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