Yesterday, D.C. sports magnate Ted Leonsis made a bold promise to shore up ticket sales for his less popular team, The Wizards:
Remember when I preached that the Washington Capitals were like a growth stock?…Now we are totally sold out with a waiting list. Bad times became good times. The people that believed were rewarded.
I am here to tell you that about the Washington Wizards. Buy your tickets now, please. Sign up for season tickets…Get in early. See our own home grown and developed stars grow up before your very eyes.
Sorry, I had to get up on a soap box. We need your help. We play this Saturday night. We need and want you to be in attendance. The team plays better in front of a sold out building. Come support the team…
When we have a total paid sellout this season, I will do the “Dougie” – I promise.
Leonsis was inspired to embarrass himself in such a unique way because his franchise player, John Wall, infamously did the Dougie during his introduction at the Wizards’ home opener.
Leonsis challenge to the fans spread quickly over Twitter last night (as it should!) but there’s a catch– popular teams don’t count:
Make me do the “Dougie” – I want to make you laugh out loud.
And the Heat, Lakers and Celtics games don’t count. Deal?
Personally, I’m more than happy to do my part and support our home team. But if we all pitch in and sellout a game, I hope Leonsis heeds the words of Andray Blatche:
“If you do that, we better get this win.’ You can’t Dougie out and then you lose.”