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[BLEEP] YOU, MASCOT! Purdue Pete getting a makeover?

Written by Juan Cena on Tuesday, March 02 2010 and posted in SWRT

One of the scarier college mascots roaming the sidelines is getting a makeover. Purdue is sending Purdue Pete to the plastic surgeon (or is that the fiberglass manufacturer?) for a few cosmetic changes.
One of the reasons for the change is obvious. Purdue Pete scares the heck out of little kids.

"Look, I'm the one who gets the phone calls from parents who say that big face scares their 3-year-old," said Morgan Burke, athletic director."It's been 25 to 30 years since he got a makeover. At some point, the poor old guy has to come into the 21st century."


The reaction from some Purdue fans and alumni is also obvious...they don't like it.

"We don't want him to be too cute and too pretty -- we're trying to convey that we're tough," said Sherman Winski, 61, a Frankfort business owner who saw his first Purdue game at age 7 and now tailgates at home football games in a black and gold ambulance."He's a Boilermaker, after all. And we're not pansies," said Winski.

Purdue's recent success on the gridiron says otherwise. How the basketball team will do without Robbie Hummel is in doubt.

(via Dr. Saturday, Indy.Star.com)


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One of the scarier college mascots roaming the sidelines is getting a makeover. Purdue is sending Purdue Pete to the plastic surgeon (or is that the fiberglass manufacturer?) for a few cosmetic changes.
One of the reasons for the change is obvious. Purdue Pete scares the heck out of little kids.

"Look, I'm the one who gets the phone calls from parents who say that big face scares their 3-year-old," said Morgan Burke, athletic director."It's been 25 to 30 years since he got a makeover. At some point, the poor old guy has to come into the 21st century."


The reaction from some Purdue fans and alumni is also obvious...they don't like it.

"We don't want him to be too cute and too pretty -- we're trying to convey that we're tough," said Sherman Winski, 61, a Frankfort business owner who saw his first Purdue game at age 7 and now tailgates at home football games in a black and gold ambulance."He's a Boilermaker, after all. And we're not pansies," said Winski.

Purdue's recent success on the gridiron says otherwise. How the basketball team will do without Robbie Hummel is in doubt.

(via Dr. Saturday, Indy.Star.com)



Posted originally: 2010-03-02 14:50:00
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