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Home Depot Response

Discussion in 'ESPN's 04-05 war against tOSU and Tressel' started by smith403, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. smith403

    smith403 The Man Who Started A Dynasty

    Hey...I am new to this board but not Buckeye football (fanatic for 40+ years). In fact my Mom went to the dedication of the stadium in 1921...

    Here's my email to Home Depot and their response to my email stating my business will be going to Lowes due to their attack on Buckeye football and particularly COACH TRESSEL:

    "Contact Us" Form Message From: david smith
    Submitted: Fri, Nov 12, 2004 05:47:04 PM
    E-mail: smith403@aol.com
    Phone: 260 6325551
    Zip/Postal Code: 46797
    Subject: Other
    Store Locator:
    Service Number:
    Comments:
    Just wanted you to know that I will be taking my future business to
    Lowe's. Perhaps you will be receiving thousands of emails like mine. The
    reason for my decision is the ridiculous attack by ESPN on the football
    program at The Ohio State University (and particularly their personal
    attack on Coach Tressel and mocking his religious faith...Quote from
    ESPN "Tressel looked like a minister in his trademark sweater vest and
    perfect haircut, and played the part, too, founding a Fellowship of
    Christian Athletes chapter at the school." Home Depot is the main
    sponsor of College Game Day and therefore you obviously must endorse
    this type of "attack/sleaze" journalism. I would very much appreciate a
    response to this email stating your position regarding this attack on
    Coach Tressel's personal faith.

    Respectfully,
    David Smith
    smith403@aol.com


    Hello David,

    Thank you for contacting The Home Depot and sharing your concerns. We
    sincerely appreciate hearing from all of our customers.

    As far as our advertising policy is concerned, for competitive business
    reasons The Home Depot advertises on programs that are most popular with
    the viewing public. We work hard to avoid programs that are
    inconsistent with our values, but as you probably know, it is impossible
    to preview content of any program prior to its broadcast.

    The Home Depot is committed to building stronger communities. We are
    proud of our long tradition of supporting organizations working in the
    areas of affordable housing, disaster preparedness, at-risk youth and
    the environment. Over the last 12 years, The Home Depot has contributed
    nearly $200 million and tens of millions of volunteer hours to
    worthwhile causes.

    We hope this answers your concerns. Thank you, again, for sharing your
    comments. We appreciate hearing from all of our customers.
    If we can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact us
    again.

    Your Home Improvement Partner,

    Kyle W.
    homedepot.com


    Here's the link to tell them how you feel customercare@homedepot.com
     
  2. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    So that justifies sponsoring a scumbag magazine? :slappy:
     
  3. smith403

    smith403 The Man Who Started A Dynasty

    Also sent an email to Tom Friend but HMMM NO response...

    Tom Friend -

    Perhaps you could find some credible sources to corroborate your story. Interesting how an expose on college football seems to come out this time of year (every year)! Why not interview ex-coach Earle Bruce, ex-coach John Cooper, Chris Spielman, Eddie George, Matt Wilhelm, Craig Krenzel, Mike Vrabel... I think you get the point or is it anything/anybody to sell a mag. I for one will be canceling my subscription.
    Bet Dan Patrick is looking forward to coming to OSU next week or perhaps this is another part of the ratings ploy!

    Have a great day and GO BUCKS!

    David Smith


    In case you want to let him have it:tom.friend@espnmag.com
     

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