Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by INTHABUFF, Oct 3, 2013.
I'm not sure I'm cool with this as it seems like a huge PR move. I'm glad that the kids will benefit from this but shouldn't CU be the one doing this?
Not trying to be negative about this just somewhat alarmed.
"Hey I'm sorry your house was destroyed, but here's a bunch of free clothing and backpacks sporting our program's logo. Sorry we didn't give you something you really need."
Don't **** on a nice gesture.
Very cool of them to do this. Helfrich is a good community guy and this is not only him mentoring his players but also giving back a bit to Colorado (where he got his start as an OC).
P.S. Nothing in my post should be construed as me not still being bitter toward Helfrich for leaving us high and dry during spring camp.
Wow, it's fantastic that the flood spared all of the clothes and backpacks.
The AD did do some relief work, when they weren't trying help themselves. They were flood victims to in case you forgot.
The primary goal was selling their program which is why all the stuff has Oregon logos. Just send generic backpacks/clothes or even money
So they should have purchased generic clothing and backpacks to donate when they already had branded stuff available. Stupid.
Agenda driven "charitable" giving just pisses me off. Give $$ if they really care. Better than not giving anything, but still pisses me off
I still give kudos to the Ducks. It was smart and charitable move but it still seems a bit dirty. Like making a homeless person listen to a sermon before giving them a meal.
I'm willing to bet this group of fans contacted OU and asked what they would be willing to donate. The school sent a bunch of stuff off of the shelf. If I lost everything, I wouldn't think twice about taking donated clothing with someone's logo on it. I would actually wear it proudly in appreciation.
Not clear what "branded" items they'll be donating. Might be non-branded clothing and backpacks, with the braded items being as little as some stickers, pencils, or a stuffed toy duck wearing an ugly helmet.
If they are giving away Duck-branded clothing/backpacks I'd agree it is a cheap PR move, and I'd expect the CU fans in Lyons would organize a public burning of all Duck related clothing.
The kids will probably think it is Donald duck or some free afflac insurance stuff.
Welcome to All Buffs-Where we eat our own. It never ceases to amaze me how skeptical and cynical some of you guys can be. Who gives a **** what logos are on the gear-if there are any Oregon logos at all. People lost everything. I repeat, PEOPLE LOST EVERYTHING. I'm sure the people of Lyons who have nothing will greatly appreciate getting clothing and anything else that is donated. I doubt any of them think, "Well it's nice, but goddamn what a PR move by Oregon. How self-serving of them". Get a flippin' clue. One more thing while I'm on my soapbox. How many of you skeptical, whiny, suspicious motherfu**ers complaining about this act of kindness donated anything yourselves? And if you did then good for you. Don't piss on someone else for doing a great thing. Thank you Oregon fans.
There is a huge difference on how Fresno handled this versus Oregon. It's still awesome that Oregon donated stuff. And yes, I've donated my time, money, and items that were needed.
No there isn't. If the roles were reversed and CU donated their gear would you think the same way? I doubt it and you shouldn't. Look at the big picture here and stop with the pettiness.
Its pretty petty to spin this any other way than to say what a nice jesture it is from Oregon
Yes I would. That is why I've brought up the church things. Churches do this **** all the time. At the end of the day it is hard to be angry at them or the Ducks but it isn't true charity. It's marketing where someone else benefits from it. It's not a bad thing but Fresno gets a lot more props in my book than Oregon does.
That old phrase "don't look a gift horse in the mouth" probably comes into play here.
1). You seem to be doing a pretty good job. 2). Really? As defined by you? 3). That's a pretty big assumption on your part. Look at it this way...what if the people in Lyons who take in the donations see a sweatshirt with an Oregon logo on it and go, "Nah, take it back. Too self serving for our needs. Kids, you'll just have to wait until DPly donates one with a CU logo on it. Then no one will be angry at anyone, it will be "true charity" and the good folks at UO won't get over on you." Please think about what you say. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
1. They gave a press release announcing their fantastic generosity.
2. I can guarantee there is crap selling Oregon in the packs
This reminds me of one of my former employers. "Hey how can we kickstart this fledgling business and look good?" So they held some charity event and of course contacted all the local news stations and newspapers to come provide publicity for the business. :rollseyes:
Wow - OU donates a bunch of clothing and backpacks to people that have nothing but the shirts on their backs and Allbuffs spends 2 pages talking about how it is isn't genuine and being done for their own good.
Wow, just, wow.
PS - Karma to the Ducks and thank you.
+1. But to be fair it's only a couple of low minded posters with that opinion.
Agreed - I was trying to take the high road by not singling folks out
You're so cool
Agree ... any help is appreciated (or should be).
I must be low-minded then because I agree with Slider on this one. As soon as I saw that UO sent stuff with logos and called their own press conference to announce their amazing generosity, I don't know, it felt a little dirty. It is kind of an emotional quandary because yes, you are thankful for their giving and thoughtfulness but you do kind of question their motives. Maybe we all should just shut up and accept their gifts and give them the benefit of the doubt but...
Matthew 6; 1-4
“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 3 But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.
Whether you believe in the bible or not I like the message this verse sends. Now if the people rcvg the gift want to make it known then thats another thing but to announce it yourself and giving stuff with your logos on it just feels dirty to me....and No, I am not gonna feed you after making you listen to my serman!
Buffs fans were ready to run him out on a rail. Helfrich was not well liked on allbuffs.
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