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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by pilotram on Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:13 pm


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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by Geezaldinho on Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:37 pm

coldsmokeAT wrote:

Something like that.

Yeah, That'll make the kids flock to him..... No

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by pilotram on Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:02 am


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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by pilotram on Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:03 am

Except that little girl...she doesn't look like she wants to be there.

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Post by DaTruRochin on Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:25 pm

coldsmokeAT wrote:Except that little girl...she doesn't look like she wants to be there.

I think that has nothing to do with the mascot, and everything to do with that little rapscallion in the Hulk shirt...

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by DaTruRochin on Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:19 pm

Another random question... How is a team called the "Spartans" and have their color anything but red? It's always baffled me.

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by Trenchcoat Wally on Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:45 pm

Chances are, all looked great in the artists rendering when they approved it. When the big head and suit arrived, along with the bill, he most likely looked different. It would be interesting to see how the big head matches up to the artists renderings.
Also, I love a good video as much as anybody. It would be great to have Pilot Productions put at least 5 minutes of thought into creating better (more creative) videos. Watching Wally go around and give high fives to the girls volleyball camp is no way to introduce the new mascot. They should have the guy that did the Wally Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ihvsbr9G68Y take over as creative consultant.

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:47 am

I first saw him on Channel 8's morning news, hanging out in the window at Pioneer Square. I saw this thing with a Pilot shirt on and thought, "WTH is that?"

Not the initial reaction they were looking for, I bet.

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by DTLegend on Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:20 pm

While i admit the mascot is not perfect, i'm a little surprised to see the reaction on here. I am heading into my fourth year on the bluff and have never once seen a mascot at any sporting event. Thats a little sad. I for one like the new wally and am extremely excited to see the impact he will have next year

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:37 pm

purplepride13 wrote:While i admit the mascot is not perfect, i'm a little surprised to see the reaction on here. I am heading into my fourth year on the bluff and have never once seen a mascot at any sporting event. Thats a little sad. I for one like the new wally and am extremely excited to see the impact he will have next year

yeah, that's a bit sad.

Wally peaked in his prowess around the mid 90's when Up basketball was good. My personal favorite scenes involved him bobsledding down the aisles of the Chiles Center on food trays. (and the time he beat the crap out of the Torero, but that was staged and the Torero was female at he time and reputedly hot.)

Then he went trough some down times and even trans-gender issues before he became irrelevant on the Bluff to the point where he was PNG.

Let's hope his weigh training and counselling has resulted in a new Wally we can all get behind.

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by MesaPilot1 on Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:14 pm

I was somewhat surprised by all the blase to negative comments about Wally.Even though it might have been more appropriate to involve the Students,Alumni, Fans and Community in his appearence its probably time to get behind his reappearence. Or maybe not?

Like PP13 mentioned at least there is a Mascot again, even though I think some of us would agree that his appearence is not of greatest quality alien . I was reading the LMU board the other day and they were posting about the appearance of the "Wally" and it was...... Suspect But, that's what schools do anyway, make fun of other schools mascots.

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by Stonehouse on Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:24 pm

I'm with PP13 all the way. It's great to finally have a mascot again. And even if you aren't 100% crazy about him, at least it's nothing to be embarassed about (like the Wavemen or the Inflat-a-Gael). What will be key is the talent of the person inside the costume.

As Geezer pointed out, the old Wally was awesome when it was the tall, lanky guy... he rode trays down the aisles, messed around with the refs, was funny, was good with kids and the crowd, actually led cheers... he was great.

When, as Geezer also astutely pointed out, Wally was going through his gender issues, it was baaaaad.

Overall though, I'm really happy to have a mascot again, and as long as the person wearing the suit is good I'm sure we will all be happy with good old Wally.

Of course, what would take Wally into the Stratosphere is a vehicle like the Ramblin Rod boat. I mean seriously, how freaking awesome and unique and memorable would it be to have Wally ride around on a motorized boat? It would be incredible. Hmmmm... think it's for sale?:


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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:03 pm

I'd have to agree that any Wally is far superior to no mascot at all. You can nitpick and whatnot, but it's all about the man behind the mirr... er i mean mask to really make the mascot any good. Personally I think altering the wardrobe a bit up at times wouldn't be bad either, maybe have a throwback rain slicker at times or an athletic jersey every now and again. Wally may not be perfect, but this is UP athletics, not Victoria's Secret, aesthetic perfection isn't really necessary. It's all about fun and levity, and I think this costume provides that capacity.

But yes, Wally needs a vehicle, that's for damn sure... Maybe those boys in the engineering department can whip something together for a project of sorts...

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by PilotNut on Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:43 pm

I see no reason why one of those carts that the Physical Plant folks use to zip around campus couldnt be converted...

Someone get Fay Beeler to look into this...! Smile

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by aleppiek on Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:04 pm

MesaPilot1 wrote:Even though it might have been more appropriate to involve the Students,Alumni, Fans and Community in his appearence its probably time to get behind his reappearence. Or maybe not?
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As I understand it Neo Wally was a gift from last years Sr. class, I know that they tried to get student and community feedback. In fact I was invited to be part of the planning panel, btu was unable to participate.

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by Trenchcoat Wally on Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:14 pm

Good idea Datru; about the costume change-ups. A rain slicker jacket and some serious rubber boots (BLACK ONES not Yellow!) are what Portland is all about. Sure the original mascot did not encapsulate the latest foam technologies, but it was pleasantly weird; just like Portland!
I would be delighted if someone would post a picture of the original Wally.

I agree, the person inside the suit is critical to success!

Whomever takes on that roll should watch this training video. It has some very important tips.

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:19 pm

Trenchcoat Wally wrote: A rain slicker jacket and some serious rubber boots (BLACK ONES not Yellow!) are what Portland is all about. ]

Have you been downtown lately?

It's either shorts, a pile sweater and sandals with socks, or it's leather and Doc Martins.

And don't spit or throw butts on the sidewalks, or the cops will haul you away.

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by MesaPilot1 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:21 am

Mesa could be convinced to fly up to some more games this year just to watch a entertaining Wally, especially a tray rider Yahoo! Yahoo! Yahoo! . I just hope Wally can help with the cheers , conduct himself in a semi'dignified manner. But, a few mistakes the first year will probably happen. I like the idea of some little put- put with a pilot theme.

I just hope Wally isn't a bump on a log, or someone who is trying to hard and is a distraction. Man, I am getting old, I would just like to see a happy medium.

Maybe in future years Wally can swing onto the court on a rope from the 2nd level like a PIRATE before starting lineups (could you imagine the liability there?)just not the first year,lol.

If Wally really wanted some pointers he could watch film of the Phoenix Suns Gorilla or some other pro mascot and pick up some idea's on how to get a crowd going without being a distraction from the ball game.


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PS- This year I think the band ought to play the theme song for "Welcome Back Kotter" except substitutite "Welcome Back Wally" when he comes out on the floor to get the crowd going.Geezer can explain that song to some of you younger folk's.

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by MesaPilot1 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:42 am

Just read your comment about the origin's of the "New Wally".


WHAT A GREAT GIFT AND THANK YOU TO LAST YEARS SENIOR CLASS.


NOW THE STUDENTS, ALUMNI, FANS AND COMMUNITY NEED TO GET BEHIND THE NEW WALLY AND LET HIM CHEER AND ENTERTAIN THE CROWD AND KIDS(young and old)!!!!

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by primeimage001 on Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:34 am

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by ShipstadPilot11 on Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:41 am

primeimage001 wrote:Now hes back!

basketball teams

I feel like I'm missing something. That link took me to NBA teams...

Did something go right over my head?

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by Geezaldinho on Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:58 am

you aren't missing SPAM in your internet diet.

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by ShipstadPilot11 on Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:04 pm

Geezaldinho wrote:you aren't missing SPAM in your internet diet.

That is good to know; I was worried that I wasn't getting enough meat substitutes in my e-diet.

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Re: He's BAAAAAAAACK!

Post by DaTruRochin on Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:05 pm

Shall I indulge in my master powers of post deletion?

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He's BAAAAAAAACK, again

Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:08 pm

Exactly six years to the day, he's baaaaaaaack, again!!!

We were told to expect a new Wally this coming year, and now we've got him.  Not sure who the guy on the right is...clown

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