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Fox's joke on fan just plain mean [Foxsports tricks fans with toy car]
The Charlotte Observer ^ | September 6, 2006 | Scott Fowler

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at charlotte.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: bobstenner; buckman; daryljohnston; dickstockton; fantrick; fox; foxsports; good; greggood; porsche; siragusa; timbuckman; tonysiragusa
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Before anyone says it, I doubt Good will sue. However, Fox Sports really did trick a good guy.
1 posted on 09/06/2006 6:01:23 AM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: TaxRelief

http://www.the-joke-box.com/detailed/886.html


2 posted on 09/06/2006 6:03:06 AM PDT by petercooper (Is this where I get me a huntin' license?)
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To: TaxRelief

This happened once before on a radio program. The guy sued and got the car. There's precedent here.


3 posted on 09/06/2006 6:03:07 AM PDT by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: TaxRelief

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.


4 posted on 09/06/2006 6:03:42 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (I'm agnostic on evolution, but sit ups are from Hell!)
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To: toddlintown

http://www.themoderatevoice.com/posts/1119773729.shtml


5 posted on 09/06/2006 6:05:28 AM PDT by petercooper (Is this where I get me a huntin' license?)
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To: TaxRelief

Why, exactly, would they need to do any sort of promotion like this? They aren't a local radio station.


6 posted on 09/06/2006 6:06:14 AM PDT by BaBaStooey (I heart Emma Caulfield.)
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To: TaxRelief

They should of offered him a brand new "Toyyoda".


7 posted on 09/06/2006 6:07:22 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: toddlintown
I recall they told the person they'd won a Toyota......what they received was a Toy Yoda.


8 posted on 09/06/2006 6:07:48 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: toddlintown

I recall once when Hooters promised a "Toyota" and presented the winner with a "toy Yoda". I believe she sued and got the car.


9 posted on 09/06/2006 6:07:55 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: avg_freeper

I was just thinking of that. . .


10 posted on 09/06/2006 6:08:07 AM PDT by ahayes ("The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, but the righteous are as bold as a lion." -- Prov 28:1)
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To: TaxRelief

Typical. Fox Sports is trash.


11 posted on 09/06/2006 6:09:22 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: TaxRelief

If Fox was smart they would cough up for the car.


12 posted on 09/06/2006 6:09:59 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Puppage; PBRSTREETGANG; TaxRelief; All
Former Hooters Waitress Settles Toy Yoda Lawsuit
13 posted on 09/06/2006 6:10:32 AM PDT by dighton
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To: Mr Rogers

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.


14 posted on 09/06/2006 6:11:33 AM PDT by rudy45
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To: dighton
THAT'S it!!

Thank you, Dig

15 posted on 09/06/2006 6:11:38 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: petercooper

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.


16 posted on 09/06/2006 6:12:49 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Mr Rogers

There were no written rules, so who knows how a court would rule.


17 posted on 09/06/2006 6:13:44 AM PDT by TaxRelief (Wal-Mart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: Mr Rogers

It would be pretty hard for Good to maintain his credibility in the anger-management classes he teaches if he sued over this.


18 posted on 09/06/2006 6:16:10 AM PDT by TaxRelief (Wal-Mart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: TaxRelief

A car would be cheaper than the lousy image and/or a court case.


19 posted on 09/06/2006 6:16:53 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TaxRelief
Siragusa walked away shortly after the interview, leaving Good bewildered and upset

Goosed by the Goose.
20 posted on 09/06/2006 6:16:56 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: Always Right
If Fox was smart they would cough up for the car.

Exactly. The good press alone would be worth far more than the car, and everyone would walk away happy.

Give him the car, Fox.
21 posted on 09/06/2006 6:17:09 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (What Darwin denied he now regrets)
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To: TaxRelief

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.


22 posted on 09/06/2006 6:18:34 AM PDT by Nexus
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To: TaxRelief

I can't imagine any lawyer would be willing to take this case. /s


23 posted on 09/06/2006 6:20:08 AM PDT by zarf
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Now they are on satellite radio I believe.

They're back on the air in New York and other places (taking Howard Stern's old spot) as well as on XM satellite.

24 posted on 09/06/2006 6:20:13 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: TaxRelief

Stupid move by Fox, by the way.


25 posted on 09/06/2006 6:20:58 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: TaxRelief

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.


26 posted on 09/06/2006 6:21:59 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
I thought the 100 grand prank was from WAAF 107 in Worcester Mass.

Did Opie and Anthony have a show on that station?
27 posted on 09/06/2006 6:22:06 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: TaxRelief
It would be pretty hard for Good to maintain his credibility in the anger-management classes he teaches if he sued over this.

This statement isn't even good sarcasm.

28 posted on 09/06/2006 6:22:42 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: TaxRelief

What am I missing? I don't get the joke.


29 posted on 09/06/2006 6:25:21 AM PDT by DManA
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To: tioga

I'm glad they didn't promise 100 thousand bucks and then give him 100 sows and bucks.


30 posted on 09/06/2006 6:26:14 AM PDT by sine_nomine (American is a great country: 20 million illegals can't be wrong. So build that wall, Mr. Bush.)
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To: jiggyboy

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.


31 posted on 09/06/2006 6:26:37 AM PDT by TaxRelief (Wal-Mart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: TaxRelief

If I were the Car sponsors for the NFL there would be a line outside his door wanting to make good on this.


32 posted on 09/06/2006 6:31:35 AM PDT by ashamedtobefromparkridge
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To: Mr Rogers
then a lot of courts would say they have to give a car away

I'd like to find the transcript. This may turn out to be a costly joke.
33 posted on 09/06/2006 6:32:59 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: TaxRelief

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?


34 posted on 09/06/2006 6:35:04 AM PDT by TimesDomain (When a judge declares himself "MASTER", you become his "SLAVE")
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

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.


35 posted on 09/06/2006 6:39:13 AM PDT by cyclotic (Support Cub Scouting-Raising boys to be men, and politically incorrect at the same time.)
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To: HEY4QDEMS

"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)


36 posted on 09/06/2006 6:44:19 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: sine_nomine

*groan*


37 posted on 09/06/2006 6:48:00 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TimesDomain
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?

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.

38 posted on 09/06/2006 6:50:20 AM PDT by Terabitten (The only time you can have too much ammunition is when you're swimming.)
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To: TaxRelief

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.


39 posted on 09/06/2006 6:54:21 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Opie and Anthony moved to NY from WAAF.

I never knew that, thanks
40 posted on 09/06/2006 6:57:45 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: TaxRelief
I think the Fox Sports talking heads are going to wish they used a cheaper car for their "joke".

If they told him on screen it was a Porshe, that is what they will be buying the guy, and he wont need to sue to get it, the fans will demand it.
41 posted on 09/06/2006 7:06:55 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Ronald Reagan didn't turn me into a Republican....Jimmy Carter did that!!)
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To: Always Right

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.


42 posted on 09/06/2006 7:28:12 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: TaxRelief
I think the Fox Sports talking heads are going to wish they used a cheaper car for their "joke".

If they told him on screen it was a Porshe, that is what they will be buying the guy, and he wont need to sue to get it, the fans will demand it.
43 posted on 09/06/2006 7:44:22 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Ronald Reagan didn't turn me into a Republican....Jimmy Carter did that!!)
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To: showme_the_Glory
Ring, ring, ring

Hello.

Do you have Prince Albert in a can?

44 posted on 09/06/2006 7:44:45 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( I am sitting under my cone of silence, inside a copper wire cage wearing a tin foil hat...)
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To: showme_the_Glory
And fire the maroon who came up with the idea to trick someone in the first place.

Or take it out of his paycheck.

45 posted on 09/06/2006 8:13:38 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: TaxRelief
Maybe they were thinking that only the winner would actually be pi$$ed off.

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".

46 posted on 09/06/2006 8:17:49 AM PDT by capt. norm (Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.)
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47 posted on 09/06/2006 8:19:57 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: TaxRelief

Hey Fox, just show the damn game.


48 posted on 09/06/2006 8:23:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TaxRelief

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".


49 posted on 09/06/2006 8:28:48 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: TaxRelief

What kind of producer would allow this? I mean, any idiot can see exactly what's going to happen.


50 posted on 09/06/2006 8:31:45 AM PDT by mysterio
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