25.Nov.2013 Regarding the “Jaquizz” Gaffe…
Turns out the marketing department was behind it. Yes, the same geniuses who brought you men in bras and the shark-headed Beaver have now brought you “Jaquizz Rodgers” (come on, that just looks wrong), whoever he is.
Apparently they have a gameday script which they read over the PA during timeouts and such, and they also post some of this information on the scoreboard. In the script, the name was spelled correctly in some parts but incorrectly in others. This misprint is in bold font both times, yet nobody noticed it was spelled differently than the correct version, which was only one sentence after.
If you’re going to honor a guy get his name right. Double and triple check it. There’s nothing else to say about that.
We have needed an overhaul of marketing for years. Is this the final nail in that coffin? I doubt it because nothing changes at OSU (though the higher ups are riled over this). You can take a snapshot today, put it in a time capsule, and in 20 years it’ll be the same dumbasses running the show, only a little older and a little balder.