Last night was NFL night, where they had several Hall of Famers making guest appearances (and the models were actually almost fully clothed with NFL jerseys, a nice change). You can watch the episode here.
His 3rd offer was $51,000. His 4th offer was $61,000. His 5th offer (with $1 million still on the board) was:
1 Chevy Tahoe
Tailgaiting equipment (cooler, utensils, grill, etc).
2 Superbowl tickets w/airfare and hotel provided.
4 season tickets to Colts games.
2 autographed team balls from the Colts Super Bowl team.
2 sideline passes to the Colts game of his choice.
1 ticket to a Colts practice and behind-the-scenes access.
He would get to throw out the opening ball at a Colts game.
The total value of this offer was given at over $106,000. This was understated because he could sell the Super Bowl tickets for $thousands$ more than face value.
His wife told him NOT to take the deal, and he obeyed her. He turned down the deal! Apparently, she didn’t feel they could pay off all of their debt with just $50,000 plus whatever extra they could get for the Tahoe! He lost all of that once in a lifetime offer (the Tahoe was given to a lucky audience member). His wife had the kind of…demeanor…that tells you that she always gets what she wants.
After he later turned down yet another offer for $214,000, his offer dropped to $189,000 and he took the deal. (If you're going to turn down the above NFL prize, why not play for the million!?)
Ironically, the $1 million grand prize was in his suitcase.
At this point, we were treated to a wild-eyed Marcus Allen running on stage screaming “I TOLD YOU IT WAS IN THERE!! I TOLD YOU!!!”
(This is the same Marcus Allen who insisted that O.J. was innocent).
I can’t imagine turning down an offer like he did. I hope he enjoys the $189,000, especially after taxes, but I don’t think it will ever replace all of the Colts stuff he turned down. I promised to never watch the show again, and I will stick to that promise.