I was scanning USA Today at the coffee shop, and I saw that a Duke alumnus purchased a full page ad for them. This is the only write-up I can find at google news:
A Duke alumnus purchased a full-page ad in today’s USA Today to support the Duke men’s lacrosse team.
Bob Pascal’s black-and-white ad reads “For a team very few people stood by, how about a standing ovation?” It then lists the lacrosse team’s accomplishments in the wake of a rape allegation against three players that caused Duke to cancel the last eight games of the 2006 season.
The charges against the three lacrosse players were dropped in April. All three players and former head coach Mike Pressler attended Monday’s national championship game, which the Blue Devils lost 12-11 to Johns Hopkins.
Pascal was an All-America halfback in 1955 for the Blue Devils’ football team, which won the Orange Bowl 34-7 over Nebraska. Pascal graduated in 1957.
It was not immediately clear if the ad ran nationally or regionally, but USA Today charges $106,400 for a black-and-white full-page advertisement that runs nationally, according to its website.
If you missed the Hopkins/Duke game Monday, you missed a good one. I sort of suspect that the Hopkins team got drunk at half time, but they pulled it out in the end.
Also while at the coffee shop, I heard, unfortunately, a song I have not heard in ages- Styx- Too Much Time on My Hands. Sadly, I knew every word. Which leads to the question:
Which is cheesier:
A.) Styx- Too Much Time on My Hands
B.) Foreigner- Jukebox Hero