There’s two surefire ways to make sure fans remain interested in a sporting event even if the game itself is a stinker.

1. Let them gamble.

2. Promise them something free.

The first one’s a big of a dicey proposition so the second one is much more likely to happen. If your basketball team scores 70 points, free tacos for everyone! If a certain player hits a home run, someone gets a soda.

The folks behind the Utah Jazz have their own version. If a player from the opposing team misses two free throws in the fourth quarter, everyone gets a free Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich.

Lucky for Jazz fans, the Knicks had Lou Amundson.

Sure, the fact that is was a 21-point blowout was nice but free sandwiches trumps all.

[SB Nation]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to