Sports and politics collide

Sure, you're all excited about going to the Cincinnati Cyclones Obama Bobblehead Doll Night next Saturday (and you'd better Paypal soon if you want in on the action). But it turns out that this is just one of many sports promotions related to politics that will be going on in the near future.

For instance, a semi-pro baseball team in Brooklyn (coincidentally named the Cyclones), will not only be giving out Obama bobbleheads of their own on June 23rd, but they will be renaming the team for that day to the Baracklyn Cyclones. Other aspects of the day will include: two free tickets for any plumber named Joe (to spread the wealth), free bleacher seats to anyone with the last name of McCain or Palin, and free Band-Aids to the first 1,000 fans (universal health care).

Another team in the same hockey league as the Cyclones has a pretty sweet promotion of their own. On January 30th, the Las Vegas Wranglers will host Rod Blagojevich night. To celebrate the night, the best seat in the house will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, but they'll be wearing "vintage prison uniforms" with the letters "ILLGOV" stitched over the left shoulder.

Or if you're not into going to the game, you can just purchase a pack of Obama trading cards and enjoy those as well.

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