ESPN – Late Thursday evening, an independent baseball team, the Florence (Ky.) Freedom, announced it would have “Manti Te’o Girlfriend Bobblehead Day.”
As part of the promotion in late May, the first 1,000 fans will get an empty bobblehead box, there will be a pretend kiss cam for fans to kiss their imaginary friends and there will be an imaginary food fight in the kids’ area, as well as an air guitar contest.
“There’s not a lot to do to get attention in January,” Freedom general manager Josh Anderson said. “You have to find some way to get the buzz.”
Anderson said things might die down by May 23, the day of the promotion, but the team is committed to it nonetheless.
I love the thought of the idea, but giving out an empty box and having an imaginary food fight sucks. Kudos to the kiss cam and air guitar idea though. Instead of an empty bobblehead box they should give you a bobblehead that just has the base that reads “Manti Te’o’s Girlfriend.” Then instead of an imaginary food fight, they should let all the little kids throw food at cardboard cutouts of Lennay Kekua. Boom, there you have it, Im a marketing genius and Im just earning my degree this semester. Just further proof that college degrees are just pieces of paper that prove your work ethic and your determination, not your actual intelligence. Unless of course you’re a nurse, doctor, or a lawyer. I’ll admit those actually take education.