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Postby bd3521 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:34 pm

I would rather see some lucky fan win it than any highly paid MLB player
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Postby bigh0rt » Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:35 pm

It's sort of like when Tiger Woods wins a Buick every year when he wins the Classic. You just think... why? :-?
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Postby WharfRat » Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:35 pm

For the same reasons they give hefty tax breaks to millionaires. They've got the rest of us by the balls.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:35 pm

They should give the freaking car to Bay.

He didn't even get in the game at all...it's the least they could do to say "thanks for coming." :,-(

(Can you tell that I am pretty bitter about him not playing at all? I don't care if you're trying to win the game...I want to see my Pirate representative play in the game. :-[ )
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:36 pm

At least they didn't give it to some jerkoff. Tejada is funny as hell, one of my favorites. ;-D
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Postby blankman » Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:39 pm

WharfRat wrote:For the same reasons they give hefty tax breaks to millionaires. They've got the rest of us by the balls.


No politics :-P

And I disagree with that assertion, but can't go into it.


About the car, is it really that big of a deal? Who cares.
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Postby Big Pimpin » Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:52 pm

blankman wrote:
WharfRat wrote:For the same reasons they give hefty tax breaks to millionaires. They've got the rest of us by the balls.


No politics :-P

And I disagree with that assertion, but can't go into it.


About the car, is it really that big of a deal? Who cares.


I'm with blank, I'd love to get into that comment, but better not...

As far as the car goes, I think it's a joke too. In fact I just said to my wife "Why does he need a freaking Corvette? He could buy 100 Corvettes if he wanted." It does really piss me off that these guys that make millions of dollars to play a game get free cars and stuff like that. It is a joke, but that's what you get when you put those who entertain us on another level...
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:53 pm

For the same reason they pay millionaire a**holes like Trump to do a TV show where they show off their a**holedness as contestants suck up to them...because you pay attention to it and watch amd justify the expense. I am sure the makers of the car got their money's worth in advertising.
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Postby Matthias » Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:49 am

and every once in a while, it does go to someone who geniunely appreciates it (i'm thinking specifically of the car/blazer/thing that tom brady got for being the mvp of the first super bowl he won).

but the reason it's given? as alluded to above, not to do any good to the player, but to do good to the company. giving it to joe shmuck doesn't get them the same post-game hype publicity. besides, it's still peanuts compared to other things... heck, it was reported today the president of morgan stanley is getting $30MM just to leave the place.

long story short... they'll give it to you when you don't need it but they need you.
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Postby jjigglers » Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:01 am

WharfRat wrote:For the same reasons they give hefty tax breaks to millionaires. They've got the rest of us by the balls.


I thought your income tax % goes up as your income goes up? :-?

I would have liked Bay to get it also. Kind of sucks not to get in the game.
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