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Blue Light Special: Behind the scenes at media day

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Scott Carter, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Scott Carter

    Scott Carter New Member

    Times are tough as booster donations and media coverage dwindle for many big-time college programs ... here is one way FSU is trying to raise a little dough. (interesting disclaimer at the bottom) ... anybody heard of other schools doing this?

  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Smart move by FSU to do this, but do you really think they would kick out a big-wig booster if they won the auction?
  3. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    That's interesting.

    It's also interesting that the photo of Bowden in that release has him sitting at a dais with the reporters not provided chairs.
  4. Scribe4Sports

    Scribe4Sports New Member

    Purdue also does this. They typically have one auction for each football game. Winning bidders are given access to sit in the press box and attend the post-game press conference of the head coach, among other activities.

    They did it last year and I don't remember any problems with fan behavior. I think they also do it for basketball, but I'm not entirely sure.
  5. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Haven't heard about anything like that down here, but I did read over the weekend that as a cost-saving measure, Cal is bussing from Berkeley to Pasadena when it plays UCLA. The blog item I saw also wondered if the Bears would have done that if they were playing at USC this season.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Damn, that's about a 6-7 hour trip on a bus.
  7. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    San Jose State did that a few years ago when it played at USC. Undoubtedly didn't matter.
  8. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Dude...the bid is at $420. Sweet.
  9. chilidog75

    chilidog75 Member

    Who's bidding on this thing?
    Preston Parker?
  10. TheMethod

    TheMethod Member

    Some poor sap is gonna end up PAYING to go go media day? This is tremendous.
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