Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Arizona bookstore apologizes for predicting team's loss in tournament


Contrary to evidence you may have found on the bookstore website of the Arizona Wildcats, the one-seeded squad is still very much alive in the NCAA Tournament. However, if you base your truth by this t-shirt they formerly had for sell, you would be led to believe Arizona was bounced in the Elite Eight.

The description of the shirt reads as follows:

“The Wildcats had an amazing season and made it all the way to the Elite Eight. It may be the end of basketball season, but don’t let it end your devotion.”

Apparently, the bookstore believes the Wildcats will have no problem getting through San Diego State in the Sweet 16. But the potential match-up between Baylor or Wisconsin is simply too much for Sean Miller's team to handle, according to the bookstore.

The item has since been taken down and the school issued the following explanation of the faux pas:

The University of Arizona Book Store experienced an unintentional leak of a hidden web page that was never meant for public release. This page included designs created in preparation for March Madness, a common practice for most retailers. It was never for sale. The mistake does not reflect any assumptions about tournament outcomes and the UA BookStores sincerely regrets the error.

Hey, there's no harm in being prepared, but you have got to do a better job of keeping secrets, well, secrets. Especially when you consider that anything less than a Final Four berth will be a disappointment for the heavily favored Wildcats.

Via For the Win

No comments:

Post a Comment