Michael Lockhart

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  1. 18in32

    18in32 Petard Hoister

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    I'm actually a little curious about the legality of it. I'm slightly surprised the NCAA allows this. These kids aren't even enrolled at GT yet. Perhaps we have them sign some kind of waiver or something.
     
  2. gtfan088

    gtfan088 Dodd-Like

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    What would be the issue? They aren't profiting from them in a strict sense.
     
  3. 18in32

    18in32 Petard Hoister

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    Don't know. I'm not trying to give anybody any ideas. But my spidey-sense is tingling.
     
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  4. Techbert

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    How is it any different from listing their name in a press release of signees?

    The billboard ads are an attempt to sell tickets, not promote the individual for their profit.

    Heisman campaigns are closer to the edge and they are fine.
     
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    :ugh: lawyers...:gtfo2:
     
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    I can't see it being an issue. You're allowed to promote your own players, and all of these guys have signed letters of intent. I'm sure if there were issues with it, it would've been discussed with the GTAA before the billboards went up.
     
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  7. 18in32

    18in32 Petard Hoister

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    Yeah, "surely" we would've thoroughly investigated this before hand...
     
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  8. gtphd

    gtphd Georgia Polytechnic and State University

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    It would be hard to show tangible benefit to a player from being on a billboard. Louisville has 30 foot banners with their players on them all over campus. Here's an example:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@38.217...4!1sDmdNSoi7VNaouKZ3krmNBQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

    Here's another:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@38.215...4!1sfvpglHV-L7EsbUH8hbj_5Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

    Those appear to be from 2015. When we were on campus last October, it was that times 10.
     
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    samsgt02 Helluva Engineer

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    It doesn't matter if they do or don't. CGC will keep coming up with better ideas.
     
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    This is a great move, really amazing.
     
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    Post Office.
     
  12. olgoldandwhite

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    This can’t be cheap. Who’s footing the bill? But I like it. Like someone said, everyone will see it in Atlanta.
     
  13. txsting

    txsting Flats Noob

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    I guess all the new bagmen who were not into Ken Whisenhunt.
     
  14. 18in32

    18in32 Petard Hoister

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    At a speech recently Dewberry rather pointedly noted that CGC's hiring caught him off-guard, that TStan had been telling him about somebody else for a while, then he was caught off-guard unexpectedly when CGC was hired. Interesting stuff.
     
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    Architorture23 Gentle and authentic and loving.

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    and then he gave $5 million
     
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    You are. Buy tickets, donate. If already doing that, awesome! We need more to do the same.
     
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    684Bee Varsity Lurker

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    Really?!?
     
  18. 18in32

    18in32 Petard Hoister

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    Yeah, I was kinda surprised his gift had not already been solicited and included in the amounts quoted by the GTAA to date.