NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon served as the guest speaker at the awards luncheon.
Dec. 22, 2012
Good evening Pirate Nation!!!
It was another great day in the Big Easy for the East Carolina football team and its fans. The Pirate Nation started to paint the town purple with early arrivals and everywhere you went on Canal and Bourbon Street, the Purple and Gold were out in full force.
The team had and early wake-up call and headed over to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to take the team photo before attending the awards luncheon, which was highlighted by National Football League Hall of Famer Warren Moon, who served as the guest speaker.
At the luncheon, both the Pirates and Ragin'Cajuns entered the venue to the playing of their fight songs with cheer squad. Later in the afternoon both teams were recognized for their achievements on and off the field through a highlight video.
While the team entered their regular "Friday" routine of meetings and a movie after the awards banquet, the Pirate fans in attendance in New Orleans headed down to Champions Square for a free concert highlighted by Bad Company and the Beach Boys.
Well that's it for tonight and the "All Hands On Deck" blog, as we get ready for the 2012 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl game. Don't forget that you can watch the game on ESPN starting at 12 noon (EST).
Good night and thanks for following along all week!