Craigslist is known for some really awful hoaxes. Usually, they are deals that are too good to be true. This one appears to fit the bill.
There is a listing on the popular free classified listing website where a man is auctioning off a ticket to this Saturday’s Tennessee/Florida game, if you take his stepdaughter out on a date. What? Yeah, seriously, here is the entry, just in case it gets taken down. Are you allowed to run an escort service on Craigslist?
My step-daughter’s date backed out (his loss, your gain) for the game…
1 Free ticket for the Tennessee-Florida Football game this Saturday (cost to me, $150) on the 40 for the right gentleman. You must be an attractive, professional, single well educated gentleman, with a good sense of humor, 25-33. You also must not be threatened by an attractive, professional, single well educated lady, (as she is). If you do not qualify, please pass this ad to a friend.
The fine print: I lied! (Sorry…not totally free). Your cost will be a modest dinner, drinks and delightful conversation with her before or after the game.
P.S. (Being a Tennessee Vols fan is not required but is highly desirable)
Only those that respond with pictures and resume will be considered! Be creative!
9/17 3:55pm EDT updated info: due to the overwhelming response we have received so far, (and to the fact that we’re doing this completely off the cuff with absolutely no planning whatsoever) we decided to put a deadline on entrance. All entries must be in by midnight tomorrow (Wed) night EDT. A winner will be notified by 10 a.m. EDT Thursday. Thanks to all the respondents, and good luck!
She isn’t horrible looking either:
Yeah, for those who read our site that are interested, we would advise you to stay away. We just don’t think this is going to end well for someone who answers.
But what if it is legit? You get to see the Gators destroy Tennessee from some pretty sweet seats at the Swamp, and you might get to show her your own personal rocky top.
UPDATE: FoxSports.com’s Sam Garnder has tracked down the man behind the ad, and his stepdaughter is completely onboard with it. His name is Gary Yates, and her name is Jessica Flanagan. The winner will sit with the famly at the game.
“My mailbox is full,” Yates said. “I’ve had a couple of lighthearted responses, one of them was hilarious, but yeah, it’s been mostly serious responses — I would guess, I don’t know, 30 or 40, and that’s just this morning.”
In fact, Yates said the feedback has caught him off-guard to the point that he doesn’t even know how he’s going to pick a winner yet.
“We’re doing this on the fly, so I’ll have to discuss that with Jessica,” Yates said. “Since we’re getting the responses we have, I would think maybe, if the participants are willing, we could bring it down to a final four and make that decision at the game — but I don’t know if it’s fair to do that to the guys.
“I don’t know, if she decides that she finds one and says, ‘This is the one,’ maybe we’ll just end it there.”
I still think this is creepy.
H/T Extra Mustard