Today was the big shoot out - and my boss made 3 of the 4 shots, for a grand total of $49,500!! Not bad for 15 seconds of fame, eh?
This might be what some of you have been waiting for all season - I know alot of folks that get big-time excited over it. Personally, I've never been much into college or pro basketball - it's just not my thing - but I know it's good business for Kansas City. We hosted it for many years but lost it till the Sprint Arena was built (my hubs spent many hours there building it). Now it's bigger, brighter and more beautiful than ever!
So... back to my story - we get called into a sales meeting yesterday and my boss starts talking about basketball. Now, I know he is a huge fan and thought it was "filler" talk until one of the managers arrived. Apparently there was a nationwide contest hosted by Phillips 66 where they would draw one name from entries across the nation - and this one person gets to stand at the freethrow line and shoot 4 baskets, winning money for each shot made. And as he is talking about this, I can see he is getting more and more excited, which is making us excited (you know, it's like laugher, it's contagious!) He stops right in his tracks, looks directly at us and quietly utters:
MY NAME WAS DRAWN TO SHOOT THE FREETHROWS!
whaaaaaaaaaaaat? I'm sitting with a celebrity lol! I asked if he has been practicing? Oh yeah he says, I've shot about 2000 baskets so far!! I can't say that I blame him a bit either. It's going down Saturday afternoon between the first and second game - so if you happen to have the TV on and you see a tall lanky guy shooting hoops for $16,500 each, that's my boss! I told him to make sure and give a wave to us! :)