Weekly reminder: Do Not Tweet at Recruits!!

Because when you do, this is how you look.....

Unsurprisingly, Dawson committed to Marquette later that day

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Oh god no, make it stop.

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

I love awkwardness. I have to know what these gifs are from!

I laughed my ass off at the tweet.

The last one is from Beauty and the Geek. It was a great show full of awkwardness.

one of my close friends was on the show and the stories she shares about just how unbelievably awkward those guys were are awesome.

Someone uploaded them all online... If you're in a mood for cringe humor, its a quality watch

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one of my close friends was on the show

Alright, let's hear about the geek's...

she

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Yikes.

They need to go back to the old days when they would offer 8th graders a full schollie (Damon Bailey). None of this last-minute stuff.

Yeah, that's the one I was looking for, but I couldn't remember which team it was.

So the good old days like last week.

I can't even watch stuff like that. Makes me so uncomfortable.

Oh they're all bad but this is a real bad one.....reallllly bad.

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How do you all feel about the Hearl guy and Dani Jo on Twitter constantly tweeting recruits? I can see why some think its cool, I think he crosses the line at times, but at times its appropriate.

Born in Charlottesville, Reborn in Blacksburg

I don't fault it if its a kid, especially ones younger than the recruits themselves, because they truly are too young to know any better.

When its clear the parents are the ones pushing it, then it moves to super cringe real quick.

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

I think it's always inappropriate. I don't like any of it. Forcing your child to film these videos, then tweeting them at recruits, and then putting the recruits in an awkward position where they feel obligated to respond. It's not fair to the child and it's not fair to the recruits.

I'm sorry, I just think it's wrong. But it's not my kid so my opinion is irrelevant.

Obviously if anyone is forcing a child to film videos, it's wrong. Based on what has been said about this specific situation, the child is the one asking to make the videos. I do think it's potentially valid to question how a child becomes interested in recruiting and all of that but it's entirely possible it became an interest without any ulterior motives.

I will say that when I was a kid, I wrote a letter to my favorite baseball player and my mom mailed it to the team. I didn't get a personal response but I did get some swag back and thought that was pretty cool. I can see how these videos could be viewed similarly, as I'm sure the child idolizes these athletes and feels special by being able to communicate with them. It feels like a moral gray area because of the inherent differences in how we treat pro and amateur athletes, but I'm not sure I want to die on a hill defending the NCAA and their archaic rules self proclaimed to "protect student athletes" when there are so many actions to the contrary.

The videos always seem to be in the vein of "we'd love to have you but good luck with your decision" and I've never seen a negative comment toward the recruits choosing another school. Ultimately, I'm finding it hard to take major issue with the videos when considering all the factors, even if it seems deceitful or disingenuous on the surface.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

I said it two months ago

Rule 1: Don't Tweet at Croots
Rule 2: Dani Jo, tweet at Croots

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

This is cringeworthy.
I could not even get past
The first ten seconds.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

It's Time to go to Work

Thanks, I hate it.

Not sure where to put this, so I am just going to leave it here since Alum07 started this thread...

This is what we need to start giving recruits with their Hardees coupons

Philly Hokie's second account?

the thought of a condiment feeling gritty makes my tongue itch

Don't ever get anything with mango at Tropical Smoothie Cafe. They use some sort of powder that ends up all gritty in your mouth.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Don't ever get anything with mango at Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

FIFY

How you look when you tweet at 16 year olds...

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

This collage is creepy like a Bloodhound Gang video....

Where's the beef?

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Dawson pls

Where's the beef?

My precious

"I am probably too rational to be here"

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I'll never get that time back. No wonder he went to Marquette. Can't blame em

If I was a recruit, and someone made something like that about me...I would go to a school in a different conference just to make sure I never had to step foot on that campus again.

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I got to the point where it said 'yes this is really weird' and had to shut it off. I...don't have the stomach for this.

Is this the Indiana Hoosiers? Like, the Bobby Knight, former dynastic basketball powerhouse Hoosiers?

If so, that's just too bad. I'm sorry Indiana.

Wow, that's pretty bad. No wonder the kid ran away.

That's some serious jock sniffer stuff there

Don't tweet at recruits under any circumstances* ** ***

* - unless innocently go Hokies
** - unless innocently offering Hardee's coupons for non-athletic related reasons
*** - unless they don't realize that they just committed to the wrong school and f***ed they're life up permanently

Yeah,

Don't Do Dat.

That account followed me to try and draw a follow back out of me.

No thank you.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Not nearly as creepy as above...but seems...off

Is this what recruiting has come to? See how many followers we can gain for a high schooler?

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This is just the wrong kind of support, IMHO.

A little too superficial.

Though I like the recruit a lot.

As a follow up, I see a lot of the recruits themselves asking our fan base to get them to a certain # of followers....so, when they hit that mark, they commit on the spot, right? That's the rules, right? s/

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I'm not following a high school kid on social media that isn't my own child.....\end

Tbh I listened to their first podcast. Wasn't bad for a start up podcast but immediately stopped listening when I realized how much they were tweeting at every recruit.

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The adults need to step in here. HS coach - let them know not to ask for that. Moms and Dads...let them know this isn't going to happen. Radio podcast guy....let them know this isn't how it works. We can all agree to this, right?
Let the teens gather twittergram and instachat followers themselves. Teens can follow and tweet and instachat with other teens. Let this year's VT freshman class spread the word....on their own. That's where it ends.

JP

Jesus, when did TKPers get a grayer bush than those old balls over at 247 and TSL? There is a difference between telling people it is embarassing to tweet cringeworthy stuff at croots and talking about how their parents and coaches should tell them not to ask for more likes on social media. They are kids, they are going to do this kind of stuff and it isn't hurting anyone.

Next thing I know, you all are going to start talking about how "stick it in" is far too vulgar for families at football games.

We are better than this

I've been holding back the "Ok Boomer" response all week. So a kid wants twitter followers, who cares? You don't need to tweet at them begging them to come to Tech

I don't care that the kids want followers. Let them have their fun.

Having official accounts of podcasts or websites representing the VT fanbase actively campaigning to get those kids followers, on the other hand? Suuuuuuper cringe.

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Pfft... Is that all? That's like 2000 bucks at a click farm here. Does he care if they're all China based?

(Kidding, not kidding. It is possible for me to do it. I'm not going to though)

That said, please nobody do this.

Think about how embarrassing all around THAT would be, if a newspaper got wind of an impermissible benefit of buying a recruit twitter followers. Not a story anyone wants to be associated with.

wonder who that is directed at

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I like it

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