If you live in the Midwestern part of the United States, odds are there’s snow on the ground around your abode. Lots of it. Enough snow, even, that you can make a snow chair that is taller than your regular patio furniture. So much snow, Jonesers, that you’re probably not driving anywhere. And even if you’re going to try, you probably won’t succeed.
However, if you’re brave enough to give it a shot, there’s gold at the end of the snow-bow. Well not gold, really, but Pistons tickets. It’s not quite gold, but it’s something. From the Associated Press:
The struggling Detroit Pistons are trying to fill empty seats with fans willing to test their driving skills in the snow.
The Pistons say their presenting sponsor, PNC bank, is offering up to four upper-deck tickets as a “Snow Day” option for Wednesday night’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Fans willing to make the trek can either call The Palace box office to reserve seats or show up at the arena about 30 miles north of Detroit for the 7:30 p.m. tipoff.
Yep, that’s right — if you’re willing to risk your car, safety and life by driving through 8-20 inches of snow, you get to watch the Pistons play the Bobcats. Totally worth it. 100 percent. These are two teams that are a combined 21 games under .500, almost one game for each inch of snow on the ground in certain parts of Michigan. Coincidence? I think not.
In related news from tomorrow, attendance for Wednesday’s Pistons/Bobcats game has been reported as zero.