A compromise for PeTA
PeTA won't let up on their protest of our live mascot and the media attention is growing. Nevermind that this is not actually BC's animal nor that the bird is cared for by trained professionals at a zoo, this protest will continue. PeTA is getting the attention they want and will probably not stop until BC backs down. I have no idea what BC will do, but I have two suggestions. And both might help in-game attendance.
1. Allow PeTA to do one of their famous nude protests right after the Eagle Walk. Ideally they would set up near one of the Stadium gates. This would certainly attract a bunch of gawkers, who once they see the fuss, might actually head to their seats.
2. Instead of the police clearing Shea before kickoff, have PeTA go around with cans of maroon paint to dump on fans. This is inspired by protesters who dump red paint on fur wearers, but I think it can work for BC. Most people wouldn't want to get splashed so they would head into the game. Those who ignore the warning would suddenly be covered in a school-spirit appropriate maroon. Wouldn't our fans look diehard if a few hundred were covered in paint? My only request is that PeTA test and make sure the paint is really maroon. We wouldn't want it to be red.
As someone who has spent years getting worked up about stuff other people find trivial or even pointless, I get PeTA's passion. If they don't like these ideas, maybe they will like my suggestion to allow the new live eagle to hunt rodents on the field as a halftime show!