Uber Offering UCF Fans Free Rides Until Knights Win a Football Game

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistOctober 26, 2015

ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 24:  A UCF fan with a bag covering his head watches the NCAA football game between the Houston Cougars and the UCF Knights at Bright House Networks Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. Houston won the game 59-10, and UCF fell to 0-8 on the season. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)
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Although the University of Central Florida football team is 0-8, this season hasn't been a total loss for Knights fans.

They are at least getting some perks out of their team's poor performance.

Earlier this year, a bar in Orlando, Florida, made the bold move of offering free beer during UCF games until the Knights won a game—because they needed a reason to get excited about game day. Now, another company is taking the initiative to help out Knights fans during a tough time.

Uber is offering new riders—presumably within a certain radius of the UCF campus—a free first ride with the service until the Knights win a game:

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When Uber is gonna give rides all semester https://t.co/4Vl55XJpfN

Deals like this should help ease fans' pain as the losses pile up.

Central Florida suffered two one-point defeats in its first three games of the season. Since then, the Knights have not had a game closer than 14 points. After the latest defeat, a 59-10 blowout loss against Houston, coach George O'Leary retired:

UCF Football @UCF_Football

OFFICIAL: After 48 Years of Coaching, O’Leary Announces Retirement #ThanksGOL https://t.co/bKTidL9MfV https://t.co/lROLlglTVS

The Knights' rough season comes just one year after they won a share of the American Athletic Conference title in a 9-3 regular season, which led to an appearance in a bowl game.

UCF will have four more chances to break into the win column this season. If the team continues to lose, at least the fans will keep winning.

[Twitter, h/t Darren Rovell]


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