The Cleveland Cavaliers will be providing 20,562 fans with a “Cavaliers Snuggie” on March 5, 2010 when they host the Detroit Pistons. The promotional giveaway is compliments of the Cavaliers and KeyBank.
So what is the significance of this event? First, it gives all the people who hate the “backwards robe” yet another reason to roll their eyes. But more importantly, it will set a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people wearing fleece blankets.” Yes, there is a World Record for just about everything!
So how will this Snuggie record be set? Each fan will be provided a custom Snuggie that has the Cavalier logo printed on it. The The fans will be asked to wear the sleeved blankets for the first five minutes of the game. A representative from Guinness World Records, Danny Girton will be in attendance to officially certify the event. It does beg the question as to what happens if some decide not to ensconce themselves in the Snuggie. It’s pure speculation, but we would hope that Mr. Girton would use instant replay to get the call right.
Once the record has been set, fans will then receive a commemorative magnet to signify their participation in this new record – which ranks up there next to Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game.
If you are one of those aforementioned Snuggie-haters, this is just another reason to roll down your sleeves and embrace this cultural phenomenon. It goes without saying, “If you can’t beat them, at least snuggle up with them.” And yes, they now have a Snuggie-for-Two sleeved blanket; no need to fight anymore over who gets the lone armed blanket.