The University of Pennsylvania basketball team has a meaty promotion at their games where if the Quaker score 100 points in a contest, fans at the game win a free cheesesteak from West Philly joint Abner's.
100 isn't something that has been in the Quakers' repertoire in recent years but this year's squad is putting up points at an impressive clip.
Cheesesteak documentarian and Deadspin writer Dan McQuade has covered the close calls Penn students have flirted with getting free cheesesteaks in the past.
But last night the dream was realized when Penn put up a century mark against Delaware State in a rout. Here's the shot that clinched it:
Ray Jerome's 3-pointer puts Penn into triple digits! Penn leads 102-49 pic.twitter.com/p30R7X7gWH— Penn Basketball (@PennBasketball) December 28, 2017
And as McQuade notes, roughly 2,000 fans attended the game but only a small fraction of them actually claimed a free steak. Reporting done by City of Basketball Love's Josh Verlin says that "over 100" people claimed the free cheesesteaks last night. ONLY "over 100" is remarkable.
That's a lot of unclaimed free cheesesteaks.