In the world of all-in-good-fun promotions that is minor league baseball, the latest Buffalo Bisons bit probably won't elicit any laughs from Patriots fans.
After seeing that the Pawtucket Red Sox will host a "Free Brady Friday" on June 10, during which fans named Tom and/or Brady will be admitted to McCoy Stadium at no charge, the Bisons have come up with the idea for a "Keep Brady Suspended" night on June 11.
Any doubt as to where their AFC East allegiances are?
"The New England Patriots quarterback has been suspended the first four games of the 2016 NFL season for cheating in a playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts," the Bisons website proclaims.
To show support for what the team's calls a "just and rightful punishment," the evening will include:
* Buy-one, get-one free tickets to anyone that brings a "properly-inflated" football
to be donated to area youth football programs.
* "Un-destroyed" cell phone donations for 'Cell Phones for Soldiers' charity.
* A 12.5% discount in the Bisons' gift shop for anyone that brings a Tom Brady jerse or /t-shirt to add to the postgame fireworks display.
* Scoreboard videos featuring what the Bisons call "some of sports' greatest cheaters, with special video tribute to Patriots' coach, Bill Belichick."
Since Brady became New England's starting quarterback, he has lost to the Bills just twice so it comes as no surprise that Buffalo would like to see him suspended for the first four weeks of the 2016 season. The Bills and Patriots are scheduled to meet in Foxboro during the final week of Brady's ban.