For as long as we can remember, Boston sports fans have had something of a reputation as being somewhat, well, annoying. Between the annoying Bahhston accent, the drunken loudmouthery, and the devotion bordering on obsession, the stereotypical Boston fan can be too much for normal people to take. It wasn’t so bad when their teams were known more for historic ineptitude, but their recent string of championships have made them even more insufferable.
And while we try to leave all positive-slanted Boston sports stories to true professionals like KISSING SUZY KOLBER, when a story comes along that combines sports with charity, chocolate, Willy Wonka, and sports … well, we just can’t help ourselves. Those rather disparate elements joined forces today in Boston, where the management of TD
Banknorth Garden gave away 19,600 chocolate bars, five Golden Tickets, and more importantly, one grand prize - attendance to every single TD Garden sporting event for the next year. No matter what teams you root for, that’s a hell of a prize.
The arena’s management thought up the promotion to celebrate the removal of the word Banknorth from the arena name. Hey, in this economy, banks need every reason they can to celebrate. The BOSTON HERALD has more details:
Five of the bars contain Golden Tickets. Each of the winners gets a behind-the-scenes tour of the Garden and a second round of unwrapping to reveal the grand prize winner wil be held on Friday.
Well played, Boston. Well played, indeed. Now go back to being non-rhotic d-bags so we don’t have to admire your fans or teams any more than we absolutely have to.