sending us your comments on the New Pee Dee!
PEE DEE to CREE PEE! There is just something about that slumping outfit
with the big head that makes me wish that the ECU athletics department
had put out a referendum on the change of face and pace...
You got to be kidding...this thing looks like a cross between a
politician, a used car salesman and a child predator. Someone
needs to deep six him.
The New Pee Dee sucks, and he has been disturbing my dreams since his
appearance at Homecoming. I just can't get over those teeth. And with a
smile that big, he looks as if his name should be Priscilla the Pirate
instead of Pee Dee.
It looks like he is celebrating our new dental school.
and team, when me and my son first saw the "NEW AND IMPROVED" Pee Dee
at the game, i was a little surprised. I was so used to the old
Pee Dee that this new one didn't seem to look "normal", but i noticed
my son's excitement as well as all his friends. So i asked "Why
the excitement" and they said Pee Dee now looks tough, like a hero,
instead of looking sad. I didn't pay much attention to it but
after the game back at the tailgate i would say out of the 20 kids we
had around, EVERYONE of them LOVED the new Pee Dee. Us older
Pirates didn't really at first, but as we were taking we realized Pee
Dee is for the young. Those kids even wanted action figures of
the new Pee Dee. So me accepting change is sometimes slow but the
kids just loved the new Pee Dee so I might as well jump on board
too. He has an edge to him now that he didn't have. A
little more intimidating. I'll agree with Jonathan on this
one. Lets take the new Pee Dee in and enjoy, time will
help. The constant negative mood we sense from you about this is
getting old. It seems you are trying to rock the boat.
Don't throw the new Pee Dee overboard! LOL, enjoy the new
smile. Lots of kids do.
new Pee Dee sucks. He looks like he hangs out in the bath houses in
Old Peedee, New Peedee looks as though he as been drinking too much
with his red face.
back the old Pee Dee!!!!!!!!!.
I took my 2 year granddaughter to her first game on Saturday. She
will be the 4th in my family to attend ECU, I hope, unless our new
mascot has caused her to like the Deacon or the Devil better than the
Pirate. When we saw the change, my granddaughter did not know who
this character was. She kept saying.. "That's not Pee Dee"!
I am not sure for the reason behind the change but I do not agree with
the change. I do not want Sponge Bob's friend "smiling Pee Dee"
to be our mascot. I have heard that our mascot does not have market
appeal or is not authentic enough. I really don't care.
I am not a huge giver to the University but I have been a loyal donor
and supporter of the Pirates over the years. I am a Pirate Club member,
but I do not like the change. Why do "those individuals in
decision making positions" want to change the old Pee Dee? Yes,
his uniform needed some sprucing up and the pirate's head some
cleaning. However, I WILL BE one of the first to contribute money to
spruce up and/or buy a new Pee Dee costume of the same design and style
that Pee Dee has worn for so many years. The alumni will support
the University and/or Athletic Department IF they would ask. They
just didn't ask.
Tell me where to mail my check to get the old Pee Dee back! I
will put my money where my mouth is and so will other Pirate fans!!!
I have to listen to you on line since I live in western NC! Keep
up the great work that you do for those of us who live outside your
broadcast signal area.
Demiter ' 72, '73
really do not like the new Pee Dee. I think the teeth are a
little over the top. Perhaps as a temporary replacement it will
be fine, but not a permanent fixture on the sidelines. I think it
will be something that other schools can use as fodder against the
Pirates. We need a stronger/meaner looking Pirate. Not a
walking dental advertisement.
biggest things about the new PeeDee and the old PeeDee are the skin
color and the Nancy Kerigan teeth. If they can tone those down a bit I
think he will be more acceptable. But I am fine with the new PeeDee as
new peedee is AWFUL, who in the hell decided to make a change?
like the new Pee Dee. Now I will admit that the skin tone needs
-Jeffrey A. Polaski
a very proud ECU alum (BS '03 & MBA '05) who loves coming back to
visit Greenville and ECU. I attended Homecoming weekend and had a
wonderful time. As always, the campus, weather, activities,
cleanliness, and the Greenville southern charm - were all
perfect. I even proposed to my girlfriend of four years (also an
ECU alum) on the beautiful grassy campus mall late Friday
afternoon. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend!
My only concern is the
'new face' of Pee Dee, which I noticed during the football game.
My girlfriend and I were very upset with the mascot's 'new look' and I
heard similar disgust from other fans sitting around us in the
stands. The face and smile were so cheesy. Pee Dee looks
absolutely horrible! Please help to bring
the traditional Pee Dee back. He's the symbol of ECU who everyone
knows and loves.
know you've heard from hundreds but my family including my 8 and 10
yr old sons wanted to voice our opinion. We were embarrassed for
a university with a great art dept. to redesign Pee Dee to have a
Chucky-like sadistic grin, wearing a smoking jacket, and a sun burn. I think Lee Workman said
yesterday that he and the committee was pleased with the redesign.
Please keep fighting the good fight to bury this new Pee Dee. New Coke
died quickly and so can our new Pee Dee. If he returns for the UTEP
game we may storm the field BEFORE the game starts!
-Les Thomas (Class
old Peedee looked awesome. The new Peedee looks kind of
scary. I mean if I was a kid, I'd be terrified of him. Why
couldn't they just make the old Peedee a newer costume, but the same
Why not put the
official ECU Pirate head that's on ECU athletic literature and on the
50 yard line at Dowdy-Ficklen on the
mascot. What more could be appropriate that the official Pirate that
represents the university? Certainly it would be more appropriate that
a PINK Pirate with a **** eating grin on his face.
much prefer the old Pee Dee. The new one is embarrassing.
(ECU grad alum 79 and 84)
As far as the new
mascot is concerned, put me down as a vote against. My favorite
comment is that it is the "New Coke" of mascots - it wasn't broke but
we fixed it and the new one is no where as good as the old one.