Monday, October 18, 2010

How the West was Won...or How Pete can win the Battle of the Facial Hair

Strategy, strategy, strategy. If you vote online, this is who you should vote for in Week 8 to ensure that Paydirt Pete keeps his place at the top.

1. You vote Pete, always and forever. Amen!

2. Joe Bruin vs. Big Red
I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I can't help but love Big Red. I love clicking on his name and seeing the animation. This week is another BIG RED week.

3. Brutus vs. Mr. C
Our past opponents face off. We want to help Mr. C win because if we were to fall by 2 matchups, Brutus would have the higher total. MR.C it is!!!

4. Big Blue vs. Smokey
This one is a no-brainer. Even though we go up against Smokey in a few weeks, we need ODU to fall making us No. 1 so this is where we let the dogs out and vote SMOKEY

5. Monte vs. Goldy
We helped Monte last week, but that's all the help he's getting from us. We want to make sure that we secure out place. This week, we go for the Gophers ;) GOLDY!!!

6. Testudo vs. Bearcat
I can't help it. This one is a toss up. We faced Bearcat in week 1, we don't face Testudo, but I really want Testudo to get his first win so I'm going with the shell dude. Testudo

7. The Bird vs. Sebastian
After reading the forum post about how the voting has affected such a small school, my heart goes out to USAFA. This one you can choose, but I'm backing The BIRD!!! Especially after the Amigo Airshow and seeing the Thunderbirds do their thing!

8. Mike vs The Duck
This one is a toughie. Really tough. We faced the Duck, we helped the Duck lose twice. We face Mike in a few weeks. Hmmm....I love going for the underdogs though, so MIKE it is!!! GEAUX Mike. Grrr!

Also, a little hint. If you have Google Chrome, use that to vote. It allows you to go back and will save your changes and username requiring you to enter in a new CAPTCHA. And you don't have to do the write-in vote for your vote to be counted!

As always,
Vote now. Vote often!
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Week 8 or The Battle of the Facial Hair

This week's opponent is none other than Joe Vandal of Idaho. He seems like a formidable opponent. This is the matchup everyone has been waiting for. It is time for these mascots to go Mustache-a-Mustache. It's time to show this Vandal exactly how a mustache needs to be properly groomed. We used to rock that "cool" I-don't-care-about-my-facial-hair look, but we've grown and look where it's gotten us! Don't worry Joe, I'm sure Pete is willing to give you some pointers.

ESPN had it right when they said Pete's mustache says, “I lack self-restraint not to hurt you." Well, we may not hurt you Joe but we're going to bring it as hard as we can this week and we expect for you to do the same! This will be a fair fight, and may the best facial hair win! Look out Joe, Pete is comin' and he has his clippers ready to help you tame that crazy beard. 

So Miners, don't forget. Vote now. Vote often. Tell your friends, your parents, your compadres, your tia, your tio, your abuelita, and your bearded friends. Vote for Paydirt Pete!

Text "PaydirtPete" to 69866
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Week 7 Results

I couldn't wait for the official results. I will update this post as soon as they're in. I can tell you from first hand watching that we beat Ohio State's Brutus the Buckeye by a little less than 6000 votes. We successfully handed them their second loss this weekend. We also secured another W for Paydirt Pete.

Before I continue on, I just want to thank all the fans who have been putting in so much work getting the word out about the competition and using your savvy texting and internet skills to bring Pete to his 7th STRAIGHT win. This is exactly why Miner fans and the Miner Nation are the best.

Our Record as of Week 7:
Wins: 7
Losses: 0 (goose egg baby!)
Overall votes: 397,032
Place: 2nd

Check back for the update of this week's opponent and the strategy to win!

Don't Forget to VOTE!!!!
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Strategy. Strategizing! or Let's beat some Buckeyes!

All these other blogs talk of strategy. How to get their mascot ahead by forming an alliance.

Well, obviously if you vote online you want to vote for Paydirt Pete because he's our main man.

Monte vs. the Duck
For the Matchup of the Week between Monte and the Duck. You want to select Monte. I know this sounds weird because we go up against Monte in Week 12. Monte is 4-2 and the Duck is 5-1. In the event we lose any of our matchups, we would fall below the Duck since he has more overall votes. So MONTE it is.

Smokey vs. Goldy
We want to vote for Goldy. Goldy is losing right now, we go up against Smokey in Week 11. We need to make sure that Smokey has less overall votes and another loss to add to that total.

Mr. C vs Big Red
You choose, personally I always click on Big Red because I love how crazy he gets.

Big Blue vs. Bearcat
Vote Bearcat. We don't go up against ODU/Big Blue in the regular season but we need someone to hand him his first loss. Our strategy should always be to vote for the Mascot going against Big Blue. So let's send in some votes for Bearcat!

Joe Vandal vs. Sebastian
Sebastian! We go up against Joe Vandal and we want to get them after a loss. Sebastian also is having a tough time getting some votes.

Joe Bruin vs Mike
Joe Bruin. We have already won a matchup against Joe Bruin and have a matchup against Mike coming in Week 10

Testudo vs The Bird
Testudo! Let's help this little dude get his first win!

And there is your strategy for Week 7 when voting online. Vote Now. Vote Often!!!

And don't forget!
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Week 6 Results and Week 7 Matchup

Ah, Midterms....What a glorious time for any college student. Not really! Sorry for the delay in this overdue post. I have been SWAMPED!

So, we defeated Vanderbilt's Mr.C and have moved up to 6-0! This is so impressive. Let's jump to the stats so I can get to the juicy stuff.

Our Record as of Week 6:
Wins: 6
Losses: 0 (goose egg baby!)
Overall votes: 275,404
Place: 2nd

As you all have noticed, we are up against Brutus the Buckeye from Ohio State. This is awesome for 2 reasons. We are up against the Mascot who is cheering on the #1 Football Team in the country. Secondly, because we have a legit shot at bringing him down and cracking his nut of a head wide open! I'm over all these sympathy votes he's been getting because he was attacked by Ohio University's mascot. It is time for us to step up and show the big boys exactly why we deserve to win this Mascot Challenge!

We have an away game, so we need to make sure we get as many votes during the week. Ohio State also has an away game, so they'll be lacking that extra push. So Let's Roast some Buckeyes!

And most importantly!
Don't Forget to VOTE!!!!
Text "PaydirtPete" to 69866
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Monday, October 4, 2010

Wow. That's all I can say. WOW. I mean, I knew that we could do it, but standing on the other side of a W is an awesome feeling. UTEP Football goes 4-1 and Paydirt Pete goes 5-0!

Amidst all the Ducktroversy, we stepped up to the challenge and showed exactly WHY we deserve to be undefeated. I have to give it up for Pete, he was tweeting so much I think he actually had to take off his gloves. I know my family was afraid I was going to have a nervous breakdown. I didn't and I'm ready for this week. We handed the Ducks their first lost in the Mascot Challenge. You can't be undefeated in everything Ducks! Now I know why he looks so angry in the picture! He knew Pete had him cornered!

So how exactly did we end the week? Here are the updated results
We defeated the Duck 143,549 to 137,296!

Our Record as of Week 5:

Wins: 5
Losses: 0 (still a goose egg!)
Overall votes: 234,257
Place 2nd

Don't Forget to VOTE!!!!
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or vote online (unlimited) at

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Midweek Update

Well Miner fans, David is trying to slay Goliath. We're in the midst of the battle and things are heating up. One thing I can say is that the Miner Nation hasn't let me down before and I know they won't let me down now. We need to step it up. We need to continue to tell our friends, family, neighbors, compadres, etc. all about our quest to be the best.

At this moment, Pete has 65,499 and the Duck has 65,299. We have been going back and forth ALL night. I love it. I love the competition and I love our diehard attitude. This reminds me of when everyone was naysaying and saying we didn't stand a chance against #12 Houston in 2009. They came into our house, and what did we do? Yep, that's right. We showed them exactly what the Miners are all about.

This drive and passion is the same passion that is fueling our fierce competition between the Duck right now. It doesn't matter what anyone else says about our votes and our fans, what matters is that we know that we're doing our job. The Miner Nation is vast and when a call to arms is put out, we respond! We came here to win. To show that the underdog should NEVER be underestimated!

So, let's hear it Miner fans! Go Miners Go! Fight Miners Fight! Win Miners Win!

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