Thursday, January 24, 2013
Father Pat, He stepped over the line!
In a case of life imitating art, Fairfield University fan John Queenan won the opportunity to sink a half-court shot for a free car from the Tri-State Chevy dealers during halftime of the Stags game vs Loyola. He took a hop-step forward, and BAM!
Free car, right? Not so fast...
Queenan had to wait almost a day for his brand-new car, because an insurance company wanted to verify the shot on video.
At issue was whether Queenan had stepped over the halfcourt line -- which ran through and blended into the Stags' logo -- when taking the shot.
Before the insurance company made a ruling, the dealers decided to give him the car after Twitter and Facebook responses began to flood in as the video went viral.
"It was the right thing to do," said Leo Karl, the president of Karl Chevrolet in New Canaan, who watched the video several times. "We decided to award him the car regardless of the what the insurance company does."
"It looks like everything turned out great," Queenan said. "It's a win-win."
Jackie Moon would disagree.
You've just won a giant check that says Ten Thousand Dollars! Look at the size of that thing!