Then Universal Studios offered advanced sneak peaks to the Kansas football team? And Virginia Tech? Huh? Well, um, what about the football program on which Davis played?
A Syracuse athletics official said the studio would not provide a screening for the Orange until its world premier in Syracuse on Sept. 12.That's right. After they have their special premiere. An event in a downtown Syracuse theater that can hold 2900 people. Ticket prices range from $1000 (you get to walk down the orange carpet) to only $44 (oops, all 200 of these tickets that indicated the "inclusiveness" of the event are sold out). The present Syracuse football team apparently didn't merit an invite.
After that, they might get to letting the Syracuse football team get a screening of the movie. Sure, they already screened it for college football teams that Ernie Davis did not play. Hey, it's still ahead of the October 3 release date. Why expect further any special treatment?
The last word goes to a righteously pissed-off Syracuse blogger.
So every college football team in the nation gets to see this movie, about a Syracuse football player who plays football at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, except the Syracuse football team? How dumb do you have to be to make that decision?
Furthermore, how big a bunch of [redacted] must Syracuse University officials be to allow the movie studio to stop its football team from seeing an inspirational film about ONE OF THEIR OWN!?!? How is this not a requirement? Why wouldn't you want it to be?