In the early 1980's my father took me to a Nashville Sounds minor league baseball game. They are AAA for the Brewers now, in the PCL, but I don't remember who they were affilliated with back then.
The promotion that night was "used car night". Random tickets were chosen, and if you were the so-called lucky fan you won a used car. Sounds like a pretty cool deal right? Go to a ballgame and get a car!
Well, keeping in mind that this was a minor league team, with a minor league promotional budget AND this is the very early 80's (1981, I think) it quickly became apparent that the winning tickets were held by those who didn't get stuck with a used car that night. These were all mid to late 1970's cars and they had about 30 of them. Even as a 9 year old I knew they were crappy. Lots of beat up cars, all that were at least 23 feet long, boxy, and generally on their last legs. Think beat up Gernada's, Cordoba's, Fairmonts, LeMond's, and the like from the 1970's and you'll get the picture. They started one up to demonstrate this fine example of Detroit engineering....the blast of white smoke that erupted took care of the mosquitos that night.
So with that preamble, the question is....what is the wackiest promotional night you've been to for a professional sports team?