I hope anonymous wasn’t involved…

A thread was started on our message forums yesterday to make fans aware of a contest in which ESPN would film a ‘Gameday Commercial’ at the school that received the most votes. Here is a link to the thread.

If you clicked on the link this morning to vote you would see the following at ESPN.com:

As evidenced from the screen shot below (courtesy of Backing The Pack), NC State University was flying high in the voting last night around 9pm. Additionally, you can click here to see Backing the Pack’s post on the topic late last night.

Evidently, as the night progressed, other schools started ‘getting into the act’ and vote counts started flying off the charts; for example, Florida State got 1.2 million votes from about 2am in the morning to whenever the vote was suspended this morning. And, we ALL know that FSU students aren’t up that late studying or participating in activities that would allow for their coordination be good enough to accurately vote.

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9 Responses to I hope anonymous wasn’t involved…

  1. ErB 04/24/2012 at 10:22 AM #

    Based on the thread from The Wolf Web, I think they played a major role in our inflated numbers. There was a lot of back and forth with a Texas A&M board as well. It took long enough for ESPN to catch on. I’m interested to see what ESPNs response will be.

  2. TheAliasTroll 04/24/2012 at 10:26 AM #

    TWW no doubt played a part, as they’ve done in the past. They’ve got some talented hackers over there.

  3. Packfan28 04/24/2012 at 11:48 AM #

    I’m guilty. I need to be interrogated by Erin Andrews.

  4. Alpha Wolf 04/24/2012 at 12:05 PM #

    “Hacker” in the old sense of the word, which meant someone probably engineered a script to vote and then distributed it. That’s different than illegally breaking into a computer system.

    Anyway, it proves what a farce online popularity contests are.

  5. ncsu1987 04/24/2012 at 12:36 PM #

    …snicker…snicker…”hypothetically” such a script would have been absurdly easy to write and execute given the antiquated voting mechanism employed. ESPN should know better.

  6. LifeLongWolf 04/24/2012 at 12:54 PM #

    Vote has been suspended to “ensure the integrity of the vote.” Doh!

  7. baxter 04/24/2012 at 1:24 PM #

    Well I’m responsible for about 2000 of those haha

  8. PackerInRussia 04/24/2012 at 1:54 PM #

    I wonder why corrupt governments haven’t switched to online elections. Writing scripts is so much easier than stuffing ballots or changing the final count on each individual district’s tally sheet.

  9. PackAmy 04/26/2012 at 8:41 PM #

    The vote is back on starting May 1st. They are starting over…


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