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May 6, 2009

Today, hundreds of Pittsburgh Penguins fans received the text of a lifetime.

The Penguins texted 460 fans to tell them that they had won four tickets to an upcoming playoff game.

Commence jumping for joy at the sheer possibility of seeing superstars Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin in action in what is undeniably the most exciting match-up of the quarterfinals– and probably of the entire playoffs.

The catch? Turns out the text message was a mistake. It was sent in error to the 460 fans who entered a recent contest before a game, said Penguins spokesman Tom McMillan.

Each fan was already sent an automated phone message explaining the mistake, and apparently team employees are personally calling the “affected” fans. Um…wouldn’t that be all of them?

The fans who got the message will all receive a $25 gift card, a Penguins hat and t-shirt, and two

tickets to a regular-season game next season. Seems like this offer falls a little short of the initial one.

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