Twitter Contest: Win an adidas Crazy Ghost signed by Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried turns 24 today, and in celebration of the Manimal’s birthday Roundball Mining Company is proud to announce our first giveaway contest on Twitter. Thanks to adidas Basketball and Dick’s Sporting Goods, we are giving two lucky readers a chance to win an adidas Crazy Ghost signed by Kenneth Faried.

While Faried finds himself the subject of trade rumors after a rocky start to the season, he remains one of the most energetic and exciting power forwards in the NBA. As Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post noted early this season, Faried has also turned himself into one of the most marketable young talents in the league. The Manimal will star in Disney’s “Pranksgiving” television show this month and he is a featured athlete for adidas, which just launched the new Crazy Ghost shoe in a special Faried Nuggets colorway.

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Courtesy of Dick’s Sporting Goods and adidas Basketball, we are giving away TWO Crazy Ghosts signed by Kenneth Faried. There are three simple steps to entering:

1) Have a valid USA mailing address (apologies to our international readers)

2) Retweet the following tweet and follow @RoundballMining, @adidasHoops and @DICKS

3) Leave a comment below about Kenneth Faried, followed by your Twitter handle. Anything goes – your best memory of Faried as a Nugget or your worst.

Voting will run until 9:00PM MST Sunday, November 24th. Two winners will be chosen at random from the Twitter handles left in the comments here. We will contact the winners on Twitter after the voting closes Sunday night.

Example entry:

Happy birthday to the Manimal! Here’s to many more in the blue and yellow! – @Nuggetsfan35

Crazy Ghost features the Crazyquick outsole traction system – adidas’ latest performance innovation – to provide maximum control and flexibility for quick moves on the court. The redesigned three-layer SPRINTWEB reduces weight and enhances breathability while an internal fit system provides optimal foot lock-down during cuts and breakaways. The herringbone print on the collar and the anodized synthetic on the toe contrast for a stylized look.

The Crazy Ghost takes the court this season with Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors), Jrue Holiday (New Orleans Pelicans) and Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets)

The Crazy Ghost is available now for $100 at Dick’s Sporting  and

Win Free Tickets to Tonight’s Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat Game

Our good friends at StubHub have offered up two free tickets to tonight’s contest between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat.

To enter simply email  me at the roundballminingco address above and to the right of this post and tell me why you want to go to the game in 40 words or less.  I will place the entrants in a hat and pick one.  The winner will have their reason why they want to go posted on the site here so keep it clean and try to be a little more creative than, “I want t win free tickets to a Nuggets game.”  If there are any other really good ones I will post them as well.

The cutoff time for entries will be 4:00 PM mountain time and in case you were wondering the game is tonight, but it is a late 8:30 PM start due to the fact it is the second of a TNT doubleheader.

The winner will be notified by email soon after the deadline so please do not email me asking if you won.

Good luck to everyone and thank you to StubHub for the tickets!

Update: Congratulations to Brian Lynch for winning the tickets and thanks to everyone who entered.  Here is the reason why Brian wanted to go to the game:

1.   Talk to Lebron and show him the correct way to use Twitter.
2.  Wear My Melo Jersey one last time before I throw it away.
3.  Root on the Nuggets in what could be there last meaningful game for years.

I will post some more of the better entries later on.

Win Courtside Tickets from RMC for the Nuggets/Clippers Game

The good people at StubHub have provided two tickets in Section 124 Row AA, (that is courtside people!) for the Denver Nuggets game against the Los Angeles Clippers this Friday, November 5.  This is your chance to see Blake Griffin on his first trip to the Pepsi Center from the expensive seats!  Chris Kaman’s facial hair will be there as well.  To enter you must follow RMC on Twitter and tweet me, @RoundballMiner, the answer to the following question:

What Denver Nugget scored nine points in nine seconds on three consecutive three point shots in the final minute of a game?

You must have your responses to me by 6:00 PM Mountain time on Thursday, November 4. I will then put all the correct responses into a hat and my daughter will draw the winning Twitter account out of said hat.

Roundball Mining Company and StubHub are not responsible for lost or misdirected tweets or other technical issues that are beyond the control of RMC.  Every Twitter account can only qualify for the drawing once.  Repeated tweets from the same account will result in disqualification.  The winner will be notified via Twitter Thursday night and must claim the tickets from a StubHub representative at least 15 minutes prior to the game.

I would like to thank StubHub for generously donating the tickets for this contest.  You can purchase tickets for any Denver Nuggets game from StubHub.