Monthly Archives: December 2011
Attending sports games usually always have an extra benefit or some benefits of attending that given game. For example, free tacos at a Syracuse University game if Syracuse scores a certain amount of points. As for other teams it may be different or they may not have it all, however for Chicago Bears fans, or people in the Chicago area get a better benefit that involves them not even having to show up for the game.
Sawicki Motors in Rochelle near Interstates 88 and 39 in Chicago is offering free cars to anyone if the Chicago Bears shut out the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. However there’s a catch; the buyer needs to buy the car first before the game and if the Bears shut them out then the buyer will be rewarded with a free car as the dealership will reimburse them.
The dealership says that they’ll give up to $1 million in free cars if the Bears host a shut out.
And just incase your wondering the last time the Bears shut the Packers out was in 2006 and another fun fact; the Packers have never been shut out when they’ve had Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback.
So with those two things being said, the odds look very slim as chances are the buyer who buys the car is most likely going to pay for it, unless something crazy happens, like the Packers benching their starters. Which is just it, the Packers may bench Aaron Rodgers as there has been some rumors stirring around the media over the past couple days.
Now if that would be the case, back up quarterback Matt Flynn would get his first start since December 12th last year. The Packers lost that game 27-31 and Flynn completed 24 of his 37 passes for 251 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.
So if Matt Flynn did magically get the start in the act of the Packers benching Rodgers, then this shut out deal for a free car would have to be considered. However the only bad news for Bears car buyers is that Matt Flynn has never been shut out either.
So Bears fans, Chicago community members, and to whom ever it may concern, pick a car any car, maybe you’ll get it for free in the luck of a Bears shut out, or else you’ll be paying the full price. But you never know it would be Christmas day so who knows what could happen, maybe there really is a Santa Claus?
Mike Ortiz: What are your thoughts for this upcoming season?
Jim Boeheim: Well I think the biggest thing is that we have so many veteran guys and good young guys so we have to try to fit these guys together. You know get them to understand what their roles are going to be and the fact that we have so many good players we’re going to have to figure out how to utilize everybody.
Ortiz: What’s your take on the move to the ACC?
Boeheim: Well you know we’re in the Big East, that’s all we’re thinking about. The ACC can’t wait until after the season and then we can talk about it.
Ortiz: What do you think of the incoming freshman?
Boeheim: I think we have three talented young kids and we have to think about how they’ll fit in.
Ortiz: How do you replace center Rick Jackson?
Boeheim: You know Ricky was so good defensively and rebounding wise that are big guys are going to have to step up…they’re really going to have to step up and take care of the middle area defensively and rebounding wise. Especially, when they get their opportunities to score, their going to have to convert. Ricky was a huge player, huge plus for us last year, had a tremendous year, and are big guys are going to have to step up this year.
Ortiz: What do you think you’re going to have to do to win a National Championship?
Boeheim: Well I think to win anything…you have to be a complete team, are defensive has got to be good, we have to continue to work on our defensive, get better defensively, offensively I think we have the ability to be a very very good offensive basketball team and you have to work on those things. We know we’re going to be a good team, whether we’re going to be a great team, you never know that until you get well into the season.
Ortiz: Now you have achieved a lot of milestones throughout your career, so when you think of 1,000 wins, do you think it’s possible?
Boeheim: You know I haven’t thought about numbers in a long time. I think about this year and having a successful season this year and I don’t think beyond that and I don’t think past, I just think about this season.
As you all know the NBA lockout is over and there will be a season this year. However there’s going to be some changes. One of them that stands out the most is the amnesty clause. The amnesty clause is used for teams that wish to waive a player and remove them from their team and pretty much pretend like he was never there.
Here’s a closer breakdown of the amnesty clause:
- Each team permitted to waive 1 player prior to any season of the CBA (only for contracts in place at the inception of the CBA) and have 100% of the player’s salary removed from team salary for Cap and Tax purposes.
- Salary of amnestied players included for purposes of calculating players’ agreed-upon share of BRI.
- A modified waiver process will be utilized for players waived pursuant to the Amnesty rule, under which teams with Room under the Cap can submit competing offers to assume some but not all of the player’s remaining contract. If a player’s contract is claimed in this manner, the remaining portion of the player’s salary will continue to be paid by the team that waived him.
Now teams don’t have to use their amnesty privilege this season as they can wait and use it at any point during this collective bargaining agreement so it does come with a little bit of strategy.
So for example, guard Brandon Roy of the Portland Trail Blazers has been one of the many players rumored to be used by this amnesty clause agreement, so let’s go through what would happen if he did. Once being waived from the Trail Blazers Roy could then be picked up by any other team as long as that team is under the salary cap. So it’s not just a free ticket out and that player get’s to decide where he wants to go. Now after clearing the waivers the team that selects Roy would get the rights to him, but the Trail Blazers would remain paying his contract.
Now even though the Trail Blazers would be paying his contract it wouldn’t show up under their teams salary cap. So overall the amnesty clause like many things in life has its ups and downs. Personally it would’ve been cool if teams could trade amnesty clauses too instead of just draft picks and players.