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(Chicago Trib)   Let's see. I just made a layup, a free throw, and a half-court shot, all within 24 seconds... Still, I can't shake this feeling that I've forgotten something   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 10
    More: Sad, lay up, free throws, Alex Permann, Wichita State, Missouri Valley Conference  
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2013-03-12 10:39:40 AM
3 votes:
Half court is a three point shot, so it should have covered both.
2013-03-12 11:40:59 AM
2 votes:

The Bestest: EvilEgg: Half court is a three point shot, so it should have covered both.

Heh, we've had threads about this before. Prizes like this are underwritten by insurance companies and everything.. EVERYTHING has to be done to the letter or no payout.


It pisses me off that insurance companies are such dicks about this. Regardless, the tournament should have paid him, especially if he was given conflicting info.

In the end, hiring a lawyer would probably cost him half his prize money and a bunch of time and after taxes and everything, the tickets from a risk standpoint would probably have been close to an even deal.

Still, I'm kind of getting tired of insurance companies being such complete d*cks about this stuff.
2013-03-12 02:53:04 PM
1 votes:

bdub77: The Bestest: EvilEgg: Half court is a three point shot, so it should have covered both.

Heh, we've had threads about this before. Prizes like this are underwritten by insurance companies and everything.. EVERYTHING has to be done to the letter or no payout.

It pisses me off that insurance companies are such dicks about this. Regardless, the tournament should have paid him, especially if he was given conflicting info.

In the end, hiring a lawyer would probably cost him half his prize money and a bunch of time and after taxes and everything, the tickets from a risk standpoint would probably have been close to an even deal.

Still, I'm kind of getting tired of insurance companies being such complete d*cks about this stuff.


Dude, there's plenty of reasons to hate insurance companies, this isn't one of them. And no lawyer would take his case. Stop whining.

The guy admitted it, he didn't follow the rules. It was cool that they gave him tourney tickets for life, though.
2013-03-12 02:18:23 PM
1 votes:

EyeballKid: bdub77: It pisses me off that insurance companies are such dicks about this.

You should see how they deny their customers' claims.


You should start your own insurance company so that you can give 50k to people who don't legitimately win the prize...  I'm sure you'll feel better about the whole thing.
2013-03-12 01:15:08 PM
1 votes:
Eh. He screwed up. And a 3-pointer is no gimme, not like he forgot the layup. I'm skeptical they actually told him the wrong thing too... it's easy to claim he was instructed wrong after the fact.
2013-03-12 01:12:33 PM
1 votes:
I think he's lucky he got anything. Far as I'm concerned, he just straight-up lost.
2013-03-12 12:11:55 PM
1 votes:
Even if you counted the half-court shot as the 3-pointer, he needed to make four shots and he only made three.  I imagine if he made a second half-court shot he'd have a claim.
2013-03-12 11:36:01 AM
1 votes:
Were the steps dictated? You'd wanna do it from outside in, wouldn't you?

Reminds me of the only 30 seconds of a Will Ferrell movie I've seen, that bit in Semi-Pro where the guy actually sinks a basket and get presented with a "check that says ten thousand dollars".
2013-03-12 10:54:54 AM
1 votes:
Kinda lame they made him chase his own rebounds.  Shouldn't do that when he's on the clock.
2013-03-12 10:54:04 AM
1 votes:

EvilEgg: Half court is a three point shot, so it should have covered both.


Heh, we've had threads about this before. Prizes like this are underwritten by insurance companies and everything.. EVERYTHING has to be done to the letter or no payout.
 
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