Linking LeBron with Weiner
The biggest national sports story in the last week was LeBron James' Miami Heat losing the NBA finals to the Dallas Mavericks. Shamefully, the biggest story was NOT the Mavericks beating the Heat.
Arguably the biggest (no pun intended) news story in the past couple of weeks was Congressman Anthony Weiner's series of sexually explicit text messages sent to several women, all of whom were not his wife.
Leave it to the creative powers in the world of minor league baseball to come up with creative promotions to recognize each.
The class-A Peoria Chiefs will hand out non-existent championship rings to all fans in attendance on June 16th, as part of "LeBron James Replica Ring Giveaway" night.
In the twin cities, the St. Paul Saints will celebrate "Tweeting Weiner Boxer Shorts" night on July 23rd. The Saints are certainly no stranger to creative promotions tied to shady politicians. They are well known for "Larry Craig Bobblefoot Day" in 2008. Craig, was a Senator from, Idaho pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge for soliciting sex from a bathroom stall at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.