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(Deadspin)   Virginia Tech cornerback Antone Exum takes some random kids at Best Buy on a $470 shopping spree. Merry NCAA Christmas   (deadspin.com) divider line 37
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2012-12-25 05:02:12 AM  
Good story spoiled by people's comments on the site. I wonder what their Fark handles are.
 
2012-12-25 08:04:19 AM  
booster money is best money!

/merry christmas, farkers!
 
2012-12-25 09:01:52 AM  
So, how many bowls will VT be sanctioned?
 
2012-12-25 09:23:23 AM  
Pretty clear where the money came from, good on him.
 
2012-12-25 09:27:07 AM  

FlashHarry: booster money is best money!

/merry christmas, farkers!


Well, at least they didn't go to home depot.

www.weakstream.us
 
2012-12-25 10:41:52 AM  

SnarfVader: Good story spoiled by people's comments on the site. I wonder what their Fark handles are.


There was a time when getting Deadspin commenting privileges meant you had to email Will Leitch or one of his staff (this was pre-Drew Magary) and give them some sort of interesting information. I got my in by keeping Leitch up to date on whenever Dan Patrick gave his site credit for breaking a story (like the Matt Leinart-in-a-hottub business).

That meant you had all the snarkiness of Fark, but you had to go to enough length to prove yourself that there weren't threadshiatters, trolls, or the mouth-breathers you see in Yahoo News comments.

Sadly, Gawker has done their damnedest to ruin a great site.
 
2012-12-25 10:44:15 AM  
so they got 2 monster cables. big deal.

BronyMedic:
Well, at least they didn't go to home depot.

[www.weakstream.us image 375x272]


wow. +1. merry christmas all!
 
2012-12-25 10:49:31 AM  

BronyMedic: FlashHarry: booster money is best money!

/merry christmas, farkers!

Well, at least they didn't go to home depot.

[www.weakstream.us image 375x272]


I don't get this advertisement. Asians don't do home improvement.

Poor choice of a spokesperson.
 
2012-12-25 10:58:31 AM  
Diamond-encrusted gold Monster cables - $470 ea!
 
2012-12-25 11:18:27 AM  
The NCAA will find some way to put Virginia Tech on probation for this.
 
2012-12-25 11:31:52 AM  

KiwDaWabbit: The NCAA will find some way to put Virginia Tech on probation for this.


neuroflare: Pretty clear where the money came from, good on him.


FlashHarry: booster money is best money!


OtherLittleGuy: So, how many bowls will VT be sanctioned?


*sigh*
No one reads anymore

The NCAA allows bowl participants to accept sponsors' gifts up to $550 in value, and for players competing in Friday's Russell Athletic Bowl most of that value came in a $470 Best Buy gift card.
FTFA
 
2012-12-25 11:33:54 AM  

CipollinaFan: KiwDaWabbit: The NCAA will find some way to put Virginia Tech on probation for this.

neuroflare: Pretty clear where the money came from, good on him.

FlashHarry: booster money is best money!

OtherLittleGuy: So, how many bowls will VT be sanctioned?

*sigh*
No one reads anymore

The NCAA allows bowl participants to accept sponsors' gifts up to $550 in value, and for players competing in Friday's Russell Athletic Bowl most of that value came in a $470 Best Buy gift card.
FTFA


Another snark fest ruined by facts. Man, when things go wrong...
 
2012-12-25 12:12:29 PM  
The joke's on you for believing that anyone was serious, I guess.
 
2012-12-25 12:45:46 PM  

BronyMedic: FlashHarry: booster money is best money!

/merry christmas, farkers!

Well, at least they didn't go to home depot.


You, sir, will be getting one window seat ticket, courtesy of me.
 
2012-12-25 01:09:56 PM  
The question is, where did he get $470?
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-12-25 01:19:05 PM  
Wow...you guys can't read at all, can you?

When you go to a bowl game, the bowl's sponsors give the players a gift bag.  NCAA rules allow this, as long as it is under $550(as said in the article).

He got a 470 dollar gift card to Best Buy.

He went to the store, saw the kids, bought their gifts.
 
2012-12-25 01:22:28 PM  
Some especially shiny lures in the trolls stockings today!
 
2012-12-25 02:07:30 PM  
Good for him. If only they hadn't played like hot garbage nearly all of this year. Still, there's always next year.
 
2012-12-25 02:44:44 PM  
This will probably turn out to be some kind of NCAA violation.
 
2012-12-25 06:04:50 PM  
These kids can never play for VA tech now
 
2012-12-25 06:53:51 PM  

BronyMedic: FlashHarry: booster money is best money!

/merry christmas, farkers!

Well, at least they didn't go to home depot.

[www.weakstream.us image 375x272]


Wow, that's bad and you should feel bad. Bwahahaha, just kidding. Farkin' hilarious.
 
2012-12-25 07:49:10 PM  
Why Best Buy?

He could have helped out 100 kids if he didn't walk into a Best Buy.
 
2012-12-25 07:51:12 PM  

MBrady: Why Best Buy?

He could have helped out 100 kids if he didn't walk into a Best Buy.


Because he got a gift card their from the sponsors of the bowl game V-Tech made it into. If he sold it for cash value, I am sure he NCAA would go nuts, even if he donated the proceeds to charity.
 
2012-12-25 08:11:22 PM  

CipollinaFan: KiwDaWabbit: The NCAA will find some way to put Virginia Tech on probation for this.

neuroflare: Pretty clear where the money came from, good on him.

FlashHarry: booster money is best money!

OtherLittleGuy: So, how many bowls will VT be sanctioned?

*sigh*
No one reads anymore

The NCAA allows bowl participants to accept sponsors' gifts up to $550 in value, and for players competing in Friday's Russell Athletic Bowl most of that value came in a $470 Best Buy gift card.
FTFA


It's a good deed that will not go unpunished. Someone at the NCAA will smell urine in their Wheaties and want blood.
 
2012-12-25 08:25:09 PM  
There's more fail and deep in here than I expected. Even on the sports tab.
 
2012-12-25 09:59:09 PM  
By the way, why wasn't there a bowl game today since there was one yesterday and there's one tomorrow?
 
2012-12-25 11:42:58 PM  
Ah yes, I see VT is playing in the prestigious Russell Athletic Bowl. I remember the 1947 Russell Athletic Bowl when Notre Dame played Army for the national championship.
 
2012-12-26 12:17:58 AM  

Pumpernickel bread: Ah yes, I see VT is playing in the prestigious Russell Athletic Bowl. I remember the 1947 Russell Athletic Bowl when Notre Dame played Army for the national championship.


"Well they all can't be winners, can they?"
 
2012-12-26 01:33:28 AM  
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DRUNK GEORGE WELSH FULLY SUPPORTS CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!
 
2012-12-26 05:12:48 AM  

MBK: Wow...you guys can't read at all, can you?

When you go to a bowl game, the bowl's sponsors give the players a gift bag.  NCAA rules allow this, as long as it is under $550(as said in the article).

He got a 470 dollar gift card to Best Buy.

He went to the store, saw the kids, bought their gifts.


So he wrecked the eligibility of those kids?

Then again if they end up playing for an SEC school, it won't be a problem.
 
2012-12-26 08:35:02 AM  

davidphogan: There's more fail and deep in here than I expected. Even on the sports tab.


(facepalm)
 
2012-12-26 09:28:36 AM  
When I was in college I didnt have enough money to pay my rent. Sports are a fraud.
 
2012-12-26 09:29:44 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: CipollinaFan: KiwDaWabbit: The NCAA will find some way to put Virginia Tech on probation for this.

neuroflare: Pretty clear where the money came from, good on him.

FlashHarry: booster money is best money!

OtherLittleGuy: So, how many bowls will VT be sanctioned?

*sigh*
No one reads anymore

The NCAA allows bowl participants to accept sponsors' gifts up to $550 in value, and for players competing in Friday's Russell Athletic Bowl most of that value came in a $470 Best Buy gift card.
FTFA

It's a good deed that will not go unpunished. Someone at the NCAA will smell urine in their Wheaties and want blood.


Gift card? OK, I guess we can't get you there. Wait a minute--did you just say you gave them one of your jerseys? In exchange for something? Like, the admiration of a child?

SANCTIONS!!!
 
2012-12-26 11:31:24 AM  
Yeah, sure it's all well and good, but has anyone asked where he got the money?
 
2012-12-26 04:26:50 PM  
UNC_Samurai

SnarfVader: Good story spoiled by people's comments on the site. I wonder what their Fark handles are.

There was a time when getting Deadspin commenting privileges meant you had to email Will Leitch or one of his staff (this was pre-Drew Magary) and give them some sort of interesting information. I got my in by keeping Leitch up to date on whenever Dan Patrick gave his site credit for breaking a story (like the Matt Leinart-in-a-hottub business).

That meant you had all the snarkiness of Fark, but you had to go to enough length to prove yourself that there weren't threadshiatters, trolls, or the mouth-breathers you see in Yahoo News comments.

Sadly, Gawker has done their damnedest to ruin a great site.



This story is sad on soooo many levels.
 
2012-12-26 08:23:23 PM  

BiggityBanninated: When I was in college I didnt have enough money to pay my rent. Sports are a fraud.


What, now the players are over paid? Am I the only one who thinks that making about the same income as minor league players in other sports plus a free education is a fair deal?
 
2012-12-26 09:30:11 PM  

UNC_Samurai: SnarfVader: Good story spoiled by people's comments on the site. I wonder what their Fark handles are.

There was a time when getting Deadspin commenting privileges meant you had to email Will Leitch or one of his staff (this was pre-Drew Magary) and give them some sort of interesting information. I got my in by keeping Leitch up to date on whenever Dan Patrick gave his site credit for breaking a story (like the Matt Leinart-in-a-hottub business).

That meant you had all the snarkiness of Fark, but you had to go to enough length to prove yourself that there weren't threadshiatters, trolls, or the mouth-breathers you see in Yahoo News comments.

Sadly, Gawker has done their damnedest to ruin a great site.


There was also a time where you had to write a letter to the editior and provide your name and address with a phone number so they could call you and confirm you were who you said you were and people knew your actual name. That meant you had to be accountable for what you said. Sadly, the world has gone to shiat in a handbasket.
 
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