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Old 05-04-2008, 08:21 PM   #11
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>>I just do not get into watching the games.<<

What sort of game do they play GB
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:27 PM   #12
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They are a baseball team attie.
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:29 PM   #13
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They are a baseball team attie.
you'll have to forgive Wayne, GB.... he lives in Australia. They don't play baseball there.....
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:31 PM   #14
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I always knew I liked Australia for a reason
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:32 PM   #15
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Thank you all for your support. ChefJune, you are not allowed to sleep on my mattress once the Sox win
Major karma for that one! That is too funny!

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Old 05-04-2008, 09:00 PM   #16
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Just tryin to keep ChefJune from havin to sleep on the floor.

Me, I like ot suffer, I'm a Mets fan, but, like you I am not hard core.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:21 PM   #17
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...I guess it's is more to show the owner's devotion than to draw in customers who think they will get a free mattress.
Gives you something to root for though.

In order to understand the special offer the furniture store ran and why, you have to understand the sports fan in Massachusetts. Baseball, above all other sports, is a notch or two above politics and religion in importance to MA sports fans. The word fan, short for fanatic, accurately describes us.

A Red Sox fan starts every season knowing their team will win it all and that the Yankees are the Evil Empire. The fans are knowledgeable and go to all the games. Fenway park is always full.

Last year, the same store ran a similar promotion and paid out over $20 million to happy customers. This year is a logical progression.

It's not at all about the store's owner showing his devotion to the team, it's about taking advantage of the team's popularity to run a profitable promotion and gain untold visibility for his store - Jordan's Furniture.

It's a great deal. The store buys an insurance policy to pay out the winnings, leaving the owner free to root for his team.

By the way, Jordan's Furniture, the official furniture store of the Boston Red Sox, is owned by Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in the world. He lives in Cleveland.

By the way, GB, you will have to pass a quiz on the Red Sox and their season to get your check when they win.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:27 PM   #18
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Oh trust me Adillo, I know all about the Yankees/Sox rivalry. I know plenty about the sox, I just do not get into watching the games.
I don't get it.....a fan, but doesn't watch the games....but tries to capitalze on their victories? Then asks people to pray for the team that he doesn't watch to win?

What do We get out of it? LOL
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OK Jeekinz doesn't get to use my mattress either.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:37 PM   #20
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Gee thailor....I've got buns like Varitek. You don't know what your missing.


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