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Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:49 PM   #201
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OF COURSE it was a bad choice. I don't think there was any malicious or even inappropriate intent, but to say this ad wasn't poorly put together is as myopic as the ad itself. Do I have a problem with it? Not really -- I understand the context. Would I approve this advertisement if I was in charge of marketing? 0% chance.
I would argue that it's intentionally so.

Like Deadspin said, "they're ******** with us, right?"

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:01 PM   #202
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Of all the things to worry about these days... and THIS is setting people off? LOL GIVE ME A BREAK... Relax and go drink a beer folks. Yikes people are too overly sensitive. Penn State made their bed and now they can lay in it. (No pun intended for the whiners out there.) People are acting as if we are the only University who may,or may not be producing a tounge-in-cheek statement towards them. Get over it and quit reading into things too much. It's just silly.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 09:25 PM   #203
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I'm just sad that anyone would make anything disgusting out of something so genuinely caring and beautiful. That photo would have been and still should be treasured by John Groce and his son forever as one of the highlight moments of his first year tenure at Illinois.

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Old Feb 16, 2013, 09:15 AM   #204
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would not recognize Groce either

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Lol so you're saying most people wouldn't know that that's John Groce's son? That seems pretty obvious to me. Would people just think John Groce picked up a random kid to scream at?

This is a non-issue that people looking for website hits made an issue.

Most people would not recognize Groce for that matter

Agreed non-issue.

No one with an once of intelligence would believe that this type of promotion was down with malice and forethought.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 09:20 AM   #205
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three little pigs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDGrfhJH1P4

This is what happens with the rise of social media, the blogsphere, and when "journalism" falls into the hands of those without a well developed sense of professional integrity.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 04:17 PM   #206
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Am I the only one who found that photo to be a bit creepy even before it was taken out of context here? Don't get me wrong, I completely understand the situation and it is a great, timely photo. But anytime you have a grown man clutching a shirtless boy and yelling into his mouth it's going to be misinterpreted by someone.

But, yeah, this should be a non-story for those who have seen the pic before, i.e. the people the ad caters to.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 05:13 PM   #207
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Just got an email from Fighting I Mail. 4 Tix for $50 for the Nebraska game on March 2.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 05:19 PM   #208
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Just wait till Matt rats this out to Deadspin!

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Help us celebrate @Assembly_Hall's 50th birthday w 4 tix to 3/2 Nebraska game for $50: http://bit.ly/4for50 . #Illini http://pic.twitter.com/dvU9wsug



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Old Feb 18, 2013, 06:54 PM   #209
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Sinatra, Springsteen, and the Stones will be at the Nebraska game?

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Old Feb 18, 2013, 06:56 PM   #210
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gotta support these seniors on senior night this year..they've shown they can battle, even after what happened last year. good stuff
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 06:57 PM   #211
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Personally I think the 50 logo is really offensive to people from the state of Nebraska as it has subtle undertones that imply unacceptable abuse, especially Big Bird and Elmo. Someone needs to fire every employee from the U of I DIA immediately.

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 01:26 PM   #212
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gotta support these seniors on senior night this year..they've shown they can battle, even after what happened last year. good stuff
I agree.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:08 PM   #213
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For Denver area Illini fans, got this email this weekend from the Rocky Mountain Illini Club...

Denver Nuggets

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Brooklyn Nets featuring Deron Williams

Friday March 298, 2013 - Pepsi Center
Tip Off at 7 pm
As you all probably know, Deron Williams played for the Illini from 2002 through 2005. The Brooklyn Nets have confirmed Deron's interest in a brief get together with the Illini Alumni in Denver before his game.

The Nuggets have agreed to provide tickets to our group at 50% off the normal price!!

The first 60 tickets purchased through this offer will entitle ticketholders to sit courtside with the Illini group to watch the pre-game shoot around, and the potential for a Meet & Greet with Deron.

Details:
- We have 60 tickets on the Upper Level Center (Section 344) for $20 and 25 tickets at the Lower Level Corners (Section 144) for $40.
- Here is the link to purchase your tickets: http://www.nuggetstix.com/uofi
- To sit courtside and meet Deron you will need to be at the Pepsi Center at 5:15pm when we will be escorted into the arena.
- Game time is 7pm on Friday March 29th.
- We anticipate that Deron will be available for a few minutes for a group picture and to say hi. Please don't ask for individual photographs because of time constraints.
- The first 60 who purchase tickets will be allowed courtside and the remaining are "waitlisted" in order of purchase. Waitlisted people will be selected for no shows or to replace ineligible situations.
- Please wear school colors for our group photo!!
- Ticketholders must be part of the Illini Club "family", so please don't offer this deal up to outsiders.
- These are all based on our best efforts. No guarantees can be made, i.e. Deron could be injured at the time and not accompany the team. Cheap tickets and a courtside view of warmups is still a great deal

Hope to see all of you there!



As of yesterday they had only sold 38 tickets.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:36 PM   #214
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Really didn't see this one coming-

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The home finale against Nebraska on March 2 is officially SOLD OUT! It'll be our 6th sellout this season! #Illini #Huskers #B1G

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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:39 PM   #215
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Well that explains why I couldn't get tix.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:40 PM   #216
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Wow, that's a surprise. Great news, though!

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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:40 PM   #217
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3000 tix sold in 3 days for @IlliniHoops vs Nebraska. Its our 6th sellout this year. Great job #Illini Nation! Lets beat Penn St tonight!

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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:41 PM   #218
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I'm not completely shocked. Senior night for three guys (BP, DJ, TG) that have seen meaningful minutes since their Freshman years.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:43 PM   #219
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I'm not completely shocked. Senior night for three guys (BP, DJ, TG) that have seen meaningful minutes since their Freshman years.
Yeah, and winning doesn't hurt.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:46 PM   #220
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1 sellout last season. 6 sellouts this season.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:48 PM   #221
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A great job by the ticket office. Why let the seats be empty? 50 bucks for 4 seats is better than $0 for 5000 seats every time.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:31 PM   #222
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Well that explains why I couldn't get tix.
You can get tickets. The game is not sold out. Just go here and pick section C.

I just checked and found groups of 2 seats scattered throughout.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:32 PM   #223
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You can get tickets. The game is not sold out. Just go here and pick section C.

I just checked and found groups of 2 seats scattered throughout.
I needed 4 together.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:38 PM   #224
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I needed 4 together.
Oh okay nvm then. Stubhub probably the best option
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:42 PM   #225
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Great to hear!! It should be our expectation that the Hall is always sold out, at LEAST for every Big Ten home game. Great improvement this year. Props to the DIA and Illini Nation and, most of all, our fantastic team and coaching staff! I-L-L!
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