Ah, to be a professional athlete.
While we all have cravings for certain foods, most of us do not have free tickets to sporting events that we can offer in return for someone delivering that craving to us.
We've seen athletes swap tickets for delicacies before, like ex-Milwaukee Brewers pitcher John Axford trading tickets for Krispy Kreme Burgers, and frankly it's a brilliant tactic.
Following in Axford's footsteps, two Anaheim Ducks pulled a similar move this week with a delicious-looking new cereal from Cap'n Crunch. Center Nick Bonino and winger Dustin Penner were craving Sprinkled Donut Crunch, so they sent out this request to their followers.
— Dustin Penner (@Dustinpenner25) January 19, 2014
If multiple people bring us the cereal, whoever brings us the most gets the tickets! Thanks @JFeitelberg for the heads up on this
— Nick Bonino (@NickBonino) January 19, 2014
Sure enough, a Twitter user named Trevor Bloom delivered for the Ducks. The following caption accompanied this Instagram photo:
"Went Down to Honda Center today to give @dd2527 Cap’n Crunch’s Sprinkled Donut Crunch and got free tickets to tomorrow game #fanfavorite #dustinpenner #nickbonino #nhl #anaheimducks #nicestplayer #quackquack"
Apparently in addition to some free tickets, Penner left a good impression on Bloom.
@Dustinpenner25 is one of the nicest players I have ever met in all of sports takes time out of his day to have Conversations with fans
— Trevor bloom (@bloom1123) January 21, 2014
And, perhaps most importantly, Penner and Bonino were satisfied with the cereal.
— Dustin Penner (@Dustinpenner25) January 20, 2014