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Old 11-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default MSG Network pulls controversial Knick ad..

The New York Knicks might be 3-0 for the first time since 1999, but the network that broadcasts its games, the MSG Network, isn't off to the same hot start.

On Tuesday, the company said it would take down all posters associated with its recent advertising campaign, which generated buzz but also was considered controversial.

After ESPN.com contacted the MSG Network about an ad seen in the New York area on Tuesday morning, the network confirmed that that ad, as well as what is believed to be at least three other similar type ads, would be completely removed from all its locations.

"It's Friday Night," the ad said. "You can either go out and attempt to pick up sixes and sevens or stay home and watch (Knicks guard Jason) Kidd dish out dimes."'

Earlier this week, the New York Post reported that the network, which is under the same business umbrella that includes the Knicks, would pull a particular ad after a representative admitted it was "bad judgment" and apologized to anyone who was offended.

"It's Friday night," the ad said. "You can either see a Broadway harness malfunctioning or you can watch real men fly."

The ad was referring to the Broadway show "Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark," in which actors have been injured, including Christopher Tierney, who fell 30 feet from the air into the orchestra pit in December 2010. Tierney , who sustained four broken ribs and fractured three of his vertebrae, returned to the show four months later.

The ironic part of the ad, which the Post pointed out, was that it featured Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire, who is actually out at least a month and a half after having a procedure done on his much-maligned knee.


Do these companies have no one to listen to the ad once and say UM - BAD IDEA. Don't run this?
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: MSG Network pulls controversial Knick ad..

MSG's marketing team is one of the best. There's really nothing wrong with either comment, it's just that there are some uber-sensitive dimwits out there.

Their previews for Celtics games last year were brilliant.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: MSG Network pulls controversial Knick ad..

The second one was bad... the first one was legit though.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:42 PM   #4
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MSG's marketing team is one of the best. There's really nothing wrong with either comment, it's just that there are some uber-sensitive dimwits out there.


I kind of agree. There seems to be a VERY thin line between "cool and edgy" and "offensive". And then the overreaction....

But makes sense to pull it...why upset people.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #5
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Default Re: MSG Network pulls controversial Knick ad..

I was really expecting worse. That's pretty mild to start a controversy.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #6
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The second one was bad... the first one was legit though.

the harness one? that wasn't offensive, that was making fun of the Spiderman Broadway show....geez...everyone is so touchy.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:52 PM   #7
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Default Re: MSG Network pulls controversial Knick ad..

I'm not from the USA so can somebody tell me what's wrong with this sentence ?
"It's Friday Night," the ad said. "You can either go out and attempt to pick up sixes and sevens or stay home and watch (Knicks guard Jason) Kidd dish out dimes."'


I don't see anything offensive in it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:04 PM   #8
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the harness one? that wasn't offensive, that was making fun of the Spiderman Broadway show....geez...everyone is so touchy.

I don't know, i don't see the point of making fun of people getting hurt. People did actually get hurt.

It's marketing too, marketing which basically just gets you negative attention isn't the best idea.
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Shiit, the dropping dimes one was funnier and wittier than anything bagelred has ever said on here. People are way too sensitive nowadays.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:16 PM   #10
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Default Re: MSG Network pulls controversial Knick ad..

Now that we are on the topic, is Robert Randolph and that awful Friday Night Knicks crap back?

I can't remember. I try and suppress any memories of this horrendous intro.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:49 PM   #11
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They both suck and they're both in bad taste.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:51 PM   #12
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Default Re: MSG Network pulls controversial Knick ad..

Is the first one offensive to women or something? I don't really see the big deal with that.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:55 PM   #13
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I think it's more to do with professionalism than sensitivity. Those types of headlines are more suitable for Vibe magazine or Slam magazine.
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Default Re: MSG Network pulls controversial Knick ad..

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I'm not from the USA so can somebody tell me what's wrong with this sentence ?
"It's Friday Night," the ad said. "You can either go out and attempt to pick up sixes and sevens or stay home and watch (Knicks guard Jason) Kidd dish out dimes."'


I don't see anything offensive in it.

sixes and sevens, referring to average looking women, whereas a dime is a perfect ten.
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sixes and sevens, referring to average looking women, whereas a dime is a perfect ten.
Thank you. I got it now.

It's actually funny
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