File this under "you're kidding me... no seriously, you're making this up". This afternoon the Carolina Panthers announced that you, the fans, deserve some rewards for your long-standing belief in the organization.
Alright! That's the spirit Panthers! Man... just when I thought this season was a total wash, just when I was ready to hang it up -- finally, something to look forward to.
I, like most fans waited with bated breath to see what kind of addition from the fine folks at AT&T could be added to this already glorious cinch bag.
Select bags will contain pre-game field passes or autographed Panthers gear. Two lucky fans will win a Blackberry Curve or Samsung Galaxy 2!— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) December 4, 2012
Panthers gear I get, but a Blackberry Curve or Samsung Galaxy 2!?
The Blackberry Curve, even the very latest one, was released in 2010. The Samsung Galaxy II was released in February of 2011. Nothing says 'sweet giveaway' like phones you can get on-contract for zero dollars!
I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, so clearly there's more to it. The Panthers are trying to remind us of a time before Cam Newton, when things were far worse than they are right now... that has to be it, right?
If you're one of the two lucky winners, please let us know. We'd love to know the whole experience behind your old technology victory.