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The NCAA...here they go again

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by Lexjacket, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Lexjacket

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  2. OldJacketFan

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    What a crock of feces, the NCAA is worst than any group of kindergartners!
     
  3. jeffgt14

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    Every damn school in the country does stuff like this. Stupid NCAA.
     
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    Kelly Quinlan chimed in with his two cents in conversation with the dwag schlabach:
    [​IMG]Kelly Quinlan @Kelly_Quinlan · 4h
    Sold ads on essentially cards with player likeness. Big issue I have when you don't pay ATH @Atlantabuzz81 @Mark_Schlabach @GaTechMarketing


    [​IMG]Kelly Quinlan @Kelly_Quinlan · 5h
    Of course it isn't RT @Mark_Schlabach: Emmert said of @GaTechMarketing schedule cards: "I personally don't find it appropriate at all."​

    This is a new kind of stupid in my opinion. He's acting as if the players are acting as unpaid sponsors of the corporation. They're free GT schedule cards and relatively cheap advertising for corporate sponsors. People see corporate sponsors on free stuff all the time. Next thing you know Quinlan's going to be complaining that Pizza Hut isn't paying the players of the little league baseball team a local franchise supports because the kids are wearing jerseys with Pizza Hut on them. smh
     
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    I'd be willing to bet nearly every guy on our team wanted to be on the team poster, and I'll bet nearly every guy understood they'd be doing it for free. Same goes with these schedule cards. And if they didn't want to participate for free, I think GT would've let them opt out.
     
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    Quinlan is a dwag too. FWIW.
     
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    Nah it's a slippery slope ESPECIALLY with what's going on right now. Bad Bad move by the marketing people. I don't really get how this got pass management.
     
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    Maybe we don't have "pass management" since we're not a passing team. FWIW, it sounded like it may have even come from Bobinski since he seemed to mention their use at Xavier.
     
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    Bad move my derriere, nothing was done that was improper, immoral or illegal, to hell with Emmert and the NCAA's B.S. They let schools like Miami and UNC run rampant and now they're going to put this B.S. up? Give me an effing break!
     
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    I think it's a great Marketing move. Georgia Tech needs to be recognized everywhere. In past years Georgia Tech has abdicated the State to UGA. This is a little thing but it shows to me agressive marketing. Who knows? I might even start seeing Tech tee shirts at my Walmart instead of the Sea of Red and ugly uga faces. Political Correctness is permeating football and I was proud of Mike Bobinski defending it.
     
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    Exactly. Bobinski's response, if true as reported, was beyond stupid.
     
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    I guess don't read the paper or notice the gigantic law suit that NCAA will probably lose to.
     
  14. OldJacketFan

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    How so?
     
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    "At the trial, plaintiff’s lawyers reportedly entered into evidence a Tweet sent Thursday by the Tech marketing department sent out Thursday that included a photo of football schedule cards featuring several Tech players, including quarterback Justin Thomas, wide receiver DeAndre Smelter and nose tackle Adam Gotsis.

    The tweet asked businesses to send their addresses and the athletic department would send them schedule cards."
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    "Tech is hardly the first school to use athletes’ likenesses in such a way, but had the misfortune of being held up as an example Friday (along with Kentucky, Oregon and Florida State, among others) in a trial closely followed by the college athletics industry. Much of the testimony during the trial in Oakland, Calif., has focused on the hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue received by the NCAA and its member conferences and schools and the degree to which college athletes are truly students and amateurs."

    While I agree it's not much It's EXTREMELY poor timing you have to be aware of the climate. The NCAA is losing the case.

    http://georgiatech.blog.ajc.com/2014/06/20/emmert-deems-tech-schedule-cards-inappropriate/
     
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    Oh please. His response is completely on the money.
     
  19. 33jacket

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    jesus guys tech has been doing this for years actually decades. now its an issue? Everyone is becoming too damn sensitive to nothing in the ultra-PC media environment we created

    Yeah, its one thing to put someone on the cover of a NCAA game and sell it because everyone knows and likes that person and generate hype using that person, but to hand out free schedule cards at local business's...lol you have to be kidding.

    Tech has done nothing wrong and Bobinski is totally right. With all the things bad in college athletics and this gets brought up what a joke.
     
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    I just went back and looked at all the old programs I have from GT games which used exploitative pictures of GT players. Both football and baseball.

    F*ck the NCAA. It's cr*p like this that makes me just want to get to whatever the next stage is without the NCAA in D1 football.
     

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