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(Yahoo)   OVER THE LINE. Mark it zero dude   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 82
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16190 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Jan 2013 at 11:52 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-24 11:39:52 AM
Why the Asinine tag subby? The dealership gave him the car without even listening to the insurance agency, I think that's pretty damn cool on their part.
 
2013-01-24 11:51:28 AM
I couldn't really tell from the video, but if they are going to be that much of a stickler, they need a clear line across the mascot so the contestants can actually see it.  Throw some tape down or something.
 
2013-01-24 11:53:53 AM
i.qkme.me
 
2013-01-24 11:54:44 AM

Sapper_Topo: [i.qkme.me image 564x305]


Ohhh misquote.

Party foul.
 
2013-01-24 11:55:10 AM
Is he in for a world of pain?
 
2013-01-24 11:56:13 AM

scottydoesntknow: Why the Asinine tag subby? The dealership gave him the car without even listening to the insurance agency, I think that's pretty damn cool on their part.


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2013-01-24 11:57:44 AM

basemetal: I couldn't really tell from the video, but if they are going to be that much of a stickler, they need a clear line across the mascot so the contestants can actually see it.  Throw some tape down or something.


This. If this ever went to court, I doubt that the insurance company would've won.

/good thing the dealers aren't d-bags in that town.
 
2013-01-24 11:58:24 AM

scottydoesntknow: Why the Asinine tag subby? The dealership gave him the car without even listening to the insurance agency, I think that's pretty damn cool on their part.


for the initial wharblgarbl from the insurance company

reading isn't that hard
 
2013-01-24 11:58:37 AM
Why bother paying for the insurance if you're just going to give them the car?

Not to mention the dealer is not exactly losing his shirt giving away a Cruze.

They'll probably write it off as Advertising or something similar anyway.
 
2013-01-24 11:59:32 AM

scottydoesntknow: Why the Asinine tag subby? The dealership gave him the car without even listening to the insurance agency, I think that's pretty damn cool on their part.


Yeah, well, that's just like, your opinion, man.
 
2013-01-24 12:00:10 PM

FreetardoRivera: scottydoesntknow: Why the Asinine tag subby? The dealership gave him the car without even listening to the insurance agency, I think that's pretty damn cool on their part.

for the initial wharblgarbl from the insurance company

reading isn't that hard


Umm there's always initial wharblgarbl with insurance agencies. They'll look for any reason not to have to pay up. The main part of the story is that the guy got the car anyway, because the dealership was cool.
 
2013-01-24 12:01:06 PM
This isn't Nam! There are rules!

/shut the fark up donny. you're out of your element.
 
2013-01-24 12:01:07 PM

BTing: Why bother paying for the insurance if you're just going to give them the car?

Not to mention the dealer is not exactly losing his shirt giving away a Cruze.

They'll probably write it off as Advertising or something similar anyway.


Of course they'll write it off of theyre not reimbursed by the insurer. It's a business expense.
 
2013-01-24 12:02:32 PM
There is far too much attention to the article in these comments, and far too little Lebowski. Get to it people. I've got work to do here.
 
2013-01-24 12:02:51 PM
A Cruze? What'd that cost them all. $50.00 aplice? Puhleeze!!
 
2013-01-24 12:03:17 PM

Sapper_Topo: [i.qkme.me image 564x305]


Yes, yes you are. Now sit down and shut up you ignorant blowhard.
 
2013-01-24 12:04:12 PM
basemetal: "if they are going to be that much of a stickler, they need a clear line"

This.
I'm not sure why it even matters in cases that don't involve egregious line-crossing.
It's not like the actuarial tables are going to be wildly different between "half court" and "two inches shy of half-court".

Then again, I have no idea why a dealership would have to take out a policy against someone sinking that shot.
Even if it goes in (which it almost never does) surely you've got a demo car laying around, that's already been all-but-written-off.
It sounds like a complete waste of money to pay that policy.
 
2013-01-24 12:06:13 PM
Careful, man! There's a beverage here!
 
2013-01-24 12:06:22 PM
The good publicity the dealership will get for honoring this far exceeded the money they would have saved keeping the car.
 
2013-01-24 12:08:16 PM
It looks like he does step over.  Of course, it might be easier to tell on a video where some kids head doesn't block the view just as soon as his foot hits the ground.
 
2013-01-24 12:08:26 PM
Meh, this wasn't a league game. This did not determine who entered the next round-robin.

/am I wrong?
//am I wrong?
 
2013-01-24 12:09:25 PM
The insurance company sounds like a bunch of nihilists.
 
2013-01-24 12:10:27 PM
This seems to happen every season. Why don't the contestants take half a step back just in case, because, you know, there's about a 1% chance you will make the shot? And the insurance company will look for ways not to pay you.
/But, yeah, give him the car
 
2013-01-24 12:10:41 PM
If he takes that car, and he's entering a world of pain.

A world of pain.
 
2013-01-24 12:12:08 PM
it sure looks like his foot went over the imaginary half-court line

Since when was the half-court line on a b-ball imaginary? There's an actual line painted on the floor you farktards.
 
2013-01-24 12:12:13 PM
"A foot-fault half-court elimination hasn't occurred since the Helsinki incident of 1919, and I think we all know how that turned out."
 
2013-01-24 12:13:56 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Sapper_Topo: [i.qkme.me image 564x305]

Ohhh misquote.

Party foul. Mark it zero.


/FTFY
 
2013-01-24 12:14:01 PM

basemetal: I couldn't really tell from the video, but if they are going to be that much of a stickler, they need a clear line across the mascot so the contestants can actually see it.  Throw some tape down or something.


No, having no clear line and taking the video from an angle is really the best way to ensure that you don't have to pay up. Since the sponsor doesn't seem like a douchebag, I can't really understand why the camera wasn't positioned even with the clearly visible half court line (hell, you could even have a separate sponsor just for the temporary tape line).
 
2013-01-24 12:14:11 PM

Ponzholio: The good publicity the dealership will get for honoring this far exceeded the money they would have saved keeping the car.


Exactly. They've guaranteed a few extra sales this quarter off of this. As long as they keep up the good customer service they'll stay in business a long time. It's always better to make a little money today, tomorrow and every day forever than to make a windfall now.
 
2013-01-24 12:15:46 PM

Sapper_Topo: [i.qkme.me image 564x305]


He's seen too many of his buddies die face down in the muck to put up with this kind of shiat.
 
2013-01-24 12:16:48 PM

Carn: The insurance company sounds like a bunch of nihilists.


Nihilists! Fark me. I mean, say what you like about the Discount Double Check, Dude, at least it's an ethos.
 
2013-01-24 12:17:23 PM

Carn: The insurance company sounds like a bunch of nihilists.


This. Smart and Funny.

There is probably specific language in the insurance contract regarding the half court line, which is not imaginary. So the insurance company won't cover the cost of the Cruze, but the dealership definitely did the right thing. They sponsor the half court shot as advertisement, so the bad press over a minor technicality disqualification would have been costly.

For the next contest, the MC could point out the half court line for added pressure during the shot.
 
2013-01-24 12:17:29 PM
I didn't get from that article that the insurance company was actually denying the win, just that they were reviewing the film. What was the point of the stupid article, again?
 
2013-01-24 12:17:34 PM
Do you see what happens, Larry? Do you see what happens when you fark a stranger in the ass?! This is what happens, Larry! This is what happens when you fark a stranger in the ass!
 
2013-01-24 12:18:20 PM
Mind if I do a Jay?
 
2013-01-24 12:18:39 PM
I am the walrus?
 
2013-01-24 12:19:23 PM
Almost forgot:

Saturday, Donny, is Shabbos, the Jewish day of rest. That means that I don't work, I don't drive a car, I don't farking ride in a car, I don't handle money, I don't turn on the oven, and I sure as shiat *don't farking shoot half-court shots*!
 
2013-01-24 12:19:57 PM

abhorrent1: it sure looks like his foot went over the imaginary half-court line

Since when was the half-court line on a b-ball imaginary? There's an actual line painted on the floor you farktards.



Obviously you're not a golfer.
 
2013-01-24 12:20:38 PM

Ponzholio: The good publicity the dealership will get for honoring this far exceeded the money they would have saved keeping the car.


They are a great dealership anyways and have won many awards. Bought a couple cars from them years back when I lived nearby. I knew they'd give the car anyways, they're very successful and can handle it without a prob I'm sure. Glad they did the right thing...I'm not sure they even had a choice since the negative publicity they would have gotten would have hurt
 
2013-01-24 12:22:40 PM

Ponzholio: The good publicity the dealership will get for honoring this far exceeded the money they would have saved keeping the car.


And we're done here.. ^ This this this and this..

Nice to see companies who still have a soul
 
2013-01-24 12:25:00 PM

ringersol: Even if it goes in (which it almost never does) surely you've got a demo car laying around, that's already been all-but-written-off.
It sounds like a complete waste of money to pay that policy.


If corporate catches you passing off a demo car as a new car, we contract a private military contractor to come and kill you. I'm sure we wrote that into the agreement with the dealer somewhere.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-24 12:28:34 PM
If corporate catches you passing off a demo car as a new car, we contract a private military contractor to come and kill you.

A lot of money is at stake. A doctor was awarded $4 million by a jury after he learned his new BMW had been scratched and repainted before he got it. (The award was reduced on appeal; see BMW of North America vs. Gore.)
 
2013-01-24 12:29:48 PM

Crewmannumber6: I am the walrus?


Shut the fark up, Donnie! You're in way over your head here.
 
2013-01-24 12:30:54 PM

FreetardoRivera: scottydoesntknow: Why the Asinine tag subby? The dealership gave him the car without even listening to the insurance agency, I think that's pretty damn cool on their part.

for the initial wharblgarbl from the insurance company

reading isn't that hard


the dealership agreed early before there was any insurance co. warrgarbl.

reading isn't hard but comprehending (for you) is.
 
2013-01-24 12:31:23 PM
A lot of good young men died FACE DOWN IN THE MUCK to protect your right to step over the line, sir.
 
2013-01-24 12:31:27 PM
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2013-01-24 12:40:29 PM

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2013-01-24 12:41:24 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Ponzholio: The good publicity the dealership will get for honoring this far exceeded the money they would have saved keeping the car.

Exactly. They've guaranteed a few extra sales this quarter off of this. As long as they keep up the good customer service they'll stay in business a long time. It's always better to make a little money today, tomorrow and every day forever than to make a windfall now.


Maybe. Make windfall, sell dealership, sit on beach drinking beers until you die

Or

Make little profit everyday, pay your bills, go to work until you die.

I like beer so...
 
2013-01-24 12:41:30 PM
Guy who made the shot was a fan of Fairfield, a Jesuit university.

Dealership must have known that nobody farks with the Jesus.
 
2013-01-24 12:43:23 PM
All right, it's f*cking zero. Are you happy, you crazy f*ck?
 
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