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Dollar Bill, Y’all: Minnesota Timberwolves Bringing Back ‘Pay The Pick’ Promotion

Given the tremendous success the Minnesota Timberwolves organization had packing fans up to the rafters of Target Center last season in light of this promotion (sarcasm), they have decided to bring back the “Pay the Pick” season ticket promotion once again for the upcoming season. T-Wolves fans will be able to purchase an upper level season ticket for as little as $1, depending on the team’s spot in the NBA Draft. Since the Timberwolves finished with the worst record in the NBA, they could theoretically end up with the number one overall pick (don’t hold your breath, Wolves fans – remember Christian Laettner instead of Shaquiile O’Neal in 1992?). Further, because of their institutional ineptitude, they can finish no worse than fourth in the NBA Draft Lottery, which means if fans take advantage of this offer, they will pay no more than $4 per game for season tickets. What a bargain! Almost better than getting some free tickets just by purchasing a couple cans of corn!

Said Timberwolves President Chris Wright in a press release:

“We have had a fantastic response to our “Pay the Pick” promotion the past three years, and hope fans will once again jump on board as we head into what’s sure to be an exciting offseason for our franchise. Once again, we’re working to make the Timberwolves one of the most affordable and fan-friendly entertainment options in the Twin Cities.”

Okay, I’ll agree with the most affordable, but fan-friendly entertainment? Only if you like watching your hometown team stink up the arena. Oh, I kid, I kid. Things are looking up for the Timberwolves. Ricky Rubio might end up in a T-Wolves uniform next season. What? His play has regressed over in Spain? I see. But hey, they might even get the #1 pick in the draft! What’s that? A lockout? Huh. Well, that doesn’t sound good.

Wolves Re-Launch Pay the Pack [The Official Site of the Minnesota Timberwolves]