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Monday, March 08, 2004

Papa John's Sucks
If the Wranglers score over 50, everyone gets a free medium cheese pizza at Papa John's. Apparently, there was some confusion about this, so during every announcement, they made sure to emphasize that the offer is valid for that day only. Around 7:00, I called to order my free pizza. The guy on the phone was noticeably pissed. When I arrived (I drove to go pick it up since they apparently wouldn't deliver it), they told me that, get this, they were out of "medium" dough. This has to be the biggest cop-out, "Fuck you, customer" I've ever heard.
I think what happened is that the company simply didn't know what it was getting itself into. They probably figured that the Wranglers wouldn't score over 50 very often, given that they are an expansion team and that is a high score for football. They made a bad bargain, and are trying to weasel their way out of it by claiming that they have set dough sizes.

A company that made a good bargain is Verizon Yellow Pages, who sponsors every penalty flag (which occurs nearly every play). They get about 50 "mentions" every game, which is probably worth more than a billboard. However, when flags take away a big play or are bad calls, that pisses the crowd off, which may transfer to the company. "Damn Verizon took away that touchdown."

Posted by Gel 11:32 AM Post a Comment

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