Thursday, February 16, 2017

Can #decidetofly catch on like #beadude?

Prior to Signing Day, you may have noticed BC Football folks using the hashtag #decidetofly in various social media formats. BC not only had their recruits use the tag, but they also asked BC Football alumni to explain why they decided to fly and how "#decidetofly" has helped them.

Signing Day has come and gone, but #decidetofly is still around. Addazio tweeted it out again Thursday (below) as he shared the team going through offseason conditioning drills. The video is good. The message is good too. I hope it works. If BC can get "Decide to Fly" to actually catch on, it may prove more timeless than "Be a Dude" and applicable to multiple aspects of Boston College, not just Football.

Now I just need someone to explain why they are hashtaging "IRENE."

38 comments:

CT said...

Minutia

mod34b said...

#decidetogetfirec

Georgia Eagle said...

Who the hell cares? Trendy logos don't produce wins.

EL MIZ said...

apparently IRENE was a black hawk down reference?

"Be a Dude" was Don Brown's creation.

i don't care what catchphrase it is so long as we win 8-9 games next year and Daz suddenly stops being Daz on the sideline (freaking out routinely, freezing at the critical moments). ATL - you seem to have come around on Daz - what gives?

also, is Bates gone yet? Daz and Christian are a combined 16-64 in the ACC, good for a 20% winning percentage.

bceagle93 said...

This is where these clowns are way off base. The University already has a mission statement and it works pretty well. They only need one hashtag: #EverToExcel. Says everything you need to know about why you want to become part of the BC community. There should be no need to market the football program separately.

Not sure why Father Leahy and administration is not reminding them of this. Sadly, our AD and football HC have proven that they do not embody this ideal and do not get it.

Daz, how about this one: #TimeToGo

Craig Yeaster said...

If the hashtag is evertoexcel, then how come they are so terrible at basketball and football?

@MrNASAgang said...

Yo from a former BC player. #Evertoexcel is old and very outdated. I'm also sure that it wont catch any recruit eye. Damn sure ain't the reason I chose BC.

EL MIZ said...

@ Yeaster - what a sad life you lead, creating two accounts to troll BC fans on ATL's blog. as i post this i bet you are hurriedly logging out of YEASTER and into the other account to post a similar snarky yet 0/10 on the funny scale post. we've lost 80% of conference games in the last 4 years - what did we do to deserve you? get lost, swine.

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Max said...

I am curious mrNASAgang - why did you decide to come to BC and play football?

Rich Conboy said...

TBH I don't think ANY recruit goes anywhere because of a hashtag

Craig Yeaster said...

And they don't go to BC for football or basketball if they care about winning.

Max said...

OK - had a minute to watch this video.
1) I am personally offended by this IRENE trolling. Daz you are not in a war. Stop equating wintercworkouts to defending this country. SEALs are best at what they do. You are not even close. My father was a Marine captain. There is no way I would ever presume playing a game is equal to our armed forces. #getaf'nlife
2) is the general strategy to come up with enough stupid hashtags hoping one sticks?
3)I am left thinking where is the coaching equivalent video? They have screwed up way more than the players ever have. I remind you of Daz (not even coaching the game) stuffing his face with pizza and chips on ESPN...."Do you take the shot here? It's only the National CHampionship game"
4) the longer DAz is here the more he shows what an absolute moron he is. BC will never win with him as HC
5) CY is correct. We suck currently
6) I wish they put this effort into winning games. As Al Davis said "Just win baby". Everything else is just crap

mod34b said...

Max - agree with you 100% . how dare Daz equate himself with US marines in combat. Almost feels like stolen valor. low.


Here is an explanation of "Irene" i found somewhere

"Irene" was the go-signal for a raid to capture a Somali warlord in the dangerous heart of Mogadishu. To all airborne helicopters and ground elements, the command center radioed: "All units Irene. I say again, Irene."

NOTE; DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS... LIKE ANY PEST, TAKE AWAY THEIR FOOD - RESPONSES TO THEM AR ETHE FOOD THEY CRAVE - AND THEY WILL LEAVE. ESPECIALLY KNUCKLEHEAD STFU.

Craig Yeaster said...

Feed me.

John said...

You eat it, all right, CY.

Craig Yeaster said...

You are so crass John. I expect more from you. For shame.

Georgia Eagle said...

Listen to Mod, kids. Don't FEED the trolls.

JBQ said...

Hopefully, Father Red Head and the Fish Man have the sense to right the sinking ship. TC went to Jacksonville but he still has a phone on his desk. Bates needs to be replaced in June when his contract expires with someone who knows how to evaluate a football program. The Dazzler is on life support and everyone knows it. He will be evaluated on how the team does in the first half of the season. If he fails, he will be gone by Thanksgiving. He will sink or swim with Brown or Wade and probably Brown. This will be R-R-P-Punt just like the last four years. Brown is seen as another Murphy. Once again, there will be nine man fronts. Redundant seems to be the word for 2.6 million per with that three year extension plus a "loan" for 150K. The Administration backs him and likes him. So, what's a realist to do?

Craig Yeaster said...

Yeah everyone, don't respond to the trolls, i.e. Georgia Eagle.

Georgia Eagle said...

JBQ, do you have it on good authority Bates will be gone by June or just wishful thinking on your part?

TeddyE said...

I just have so little hope that changes get made in hoops and football and even if they were, that the person or committee hires the right guy. So what is the point? We are rewarding mediocrity, at best, in football and not sure what for hoops. I'd like to think we have made progress in hoops and we are, but is it progress that makes us better but still so far from the tourney? I had hoped by the end of year 3 we would at least be an NIT Team and my opinion, which many will have issue with, is that for a power 5 team you should at least be in the discussion for an overall .500 record and the NIT every season. As for football, let 2017 be the final judge jury and executioner. A full recruiting cycle is here. A tougher schedule. No excuses. Daz even said it himself, year 5 was the year, and not to just go to the Detroit Bowl, to compete for the ACC Division title. Trust me fellas, that ain't gonna happen. It just seems hopeless. Lets hope Jerry can sweep Vermont this weekend.

Bravesbill said...

This is what the football program has been reduced to? Trying to perfect the hashtag?

bceagle93 said...

Sorry, maybe I am old school, but "Ever to Excel" is the school motto -- and it represents an ideal that the University hopes to instill in every student upon graduation, whether they compete in athletics or not. It may not be cheesy or catchy, but it stands for something that tens of thousands of Boston College graduates embody on a daily basis, no matter what they do in life. Given the broader accomplishments by those that live by it, I'd say it serves the University community well.

Btw, it's the same motto we had when athletes like Luke Kuechly, Damien Woody, Matthias Kiwanuka, Andre Williams and Matt Ryan went to BC. Look at what they (and other less recognized athletes, I might add) have achieved and how they represent our community post graduation.

If we had strong leadership at the AD and HC position that embodied the ideal of "Ever to Excel", we wouldn't need to resort to what has become a clown show to catch the eye of recruits. Like many other schools with strong academics and athletics, the excellence on the field and commitment to development of our athletes would match what they get in the classroom. Right now, we have a guy with a losing record posting videos of himself dropping paper clips and talking about eating pizza.... #NotMyHC

Craig Yeaster said...

They don't excel at academics or sports. What a joke! Losers!

Guido said...

bceagle93 - you are absolutely correct in your comments. Trying to develop these moronic , sophomoric hashtags is indicative of the mentality of our head coach. He just does not get it !!! "Ever to Excel" is ageless !!! Obviously, our recruiting efforts have not been enhanced by these foolish hashtags. I can not wait until he disappears from Chestnut Hill !!!!!!

Knucklehead said...

I don't know BC produces some good marketing campaigns online. The water drop was popular, be a dude and this one might be popular with folks like Mod.

Max said...

I feel sorry for everyone who thinks that "Ever to Excel" Does not cut it. It serves athletics and academics alike. It is a proud message from a proud college. Anything else is just carnival clownship. BC proud with no apology. Anything else is second best.

TGS said...

#DazIsAnAssClown

That should work. Ever to excel is a bit silly when you've been to two major bowls since 1942 and none since 1985.

Georgia Eagle said...

Well put, TGS.

STL_eagle said...

I think some people are confusing the school motto Ever to Excel with a hash tag that is specific to football recruiting in Decide to Fly. The football hash tag is a convenient way for twitter users to check in on the updates to BC football recruiting. The school motto hash tag speaks broadly to all aspects of the school: academics, athletics, students, community, etc.

I think the two hash tags can co-exist and serve their respective purposes. I don't disagree with the comments about other tags used by Daz which seem to be publicity stunts and take away from the professionalism that one expects from a head coach. That said, I'm sure that his intent is to motivate his players and recruits with less concern about what others think.

Max said...

Do not step on the military. BC and others can play football and piss and moan on a blog through the efforts of brave men an women.
I hate Daz!

Max said...

I hate high school kids. They are worthless until they actually do something. And then it is open to debate.

bceagle93 said...

If Daz & Bates had shown they were excellent representatives of the University & our motto, I'd be fine with whatever campaigns they felt they needed to put together to woo football recruits. But there's a difference when maybe Dabo Swinney or Jim Harbaugh does it and Daz does it. For us, it's now a clown show, plain and simple.

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SaturdaysOnShea said...

Most of these young athletes weren't alive during the Battle of Mogadishu. Thank you to Coach Daz for raising awareness of our American military history.

CT said...

UNC with fake African-American classes.

Apparently, Duke has fake Earth Science classes.

Kyrie Irving dropping the knowledge. Like, literally. Dropping it. To the floor.

Max said...

Are you serious?
A coach who can't win in his chosen profession is educating young minds on military history - to save his 3 million a year salary. GTFU and smell the coffee.