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J Allard in Back to School

Boston University honors Larry Bird, Steven Spielberg, and... J Allard?

Memories...
J Allard is the gold standard for fascinatingly ridiculous corporate evangelism in the world of video games. His coffee-shop-cool image might've been blatantly manufactured, and while Reggie Fils-Aime and Peter Moore have certainly got chops, neither of them could get away with legally changing their first name to a single letter or wearing a sports jacket and a hoodie at the same time. Dude hasn't been publicly involved with Microsoft's games division for years now, but that doesn't stop my ears from perking up whenever I hear mention of his name, which inevitably leads to me secretly hoping he'll stroll out onto the stage during the next Microsoft E3 press conference to insane and thunderous applause.

This shameful process began anew this morning when Friend of Giant Bomb Rich Gallup gave me the heads-up that J Allard would be receiving an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Boston University, Allard's alma mater, alongside Michael Jordan adversary Larry Bird and Boom Blox executive producer Steven Spielberg. Can you imagine what could happen if all three of these honorees actually make it to the May 17th commencement ceremony? I would fully expect them to announce that Microsoft is publishing a one-on-one basketball game set during WWII at E3 next month. The only bummer? It would be exclusively for the Zune.
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Posted by Ryan
Memories...
J Allard is the gold standard for fascinatingly ridiculous corporate evangelism in the world of video games. His coffee-shop-cool image might've been blatantly manufactured, and while Reggie Fils-Aime and Peter Moore have certainly got chops, neither of them could get away with legally changing their first name to a single letter or wearing a sports jacket and a hoodie at the same time. Dude hasn't been publicly involved with Microsoft's games division for years now, but that doesn't stop my ears from perking up whenever I hear mention of his name, which inevitably leads to me secretly hoping he'll stroll out onto the stage during the next Microsoft E3 press conference to insane and thunderous applause.

This shameful process began anew this morning when Friend of Giant Bomb Rich Gallup gave me the heads-up that J Allard would be receiving an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Boston University, Allard's alma mater, alongside Michael Jordan adversary Larry Bird and Boom Blox executive producer Steven Spielberg. Can you imagine what could happen if all three of these honorees actually make it to the May 17th commencement ceremony? I would fully expect them to announce that Microsoft is publishing a one-on-one basketball game set during WWII at E3 next month. The only bummer? It would be exclusively for the Zune.
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Posted by Venatio

Awesomeness^^^^

Posted by pornstorestiffi

I never understood why Allard needed to be made into a joke. There are so many other people who qualify to be made fun off, like Moore and his stupid tattoo stunt witch was more lame than wearing a hoody and sports jacket at the same time. Or that time Reggie was on stage with that horrible woman playing what ever that sword game was, also equally as horrible.

Posted by TheClap

Congrats to him

Edited by Eder

J, Reggie and Moore FTW. These guys were awesome. Why did they just take them off the stage? 

Posted by artofwar420

I really want him to go bananas again.

Posted by KingBroly

So...what you're saying is we're never going to see Byrd, Spielberg or Jordan again?

Posted by MannAlive

A new Zune is better than an iPod Classic by much.  But they never should have released that 1st generation brick.

Posted by theMcNasty

J Allard FTW!

Posted by Brad

I'm Brad and I approve of this post.

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Posted by Reverseface

If only mortals could get away wih the SPORTS JACKET + HOODIE COMBO. Only a god can wears these sacred textiles.

Edited by Death_Burnout

...I always wear a sports jacket and hoodie at the same time...partly because of J.

Any J Allard news is good news!

Edited by MrKlorox

If he was truly hip coffee shop indie bong or whatever, he'd be all about safety pinning patches of all his favorite bands all over said sport jacket. No, better yet, all over a tuxedo jacket... with nevernude cutoff shorts. now THAT's modern!

Posted by artofwar420
MrKlorox said:
"If he was truly hip coffee shop indie bong or whatever, he'd be all about safety pinning patches of all his favorite bands all over said sport jacket. No, better yet, all over a tuxedo jacket... with nevernude cutoff shorts. now THAT's modern!"

Thank you for reminding me of this :)


Posted by Death_Unicorn
Brad said:
"I'm Brad and I approve of this post."
Thanks for the lawlz. :D
Posted by Media_Master

ok, good for him