Doug Collins promises to pay for 18,000 fansí free Big Mac's
Old 12-24-2012, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hahahaha ... I can't see MLSE ever allowing this if Casey did the same thing... those cheapos

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After denying fans a chance at a free cheeseburger, 76ers coach Doug Collins promises to pay for 18,000 fans’ free sandwiches




On Friday night Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins defiantly thumbed his nose at one of our least-favorite NBA traditions – the fast food “earning” ticket giveaways that teams usually provide to fans if the home team scores over 100 points.

With nine of the NBA’s 30 teams averaging over 100 points a contest, a number sure to rise as the NBA typically improves offensively as the season moves on, it’s not exactly a marvel when teams hit triple-digits. And yet several NBA teams offer a take on this promotion, which leaves teams in the tricky and often embarrassing situation of having to score needless points at the end of either safe wins or blowout losses in order to satisfy the home crowd’s craving for something they’re usually embarrassed to eat.

With his Sixers already up 99-80 over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Collins demanded guard Evan Turner dribble out the clock so not to show up their opponent, and the always on-point Philadelphia crowd responded with boos.

Not willing to quit while he was ahead, though, Collins told the public address announcer that he’d “make up” for it out of pocket.

Doug Collins has always come off as the sort of basketball type that sticks to his principles, so the move to ask Turner to eat the possession, so to speak, makes sense.

Paying for the fast food burger himself? As other outlets have noted, this would cost Collins well over $72,000, while providing the Sixers with the lamest logistical nightmare on record – tracking down thousands of petulant fans who feel as if the home town team’s blowout win is somewhat invalidated because they didn’t get a free 600 calories to chomp down upon.

From the Associated Press’ Dan Gelston, via several previous outfits:
read more: After denying fans a chance at a free cheeseburger, 76ers coach Doug Collins promises to pay for 18,000 fans? free sandwiches | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports

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And yet several NBA teams offer a take on this promotion, which leaves teams in the tricky and often embarrassing situation of having to score needless points at the end of either safe wins or blowout losses in order to satisfy the home crowd’s craving for something they’re usually embarrassed to eat.
That says it all. Time to bring the "Keep opponents under 100" to win. Come on Raptors. Be the first!!
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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rewards fans for cheering to play less defense?
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That says it all. Time to bring the "Keep opponents under 100" to win. Come on Raptors. Be the first!!
That would be awesome.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That says it all. Time to bring the "Keep opponents under 100" to win. Come on Raptors. Be the first!!
They wouldn't be the first (Lakers have that rule for tacos), but it makes more sense than what we currently have.
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They wouldn't be the first (Lakers have that rule for tacos), but it makes more sense than what we currently have.
They will save a lot of Taco $$$ with No D D'Antoni.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yea, sure OP, MLSE is cheap. I am so sick and tired of people saying that. They are many things but cheap they are not.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Reminds me of this
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