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SJCPirate80

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Back in the day printed on the drink cups at the DFS were the words


" Were Going After The Best" I still have several and that was the mission ECU took upon itself beginning in 1981. The motto was anyone any place anytime. ECU built a reputation taking on the best and in some cases took them down. We developed a reputation as a giant killer and with the chip we played with teams we played knew they were going to be challenged.

Fast forward to today and now its a race to the bottom. Many here care more about their tailgate spot than the product on the field. I would concur that the market and money have changed however those teams that built a consistent winner got their just rewards. Programs like TCU, Utah, and now teams we used to own like UCF, Cincy, have been moved to greener pastures. They did not get there by scheduling the local CC in their back yard. They were not afraid to take on anyone who would play them.

Please try and think beyond how many beers you can pound on gameday. Please keep in mind that not everyone lives within an hour drive from campus. Many who come, live hours away. We fill up the hotels, pack the food establishments, and line the pockets of the local community.

I for one will not drop over a grand to see the likes of UNCC, ODU, or Coastal. I will take my money and sit at home. We have a 40 year investment here that has been pissed away this past decade with a poor product on the field. That should not mean we throw in towel and dumb down the program with the hope of a rivalry against ODU where one never existed. All one has to do is look at what games in the state drew the largest crowds. They were always ECU vs UNC or ECU vs NC State.

What this program needs is a young aggressive AD with a vision for the future. Someone who can fire up the student body that football matters at ECU. One that can raise money while firing up the alumni base.

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Posted: 10/20/2021 at 12:07PM



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