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(Chron)   Game tickets: $50. Engagement ring: $3000. Being humiliated on the Jumbotron by your girlfriend: Priceless   (chron.com ) divider line
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2007-08-21 02:25:39 PM  
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2007-08-21 02:27:32 PM  
If you're going to propose in front of that many farking people, you'd better make sure you know what she's going to say. If it's an act for amusement, then meh, find a farking hobby.
 
2007-08-21 02:28:35 PM  
So help me God when I propose, I will never do it in front of anyone.
 
2007-08-21 02:30:43 PM  
I wouldn't be surprised if it was an act. It's great publicity for the stadium. The devastating rejection gains much more attention than a sappy yes.
 
2007-08-21 02:33:47 PM  
My girlfriend threatened me with a beating if I tried this. Apparently, chicks don't think the Jumbotron is romantic.

/Weird, I know.
 
2007-08-21 02:34:00 PM  
i'm pretty sure this is fake, theres been plenty of fact acts like this over the years, just search google.
 
2007-08-21 02:34:19 PM  
SleepyMcGee:
I wouldn't be surprised if it was an act. It's great publicity for the stadium. The devastating rejection gains much more attention than a sappy yes.
Bingo!
 
2007-08-21 02:34:57 PM  
I've known guys that got slammed.

They love her, project that she loves them, even though she's just about to dump them.

Throwing the popcorn was a bit much.

The game was on TV, FSN-Southwest. Anyone have a link to the video?
 
2007-08-21 02:35:44 PM  
To save you all some reading:

The biggest excitement happened in the stands when a fan failed in his public attempt at popping the question.

With the couple highlighted on the big screen, the mood soured after the man took a knee to offer an engagement ring. Wearing a brick-red replica Astros jersey, the woman appeared to angrily dump a bag of popcorn on the man before rushing up the stairs amid a chorus of boos.

After the top of the sixth, the man left amid cheers from the sympathetic crowd.

"If it was an act, she put on a good one," Garner said. "She looked totally surprised and then totally mad. We couldn't even get a proposal right down here tonight.



What a loser. I would never have have put my (now) wife on the spot like that. Even though I was absolutely sure of what her answer would be, I asked her in private. It's just more serious and respectful that way.
 
2007-08-21 02:36:43 PM  
I love the Yankees more than anything else in the world besides my family, and even I think it's pathetic to propose at the ballpark. Unless you met at a ballgame and wanted to return to the scene for the proposal, it's just pitiful.
 
2007-08-21 02:36:58 PM  
People act weird when they're embarrassed. But it probably was an act.
 
2007-08-21 02:37:48 PM  
Any video?
 
2007-08-21 02:38:12 PM  
SleepyMcGee: I wouldn't be surprised if it was an act. It's great publicity for the stadium. The devastating rejection gains much more attention than a sappy yes.

Agreed. I can't help but think it's shenanigans.
 
2007-08-21 02:42:29 PM  
Dwight Schrute: So help me God when I propose, I will never do it in front of anyone.

I think you'll need at least one other person with you.

/Unless you're proposing something different and to 'Oscar Meyer'
 
2007-08-21 02:43:32 PM  
SmackLT: SleepyMcGee: I wouldn't be surprised if it was an act. It's great publicity for the stadium. The devastating rejection gains much more attention than a sappy yes.

Agreed. I can't help but think it's shenanigans.


i72.photobucket.com
 
2007-08-21 02:45:10 PM  
We lead the league in marriage proposals

Is there some kind of tracking for that? LAME.
 
2007-08-21 02:45:29 PM  
This is not how I would like to get my 15 minutes of fame.
 
2007-08-21 02:50:10 PM  
img249.imageshack.us

/Don't know that it was, I just wanted to post Senator Vreenak
 
2007-08-21 02:51:57 PM  
noYOUare: We lead the league in marriage proposals

It's the Astros for God's sake...That's all they have!

/still a fan

//goddamndogassastros
 
2007-08-21 02:56:49 PM  
Jumbowned!
 
2007-08-21 03:06:07 PM  
I was at the game. This is done at virtually everygame in the middle of the 5th, they bring out the "kiss cam" and zero in on couple who then peck for the camera. At the end of the kiss cam segment the jumbotron features some guy who proposes to his girlfriend. You can tell its a big deal because the dude usually puts on his best tanktop for his big public romantic moment.

This couple was older than usual. It appearred to be genuine in that the woman registered a brief bit of shock followed by anger. The popcorn throw was the only thing that caused me to question it.

The crowd was pro-guy.
 
2007-08-21 03:10:49 PM  
Here is the video of the fake proposal at a Wizrds game 2 years ago. I'm surprised that teams are still pulling shiat like this. PR people have no shame.
 
2007-08-21 03:15:05 PM  
texcritic: the dude usually puts on his best tanktop

I had to explain my laughter.
 
2007-08-21 03:17:08 PM  
Skwidd: A man once asked a woman to marry him. She said no... [bitter anti-marriage rant snipped]

If you feel this way, you don't have enough of a spine to get married, not to mention the lack of testicles. I'm married, and I can do whatever I want, don't have to turn over my paycheck, have to explain myself, ask permission, yada, yada. It's called "being in a respectful, adult relationship, with an equal."
 
2007-08-21 03:22:26 PM  
Theaetetus: I'm married, and I can do whatever I want, don't have to turn over my paycheck, have to explain myself, ask permission, yada, yada. It's called "being in a respectful, adult relationship, with an equal."


My wife and I have more-or-less comparable salaries. That's one way to ensure equity.
 
2007-08-21 03:26:17 PM  
Theaetetus: If you feel this way...[biatchy thin skinned rant removed]

deadasadoornail.com

Lighten up Frances...
 
2007-08-21 03:29:17 PM  
I had an ex who was a major hockey fan -- I'd say 85% of our dates the first year were games.

She told me "If you propose to me on the video screen I'll put on the foil and beat you down on camera." While the relationship didn't work out (she went back to her first husband -- Satan) I knew exactly where she was coming from.

That being said? I agree with the farkers who said that the Astros are taking a bold jump into 2003 and staging a "fake proposal" to try and get the NFL off the front page of the sports section for a day or two.
 
2007-08-21 03:40:16 PM  
Dancin_In_Anson: [biatchy thin skinned rant removed]

Lighten up Frances...


Texas?!? Only steers and queers come from Texas!
www.columbia.edu
And you don't look like no steer to me; guess that narrows it down!
 
2007-08-21 03:47:36 PM  
i147.photobucket.com

/My 2 cents
 
2007-08-21 04:01:31 PM  
Dancin_In_Anson: Lighten up Frances...

i157.photobucket.com
 
2007-08-21 04:04:47 PM  
Skwidd: Uh-huh. How's that 'civil partnership' working out for you?

Well, my wife and I get to file taxes jointly and both are covered by my insurance, so it's workin' great.

/I see what you did there
 
2007-08-21 04:06:59 PM  
Skwidd

Uh-huh. How's that 'civil partnership' working out for you?

I don't get it.
 
2007-08-21 04:11:20 PM  
Obdicut: Skwidd

Uh-huh. How's that 'civil partnership' working out for you?

I don't get it.


Don't look up.
 
2007-08-21 04:37:42 PM  
Take the ring but don't marry until Cubs win a World Series.
 
2007-08-21 05:06:15 PM  
image.blog.livedoor.jp

I will motivate you, Frances! You will lighten up!
 
2007-08-21 05:30:31 PM  
Man, clicked 412 times before this even goes green. Wow!
 
2007-08-21 05:34:45 PM  
Anger is the result!
 
2007-08-21 05:37:37 PM  
With the couple highlighted on the big screen, the mood soured after the man took a knee to offer an engagement ring. Wearing a brick-red replica Astros jersey, the woman appeared to angrily dump a bag of popcorn on the man before rushing up the stairs

...

"She looked totally surprised and then totally mad.


I don't blame her one little bit. Few things are more embarrassing than having somebody get ultra-mushy on you in front of hundreds (or in this case thousands) of strangers.
 
2007-08-21 05:37:39 PM  
The video is in! (new window)
 
2007-08-21 05:37:51 PM  
FAKE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKFQHKGjeUo
 
2007-08-21 05:38:36 PM  
aycu11.webshots.com

/strike out
 
2007-08-21 05:38:36 PM  
To: redoctober65: "It's a fake!"

Beautiful; just beautiful.
 
2007-08-21 05:39:03 PM  
Adman12: Theaetetus: I'm married, and I can do whatever I want, don't have to turn over my paycheck, have to explain myself, ask permission, yada, yada. It's called "being in a respectful, adult relationship, with an equal."


My wife and I have more-or-less comparable salaries. That's one way to ensure equity.



Meh. I've earned more than my husband in the past, now he makes more than me. We put it all together into the same pot and enjoy.

Of course we also agreed early on there was no chance of divorce. A hefty bag and the back yard are the only way either one of us is getting out of it.

/it's a joke
//I think
 
2007-08-21 05:39:41 PM  
If the proposal was legit I feel bad for the guy, yeah he should probably have been more tuned in to how his lady felt about this sort of thing; but what guy is?

I think, however, that it is very possible that this was a publicity stunt or the antics of a group like Improv Anywhere.
 
2007-08-21 05:39:53 PM  
This is a schtick that's been performed and reported on many, many times.
 
2007-08-21 05:39:56 PM  
Is that a "yes"?

/clueless
 
2007-08-21 05:40:55 PM  
I proposed that way, on the board but they didn't show us on the screen. I made sure first so I would survive the evening.
/if you're not sure what the answer will be, don't ask
 
2007-08-21 05:41:08 PM  
Which is why you never buy the real ring until you know for sure...
 
2007-08-21 05:42:20 PM  
The whole public thing always struck me as a bit of blackmail anyway. Hope the popcorn was buttered
 
2007-08-21 05:43:32 PM  
I dream of going to the game with my lady, and during halftime to turn to her while the jumbotron says, "Wanna move in with me? It's a pain in the ass to drive over to your place just to fark you."
 
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