Talk Like a Pirate and Win an iPod Shuffle!

Arrrrhhh, me hearties. International Talk Like a Pirate Day is Sept. 19, the day we play those land-lovin’ Longhorns, so be sendin’ a video tellin’ why you love Mike Leach’s swashbucklin' ways.

Talk Like A Pirate Contest

Arrrrhhh, me hearties. International Talk Like a Pirate Day is Sept. 19, the same day we play those land-lovin’ Longhorns. We take that to be a good omen. So be sendin’ us a video tellin’ us why you love the ultimate pirate Mike Leach’s swashbucklin' ways (in pirate speak, of course).

Forgot your Pirate Dictionary? No problem. Submit a photo of yourself in pirate costume.

Our scurvy band of brigands will pick two lucky winners based on creativity and originality. Winners will receive an iPod shuffle and have their work showcased on our social media sites.

To enter:

  • Post your video entry on your favorite social media site: YouTube, Facebook or Myspace. (tweet it to @TexasTech for extra credit) Keep the videos at three minutes or under.
  • Join our Flickr Group, Pirates of Texas Tech, and post your photo entry at (Tweet it to @TexasTech for extra credit).
  • Be sure to include a link to Texas Tech’s official YouTube ( or Facebook ( in your entry. (Without the link, your entry will be invalid!)
  • Post a link on our Facebook Wall or add a comment to our Myspace page to your entry.
  • Keep your entry clean and family friendly. Texas Tech reserves the right to delete any links to inappropriate entries.
  • Must be a current U.S. resident to win.

Have fun! Be creative!

DEADLINE: 12 p.m. CDT Sept. 17, 2009

Winners will be notified by noon on September 18, 2009.

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