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Knoxville lumber store tells Nick Saban he will lose to Tennessee, makes grammatical mistake

Witt Tennessee sign Nick Saban

Tennessee is coming off an upset win over South Carolina last weekend and its fans are getting a little cocky. One lumber store in Knoxville got so carried away that they supposedly put up this message on the marquee outside the store to warn Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide that they were next up to lose to the Vols.

Not only is this incredibly brash and stupid because there’s no sense in giving any more fuel to Bama, which is already favored by 28 points in the game, but we absolutely love the grammatical error in the marquee.

“Dear Mr Saban
Your next
Vol Nation”

I can’t tell you how frequently we see “your” substituted for what is supposed to be “you’re.” In fact, most of the time it comes from taunting fans. Maybe they’re all just too drunk to remember their contractions. I’m not sure what the excuse was for the person running the marquee at this Witt store.

H/T Throw the Flag via Dr. Saturday

Marijuana advocates put up billboard next to Denver Broncos’ stadium

Marijuana billboard Denver

A marijuana advocacy group put up a billboard next to Sports Authority Field at Mile High the day before the Denver Broncos kick off the NFL season to urge the league to stop punishing players for smoking the ganja.

The group putting up the billboard is the Marijuana Policy Project. Their argument is that the league is driving players to consume alcohol — which can have dangerous consequences — by not allowing them to smoke weed, which is now legal in Colorado.

“For years, the NFL has been punishing players for using marijuana despite the fact that it is far less harmful than alcohol, a substance widely embraced by the league,” said Mason Tvert, director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project in a press release. “The league would never punish a player simply for having a couple beers, so why does it penalize them for using a substance that is less toxic, less addictive, and less likely to contribute to violence?

“The NFL’s harsh marijuana penalties do nothing to promote the health and safety of the players. If anything, they put players in danger by steering them toward using alcohol and away from making the safer choice to use marijuana instead. We hope Commissioner Goodell will explain why the NFL is willing to promote the use of alcohol among its players and fans, but unwilling to recognize that a safer alternative is now legal here.”

In addition to the billboard and statement, the group started a change.org petition calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to change the league’s marijuana policy.

Below you can see how close the billboard is to the stadium:

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Charmin had the best ad at the NASCAR All-Star Race

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Charmin put together one of the best billboard ads we have seen. The toilet paper company decided to get in on some advertising action with NASCAR and placed this giant billboard outside of the Charlotte Motor Speedway for Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race.

Does it get better than that?

According to Auto Week, this billboard is about 30 by 40 feet and faces Highway 29, which is the main highway facing the speedway. Charmin was also planning to hand out samples of its ultra strong product.

In addition to advertising at the All-Star Race, Charmin has a two-race deal with NASCAR and will also have ads up at the Coca-Cola 600. Their deal includes the billboards and signs on pit road, like this one:

Very well done, Charmin, very well done.

Photo: Twitter/Tripp Mickle
H/T Darren Rovell

AHL’s Syracuse Crunch have hilarious ‘For a good time’ billboard (Picture)

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AHL teams need to find creative ways to sell tickets, and putting together a hilarious billboard advertisement is one way to do that. If the Syracuse Crunch were my local AHL team, I’d be buying tickets to a game the second I saw their new billboard.

“For a good time call 473-4444,” the masterpiece reads.

If a picture of a hockey player with a grizzly beard laying across a goal in a provocative position doesn’t get a chuckle out of you, nothing will. Whether it’s a funny billboard, a head coach going all out to accuse a referee of being blind or a dude getting so drunk he breaks into a house he thought was his own, the lower levels of hockey seem to consistently produce some of the best stories.

Photo via Twitter/Jim Sarosy
H/T Eye on Hockey

Orlando billboard pokes fun at Dwight Howard (Picture)

Dwight Howard Orlando billboard

On Tuesday, Dwight Howard will be playing his first game in Orlando since being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers over the summer. Orlando hip-hop station Power 95.3 FM decided to welcome Howard back by placing some billboards around the city that poke fun at the team’s former franchise player.

As you can see in the photo above, the billboard has a countdown going “’til Dwight leaves us again!”

Howard apologized to Orlando for the way he dragged fans through his exit process from the city, but that seems to hardly matter. Howard expressed uncertainty over what he wanted to do for over a year. He reportedly wanted out of Orlando, then he opted into an extra year in Orlando, and then he wanted out again. Magic fans will have a hard time forgiving Howard for wanting to leave the team in the first place. This billboard makes that clear.

Photo via Reddit user JumboNess

Ray Lewis says retirement billboard motivated him against Patriots

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If Ray Lewis was searching for bulletin board material prior to the Baltimore Ravens’ win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, he didn’t have to look very hard to find it. The billboard you see above was the brainchild of a Massachusetts billboard company last week. Obviously, it was inaccurate.

Lewis’ career did not end in Foxboro, and he says the billboard actually helped motivate him to keep it going for another two weeks.

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Billboard tells Buffalo hotels not to give Tom Brady a room (Picture)

A negative comment Tom Brady made and apologized for in February about Buffalo hotels has been creatively rehashed by some folks in the city.

Speaking about the support he’s received from his father throughout his career, Brady said at the Super Bowl in February that his dad would even make road trips to watch him play the Bills. That’s when he got in his jab.

“I don’t know if you guys have ever been to the hotels in Buffalo,” Brady told the media crowd, “but they’re not the nicest places in the world.”

Brady apologized for that comment, but not everyone in Buffalo has forgiven him.

Northtown Automotives — the official automotive dealer of the Bills and Sabres — puts up a new message on its billboard each week, and this week they’ve put up a message telling hotels not to give Brady a room. Of course that won’t happen because the Pats book rooms as a team way ahead of time, but if I were Brady, I wouldn’t eat at the hotel all weekend. Ever wonder how so many players end up with food poisoning the day before a game?

Here’s a report on the billboard from WIVB in Buffalo:

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