In what is likely to be the best discount in sports activities historical past, Portland State head coach Bruce Barnum is providing to purchase anybody who come to his group’s dwelling opener as a lot beer as they’ll drink. It’s both the best concept in sports activities historical past, or a assured strategy to bankrupt a coach.
Appearing on local radio in Portland, Barnum is aware of that it’s a tricky promote for native residents to return to a Portland State sport over watching Oregon or Oregon State, so he’s sweetening the pot.
“I’ve received a deal for you,” Barnum introduced, “anyone who heard me in your present… simply say ‘I heard Barney on the BFT’ on the Barney Beer Backyard and I’ll purchase your beer.
Now, on the floor this may seem to be a reasonably low-risk gamble. I imply, how many individuals had been listening to Portland State’s head coach on native radio make a promise like this? That’s why I think about it my public service to amplify this message to as many individuals who can make the most of it.
That is completely not a one-and-done deal both. Barnum didn’t say “a beer,” he made it abundantly clear it was as a lot as you need.
What number of beers?
Stated Barney: “All of them.”
I definitely don’t wish to destroy a person’s beneficiant provide by telling your entire metropolis of Portland and the larger space that they need to pay the $10 for a ticket to Portland State after they play Western Oregon at 2 p.m. on Saturday. And it could be extraordinarily reckless of me to give you a simple hyperlink to buy your tickets on-line earlier than they promote out, so you’ll be able to make sure you take full benefit of this free beer provide. That would just be silly.
So, as a substitute of doing one thing that silly, I’ll simply want the most effective of luck to Portland State — and to Coach Bruce Barnum’s pockets, as a result of it would want all the assistance it might get.