November 09, 2011
CFB: Attend the Game, Win a Deer Stand!
What do you do when hunting season opens on the same day as a big game, cramping your style? Give away a deer blind, of course! In what must be a classic example of "thinking outside the box," Arkansas State University will run a promotion for this Saturday's critical conference tilt with Louisiana-Lafayette: a drawing for a $1,500 deer stand. This in an effort to boost attendance and lure spectators away from the call of the Wild. Seems that a large part of the Natural State's northeastern population would rather head to the woods this time of year than attend a Red Wolves game, who have been playing the top level Division 1-A (now FBS) football since 1992. But, hey, this year the Sun Belt title is on the line! Snickers from Yankees like me aside (in Illinois where deer hunting is still big), you gotta hand it to the AD for knowing his demographics. But I thought the South always trumped football as religion above all other things?