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3rd Ever Fan of the Week Contest: Brett Favre is Retired, Move On

Posted by GM/VP of Fan Operations on Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The rules for the “Fan of the Week” Contest are simple. E-mail your answer to the contest to frontofficefan@gmail.com. With your answer send your name and any shout-out you might like me to give (your blog, Twitter/LinkedIn account, etc.). All you win is the shout-out and your posted answer. Winners are posted the following week with the new contest.

It’s not Monday or Tuesday. Today is Wednesday. Here’s this week’s installment of the failing experiment known as the Fan of the Week Contest. Matt was last week’s winner with a great call for a bone crushing hit. He writes his own great blog called the Buddy Pass.

Now listen. I will do this forever. I’m not giving up on this experiment because once this site’s traffic goes through the roof and I’ve got more readers you’ll see some great effort out there.

Here’s the deal for this week. I want you to write a letter. Doesn’t need to be long, just something short and sweet, a paragraph will do. You have two options with your letter. The first is to tell Brett Favre to go away. The second is to tell the media to stop covering any story with Brett Favre (yes, I see the irony in that I’m making a contest about Brett Favre related when I wish he would just go away).

Here’s last week’s winning play call from Matt. Make sure to go read his blog The Buddy Pass.

“Simply stated…Stevens just put Kozlov down for the count. Goodnight.”

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2nd Ever Fan of the Week Contest: Call the Play

Posted by GM/VP of Fan Operations on Monday, June 1, 2009

The rules for the “Fan of the Week” Contest are simple. E-mail your answer to the contest to frontofficefan@gmail.com. With your answer send your name and any shout-out you might like me to give (your blog, Twitter/LinkedIn account, etc.). All you win is the shout-out and your posted answer. Winners are posted the following week with the new contest.

OK. So I want to apologize for not posting in over a week. I really do. I’d love to apologize. But listen, I purposely did it to get some responses to the Fan of the Week Contest. In two weeks I had 3. THREE! This is unacceptable of you fans. You’re all better than that. This week I’m counting on all of you to do your best.

Maybe I’m putting too much of the blame on you. A Big Baby Mad Lib the day after they were eliminated was a little harsh (side note: really? The Magic beat the Celtics in 7 and then the Cavs in 6? Really? Stan van Gundy is coaching a team in the NBA Finals? REALLY?). Hopefully this one is better. I call it “Call the Play.”

Here’s the deal: There are a few memorable calls for great sports moments that we all know, love, and will remember hearing that call with that moment forever. This week I want you to e-mail me the link (again frontofficefan@gmail.com) to a clip of a sports moment you love and type in the e-mail’s body what you would say as the color commentator. Here are two of my favorite calls.

“Do you believe in Miracles?” – “YES!”

Bobby Orr’s Stanley Cup Game Winning Goal (30 second mark) “Orr, behind the net to Sanderson-ORR! Bobby Orr scores and the Boston Bruins have won the Stanley Cup!”

Now it’s your turn. Go and find a clip and call the play like you were in the booth. PS – Many of the broadcast clips are hard to find because of copy rights so if it’s just an amateur shot from a fan in the stands, that’s acceptable.

Here’s last week’s (two weeks ago’s) winning mad lib as written by Emily and Rachel. I promise that the winner of this week’s contest will be posted next Monday.

Sunday morning Glen Davis woke up and took his Flintstone multivitamins. He walked into the bathroom where he admired himself I the mirror for an hour. When he finished, Big Baby walked to his living room and decided to play with his Wii Fit on the couch. Excited by his performance and gleeful as could be, Baby decided to celebrate by taking his scooter out for a joyride.

After about an hour Baby decided to stop at local learning center, where he saw his teammate Paul Pierce doing community service. As it happened, both were hungry and decided to go out for tacos. When finished, Davis offered Pauly a ride to the game that night.

“I feel great about tonight’s game,” said Davis “I think I’m going to put up about 48 shots and probably make 11. You guys better stay out of my way under the basket too, I’m getting every rebound.”

“Haha, why don’t you just chill?” Pierce responded. “We’ll just go out there and do what we always do. How about you only take 2 jumpers?”

“Are you kidding me? Between you not knowing the difference between a jump up shot and a board, and Doc not giving me enough minutes I have to go out there and fuck shit up.”

That night the Celtics hosted the Oklahoma Storm. Baby finished the game with 5 points, 0 assists, -4 rebounds, and 6 fouls through 8 minutes.

“How’d you do it?” Woo-Woo asked after the game.

“I don’t know. It was an expected game for me and an amazing game for the team.”

After the game Baby met up with Doc and they decided to go to the strip club. When they got there, Baby had 2 drinks of sex on the beach and was hammered, his favorite post-game beverage. His stripper friend, Candy, bought him two more and they decided to retire for the evening to her trailer.

Baby that night played his best game ever. Would he ever do it again? Hell yes. One thing for sure is that Big Baby was a Big winner that night.

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1st Ever Fan of the Week Contest: Glen “Big Baby” Davis Mad Lib

Posted by GM/VP of Fan Operations on Monday, May 18, 2009

Glen "Big Baby" DavisIntroducing the Fan’s 1st Ever “Fan of the Week” Contest. Now, I think I might be in the minority with this, but I was not a Glen Davis fan. Last night him and his defending World Champion Boston Celtics were dispatched by the Orlando Magic. I want to know what you think about Big Baby using this mad lib.

The rules for the “Fan of the Week” Contest are simple. E-mail your answer to the contest to frontofficefan@gmail.com. With your answer send your name and any shout-out you might like me to give (your blog, Twitter/LinkedIn account, etc.). All you win is the shout-out and your posted answer. Winners are posted the following week with the new contest.

Sunday morning Glen Davis woke up and _______________. He walked into the bathroom where he _______________. When he finished, Big Baby walked to his _______________ room and decided to _______________ on the _______________. Excited by his performance and gleeful as could be, Baby decided to celebrate by taking his _______________ out for a joyride.

After about an hour Baby decided to stop at _______________, where he saw his teammate _______________. As it happened, both were hungry and decided to go out for _______________. When finished, Davis offered _______________ a ride to the game that night.

“I feel _______________ about tonight’s game,” said Davis “I think I’m going to put up about _______________ shots and probably make _______________. You guys better stay out of my way under the basket too, I’m getting every rebound.”

“Haha, why don’t you just chill?” _______________ responded. “We’ll just go out there and do what we always do. How about you only take _______________ jumpers?”

“Are you kidding me? Between you not knowing the difference between a _______________ and a _______________, and Doc not giving me enough minutes I have to go out there and _______________.”

That night the Celtics hosted the _______________. Baby finished the game with _______________ points, _______________ assists, _______________ rebounds, and _______________ fouls through _______________ minutes.

“How’d you do it?” _______________ asked after the game.

“I don’t know. It was a _______________ game for me and a _______________ game for me.”

After the game Baby met up with _______________ and they decided to go to _______________. When they got there, Baby had _______________ drinks of _______________, his favorite post-game beverage. _______________ bought him two more and they decided to retire for the evening to _______________.

Baby that night played his _______________ game ever. Would he ever do it again? _______________. One thing for sure is that Big Baby was a Big _______________ that night.

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