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Old 07-16-2014, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default What happened to Black Magic???

Is black magic no more? I thought it was much more catchy than "showcase"
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: What happened to Black Magic???

Was hoping this would be a uniform thread about black jerseys...
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I'm glad they ditched that name for the camp.
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I'm glad they ditched that name for the camp.
Why???? Why did they ditch it? Showcase is weak vs black magic!
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Politics.
I was hoping that wasn't the answer! Was it to be politically correct?
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Default Re: What happened to Black Magic???

When I initially saw the title, I thought it was going to say what happened to Blake Mitchell.
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Black Magic was the perfect name.
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Default Re: What happened to Black Magic???

Eh, I don't know...
Black Magic refers to a specific era that was like 20 years ago. I agree Gamecock Showcase is pretty weak, but I don't know if Black Magic really resonates, either
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Eh, I don't know...
Black Magic refers to a specific era that was like 20 years ago. I agree Gamecock Showcase is pretty weak, but I don't know if Black Magic really resonates, either
I think that Black Magic went along with the fire ants era....where we wore all black uniforms alot, especially for big games. I don't think that Spurrier likes all black uniforms much. I think he once said we lost too many games in all black. He likes traditional red and white uniform combination and he also likes all red or all white as well.
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Eh, I don't know...
Black Magic refers to a specific era that was like 20 years ago. I agree Gamecock Showcase is pretty weak, but I don't know if Black Magic really resonates, either
Exactly my feeling about it. Most of the kids we're recruiting don't have a clue what that name actually refers back to. And then as far as just a branding tool to generate excitement for our camp .... it just doesn't get the job done I think. Showcase is not a great name either, but at least it's been the name long enough that kids know what it means to be invited to that camp now. If you're going to give that benefit up just for a more distinctive name, pick something that actually gets kids excited.

Plus, "black magic" might actually have a very specific meaning to USC and the fans, but to non-fans hearing that phrase who don't know any of that ... what exactly is the message we're selling? When we're actively telling people about the family atmosphere and nature of the team (especially since we're recruiting against preacher Dabo), why would you pick a name that, objectively, brings up connotations of witchcraft and devil worship? It doesn't strike me in that way at all, but what's the good of even going there? Do a quick google search of the phrase "black magic" and see what kind of results you get.

Stick with the known name, Showcase, or think about the kind of brand you're trying to sell when picking a new name.
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Exactly my feeling about it. Most of the kids we're recruiting don't have a clue what that name actually refers back to. And then as far as just a branding tool to generate excitement for our camp .... it just doesn't get the job done I think. Showcase is not a great name either, but at least it's been the name long enough that kids know what it means to be invited to that camp now. If you're going to give that benefit up just for a more distinctive name, pick something that actually gets kids excited.

Plus, "black magic" might actually have a very specific meaning to USC and the fans, but to non-fans hearing that phrase who don't know any of that ... what exactly is the message we're selling? When we're actively telling people about the family atmosphere and nature of the team (especially since we're recruiting against preacher Dabo), why would you pick a name that, objectively, brings up connotations of witchcraft and devil worship? It doesn't strike me in that way at all, but what's the good of even going there? Do a quick google search of the phrase "black magic" and see what kind of results you get.

Stick with the known name, Showcase, or think about the kind of brand you're trying to sell when picking a new name.

Yeah, but "showcase" sounds like something a bunch of fifth graders would call it if they only had 30 seconds to think of a name.
Think about the names of other recruiting events in the SEC:
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Showcase is generic and weak.
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Agreed, "Showcase" is weak... time to send someone in marketing packing.
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