A Message To The Pirate Nation
Nov. 4, 2010
THE NAVAL ACADEMY'S FIRST EVER VISIT TO GREENVILLE AND DOWDY-FICKLEN
A great Pirate "WELCOME" is in order for these young men and what they represent when they take the field. In fact, it is time to replace the high schoolish "booing" for visiting teams with a chant specific for each game. In this case, when the Naval Academy football team enters the field, the Pirate Nation should welcome them by chanting "USA, USA, USA....."
After the game, both teams will join in front of the Navy Pep Band for the playing of the Naval Academy Alma Mater and then both teams will move to the Boneyard where the ECU Marching Pirates will play the East Carolina University Alma Mater. We encourage everyone in attendance to remain in the stands to honor both teams and the institutions they represent.
THE SEASON TO DATE
This Pirate Football team has made us all proud in so many unexpected ways. They have demonstrated an incredible will to overcome adversity with the kind of heroic efforts you would expect from great Pirates.....and that bodes well for the future of this football program.
Injuries are part of football and another adversity that has to be overcome but we have lost some valiant warriors, particularly at key defensive positions. The team will need your support more than ever before in this game and the next few as everyone pulls together to fill some gaping holes for this stretch run.
This effort to bring international attention to Greenville and East Carolina University is the brainchild of one of the most enthusiastic Pirates who has ever lived - Michael "Whitey" Martin. At his own expense, "Whitey" is determined to put Greenville and ECU into the Guinness Book of World Records by having the largest assembly of Pirates in history right inside Clark-LeClair Baseball Stadium.
You have an opportunity to be part of a world record by simply dressing as a Pirate and coming to Clark-LeClair before 12:30 on Saturday. To be counted by the Guinness Official who will be on hand, you must meet the criteria established by Guinness for proper Pirate dress.
Please go to Whitey's website to make sure your pirate attire meets the criteria as well as to learn more about this fun event. Your kids will love it and your whole family can be part of this historic event.