Minnesota Timberwoves Getting Cheap with Ladies' Night Promotion

Grant HughesNational NBA Featured ColumnistNovember 7, 2013

Oct 30, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves mascot Crunch dressed as a Ghostbuster during the second quarter against the Orlando Magic at Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Magic 120-115 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sport

Clearly, the Minnesota Timberwolves have never heard of a garage sale.

How else do we explain the team's bizarre "Ladies' Night Out" promotional package?

Don't get me wrong, a game ticket, an adult beverage and a DVD for $18 is a bargain. But why, exactly, would anyone want season one of Girls? The show is on its third year as it is, and let's keep in mind that everyone has their own (or is using someone else's) HBOGo account.

There's no reason for anyone to have a DVD of the show.

The Wolves are obviously just looking for a way to get rid of the old junk piling up in their promotional storage closet. After all, those Nikola Pekovic bobbleheads probably take up a lot more room than a typical bobblehead, particularly if they're built to scale.

Not convinced that the Wolves are just doing some early spring cleaning? Consider the fact that they used this same package to attract female clientele to the Target Center last season. Apparently, the idea didn't move much merchandise.

So, it's somewhat understandable that the Timberwolves are looking to offload their useless crap. The franchise has a rich history of that practice, and that willingness to ship out worthless, space-eating garbage is pretty much the reason Darko Milicic no longer plays in Minnesota.

But the real question is why the Wolves thought giving away Girls DVDs was a good idea in the first place. This seems like a plan that grew out of a miscommunication.

Marketing Director: "Guys, we've got to get more women coming out to these home games. How do we do that?"

Marketing Intern: "Girls?"

Marketing Director: "Sure, why not?"

Get ready for next season's Ladies' Night promotion: $18 gets you a ticket, a beer and a VHS copy of Pretty Woman.