A Denver Broncos fan learned the hard way not mess with Pittsburgh Steelers fans after he got bombarded with phone calls.
Brian Lusk got a confusing phone call from a woman asking if he was serious about selling his house in Erie, Colorado.
“She goes ‘Is this a real thing? Is this house really for sale?’ and I was clueless,” Lusk told WPXI. “I said, ‘I think you must have the wrong number.’ She says ‘Well, I’m looking at an ad in the newspaper that says your house is for sale.’”
As Brian quickly learned, an ad had been placed in his local paper with a picture of his house and text that read, “Getting divorced … leaving her with nothing … will sell home for two tickets to the Super Bowl.” He immediately knew what happened.
“I have a buddy who’s a good Pittsburgh Steelers fan and we had some bets going for the Steelers game,” Lusk said. “Of course, the Broncos won. So I rode him pretty hard for two or three days and gave him a lot of heck.”
Lusk’s friend apparently had enough of his bragging and decided to pull a prank on him, which resulted in Lusk’s phone ringing constantly for days.
Lusk received all kinds of offers in exchange for his house thanks to the prank ad, which included seats 20 rows away from the field at the Super Bowl, plus first-class plane tickets and a hotel room.
Lusk wants to let the people of his area know his house is not up for sale and that his marriage is still intact.
“Not getting divorced as far as I know,” Lusk said.
He sent a message out to his friend, warning that he isn’t off the hook for the prank.
“Alright Brian, you’re winning. But only for now,” he said. “It’s comin' baby. I’ve got all of Bronco nation thinking of the best way to get back at ya.”