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Matt Ottinger

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$10 Million Challenge Saturday on FOX
« on: July 25, 2003, 06:19:32 PM »
For those of you who like to see ordinary people have the chance to win great big heaping gobs of money, you might want to check out this special following the baseball game (about 4:30 ET) Saturday.  Ten different people will have the chance to \"take the shot of a lifetime\" for a million bucks each.  

There are events in each of four different sports: baseball, basketball, football and golf.  For each event, players will have their choice of several cash prizes to shoot for.  For example, a contestant in the basketball challenge could choose a lay-up ($5,000), free-throw ($25,000), an NBA three-point shot ($100,000), or a 35-foot shot ($1,000,000).

James Brown and Jillian Barbarie host.
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Timsterino

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2003, 09:19:08 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, Matt. This sounds like it is up my alley. It is probably the result of a sweepstakes. I will check it out.

Tim :-)

Dbacksfan12

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2003, 10:53:43 PM »
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' date=\'Jul 25 2003, 05:19 PM\'] For those of you who like to see ordinary people have the chance to win great big heaping gobs of money, you might want to check out this special following the baseball game (about 4:30 ET) Saturday.  Ten different people will have the chance to "take the shot of a lifetime" for a million bucks each.  

There are events in each of four different sports: baseball, basketball, football and golf.  For each event, players will have their choice of several cash prizes to shoot for.  For example, a contestant in the basketball challenge could choose a lay-up ($5,000), free-throw ($25,000), an NBA three-point shot ($100,000), or a 35-foot shot ($1,000,000).

James Brown and Jillian Barbarie host. [/quote]
 Is this yet another repeat of what they tried in 2000?
--Mark
John 6:35

Matt Ottinger

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$10 Million Challenge Saturday on FOX
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2003, 11:11:09 PM »
If you're talking about that aborted sports game show on Fox Sports Net, no this is quite different.  For one thing, it's designed as a one-shot special on the parent network, plus it's got some serious sponsorship behind it (Best Western is the title sponsor) so one can only imagine that the production value will be pretty high.  That game show's production values were marginally better than public access.

Anybody who's seen major events on TV (all-star games, bowl games, etc) knows the drill.  It's a whole show's worth of those halftime stunts where sweepstakes winners get a chance to make big money by making the big shot/goal/putt.
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Hiroland

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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2003, 01:55:04 PM »
Lets Just Hope Theismann won't help anyone out in a football challenge.

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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2003, 05:31:22 PM »
It's about half way through the show and no one has tried anything bigger then the 25k, that person failed (EDIT: Someone tried the 100k in golf, they failed).  My personal opinion is that if you wanted to make this more fun (and be able to fill the full hour with out all these bonus games such as \"shuffleboard for a home theater system\") would be to have the person start on the 5k line, make that and move out to 25k, make that and move on to 100k, then to 1m.  That way we get several shots from each person, perhaps having them risk what they have won to move on.
Just a thought,
Joe Kavanagh
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