The New York Giants have one of the better offenses in the NFL. They score more than 27 points per game, which is the fifth-highest total in the league. On Monday night, the Washington Redskins will have their hands full trying to stop Eli Manning, Victor Cruz, Ahmad Bradshaw and the rest of New York’s offensive weapons. If by some miracle the Redskins can keep them off the board completely, some lucky fans will win free cars.
Lindsay Chevrolet of Woodbridge, Va. is running a promotion through Monday that would result in eight free cars being given away if the Redskins shut out the Giants.
“It’s the first time that we’re doing it,” Lindsay Chevy’s general sales manager Coslyn Ceballos told D.C. Sports Bog’s Dan Steinberg on Thursday. “Our general manager is a Redskins fan, and the majority of our sales team are Redskins fans. We were saying, you know, what are the chances of the Redskins making something like that happen? People play the lottery all the time. The chances of hitting the lottery are, what, 1 in 175 million? But it’s fun, and it can happen, and if it did, why not make it interesting?”
The names of all new Chevy buyers at Lindsay’s Woodbridge location between now and Monday will be entered into a drawing, and if Washington holds New York to a goose egg eight buyers will be reimbursed for their purchase. Is Ceballos nervous about the prospect of giving away eight free brand new vehicles?
“That’s gonna depend what the score looks like,” he said.
In reality, the dealership probably has an insurance policy that would cover the cost. Not to mention, the Giants have not been shut out in a regular season game since 1996. The last time they were shut out in general was in the 2005 playoffs, so the chances of this happening are extremely slim. My guess is any fans who are hoping for a free car will end up as disappointed as these Broncos fans were earlier this season.