Originally posted on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 1/18/13
We've seen our share of silly minor league promotions, but this one might take the cake. The independent Florence Freedom will be having a "Manti Te'o Girlfriend Bobblehead Day" during a game in late-May, making light of the ridiculous scandal in recent days involving Notre Dame's star linebacker. With the promotion, the first 1,000 fans entering the stadium will be given an empty bobblehead box, and there will also be a pretend Kiss Cam where fans can kiss any imaginary friends or girlfriends with them. Also, the team will have an imaginary food fight and air guitar contest during the game, which takes place on May 23rd. This promotion probably is going to lose a lot of relevancy by the time of the game four months from now. Hell, the NFL Draft will have already come and gone, and we'll probably end up knowing a lot more about the Te'o story and how it has affected his future. But give the Freedom credit for getting their name out there and cashing in with a little bit of publicity on these recent events that have taken the sports world by storm this week. [ESPN] [follow]

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