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Old 06-15-2011, 05:38 PM
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For one night, fans of the Peoria Chiefs can have their own replica of LeBron James' first championship ring.

Call it the cheapest promotion in sports history because, like James' ring, the handout doesn't exist.

The Chiefs, a Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs in the Midwest League, will hold a "LeBron James NBA Championship Replica Giveaway night" Thursday, poking fun at the Miami Heat star's loss in the NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks.

Replica rings" -- also known as air -- will be handed out by stadium workers as fans enter the park, according to Chiefs spokesman Nathan Baliva.

Throughout the game, Peoria will honor "a true champion" -- the Chicago Bulls' six NBA titles -- with video clips and audio highlights, and the Chiefs will take the field to "Sirius," the Alan Parsons Project song used by the Bulls during their player introductions.

The Chiefs said they are "looking into" whether they can skip the fourth inning -- another poke at James, who scored just 18 points during the fourth quarter in six NBA Finals games.

"We aren't sure if the league will allow it," Peoria president Rocky Vonachen said in a statement. "But if LeBron doesn't need to show up for the fourth, maybe we won't, either."

Among the other James promotional digs planned: A fan will win a "replica" of James' Finals MVP award (which actually went to the Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki), and Heimlich maneuver classes will be offered to help prevent people from "choking in a big situation."

"Really, this is just us getting back to the real world and waking up today and trying to solve our own personal problems," vice president of ticket sales Eric Obalil said.

Baliva said a Bulls tribute for Thursday had been in the works since November, in hopes that Chicago would be coming off another NBA championship.

The James addition to the promotion was announced midday Tuesday, and Baliva said there was an immediate reaction.

"We were seeing stuff not just from Chicago and Cleveland, but all over the country," Baliva said.
A coupla jokes I heard yesterday:

Cell phone manufacturers are discontinuing the once-popular LebRon James model of phones. Seems customers are missing phone calls because there's no ring.

I was a dollar short paying my bar tab & asked LeBron if he could help me. Unfortunately he could only cover 75 cents because he didn't have a 4th quater.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:26 PM
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Oh God, are the Peoria Chiefs a little league team? How juvenile. Leave the guy alone for **** sakes.
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I was a dollar short paying my bar tab & asked LeBron if he could help me. Unfortunately he could only cover 75 cents because he didn't have a 4th quater.
I know at least 5 variations to this joke, and I still laugh at all of them.

My personal favoriter was the one that said "If Lebron wanted a ring so bad, he should have stayed in Ohio and bought one from Terrelle Pryor"
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I know at least 5 variations to this joke, and I still laugh at all of them.

My personal favoriter was the one that said "If Lebron wanted a ring so bad, he should have stayed in Ohio and bought one from Terrelle Pryor"
That one's pretty good!
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Folks in Miami still supporting LeBron .. they recently enacted the "LeBron James Day" as a municipal holiday ... everyone gets to leave work 12 minutes early ...
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Folks in Miami still supporting LeBron .. they recently enacted the "LeBron James Day" as a municipal holiday ... everyone gets to leave work 12 minutes early ...
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I follow the Chiefs and actually go to a few games, mainly because location is close and someone that I played with in high school got drafted by the Cubs and pitches for the Chiefs now....But kind of a lame promotion, I love the Lebron jokes, but just a little over the top for a minor league team to do it
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I follow the Chiefs and actually go to a few games, mainly because location is close and someone that I played with in high school got drafted by the Cubs and pitches for the Chiefs now....But kind of a lame promotion, I love the Lebron jokes, but just a little over the top for a minor league team to do it
That's my point. The jokes are fine and all, but the Chiefs are taking it to a childish level to say the least.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:56 PM
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:happyda ncing::h appydancing::happydanc ing:

That's the greatest thing I've ever seen....On a more somber note, anybody see about the riots in Vancouver? I hate that team and the entire organization and think they are a classless bunch of dirty cowards, but still don't want to see that happen
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