Found February 04, 2013 on
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Yesterday on Outside the Boxscore, we posted a video of Baltimore Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones returning the longest kickoff in Super Bowl history, a grand total of 108 yards.
While the score increased Baltimore's lead to twenty-two points, it scored some bigger numbers for some lucky individuals who bought furniture at a local furniture store:
owners of a local furniture company that declared free goods if the
Ravens returned a kick for a touchdown at the start of the game or just
after halftime found themselves having to make good after Jacoby Jones
did just that.
Gardiners Furniture, a Baltimore company, offered
customers the throwdown, saying if such a kick return happened, all
furniture bought between Jan. 31 and 3 p.m. on game day would be free.
Kasee Lehrl, the store's advertising and marketing manager, said Sunday night that she couldn't believe it when she saw Jones booking down the field and into the end zone.
"We're obviously thrilled," she said. "So exciting".
This is the third year the store has run such a promotion.
Since such a kick return hasn't happened in nearly 50 years, Lehrl
said, the store owners figured they were pretty safe. But they took out
an insurance policy — just in case.
At the end of the day, nearly $600,000 of furniture was given away and the only losers ended up being, the insurance company.
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A Baltimore company's promotion has resulted in the store giving out $600,000 in free furniture after Jacoby Jones returned a kickoff for a touchdown.
When Jacoby Jones returned the opening kick of the second half on Sunday night 108 yards for a touchdown, he did more than just pad the Baltimore Ravens’ lead and set a Super Bowl record. He also won free furniture for lots of people in the Baltimore area. According to the Baltimore Sun, a furniture company called Gardiners Furniture offered to refund money on all furniture purchases...
Looking for the longest kick return in Super Bowl history? Well, we here at Outside the Boxscore have it for you as Baltimore Ravens returner Jacoby Jones decided to take the opening second half kickoff back 108 yards for the score setting the record: For those of you wondering who the previous record belonged to, it was Chicago Bears returner Devin Hester in Super Bowl XLI:
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Jacoby Jones‘ 108-yard kickoff return for the Ravens right after halftime Sunday night was costly for the 49ers’ chances at coming back and winning the Super Bowl. But it turned out just fine for Ravens fans, and especially for a bunch of Baltimore-area furniture customers.
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The Ravens now lead 28-6.
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