J Allard has, tragically, been in hiding for some time now. And still is! But his name, at least, has come out of hiding. We're glad. And so, so glad that when it did resurface, it was to share the limelight with some illustrious company!
Yes, the former Xbox pin-up boy (and now Zune pin-up boy) has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Boston University, where he once (presumably) majored in geek makeovers. Joining Allard on the list are some lofty alumni, including Steven Spielberg and Celtics legend Larry Bird, both of whom also are due to receive honorary doctorates.
While we're glad to see J again, we're actually happier at the news of Bird receiving a doctorate of any kind, because it now means we can hope for a long-awaited basketball game sequel, Dr. J vs Dr. Bird.