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Welker, Boston pranked by dumped Butterfingers

Posted on: February 8, 2012 9:43 am
Edited on: February 8, 2012 12:04 pm
 
Pawngo made it rain Butterfingers. (Twitter.com)
By Will Brinson

Wes Welker took the Patriots loss harder than anyone else, primarily because he blamed himself for "The Drop" (that's what they're calling it in Boston now, apparently).

So he's probably not going to take a stunt from Pawngo very well: the Denver-based pawn shop company decided to dump thousands of Butterfingers candy bars in Boston's Copley Square with a note.

"Thank you Wes Welker," the note read.

So, yeah, it really makes no sense. We get the "joke," but why are they thanking Welker? Because they got to give away candy? Because the Denver-based Broncos beat the Giants for the Super Bowl? Perhaps it's because their PR firm, 5W Public Relations, was in charge of the stunt and resides in New York?

Maybe that's the logic here, but why wouldn't they sign the note from 5W Public Relations? Did Pawngo authorize this? Why did Pawngo authorize this? It's not like by goofily burning Boston-area sports fans they're going to get any business in New England.

And it's not like New Yorkers, in a rush to appreciate someone being rude, are suddenly only going to do their pawn shopping at Pawngo.

Pawngo CEO Todd Hills released a statement where he said he "thought Boston fans might at least get a laugh out of it."


HaHA! Sigh. Sorry, Todd. Now Pawngo is just "that annoying company who tried to make Boston sports fans mad by giving them free candy." Fortunately they were fined by the city for commercial dumping.

And were it not for Gisele's ridiculous comments, it'd be the single dumbest thing anyone's said/done regarding Welker's drop.

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Comments

Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 10:26 am
 

Welker, Boston pranked by dumped Butterfingers

This stunt is a truly sad commentary on mean spirited-ness in modern American culture
I want to punch you in the face. 


Grow a pair. 



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2012 10:13 am
 

Welker, Boston pranked by dumped Butterfingers

"Please, people, it's a game.  We tend to take it, and ourselves, too seriously."

Spoken just like a person that, in fact, takes themselves too seriously.



Since: May 5, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2012 10:10 am
 

Welker, Boston pranked by dumped Butterfingers

Sarcasm is the last thing to develop in a child. Seems it has not developed for Will Brinson.



eoodgood
Since: Feb 8, 2012
Posted on: February 8, 2012 9:59 am
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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 9:56 am
 

Welker, Boston pranked by dumped Butterfingers

This stunt is a truly sad commentary on mean spirited-ness in modern American culture.  While I don't recall anything happening like this when Jackie Smith dropped a touchdown pass in Superbowl XIII, there were death threats against Bill Buckner and Steve Bartman.  Please, people, it's a game.  We tend to take it, and ourselves, too seriously.


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