You go, Onknight!
I'm just happy that the tradition is continuing. You have some interesting ideas as well. Perhaps the team staff has some further plans.
I hope that whoever is chosen further strengthens our ties with our winning tradition.
The Pete persona helps younger people get a feel for our traditions- something that gets lost today but also something that provides rootedness and assists with the creation of long-term loyalty.
I'm sure that there will be some updating of the image (though I hope that doesn't go too fast) but helping the fans cheer, sing, and get excited is all part of the task.
I'm hoping that Pete 4.0 will be a real and rabid fan but also one with a smile, the time to chat with folks and make them feel at ease and the kind of guy who will treat little kids as special.
P.S. Any chance of a Pigkin Petra? I don't see any female entries. Or how about a Mr. and Mrs. Pete (kind of like Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus)?