Did you get your socks?

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by mattbrent, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. mattbrent

    mattbrent Well-Known Member

    Yesterday in the mail I received a package from the University of Phoenix. It contained a pair of red socks with a white UoP logo on it. Anyone else get these?

    The letter suggested that I wear them with pride, but red isn't exactly my color.

  2. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    Before you make up your mind about the red socks, be sure to check out the TV commercial, which demonstrates their value and importance.

    UoP is reportedly distributing 63,000 pairs of red socks to "alumni leaders".
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  3. airtorn

    airtorn Moderator


    However, I have zero affiliation with UoP.
  4. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    Here's the bad news -- if you didn't get a pair directly from UoP, then you may have to wait.
    UoP has released the following statement about the red socks:

    You can get on the waitlist for $5.99/pair.
  5. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Nope. I have been affiliated with UOP for 8 years. No socks. LOL
  6. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    I got my AA from UoP in 2001 or so and no socks here.
  7. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

  8. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

  9. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    Inevitably, there has been some backlash against the University of Phoenix socks, as shown by small-minded individuals here and here. However, the power of the socks is clear nonetheless. It seems difficult to believe that the OP is the only degreeinfo contributor who has been honored in this way.
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  10. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

  11. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I also received RED SOCKS. Here it is....

  12. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    I don't understand. No, really. I don't understand.
  13. RBTullo

    RBTullo Member

    I'm guessing that the socks are a take-off of the old shool tie, as a form of alumni recognition.
  14. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    Nobody objects to accredited institutions distributing red socks. The disturbing part is that if you go online, you can easily find dozens of websites where you can get red socks immediately -- in any size you want -- in return for a cash payment, no matter what your true academic qualifications might be.
  15. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

  16. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    Let's try to keep this important thread on-topic -- i.e. sox, not sex
  17. NMTTD

    NMTTD Active Member

    I have a pair of maroon and gold sox....does that count? ;)
  18. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    In that case, you just need to watch this video of University of Phoenix students, led by an unusually large humanoid rabbit, performing the "Harlem Shake", while wearing red socks.

    That should clear up any confusion that you might have.
  19. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    I did as you asked. I watched. I'm less confused in the initial way that I was confused, and now I'm confused in an entirely different way. I promise you, I've given this some thought (well, not too much, let's just be real) and the only thing I can figure is that it's a gag gift from the school. Were they out of coffee mugs? Maybe it's a secret society thing (I DID just watch Zietgeist). :dunno:
  20. skidadl

    skidadl Member

    UoP should get a football team together.

    Maybe a virtual football team?

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