MSG Network Pulls Knicks Posters After Buzz And Controversy
The MSG Network said that it would “take down all posters associated with its recent advertising campaign, which generated buzz but also was considered controversial,” according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. The network confirmed an ad seen in N.Y. on Tuesday "as well as what is believed to be at least three other similar-type ads, would be completely removed from all its locations.” The ad read, "It's Friday night. You can either go out and attempt to pick up sixes and sevens or stay home and watch (Knicks guard Jason) Kidd dish out dimes” (ESPN.com, 11/7). YAHOO SPORTS’ Kelly Dwyer wrote, “Sold-out Knick games are lined up on just about every Friday and/or Saturday all season, and in putting together an ad like the Knicks are telling each of their less-successful fairer sex-chasers that it's just fine to stay at home instead of going ugly (to their moronic specifications) early” (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 11/7).