me quote a Texas singer-songwriter named Cory Morrow: "Nashville sucks."

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UPDATE 12/22/09: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium expansion is underway!!

22. December 2009

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UPDATE 12/22/09: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium expansion is underway!!

The expansion for the east endzone of Dowdy-Ficklen stadium began on December 14, 2009. Progress is well underway. If you would like to view a live shot of the endzone, check out WITN’s webcam. Also, bids were made on the removal of the scoreboard. They varied from $7,500 to $80,000. Of course ECU chose the $7,500 bid. That bid came with the stipulation that the removal company will get to keep the scoreboard once it is removed. The scoreboard is scheduled to be taken down beginning Thursday, December 17. We will continue to keep you up-to-date as we find out more info.

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Back-to-Back C-USA Champions!

21. December 2009

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Back-to-Back C-USA Champions!

For the first time in Conference USA history the ECU Pirates are back to back champions of the gridiron. After a Van Eskridge interception, the Pirate sealed the deal and booked their ticket to Memphis for the second consecutive year.

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Holtz turns down more cash; Bleeds purple.

16. December 2009

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Holtz turns down more cash; Bleeds purple.

According to ESPN, and many other local sources, Skip Holtz has turned down the head coaching job at Cincinnati. Butch Jones, the former head coach at Central Michigan, will be announced as the new Cincinnati head coach later today.

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Watch fer rock slides, ye Memphis bound Pirates

14. December 2009

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Watch fer rock slides, ye Memphis bound Pirates

If you are planning on driving to Memphis to support the Pirates in the 2010 Autozone Liberty Bowl against the Arkansas Razorbacks, you had better pull out that road atlas that you got from AAA and start planning your route now. We have some insider directions from a Pirate fan who has made the trip multiple times since the rock slide on I-40. Check it out.

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Walkin’ in Memphis

8. December 2009

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