April 2nd, 2013 at 10:39 AM ^

Am I the only one who is suspicious that the card may have originally read "your a baller" but was corrected by a proof reader before it went in the mail?  I mean, the "e" looks like different hand writing than the rest of it.


April 2nd, 2013 at 10:48 AM ^

(Miss St. U.) computer is linked to an Etch-a-Sketch with which they do their "personal" messaging.  Either that or they have corralled untold numbers of Mississippi's 1st grade classrooms to 1) improve penmenship skills and 2) insert personal messages into their mass mailers to upper echelon recruiting targets.  Maybe it's a form of punishment?  "No recess for you Billy Ray...you need to write cards.  'At'll teach ya for shootin' spitballs into Candi Sue's cuppa Diet Mountain Dew."

State Street

April 2nd, 2013 at 10:51 AM ^

In what alternate universe does any coach think kids dig this stuff?  I've seen twitpics of literally a hundred letters sent to a particular athlete...in one day.  Isn't there a better allocation of time?


April 2nd, 2013 at 10:57 AM ^

Ok, is this some new recruiting strategy to have hand written notes from 3rd graders constantly using the word "baller"?  Do we think so little of our high school athletes now-a-days that this is supposed to appeal to them?


April 2nd, 2013 at 2:21 PM ^

Which is why most of us learned circa-10th grade that if we want anything to look quasi-professional then we need to either:

1) find the nearest girl and beg her to write our message for us; or

2) spend more than 15 seconds on it.

ND Sux

April 2nd, 2013 at 11:17 AM ^

maybe it was written / sent by one of the coeds after a recruiting visit? 


Edit: ...or maybe DURING a visit, which could explain the messy handwriting. 


April 2nd, 2013 at 11:34 AM ^

I see a serious violation going on... they have hired child labor for their recruiting team!  4 year olds should not be forced to write recruiting letters to high school prospects.


April 2nd, 2013 at 11:38 AM ^

I guess it is the case that "You're a baller" is just one of those messages that seems more genuine and sincere when it is handwritten in a card rather than sent in something that begins with "Dear Recruit..." or "To Whom It May Concern".