This one is a definite head scratcher. In a year where Auburn has barely managed to find their way onto the football field, the last thing anyone would want to do is leave “tens of thousands of dollars” hanging in the hands of the Tigers football team.
That’s exactly what Alabama jeweler Jeff Dennis did prior to the 2012 edition of the Iron Bowl.
Dennis decided it was a good idea to wager the purchases at his store of 300-plus customers on the grounds that he would provide full refunds if either of the teams were shut out of the game.
Did he watch Gene Chizik and Co. this year? The meaning of a touchdown has practically been forgotten on The Plains.
Now that the dust has settled on the 49-0 curb-stomping of the Tigers, Dennis will be owing “tens of thousands of dollars” to customers who made purchases between Nov. 16-23.
Not too shabby of a deal for those lucky enough to have needed some new jewelry over the Thanksgiving holiday break.
“There were some tense moments in my house in the third and fourth quarters and I was probably the only home that was a little concerned, but it’s all good. I’m insured, so we’re having fun,” Dennis told CBS 42.
Even Chizik has to be scratching his head on this one.
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