I could see that getting the attention of a teen.
Notre Dame sends recruit 477 pieces of mail as 'Pot of Gold'
Just wait until they send him "The Rudy" - one piece of mail for every day a Notre Dame player has spent in federal prison for securities fraud.
Thank you.... well done.
out a letter to prospects showing the number $57,000,000 which represented the value of the contracts signed by its last year graduating class in the NFL. That will get more attention.
Or was that what Alabama paid them?
This would impress a seven year old, not a seventeen year old. They don't need a sheet of paper for each one to realize the size of the number. I'd be a little annoyed.
Sending 477 letters to a kid is probably too much, but it worked for Harry Potter
Yeah, but it really pissed off his guardians in Harry Potter. I assume if the parents of the recruit have a little more of a backbone than Uncle Vernon did, it may not end well for Notre Dame's chances...
Did anyone hear the rumor that the NCAA is investigating Harry Potter's time during Hogwart's? Something about improper benefits, no-show jobs, point shaving in the house cup...this could be really bad...
Just curious, how many Michigan players have been drafted?
That would be interesting to know.
Good for 6th all time
i mean i had no reference before this, but i would have guessed higher.
that's such a crazy small community. just shows how few people make it in the nfl
USC, ND, OSU, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Michigan
340 through 2012
Anything that helps the USPS stay afloat while keeping the cost of postage down! I don't want to pay UPS or FedEx $12 to mail a letter to my grandma.
It certainly doesn't cost that much through UPS or FedEx now. I recently sent a huge box through FedEx overnight for 10 bucks. I wouldn't sweat it. USPS needs to go.
Yeah, for real. I've always found FedEx and UPS to be way cheaper every time I have priced them out.
Weight effects the price of a package far more than size. I've sent huge boxes overnight to Europe for less than $100. While 2 gallons of paint shipped ground within the USA costs about the same.
this is all I could find
Overkill and I think it's pretty lame. I would open about 3 and call it a day
You aren't a highschooler receiving letters with lipstick kisses from Brian Kelly, though.
Speak for yourself.
As the parent I would find that annoying and too much, as well as a bit intrusive and wasteful. As the kid I would think it was pretty neat! I would open about 4 or 5 of them and give up after understanding what it was all about.
In the end, the kid will remeber Notre Dame sending him all of those letters his whole life. That is what they were going for. the WOW factor was loud and clear.
Let us hope he goes somewhere else and they wasted a lot of money on his recruitment hahah. Except for an SEC school, who will actually send him a pot of gold.
So they spent $200 just in postage to bombard him with letters today. Add in the cost of paper, envelopes, ink, and someome impersonating the coaches signiture plus stuffing all the envelopes and your talking about $400 for a single recruit in 1 day. Clearly something is wrong with the economics of cfb.
How much do you think an official visit costs for a recruit and his family? A ton more than $400.
Kind of a cool idea/gesture, but it's just a lot of paper to throw away/recycle.
At first I'd be like: OMG what's all this? This is cool.
Then I'd be like: Mom. Get me a trash can; Brian Kelly is jackass.
I'd probably find a way to prank him back. Like tell him I had sex with his wife.
Mark them all return to sender and return them unopened.
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This is extremely stupid. I would have done anything to get a recruiting letter from Michigan with my name on it in high school and if 477 of them showed up on the same day 476 if them would have been thrown in the trash. At what point do schools ask kids how they would like to contacted and respect it?
Hey...don't forget Josiah Bartlet
Seems more like "Lepre-CON"
environmental nut, but...at best (for ND) that's 476 wasted pieces of paper; at best (for Michigan) that's 477 wasted pieces of paper.
that makes me cringe.
The Stalking Irish. They should call the kid repeatedly and hang up when someone else picks up the phone.
A little research into the phenomenon shows that this isn't the first time Notre Dame has done this actually. Matt Elam apparently was sent 262 pieces of mail (per Yahoo!) by Notre Dame, which beat the 182 pieces of mail that Kentucky supposedly sent him in on day. Notre Dame's were hand-addressed and everything, so someone has some serious carpal tunnel perhaps in South Bend.
tm;do (too many; didn't open)stfu lol.
and sell them as a lot on ebay. I bet the kid could make a few bucks.
I'm now convinced that the USPS would already be dead were it not for college football/baskebtall recruiting.
This is the best they could come up with to replace giving players fake girlfriends? What's next, everyone gets a jar of Holtz saliva that he projects out of his ass mouth everytime he proclaims that ND is a title contender?
I would be annoyed.
way less impactful than "you're a baller" if you ask me
Reminds me of that scene in Harry Potter where all the mail is flying into the house - pretty absurd.
Someone must be able to post a clip of that for this thread.
LOL...thanks, knew that wouldn't take long
Creative, if nothing else but also a shimmering example of the absurd nature of recruiting.
have delivered it straight into the garbage bin.
How many letters do they get from T'eo's girlfriend ?
Are those letters sealed with drool from Lou Holtz?
Notre Dame - single handedly keeping the USPS solvent
This is unbelievably lame, but honestly, I get it because you really have to try every persuasion tactic possible to convince players to come to a wasteland like South Bend and play for Grimace.
This one doesn't seem like it would work though. Looks desperate...falls into the "he's just not that into you" category, if you're making me quote a Justin Long movie.
What a waste of paper.
Can origami leprechauns be far behind?
I can't wait until 2015, when every nd topic must contain .... OT
11 recruits were sent these pot'o'golds.
Won't anyone think of the trees?