Fox Sports – Learning How to be Assholes from Fox News

Fox Sports recently played a horrible joke on a Carolina Panthers fan by telling him he had won a car but presenting him with a toy car. For one, this is so unoriginal. If you’re gonna be an ass, come up with some new take on it. Two, don’t be an ass. Only at a place like Fox would something like this even make it beyond the marketing brainstorming stage. And it looks like they dicked over a pretty good guy as well.

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~ by willtuck on September 7, 2006.

3 Responses to “Fox Sports – Learning How to be Assholes from Fox News”

  1. Now that’s sad.
    This sounds like a spur-of-the-moment thing, though. I bet the announcers just came up with it themselves. I can’t possibly believe that even a place like Fox would think this was in any way a good idea.

  2. This isn’t even a terribly original trick. There was a radio morning show that held a contest where they said they were giving away “keys to a Porsche”, and when someone won, that’s what they got – keys. No Porsche to go with it. I twas the keys to a Porsche that had been wrecked and scrapped or something. When the “winner” threatened to sue for “false advertisement” or something, the station’s legal department conceded and bought him a Porsche. The DJ who ran the show was fired.

    Fox used to be a good network. They used to run much cooler shows than the other major networks. But between Fox News and shit like this going on at Fox Sports – I think there is something seriously wrong with the whole outfit.

  3. This reminds me of the Hooters waitress that won a toy Yoda in a radio contest. Instead of getting a “Toyota” she received the doll and a lawsuit ensued. Of course she won.

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