Skip to comments.Fox's joke on fan just plain mean [Foxsports tricks fans with toy car]
Posted on 09/06/2006 6:01:21 AM PDT by TaxRelief
(snip) With just under two minutes to go in the Panthers-Miami Dolphins exhibition, Good was under the impression Fox Sports was about to give him a new car. The network's announcing team had promoted the free car giveaway on air at the end of the third quarter.
Instead, sideline reporter Tony Siragusa handed Good a toy car.
Good, believing the toy was a symbol for the real thing, said on-camera to Siragusa: "Thank you! Thank you very, very, very much -- it's a blessing and a prayer answered!"
But Fox Sports was playing a joke. And it wasn't funny. It was badly planned, poorly executed and outright mean.
Siragusa walked away shortly after the interview, leaving Good bewildered and upset.
"I thought I had won a real car," Good said.
Fox officials debated this issue among themselves Tuesday after I brought it to their attention. Ultimately, all they have offered Good is an apology.
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This happened once before on a radio program. The guy sued and got the car. There's precedent here.
I wouldn't blame him if he did. That was cruel. And if Fox indeed was promising to give a car away, then a lot of courts would say they have to give a car away - not a toy.
Why, exactly, would they need to do any sort of promotion like this? They aren't a local radio station.
They should of offered him a brand new "Toyyoda".
I recall once when Hooters promised a "Toyota" and presented the winner with a "toy Yoda". I believe she sued and got the car.
I was just thinking of that. . .
Typical. Fox Sports is trash.
If Fox was smart they would cough up for the car.
Especially if the recipient did some actions to indicate reliance on the promise (e.g. sell all of his existing cars). He then has a strong case for the judge to enforce the promise, even though the recipient gave no consideration in return.
Thank you, Dig
That bit was by Opie and Anthony, I remember when that happened. They are the DJs who ended up getting fired when some contestants in a public sex contest got caught having sex in St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC. Now they are on satellite radio I believe.
There were no written rules, so who knows how a court would rule.
It would be pretty hard for Good to maintain his credibility in the anger-management classes he teaches if he sued over this.
A car would be cheaper than the lousy image and/or a court case.
I watched this game, and it I could not tell if Fox was kidding or not. In fact, I was hoping the trick was to make him think that's all they were giving him, then give him the real deal. Yikes, not very funny.
I can't imagine any lawyer would be willing to take this case. /s
They're back on the air in New York and other places (taking Howard Stern's old spot) as well as on XM satellite.
Stupid move by Fox, by the way.
Reminds me of the 100 Grand gag a radio station pulled. The 106th caller would win 100 Grand, caller is screaming that he won, announcer asks what he would do with that 100 Grand, caller said he would buy a new pickup truck, and the announcer asked him how he would do that with a candy bar.
This statement isn't even good sarcasm.
What am I missing? I don't get the joke.
I'm glad they didn't promise 100 thousand bucks and then give him 100 sows and bucks.
It was earnest.
Think about it. Good has put his life into training kids involved in gangs not to react selfishly and impulsively. He's caught between a rock and a hard place.
If I were the Car sponsors for the NFL there would be a line outside his door wanting to make good on this.
Typical of lawyers - SUE for a stupid joke and all America howls with glee over it and demands the head of the sued. (Shades of the colloseum) When are Americans going to get a real life? How about laugh? Or at least groan at the bad jokes?
Yes the joke was dumb, but what the hell do you expect when you make a stupid jock a national hero and something to be adored.
How about going back to shows that extoll the advancements of sciences, the goodness of humanity in America, The accomplishments of our children who may still have a decent school or the good fortune to have parents who haven't been 'stupified' themselves and home school them?
America is praising crime and immorality and denegrating morality and intelligence.
We have those who create BILLION$ for Americans to have jobs and then turn around and tax and have lawyers SUE them out of existance for ???? Force them out of the country out of petty jealousies that they are smarter or harder working than you?
Rant over - just getting violently ill from what this lawsuit mad uncivilized civilization has done to destroy this country.
Are you lawyers happier now?
I was just telling a friend about the toy Yoda. His wife won an all expense paid trip for two to Florida. It was tied in to some paralympics type competition her company was sponsoring. She was not told until she got there that she was expected to work the event, although her schedule was less than the other employees.
I told my buddy that his wife should inform her company about the toy Yoda case and advise them they are setting themselves up to lose a lawsuit.
"I thought the 100 grand prank was from WAAF 107 in Worcester Mass.
Did Opie and Anthony have a show on that station?"
Opie and Anthony moved to NY from WAAF. Their other big hit from the WAAF days was WOW (Whip 'em out Wednday)
You mean like Green Acres, Gomer Pyle, and The Addams Family? Or did you mean the show with the talking horse? Oh, no, wait... advancement of science. You must've meant the original Buck Rogers, or maybe Lost in Space?
The good old days weren't always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.
You don't have a clue. The phrase is "anger management" not "anger elimination". Resolving this problem via the judicial system would be a perfect example for his class.
If Fox was smart they would cough up for the car.
And fire the maroon who came up with the idea to trick someone in the first place.
Do you have Prince Albert in a can?
Or take it out of his paycheck.
Reminds me of the old Cajun joke about the farmer who raffled off his dead mulr at five dollars for each ticket.
When asked if any of the people who bought tickets got angry, the famer said "Only the winner and I gave him back his five dollars".
Hey Fox, just show the damn game.
Tony "The Goose" Siragusa is co-owner of Tiffany's Restaurants and promotes the "best baby back ribs in the world". "The Goose" could start with a life time supply of ribs.
Siragusa's own foundation for whom it is names also helps many underpriviledged kids. I am sure that this effects Siragusa's reputation and FOX PR "is on the case".
What kind of producer would allow this? I mean, any idiot can see exactly what's going to happen.
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