[ View the story "Lions loss guarantees big ticket giveaway" on Storify] Lions loss guarantees big ticket giveaway B.C. Lions president Dennis Skulsky guaranteed a win in Sunday's game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders or the team would give each fan in attendance a free ticket to one of four remaining home games. The players didn't get the memo, the team lost 20-16, and fans had a field day on social media.
CTVNews.ca· Mon, Aug 25 2014 17:57:32
B.C. Lions president Dennis Skulsky guaranteed a win in Sunday's game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders or the team would give each fan in attendance a free ticket to one of four remaining home games. The players didn't get the memo, the team lost 20-16, and fans had a field day on social media.
@BCLions guaranteeing a win is the best way to guarantee a lossDirk Kanis
Riders now 6-2! 5 in a row! Dennis Skulsky has to give out tickets like Oprah gives out cars!Colin Hebert
I will buy one of the free tickets from the B.C. Lions and donate it to the HOF to chronicle Dennis Skulsky's mistake foreverColin Hebert
Hope the @BCLions don't deduct the free tix from the player's salaries. #noguaranteesinthecflEleanor Glyn-Jones
"I guarantee we'll find meat in these Taco Bell tacos": B.C. #Lions president. #cfl #ridersCorey Atkinson
"I guarantee Limp Bizkit will release the greatest album ever." - B.C. #Lions president.Corey Atkinson
I love the #moxy...but B.C. Lions "guarantee win night" probably shouldn't have coincided with game against #GreyCup champs. #ooopsChris Murphy TWN
Making it rain in B.C! Free tickets all around! #riders #lions #cflmatt bartake
Joe Namath? Yes! Mark Messier? Yes! Babe Ruth? Yes! Dennis Skulsky? HELL NO! Enjoy your free tickets, @BCLions ! #SaskatcheWIN #RiderNationMatt Lalor
How many in #RiderNation are getting free @BCLions tickets? And will you sell them, use them, burn them? What? #JustWondering #GuaranteedWinMatt Lalor
The debacle inspired numerous hashtags, including #GreenIsTheNewOrange, which was trending on Sunday night...
A great win for the Riders, I'll enjoy my free ticket to the next game on behalf of the Lions #GreenisthenewOrange http://t.co/xpll60yP5gBBNicks
Enjoy your tickets BC! #GreenisthenewOrange #RidernationShae-Lynn Evans
Green is the new orange @BCLionsThe Andy Babic
Good Morning Saskatchewan .Great Day to be a Rider Fan. @sskroughriders :) #Greenistheneworange~Fun Fam Picture~
Apparently it is true... #Green is the new #orange haha and that was #proven yesterday #sorry @BCLions @sskroughriders @RiderNationCFL #WINMatt Heimbeckner
At least one fan stuck by her team...
Bummed for the loss but thanks @BCLions for being champs & sticking to your guns! #freetix #golionsgoMay Bosaing