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  Poking the Bear.... is fun.  --  MB ECU05   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:54:16 PM
      A P5 luxury addition to a junior college stadium with lots of empty seats,   --  PirateJohn   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:43:08 PM
      Not always ......according to my friends "Lefty" and "Stumpy" **  --  pir8 sl   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:40:22 PM
      What's the deal? **  --  BlacksburgPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:22:03 PM
      "Stupid is as stupid does" Forest Gump. JMO. **  --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:56:31 PM
          Oh come off it.... this board has been so boring for the last few months.  --  MB ECU05   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:58:47 PM
              Such a shame that football is successful, and the board is boring ...  --  Kyle1   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:37:22 PM
              That bear has been poked a 1000 times in the last few day. How can that be fun? **  --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:10:22 PM
  Talked to a dad of a Wake baseball commit, P5 $$ flowing  --  JollyRoger   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:24:16 PM
      That's too bad for the UCONN players because they still don't have autonomy **  --  MB ECU05   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:42:38 PM
          Give me hungary players with a chip on their shoulders. Do not  --  Guzzlin Champ   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:05:37 PM
  According to Jeff Charles and others the press box is  --  ncteechur   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:23:44 PM
      Real nice up there and food good too! **  --  cableguy   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:36:28 PM
      They spent a lot money upgrading the inside several years ago. **  --  jkr0124   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:40:49 PM
      Plenty of room inside, also. **  --  clubdude   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:38:32 PM
      But an old barn will look better if its cleaned and painted **  --  JollyRoger   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:25:37 PM
           If you sit on the pressbox side you don't notice it as much....  --  RowdyDowdy   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:36:25 PM
              Hot. Even with A/C. **  --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:47:13 PM
               I sit in the upper deck and the pressbox has never entered my thoughts.  --  bertiebuc   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:44:34 PM
  Good N&O article. (L)  --  PowderKeg   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:59:34 PM
      I expect the flag fest to calm down now that we are out of ACC play.... **  --  wdm3   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:19:47 PM
      Was in the Raleigh print edition of the N&O this morning. Just FYI. **  --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:22:35 PM
  SIR; Would Love To Acquire A DVD of the ECU/UNC Game. Suggestions? **  --  Bucarue   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:56:47 PM
      Same here. I have it on Tivo but recently Tivo has prevented me from  --  gvegas1978   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:32:37 PM
  I love being the ONLY ranked team in the region. It feels good. That is all. **  --  ICSPyrit   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:36:18 PM
      + PA, NJ, NY, MA, CT (ACC, AAC country) **  --  socalpirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:03:07 PM
      Yes it does. Va, NC, SC, Maryland, Tenn hmmm one ranked team **  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:45:09 PM
          Don't stop there...it goes all the way up the eastern seaboard to Canada ! **  --  pir8 sl   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:06:30 PM
          +Kentucky & West Virginia? **  --  VosFrost   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:55:50 PM
      Can't wait to see our score regularly on the TV tickers ...  --  Kyle1   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:41:06 PM
          Yeah! Every time it comes around we have more points. **  --  Commander   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:21:07 PM
  NC State Coaclh apologies to FSU for accusations of fake injuries.  --  Sailynn   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:35:53 PM
      There's nothing good to come of complaining about it after the game **  --  Kyle1   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:43:49 PM
  Press Box - what'd I miss...  --  finleypirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:17:21 PM
      Just 30 minutes of wasted time out of a life **  --  pir8 sl   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:00:04 PM
      Normal pie in the sky wishlist and whinning **  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:00:58 PM
          I sit with my back to it so I dont have to look at it all game......  --  pir8mon   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:10:06 PM
              Good suggestion. Put a brick veneer on it and it would look fine....  --  Kolchak   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:26:00 PM
                  I thought they could brick it. Talked to TH once about that but no real response **  --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:49:14 PM
              There you go putting the word 'rational' in your post. I agree that they...   --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:18:01 PM
      Maybe, get the drama dept to build impressive props for pressbox  --  IMA-PYRA8   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:48:39 PM
          Or just refurbish it & to extend out to the purple seats...  --  corsair   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:51:38 PM
      Re: Press Box - what'd I miss...  --  Parlay   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:34:38 PM
      Well, if it's al about TV these days, I gotta admit it looks outdated on ESPN. **  --  WyckedLester   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:32:22 PM
          What looks worse is a big empty stadium. Be thankful for what we've got. **  --  Kyle1   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:35:43 PM
              Huh? they have nothing to do with each other. no one's acting cheated. **  --  WyckedLester   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:48:08 PM
      We'll build it when we get the Access Bowl money after the season **  --  Pirate_Mike   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:29:16 PM
          You guys have no clue, if that happens it would be split with conference mates. **  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:02:33 PM
      Not in this lifetime I'm afraid **  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:19:03 PM
          What's really sad is a D3 school in the state have a nicer box than ECU.  --  CharlestonPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:32:24 PM
              Dool and that Darn Skip (and Logan before) wanted those silly practice fields,   --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:12:44 PM
                  Everyone know's Skip left the Pressbox bare...and the cupboard too*** **  --  Southern Pines Pirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:22:16 PM
              It's all over the country. A friend of mine works for Fox Sports he told me....  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:36:15 PM
                  Yeah, I'm sure recruits are most concerned about a press box that they will   --  PirateJohn   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:09:35 PM
                      You are missing the point. I give up. Just live with it. **  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:20:21 PM
                          "Don't think other schools don't use that"-where else but in recruiting????? **  --  PirateJohn   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:49:23 PM
              This place gets dumber everyday  --  SIG   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:35:01 PM
          Drats - moving along **  --  finleypirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:22:13 PM
              Talk to my ole Buddy SIG..he loves our Press Box typical head in sand **  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:24:09 PM
                  Freaking idiot. **  --  SIG   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:38:08 PM
                      You can't help it, you're just small time. It's ok **  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:39:01 PM
                          Well Bigtime pay for it and we will all enjoy looking at it 24 hours a year. **  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:15:49 PM
                              God Help Us. **  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:04:44 PM
                                  If he ponys up for a pressbox, I'm all for it! **  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:45:15 PM
  "ECU? they always been beneath us plus we gotta better press box..." **  --  TOC72   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:08:54 PM
      Well, the last game we were beneath them. Our players were lying in the end zone  --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:19:08 PM
          Most goat players are used to being on the bottom **  --  Pir8paws   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:54:16 PM
  ECUIRATE made a valid point. If ECU has the best football program in this state,  --  Rainman87   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:04:04 PM
      The big programs rely on a few BIG donors  --  PiRAT   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:13:40 PM
          True. But bigger problems than that. How PC is being run is a problem. **  --  PowderKeg   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:53:10 PM
          Corporate donors help a lot. It still irks the hell out of me that BB&T  --  Kyle1   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:34:06 PM
              State College has a lot of big corporations to pull money from. One of the....   --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:01:16 PM
      The big programs rely on a few BIG donors  --  PiRAT   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:13:38 PM
      Jeez, this just never ends  --  SIG   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:10:28 PM
          Disagree. We want to impress H.S. Kids, we want to look big time....u know...  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:18:03 PM
      Yes, the Murphys are the same family. Brothers, I think. **  --  Kyle1   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:05:33 PM
  Warren Harvey  --  Kinston Purple Haze   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:45:56 PM
      Based on Harveyls results to date, the backup Plowman....  --  RowdyDowdy   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:23:05 PM
      Late 80's...Rob Imperato (??)...anyone remember....  --  Southern Pines Pirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:11:36 PM
      Love him up!!! If he's out there on the field, he is our best option. I don't...  --  deltapirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:11:09 PM
      Re: Warren Harvey  --  ecubarry   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:02:06 PM
      If it comes down to FGs this year...we will lose **  --  zellouspirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:59:33 PM
          Man, have a little faith! It's not like he's never hit one before. **  --  Kyle1   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:03:32 PM
              Flashback to the Tulane game last year. **  --  crowsnest   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:05:23 PM
                  Plenty of blame to go around in that loss...not fair pinning it all on our kicke **  --  ecukid79   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:04:52 PM
      VERY!! I will never forget the Liberty Bowl loss to Arkansas..FGs **  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:58:14 PM
      He's always worried me. Feared a bowl game would be lost in a Hartman moment. **  --  crowsnest   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:55:55 PM
  Ruff on the DG show @ 2:05 **  --  Rainman87   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:05:15 PM
      Did he say anything about the pressbox?** **  --  Southern Pines Pirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:19:50 PM
          He says it quite often, "Second to none" **  --  ECUrallymonkey   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:57:59 PM
          If you wanna interpret brick by brick, block by block as pressbox convo then yes **  --  Rainman87   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:46:07 PM
              And not goanna "microwave" it...LOL** **  --  Southern Pines Pirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:04:26 PM
          I posted earlier, but take a look at App States Press Box.....  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:33:51 PM
              Now look @ their won-loss record, coference and standings. **  --  Bike Rider   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:04:12 PM
                  A nice press box = losing team? You are joking right?? **  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:10:27 PM
                      Does a nice one equal a winning team? No  --  SIG   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:11:52 PM
                          Bingo. **  --  Bike Rider   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:47:02 PM
                          I take it you are pleased with the one we have **  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:15:15 PM
                              No nor am I necessarily pleased to drive a 2000 automobile  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:37:54 PM
                              More important things, but I understand you folks that live  --  SIG   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:37:17 PM
                          I've given to every cause, and would gladly give to new press box.. we need it **  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:14:29 PM
  I pledge $100,000 of my estate for a new pressbox  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:54:40 PM
      Welcome to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Bagwell field and the Cannonball pressbox:-) **  --  trinitypirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:24:59 PM
      Ahhh, so I see you've found Ponce de Leon's lost map?!? (Re: #2)...  --  SurfinPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:01:48 PM
  I think I know the response. But would you rather...  --  crowsnest   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:10:24 PM
      New South side! Prac Facility is not a need. Weather is a minor problem.  --  turbopir8   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:08:15 PM
      Re: I think I know the response. But would you rather...  --  CharlestonPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:34:51 PM
      We better start saving for.........  --  Commander   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:07:48 PM
          Hope we need the third digit Saturday. **  --  trinitypirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:28:02 PM
      As indifferent as ECU people are to fund raising why bring it up ? **  --  paintcan   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:02:21 PM
          Please explain you opinion. Without our fans we would't have..........  --  5th and Cotanche   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:11:52 PM
              My name is on donor list for those and as many academic campaigns ..........  --  paintcan   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:41:00 PM
                  Not angry, but you initial statement left a lot to the imagination.  --  5th and Cotanche   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:05:11 PM
                      You cut our Alumni brethren more slack than me. **  --  paintcan   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:46:30 PM
              I think the explanation is simply.....  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:23:24 PM
              Thank you for your contributions. **  --  clubdude   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:53:13 PM
      Better question, what helps us recruit, win more?  --  Albemarle Pirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:49:58 PM
      Keep the press box, but change the light posts  --  Pirates328   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:49:01 PM
      Which one would help us win more football games? **  --  Pir8paws   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:48:20 PM
      Press box is TOTALLY irrelevant to anything **  --  Lochmere   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:36:54 PM
          Not only that, it totally suits our corrent needs. **  --  Kyle1   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:46:55 PM
      Indoor Practice Facility first....draw in the recruits  --  Harry Callahan   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:23:04 PM
      Redone pressbox. Football was meant to be practiced....  --  RowdyDowdy   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:20:33 PM
          Why? Is the press box keeping us out of P5 conf affiliation? **  --  Lochmere   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:37:43 PM
              Is the practice facility keeping us out of P-5? **  --  RowdyDowdy   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:31:29 PM
                  Many said hoops was holding us back and facilities were a part of that reason,,  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:40:55 PM
          Agree. Pressbox should be priority #1  --  MichealBond   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:33:44 PM
          IPF wasn't just about football. It was a dire need. **  --  MB ECU05   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:25:29 PM
              Recruits like different uniforms they don't care about the pressbox **  --  First State   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:37:30 PM
                  Correct **  --  Lochmere   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:38:52 PM
  PirateLooksAt40, re vacation rental (from below)....  --  clubdude   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:45:47 PM
      Victory & Network most highly recommended, fyi. **  --  clubdude   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:04:23 PM
  How many points do we give up Saturday?  --  iPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:44:30 PM
      Hopefully 10 or less. **  --  ICSPyrit   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:39:04 PM
      14 to 21. All in the second half when we have our 2nd string in. **  --  crowsnest   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:11:08 PM
          They've scored 12 points in 4 games and we're going to give up more than that? **  --  Jersey Pir8   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:25:48 PM
          Or first half when offense or special teams feeling generous **  --  PortCityPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:42:30 PM
      Any more than 10 and this place will melt down **  --  Pir8paws   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:50:30 PM
          I'm betting 12...prepare for meltdown **  --  LifetimePirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:10:06 PM
  Love hearing Brian Meador clip saying "How did that feel...." **  --  LifetimePirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:21:34 PM
  Why all the talk on adding seats when we can't fill Fick now? **  --  Apirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:20:37 PM
      Also, a more impressive stadium can help with recruiting...  --  Equi-MAX Realty   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:02:37 PM
      No Subject **  --  Equi-MAX Realty   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:58:08 PM
      That same argument was made when we added the upper deck & end zone seating...  --  Equi-MAX Realty   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:43:19 PM
          And at that time, officials that knew where we stood thought the risk was worth  --  gvillepimp   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:29:32 PM
          ? to anyone who knows-how much do students pay for Boneyard tix?  --  PirateJohn   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:22:31 PM
              Included in their student fees, I think, however...  --  Equi-MAX Realty   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:28:35 PM
                  Yes but you miss the point that the construction comes with a heavy debt that   --  PirateJohn   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:47:03 PM
                      Re: Yes but you miss the point that the construction comes with a heavy debt that   --  gvillepimp   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:33:58 PM
                      You can thank Nick Floyd for his ability to milk a few extra quarters out of   --  gvillepimp   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:23:19 PM
                          I thought that was the case. Good to have Nick, he knows we can't cover   --  PirateJohn   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:16:21 PM
          ^^ This is a fact ^^ **  --  1031xchg   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:21:34 PM
          Just give it up..  --  CharlestonPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:56:14 PM
              Yes we long for the SC days that is why my seniors built what you enjoy, EVERY  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:30:51 PM
              With all due respect, that is the dumbest statement I've seen on BYB in...  --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:20:43 PM
                  Re: With all due respect, that is the dumbest statement I've seen on BYB in...  --  CharlestonPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:28:57 PM
                      Park our backhoe before you cause serious damage. **  --  paintcan   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:43:59 PM
                      In other words, nothing. Only responding your inane statement about older people  --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:12:13 PM
      ^Typical NC think... ever wonder why roads in NC are not expanded until there is  --  PirateHeist   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:42:52 PM
      Exact same thought here. Burden on us to fill current stadium. . .  --  CincyPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:38:08 PM
      Hard to fault your logic. However, we weren't exactly filling it up prior to our  --  77_miles   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:33:21 PM
      Kinda reminds me of women bickering....  --  LifetimePirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:23:09 PM
          :) Know that well! **  --  RowdyDowdy   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:44:40 PM
  Re: press box: I am usually watching the game. **  --  Pir8paws   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:15:53 PM
      Until we can replace it, let's highlight it as a."throwback press box!" :)  --  WyckedLester   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:27:03 PM
          I like the way you think! **  --  ultraviolet   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:20:55 PM
  My thoughts on press box expansion building...............  --  mingesrocks   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:07:05 PM
      Was thinking that myself about wake. They did it  --  pir8 sl   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:03:34 PM
  SIR: Attempting to share a picture found of facebook  --  purplepirategal   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:57:34 AM
      Like **  --  MS_PD   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:11:22 PM
  Sirius will have our home team radio for the SMU game, I think this is a first  --  Bayn Daddy   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:41:38 AM
      Another cool first!!! I've listened to many other games on Sirius (riding back  --  WSBUC   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:33:45 PM
          I remember years ago listening to a close game vs. WVU on Sirius ...  --  Kyle1   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:44:19 PM
      Question about that  --  Pirateguy   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:47:35 AM
  Concerning the stadium expansion conversation below, here is a spit ball for you  --  DxeChicken   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:31:11 AM
      This is the long term plan. ~15-20 years from now. **  --  BeachBumPirate78   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:23:00 PM
      Re: Concerning the stadium expansion conversation below, here is a spit ball for you  --  ecubarry   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:50:22 PM
          Valid point all. Thanks Mr. Hamrick. Still a very well planned S&C center. **  --  DxeChicken   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:24:32 PM
      So you are suggesting ripping down the Murphy Center and not replacing it?! hmmm  --  Plundering_P   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:23:10 PM
          Read it again, replace the Murphy Center with a tower that is behind and goes   --  DxeChicken   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:22:24 PM
      I really don't think we will add anymore seats to the fick  --  ECPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:32:49 AM
          I'd say until we're consistently running 50K+...  --  SurfinPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:43:12 AM
          Probably right, actually my plan would make it an oval. The problem is that they  --  DxeChicken   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:42:13 AM
          I rather have yearly REAL sellout games before even thinking about increasing   --  PGPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:40:49 AM
  My thoughts on why SMU and ECU are going in different directions. It's 100%  --  77_miles   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:33:26 AM
      On spot post... **  --  AshevilleBuc   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:38:53 AM
      Junes Jones was a Texas HS Football outsider...  --  ECUmedford   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:13:36 AM
          In the 10 yrs prior to JJ arriving at SMU they had zero winning seasons. The  --  77_miles   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:30:50 AM
      June Jones never struck me as having his heart in it. JMO  --  Pirateguy   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:05:42 AM
          Comfortable, pre-retirement gig is what it was **  --  lake norman pirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:33:59 AM
      Yes. Ruff and Beamer, are great examples of why schools should...  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:51:59 AM
          Please stop....  --  Kolchak   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:21:44 AM
              KoolAid Drinker. He was always looking, he and his Dad. Glad he is gone. **  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:49:41 AM
                  You are clueless on this and are ignoring facts....  --  Kolchak   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:56:43 AM
                      Skip definitely did a lot for ECU, IMO...He and TH both...we were just   --  Pirate Mo   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:36:19 PM
                      I'm sorry man, I just disagree. He is a job jumper, look at his history. **  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:30:11 PM
                          How can you say he's a "jumper?" Here's his history as HC...  --  Kolchak   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:10:19 PM
                  By the way...let's see where Ruff interviews after this season.... **  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:52:33 AM
                      No where. Two words: "Dream Job.". Be more worried about Riley **  --  crowsnest   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:16:23 PM
                          Agree, he will go, as he should, young guy, more $$$$ **  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:28:19 PM
          It was working pretty well for Rich Rod and WVU until the Pitt loss to ruin  --  77_miles   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:56:21 AM
              About every year for the last 3 years there have been calls for Beamer's head. **  --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:02:10 AM
                  My grandpa and I believe that Beamer will be the next Mack Brown.  --  LifetimePirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:27:16 AM
                      Or Bobby Bowden.....the list goes on and on. Very few coaches get to retire on   --  77_miles   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:32:52 AM
                          True but most make a very comfortable living....  --  RowdyDowdy   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:41:41 PM
                              And then there is Charlie Weiss. Will get paid $20 mil   --  77_miles   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:21:20 PM
                  Well regardless, he has given them what 20 yrs of winners......i'll take that **  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:07:48 AM
      Agree **  --  pumapirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:50:08 AM
      Continuity of staff is a key component to success, especially at places like ECU  --  Kyle1   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:38:51 AM
          Continuity is key: I find it interesting that during my years Baker to McNeil  --  PiRAT   Tue Sep 30 2014 3:21:20 PM
          JMO, but I think it was more about lack of talent Ruff's 1st couple of years  --  77_miles   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:49:08 AM
              While I agree regarding talent level, it seems clear that  --  Kyle1   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:18:53 AM
                  Hiring RIck Smith as DC and LR adjusting air raid style......  --  pir8mon   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:37:36 AM
              Skip was constantly looking for a new gig and it damaged his recruiting classes.  --  wdm3   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:52:25 AM
                  Put it to rest.....  --  Kolchak   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:24:55 AM
                  Skippy only did enough to impress suitors & moved on. Good Riddance  --  turbopir8   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:12:45 AM
                      I for one am glad to see that Skip keeps up with the program, tweeting congrats   --  PirateJohn   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:53:10 AM
                          Not is Dad, but his wife that runs Skip's life. Enjoy LaTech! **  --  turbopir8   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:29:56 PM
                      HOW RIDICULOUS CAN YOU BE ON THIS????.......  --  Kolchak   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:29:36 AM
                      Skip gave us two league titles. I think we got our money's worth. **  --  Kyle1   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:19:58 AM
                      Agree 100% . . . we should have never fired JT! **  --  happyhour   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:18:18 AM
                          No kidding. Sure didnt have to worry about others trying to take him (sigh)  --  pir8mon   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:49:25 AM
                              On a national interest level the 2 league championships really didn't matter but  --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:00:22 PM
                                  Disagree on why people were mad....  --  Kolchak   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:21:52 PM
                                      Didn't say that was the reason they were mad at him, said that they would...   --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 4:53:28 PM
                                  Agree. **  --  pir8mon   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:48:29 PM
                              I'll try to explain the hate or bitterness. Let's say a smart, attractive  --  77_miles   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:50:26 PM
                                  Yessir.....I admit I was glad to see him fail at USF.....  --  pir8mon   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:51:05 PM
                                      I agree with u. Did he just tweet Purple? Luks like he tried to lv us again! **  --  AirForcePirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 2:05:56 PM
                              Your post sums it up perfectly....  --  Kolchak   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:04:12 PM
                                  There are fans, and...  --  bucinor   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:26:51 PM
          I hope we can pony up and keep this staff together.  --  wdm3   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:44:15 AM
  Preview of ECU-SMU Saturday  --  SportsWatchGuru   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:26:56 AM
  How to make car flags last longer. . .   --  CincyPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:01:58 AM
      They will last longer if you don't lower your windows on 264 too! :-) **  --  CuttySark   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:39:40 AM
          Use the window lock :) **  --  Eddy   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:43:36 AM
          I saw at least two on 264 on way to cheat game **  --  Pir8paws   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:54:18 AM
              We have a 264 tradition-counting fallen flags and dead deer........ **  --  PirateJohn   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:54:35 AM
      Re: sounds like you have a money making opportunity **  --  Paleales   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:07:25 AM
          I suspect the manufacturers want them to shred so you buy more. I like PCL's  --  Blackheart   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:19:41 AM
              If you are willing to share, I will take some or all of them off your hands **  --  PirateCakeLady   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:35:47 AM
              The new construction of current flags is the flaw. The vintage ones that had   --  AirForcePirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:34:51 AM
  Has ECU reached out to Steve Clifford, Charlotte Hornets HC, since he got the...  --  PGPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:41:12 AM
      We reach for straws, bet he was an assistent 10 places, not to mention  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:45:11 AM
          Figured it was no more than a business relationship between us. Oh well. **  --  PGPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:41:16 AM
  Interim head coach at SMU after Jones quit or was fired after week 2....  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 8:58:10 AM
      Where is that being reported? Haven't seen where Mason is leaving. **  --  WyckedLester   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:08:46 AM
          Really? Check link to their staff. What is his title?   --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:18:07 AM
              It shows Tom Mason as interim HC. Why do you think he's gone? **  --  WyckedLester   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:23:42 AM
                  Well it's not exactly a shot of confidence. Look at the record? Would we...  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:26:58 AM
      Likely coaching since there are very few openings currently. **  --  TBone   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:57:35 AM
          HaHa, they are calling every contact they have looking for next spring **  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:20:17 AM
              5 mins puts your name out. No one is going to hire them if they give up IMO **  --  TBone   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:19:11 AM
      Think that they will show up? **  --  Commander   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:24:02 AM
  Pirate Nation Hot Sauce now at.....  --  PirateNationHotSauce   Tue Sep 30 2014 8:28:21 AM
      I'll be in trouble if I keep buying hot sauce and bbq sauce, 1 more wont hurt :) **  --  PurpleSeas   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:47:14 PM
  Curious.....are there any plans for press box. Hate the trailer on stilts look! **  --  Soccer12   Tue Sep 30 2014 6:37:55 AM
      I'm getting the Popcorn!! **  --  CharlestonPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:28:30 PM
      I'm OK if they wait until we build another upper deck, I predict 3-4 years...  --  Equi-MAX Realty   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:48:19 AM
          I bet Bristol Motor Speedway could redo expansion. **  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:50:27 AM
      What people fail to mention below about the PB $$  --  ECPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:43:03 AM
      Look for a fundraising project to begin in the next two years  --  apex_pirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:06:55 AM
      Everytime someone mentions the PB people come back with "you gonna pay for it"  --  ECUrallymonkey   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:58:33 AM
          That's the thing many HAVE BEEN putting up beyond their  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:30:47 AM
              "Getting tired of it"? Do you think we've arrived or something? If you're tired   --  ECUrallymonkey   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:39:36 AM
                  One could make the argument that by lack of membership  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:53:43 AM
                  Nope don't think we have arrieved or something  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:48:53 AM
                      I can't argue with any of that. Maybe we are where and who we are.  --  ECUrallymonkey   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:12:52 AM
                          Re: I can't argue with any of that. Maybe we are where and who we are.  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:38:01 AM
                              That is seemingly the PC's only tactic.... **  --  ECUrallymonkey   Tue Sep 30 2014 1:18:28 PM
      All it needs is some new vinyl siding. Or one  --  1031xchg   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:42:58 AM
          Agree. It functions perfectly. Plenty of room. Needs exterior upgrade badly. **  --  clubdude   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:15:28 AM
              New windows and A/C would help. September games up there are awful hot. **  --  ECPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:33:47 AM
      Rewind to '77-'78: "The new press box looks AWESOME!" **  --  TOC72   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:30:09 AM
          That's right....every game is a "Throwback" with that gem*** **  --  Southern Pines Pirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:47:50 AM
      Wasn't there less than 1k donors for the basketball practice facility? **  --  ScurvyDog   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:18:34 AM
          Just over 700. Maybe up to just over 800 with the final push. **  --  TOC72   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:31:26 AM
              That's a big jump from late in the campaign when they were pushing to get...   --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:35:11 AM
          Last count I was told it was under 200. That's out of 146,000 living alumni. **  --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:28:03 AM
              And if IIRC one the heels of Great Baseball and all that emotion around Keith Le  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:36:36 AM
                  Sad truth is that there are a very few that give the bulk of all the money...   --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:43:55 AM
              Was that the TOTAL number or the last HOF step up again number? **  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:33:47 AM
                  See my post under TOC72. **  --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:35:58 AM
              This a sad /ugly truth about ECU fans and tightly held wallets. **  --  paintcan   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:30:55 AM
                  Not everybody supports athletics. Not to say they are against athletics but...  --  Pirate Leo   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:35:37 AM
                      Agree but some need to taper their mahi mahi taste with our sardine resources. **  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:41:25 AM
                      With a large majority not giving anything, to the university or to athletics. **  --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:37:41 AM
      We begged people for the last 300k to complete the HOF...like 200 people stepped  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:16:28 AM
          PC dues are increasing?? **  --  AirForcePirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:48:05 AM
              Email sent. **  --  TOC72   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:21:24 AM
              Don't know all the specifics but Golden going from 1800 to 2000, JR from 3000   --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:54:56 AM
      I want Sandra Bullock to be my girlfriend, but I deal with the realities. **  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:12:02 AM
          Give me your number...I'm tired of her calling me :-) **  --  CuttySark   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:24:09 AM
              So you're my roadblock, I knew it!! **  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:42:59 AM
      No more $$ for it today, than yesterday, yrs ago, yrs forward. May never get an  --  Buc_fever   Tue Sep 30 2014 8:39:30 AM
      The final answer is, there is a plan, but it is included in the next stadium   --  DxeChicken   Tue Sep 30 2014 8:36:01 AM
          Admin came out a view weeks ago stating they want quality of quanity seating  --  ECPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:54:25 AM
              You could add 2,000 club seats and 10 luxury boxes with a 3 story facility.  --  DxeChicken   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:21:49 AM
          It seems these extras and expansions are paid for mostly by a few donors  --  PiRAT   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:42:20 AM
              What should be scary to everyone is that the many members of that group...   --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:50:09 AM
                  I have to issue you another Cannonball KA-BOOM. **  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:59:39 AM
                      And it's already happening. A couple that we socialized with at the home...   --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:50:17 AM
          True, the future will dictate. At present, don't see any expansion, need for   --  Buc_fever   Tue Sep 30 2014 8:41:14 AM
      Curious, how much money are you & other wanting this pledging for the upgrade? **  --  Red Shadow   Tue Sep 30 2014 8:35:07 AM
      I can imagine this scenario at a Pirate football game.  --  bertiebuc   Tue Sep 30 2014 8:24:15 AM
      Curious.....how much money will those concerned donate for a new pressbox??? **  --  Kolchak   Tue Sep 30 2014 8:11:41 AM
          30 yr PC mbr & season ticket holder & I don't care  --  happyhour   Tue Sep 30 2014 8:19:39 AM
      I've been saying that for years...look at App State's Press Box....  --  ECUIRATE   Tue Sep 30 2014 8:05:34 AM
          I'm sure their fans love the view sitting on that dirt hill in the cold **  --  CuttySark   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:25:35 AM
              With their recent record, they are enjoying it even less :-) **  --  Cannonball   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:51:04 AM
           App State's Track is too close to the field ** **  --  Therapist Pirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:19:12 AM
          Nice. Wish we had one like it. Maybe one day **  --  pumapirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 8:32:24 AM
      Re: Curious.....are there any plans for press box. (L)  --  Billiebob   Tue Sep 30 2014 7:24:33 AM
  Den Dickerson 8/30//1953 - 9/29/2012 R.I.P, Pirate. **  --  clubdude   Mon Sep 29 2014 11:25:37 PM
      Re: Den Dickerson 8/30//1953 - 9/29/2012 R.I.P, Pirate. **  --  socalpirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 12:53:02 PM
      He would love what's going on right now with our program **  --  LifetimePirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:28:51 AM
      How is T doing? Did she finish at ECU? **  --  Blackheart   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:22:08 AM
          Re: How is T doing? Did she finish at ECU?  --  clubdude   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:20:13 AM
      Keep smiling Den at the Pirates **  --  whitey   Tue Sep 30 2014 10:11:31 AM
      R.I.P, Pirate. ** Enjoy the season from above** **  --  Therapist Pirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:20:13 AM
      Gone way too soon :( **  --  iPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:10:59 AM
      It doesn't seem like two years already **  --  PGPirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:02:12 AM
          Time flies the older you get. I didn't realize the time thing until I had kids. **  --  PIRATE TIL DEATH   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:43:41 AM
      Godspeed, Den! This is our year buddy! **  --  Hummell   Tue Sep 30 2014 8:41:27 AM
      SERVIRE -- Den **** **  --  AT   Tue Sep 30 2014 8:08:43 AM
      As Den would say, SERVIRE **  --  Bayn Daddy   Tue Sep 30 2014 8:03:51 AM
      Glad I got to know him, tks BYB **  --  AirForcePirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 7:58:10 AM
      Great guy. **  --  LKG Pirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 6:28:41 AM
      Class act, loved ECU. **  --  JollyRoger   Tue Sep 30 2014 5:28:40 AM
      Thanks Den ... (L)  --  PirateHeist   Mon Sep 29 2014 11:36:59 PM
      Ditto- knew it was late Sept, just not sure when. **  --  Cannonball   Mon Sep 29 2014 11:29:15 PM
      Den was a good man and great Pirate **  --  Lochmere   Mon Sep 29 2014 11:28:11 PM
  O'liar link inside  --  PirateTime   Mon Sep 29 2014 11:22:29 PM
      True or not, expect retirement announcement before ECU game **  --  lake norman pirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 11:49:40 AM
      This is why we should be so grateful for Ruff's integrity **  --  pumapirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 8:36:41 AM
          If, that is, this turns out to be true **  --  pumapirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 8:38:41 AM
      Don't doubt it, I was two degrees away from this Coach...  --  Plundering_P   Tue Sep 30 2014 7:49:57 AM
      Guilty until proven innocent?   --  5th and Cotanche   Tue Sep 30 2014 7:17:18 AM
          Amd he worked with him in the past too. If he's so awful, why would he take job? **  --  Pir8paws   Tue Sep 30 2014 7:21:59 AM
              Something smells fishy **  --  JS-Pir   Tue Sep 30 2014 9:29:59 AM
      Easy button... (L)  --  dcboy76   Mon Sep 29 2014 11:24:44 PM
          Always something with that guy. **  --  backhousepirate   Tue Sep 30 2014 7:17:50 AM
          How horrible for Mr. O'leary if not true. If true, how horrible. **  --  Cannonball   Mon Sep 29 2014 11:32:47 PM
  Now we know why all the preseason talk abt o'leary retiring **  --  ecu91   Mon Sep 29 2014 11:08:47 PM
  Hokietapes...please email me at kevin.cutler@welllsfargo.com **  --  BUC4LIFE   Mon Sep 29 2014 10:55:42 PM
      He doesn't read this board regularely **  --  whitey   Mon Sep 29 2014 11:02:16 PM
          Thanks... **  --  BUC4LIFE   Mon Sep 29 2014 11:03:41 PM
   Pats aren't holding up well either KC ripping them 27-0 in 3rd **  --  ECU82   Mon Sep 29 2014 10:26:50 PM

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