Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 at
Leave it to the Indians to find new ways to abandon a sporting event. Monkeys riding elephants and chasing tigers onto the pitch, a Muslim-Hindu battle royale or simply landing a helicopter in the middle of a cricket match.
A helicopter sent players and officials running for cover after it landed in the middle of a cricket game. The piloit mistook a painted “H” in the corner of the field for a target. He also thought a nearby fire were smoke signals intended for him.
The game was continued after 30 minutes which gave the home team time to cork their cricket bats, take a tea break or do whatever it is you do during breaks.
Thursday, June 19th, 2008 at
We don’t know whether a 40 foot, 15,000 lb tomahawk-chopping mechanical cow is a brilliant marketing ploy or the sign of something more sinister.
Anyone going to the June 20 Atlanta Braves game against the Seattle Mariners is encouraged to send us pictures of the vengeful cow currently being installed between the Coke bottle and out-of-town scoreboard.
The cow is part of an effort by Chick-fil-A to “[tie] the chicken sandwich chain to its Atlanta roots”.
Chick-fil-A headquarters is on the south side of Atlanta and it has 131 outlets in the area. The Braves and the Chick-fil-A cows, part of a campaign that urges people to “Eat Mor Chikin,” seemed a natural pairing, [Atlanta area marketing director for Chick-fil-A Robin] Ogle said.
“People have a fondness for the cows,” Ogle said. “Anytime we can make a cow bigger and funnier, people love it. They respond to it.”
Stereotypes are always funny especially when animals are involved. We’re serious. The only thing funnier would be a tomahawk-chopping monkey.
Attempts were made to reach the BJP to ask about rumors that the cow is intended to let baseball-loving Sikhs and Muslims know that the party’s reach is long and they can bring the religious ruckus by man or tomahawk-chopping holy beast.
Oh, we’ll also take video of the cow.