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mlmpetert 09-23-2011 11:38 AM

NFL Uses Jamaal Charles Injury to Promote Fantasy Football
 
[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]In my opinion this is as tasteless and classless as it gets:[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana][IMG]http://www.pitch.com/binary/646e/1316726366-scaled.jpg[/IMG][/FONT][/COLOR]

[url=http://www.pitch.com/plog/archives/2011/09/23/nfl-using-jamaal-charles-injury-to-entice-fantasy-players]NFL using Jamaal Charles' injury to entice fantasy players | Plog[/url]

Thoughts?

Mattyk 09-23-2011 11:43 AM

Re: NFL Uses Jamaal Charles Injury to Promote Fantasy Football
 
I saw it and really didn't think twice about it honestly.

Anyone who has lost a guy to injury, especially a 1st round pick can certainly relate.

mlmpetert 09-23-2011 11:51 AM

Re: NFL Uses Jamaal Charles Injury to Promote Fantasy Football
 
Ive never played fantasy so maybe i just dont get it.

It just seems pretty crappy to me to use a football player's season ending and potentially career changing injury to promote your fantasy game. If I was a player and read “Injury Ruined Your Fantasy Season?” with Charles being carted off while in obvious pain on the NFL’s website Id be pissed. Maybe im just too PC….

Brikks 09-23-2011 11:53 AM

Re: NFL Uses Jamaal Charles Injury to Promote Fantasy Football
 
I used the my first round (3rd) pick on him while Peterson was still available...

GMScud 09-23-2011 12:03 PM

Re: NFL Uses Jamaal Charles Injury to Promote Fantasy Football
 
[quote=mlmpetert;838991][COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]In my opinion this is as tasteless and classless as it gets:[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana][/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana][IMG]http://www.pitch.com/binary/646e/1316726366-scaled.jpg[/IMG][/FONT][/COLOR]

[url=http://www.pitch.com/plog/archives/2011/09/23/nfl-using-jamaal-charles-injury-to-entice-fantasy-players]NFL using Jamaal Charles' injury to entice fantasy players | Plog[/url]

Thoughts?[/quote]
I agree with you. I had Charles on one of my teams, so it sucks that he went down. To show a guy on a cart in pain with a severe knee injury just to promote a product is pretty darn lousy IMO.

Chico23231 09-23-2011 12:10 PM

Re: NFL Uses Jamaal Charles Injury to Promote Fantasy Football
 
[quote=mlmpetert;838995]Ive never played fantasy so maybe i just dont get it.

It just seems pretty crappy to me to use a football player's season ending and potentially career changing injury to promote your fantasy game. If I was a player and read “Injury Ruined Your Fantasy Season?” with Charles being carted off while in obvious pain on the NFL’s website Id be pissed. Maybe im just too PC….[/quote]

I dont think its classless promotion, but maybe a little bad taste in regards to the picture. Its a clever spin to use, but a lil thoughtless on the pic.

You never played fantasy football? WTF are you waiting for, its great

mlmpetert 09-23-2011 12:49 PM

Re: NFL Uses Jamaal Charles Injury to Promote Fantasy Football
 
[quote=Chico23231;839004]I dont think its classless promotion, but maybe a little bad taste in regards to the picture. Its a clever spin to use, but a lil thoughtless on the pic.

[B]You never played fantasy football? WTF are you waiting for, its great[/B][/quote]


[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]At first i just thought the name Fantasy Football just sounded "gay", not in a homosexual way but in the goofy/ironic/curious way, and was fun to poke fun at as a non-player. [/FONT][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]I didnt know people actually play for money though until 2 years ago, and ill be the first to admit watching a game when there is money on the line is one of the most exciting ways to watch a game in my opinion.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]So i can see how fantasy can be real exciting. But whats keeping me away from Fantasy at this point is that i see people spend so much time on it that it makes it unappealing to me. I just dont want to start something i know ill get consumed with.[/FONT][/COLOR]

Lotus 09-23-2011 01:29 PM

Re: NFL Uses Jamaal Charles Injury to Promote Fantasy Football
 
[quote=mlmpetert;838991][COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]In my opinion this is as tasteless and classless as it gets:[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana][/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana][IMG]http://www.pitch.com/binary/646e/1316726366-scaled.jpg[/IMG][/FONT][/COLOR]

[url=http://www.pitch.com/plog/archives/2011/09/23/nfl-using-jamaal-charles-injury-to-entice-fantasy-players]NFL using Jamaal Charles' injury to entice fantasy players | Plog[/url]

Thoughts?[/quote]

If you are Jamaal Charles, that is definitely classless.

That Guy 09-23-2011 03:21 PM

Re: NFL Uses Jamaal Charles Injury to Promote Fantasy Football
 
eh, no biggie.

Swarley 09-23-2011 05:20 PM

Re: NFL Uses Jamaal Charles Injury to Promote Fantasy Football
 
Initially, I thought it was classless, then I didn't care, now that I'm looking at it again it really is a bad idea. They could have done without the picture.

rbanerjee23 09-23-2011 05:39 PM

Re: NFL Uses Jamaal Charles Injury to Promote Fantasy Football
 
I'm sure Jamaal Charles feels better knowing his injury is being used to promote fantasy football -- bad decision in retrospect

SmootSmack 09-23-2011 05:45 PM

Well they pulled the ad, so I guess ultimately someone decided it was in poor taste

SirClintonPortis 09-23-2011 05:55 PM

Re: NFL Uses Jamaal Charles Injury to Promote Fantasy Football
 
I really didn't have much of response to it. A slight feeling of sympathy for the dude.

hooskins 09-24-2011 12:12 PM

Re: NFL Uses Jamaal Charles Injury to Promote Fantasy Football
 
They didn't need to use the picture. They could have just shown a fantasy football roster row with Jamaal Charles showing he is injured.

Alvin Walton 09-24-2011 01:49 PM

Re: NFL Uses Jamaal Charles Injury to Promote Fantasy Football
 
Or the could have shown Joe T's bleeding femur.


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