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Seattle Car Dealership Lost $420,000 When Seahawks Shut Out Giants


Many have gone broke betting on Eli Manning, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen this. Jet Chevrolet came up with the nifty promotion you see in the graphic here for Sunday’s game between the Seahawks and Giants, likely never imagining that an NFL team just two seasons removed from a Super Bowl win would actually get shut out. Guess again, boys.

The dealership said 12 lucky fans would get $35,000 each if Seattle shut out New York; their number taken from a drawing of fans who signed up prior to the game. Fans could get one entry for free, or 100 entries if they bought a car. About 20 people bought cars.

Of course the dealership partnered with an insurance company, which is the way these things work, so was not out the entire 420Gs. According to the New York Daily News, all they’re out is the cost of the insurance, which was $7,000.

ESPN:

Johnson originally wanted to do the shutout promotion last week when the Seahawks played the San Francisco 49ers, but he said working out the rules to make sure the giveaway was legal and in accordance with state regulations pushed it back a week.

Fun fact: according to the ad, the dealership predicted a 24-0 score. Actual final score: 23-0.

So let’s see, that made it $84,000 per Eli Manning interception.


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