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09-23-2009, 12:50 PM
Oregon Coach Pays Fan for Ducks' Flop

Posted Sep 22, 2009 6:30PM By Clay Travis (http://www.fanhouse.com/bloggers/clay-travis/) (RSS feed (http://www.fanhouse.com/bloggers/clay-travis/rss.xml))
Filed Under: Oregon (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/category/oregon/), General CFB Insanity (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/category/general-cfb-insanity/)

We've all been there, angry over the money we spent to follow a team that plays like absolute crap. Most of us hold our quiet rage inside, some of us head for the message boards, other, more practical fans, send a business invoice seeking a refund from their head football coach for the cost of their trip. Wait, what? Meet Oregon fan and graduate Tony Seminary, who sent Oregon head coach Chip Kelly (http://www.fanhouse.com/tag/Chip+Kelly/) an e-mail with an attached business invoice itemizing his expenses for his trip to go see Oregon play Boise State, a game they lost 19-8. Seminary's invoice totaled $439.

His e-mail to Chip Kelly, courtesy of Spencer Hall at EDSBS, read as follows (http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2009/09/21/chip-kelly-is-a-man-of-his-word-seriously/):

I was so angry with the game (even before the post-game melee) I am sending you an invoice for my trip to Boise. The product on the field Thursday night is not something I was at all proud of, and I feel as though I'm entitled to my money back for the trip. Please see my invoice attached in this email. I will happily send along receipts if need be.

That's when the story gets interesting. Chip Kelly responded with a personal check made out to Seminary in the amount of the invoice, $439.

A dumbfounded Seminary has not cashed the check -- he plans on framing it and hanging it on his wall -- but Kelly has won his lasting respect. So much so that he's requesting other fans not send their own invoices. "He could lose every game 50-0 and he'd still be my coach, our coach, through thick and thin."
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Since refunding Seminary's expenses from his personal checking account, Kelly's Ducks have won two consecutive games, victories over Purdue and Utah, respectively. So maybe karma really does play a role in college football (http://ncaafootball.fanhouse.com/).

In entirely unrelated news, Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis just opened up a brand new checking account.

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09-23-2009, 12:57 PM
Dear Clark Hunt.........

09-23-2009, 01:43 PM
Yeah I saw that on espn this morn,crazy!!!! Yes I'm sorry,I did watch espn....lmao!!
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09-23-2009, 01:46 PM
Dear Clark Hunt.........

ROFL Nice.

09-23-2009, 01:48 PM
i need withdraw money from the glass-farnsworth-moore-farnsworth account please

09-23-2009, 01:49 PM
Dear Clark Hunt.........
well played. :clap:

09-23-2009, 02:52 PM
Dear Clark Hunt.........


No shit.

"Enclosed is an invoice for expenditures during the seasons of 2004 - 2008 totaling $20,000*. Please remit reimbursement to..."

*Sadly, this is really what I spent on tickets, travel etc during that timeframe. Sure would be nice to have that back.