Arkansas State is having an auction to be a head coach during its spring game. Georgia is giving a fan an opportunity to call a play. And Auburn, well, you can bid to be a part of Auburn's spring game too. But it's not nearly as cool as the other two.
The school is auctioning off the opportunity to assist with operating the pre-game smoke machine before the spring game on April 19. Yes, really. You have the chance to pay a decent chunk of change to help spray fake smoke on a bunch of football players as they enter a glorified practice.
The winning bidder will get to assist game day staff in spraying the smoke at the field entry tunnel when the team takes the field and be on the sidelines with his or her guest for pre-game team warm-ups.
This would be much better if the winning bidder was in sole control of the smoke machine, but we can see how that would go haywire quickly.
At the time of publication, bidding for the opportunity was at $275, though we'll warn you the reserve price hasn't been met. The winner also receives two tickets to the game, a VIP tour of the stadium, pregame field passes and most importantly, two football schedule posters and two roster cards.
You have to be over 18 to bid and you have to be an Auburn fan, though we're not sure how you could completely prove that. In honor of Sunday's WrestleMania, it'd be great if the winning bidder took a heel turn and ripped off an Auburn shirt to reveal an Alabama undershirt.
Much like the Arkansas State auction, let us know if you're lucky enough to be the winning bidder so we can write about your sure-to-be suspenseful experience. Fake smoke ups the drama factor of any situation exponentially.
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