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Is Arkansas Using War Memorial Scoreboard Malfunction Pic To Promote Toledo Game?



Tickets for Arkansas' game against Toledo in Little Rock are now for sale. You can purchase them on Arkansas' website if you like.

UA, as per usual, has taken to social media to promote selling tickets for the Toledo game. See if you notice anything interesting in their choice of picture:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">You can now purchase tickets to the Toledo game at the War Memorial Staidum ticket office in Little Rock! <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Razorback Football  (@RazorbackFB) <a href="">August 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Now, I may be wrong, but to me it looks like they're using a picture of War Memorial Stadium's notorious scoreboard in mid-malfunction to promote the game. And that. Is. Amazing. It's hilarious and awful and hilarious.

The malfunctioning scoreboard at War Memorial is as infamous as the massive tailgating on the golf course. Whenever there's a technical mishap at any event anywhere ever, those familiar with Arkansas make easy War Memorial jokes. It never fails.

You can tell from the right side of the pic that the image came from the Georgia game last year. It could be possible that the rest of the scoreboard is black because UGA had a pretty big lead against Arkansas and UA photoshopped it out, but the crowd in the pic seems pretty into it, and when the Bulldogs had their big lead, the crowd wasn't that into the game. Also, if it's simply a photoshop, it's incredibly lazy to keep the piece from the Georgia part on the right side.  So it really seems like the scoreboard is malfunctioning in the picture.

Now this could just be totally innocent on UA's part because the picture in general is nice. That being said, justified or not, there is a segment of Arkansas fans in parts of the state who want to keep games in War Memorial Stadium and feel the school has disrespected them throughout the 15 years of the entire Great Stadium Debate process, and some even feel like UA wants Little Rock games to struggle in order to more easily make the eventual case for moving all games to Fayetteville. Pictures like this can feed into that.

I don't think UA is quite that devious, but from the troll job standpoint, this is really funny. They should have gone with the #UncommonScoreboardOperations hashtag for full effect.