UPDATE: The Jazz released a statement Wednesday afternoon on their waffle-iron giveaway. Here it is:
We are recognizing and thanking our current season ticket holders by offering them an exclusive Utah Jazz waffle iron. The gift is available to season ticket holders only and will be distributed Saturday, Feb. 23 from 1 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Fan Relations office at ESA. For those unable to attend, the gift will be held in their name for later pickup. The organization has provided annual thank-you gifts to season tickets holders, including autographed jerseys, framed photos and other collectibles in past years. The waffle iron that makes an imprint of the Utah Jazz logo is a unique and creative gift and encourages our fans to "have breakfast and start their day with us."
As Jazz executives waffle on whether to make a trade, Jazz fans can waffle well beyond Thursday's 1 p.m. trade deadline. Wait, can "waffle" serve as a verb when it refers to actually making carbohydrate-rich, syrup-thirsty, baked batter delights?
The Utah Jazz have a unique gift for season-ticket holders this year: Jazz-inspired waffle irons. On Twitter, @Utah_JazzNation has the image of what season-ticket holders can claim if they stop by the EnergySolutions Fan Relations Office on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
USA Today has some suggestions for other "team-specific breakfast appliances," including a Nets-inspired "bagel cutter with the team logo, paired with a stencil that allows fans to craft a cream cheese image of Brook Lopez on both open sides."
We'll take the waffle iron, thanks. Where's the line form?
— Bill Oram