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Exclusive Interview with Sarah the Brentwood Bears Fan Who Has An Extra Super Bowl Ticket
As a transplanted Bears fan, originally from Mr. T's home of Lake Forest, IL, Sarah got caught up in the Super Bowl hype and threw herself on eBay in hopes of finding a generous benefactor to pay her money and give her a ticket.
She claimed to have an airplane ticket and a hotel room booked, all she needed was a ticket to the big game. But then eBay took down her auction after it got national attention.
Word of the chaos made its way to Axe Body Spray, who gave Sarah four tickets in the lower section near the end zone (where the Bears will be spending a lot of time celebrating, no doubt). Apparently Sarah has two really close girlfriends who are going with her (photo after the jump) and since they have a fourth ticket, Axe decided to turn the tables and pay Sarah to hold a nationwide contest to see who would get to accompany the hottie from the wesssside and her pallies.
We at LAist believe that yours truly should go, because I would bring the Bears substantial good luck (which apparently they need) -- I have attended two Bears games this year and they won both of them. However, hundreds of other men seem to think that they are more worthy.
None of them, though, scored this exclusive interview with the local girl with the extra golden ticket...
LAist: Why were the eBay auctions pulled down? Did you or eBay take them down?
Sarah: The first one was taken down because you can't sell intangible objects (like yourself!!) and the bids got ruined by people bidding absurd amounts like 999 million dollars. The second time I think they knew I was still using it to get tickets as opposed to actually selling my Bears costume cheerleading pom-poms. I don't think they're really allowed to arbitrarily take stuff off like that but by that point I already have my tickets so I didn't mind!!!
What a great turn of events, from going from someone needing a ticket to someone giving away a ticket -- did Axe just have four tickets they didn't know what to do with?
I know, I honestly can't believe this crazy little plan turned into such a big deal. I love that I get to watch guys try to pitch themselves to me the same way I pitched myself on EBay. There are definitely a lot of guys putting their tails between their legs and admitting I had a good idea, I'm not a trashy attention whore. Axe actually called me up with the idea and then bought 4 tickets from an online broker. Lower level end zone seats!
On your MySpace there are pics of you at the Playboy mansion. Don't you want to take one of those celebs with you?
They can find their own way to the game!! I wanna take someone like me who couldn't find tickets or couldn't afford tickets. Pass on this amazing feeling!
Are you really that huge of a Bears fan or are you just now joining the bandwagon?
Always been a Bears fan. Grew up in Lake Forest, where they practice, and have been a big Chicago sports fan my whole life. Definitely NOT bandwagon.
In your original eBay listing you said you already had a plane ticket and a place to stay -- so before eBay you were just that determined to go to the Super Bowl no matter what?
Yeah, about 5 minutes after the Bears beat the Saints I got on the Internet and bought a ticket and just said f* it, I'll figure everything else out in the next 2 weeks.
Please tell us that this wasn't a huge set up right from the beginning with Axe, and you're basically the new LonelyGirl15.
I have no idea who the LonelyGirl15 is!! She sounds like a good time though...slash...not so much. I promise you this isn't a set up. I really had no idea this was going to catch on with so many people and the media, I was just hoping someone might forward the eBay thing to a radio station or the Bears organization and someone would get me a crappy seat in the way back just so I could be there.
About how many emails have you gotten from eligible men looking to be your date?
Um...probably about 200 so far.
Do you have faith in Sexy Rexy or what?
Oh man, I could go on for paragraphs about why Sexy Rexy can get it done. I'll make it brief and say that he's got all the skills and athleticism, it's always been about getting his head in the right place. He's figuring out how to be patient and let things come to him (and has a better passer rating in the playoffs than Peyton Manning). As long as he's willing to go 3 and out every once in awhile, let the run set up the pass, and take care of the ball, our defense and special teams will keep getting him the ball back in great field position (not to mention get him defensive scores) and he'll lead us all the way!!
To enter, send a photo to Sarah with a reason why she should take you. The email address is email@example.com. For more details on how to enter her contest -- which ends on Wednesday -- go to Sarah's new MySpace page myspace.com/superbowldate. Good luck!