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Alabama jeweler to give refunds after Auburn shutout

1:49 PM, Nov 30, 2012   |    comments
Auburn failed to score against Alabama and that cost a jeweler to give full refunds to his customers.(Photo: Dave Martin, AP)
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An Alabama jeweler will be paying out a lot of money due to Auburn's poor offensive performance in the Iron Bowl.

Jeff Dennis offered customers of his Gardendale, Ala., store full refunds if either Alabama or Auburn were shut out Saturday.

The No. 2 Crimson Tide managed to hold the Tigers off the scoreboard in a 49-0 victory that locked up a spot in the Southeastern Conference title game.

As a result more than 300 customers who bought items between Nov. 16-23 are eligible to receive full refunds and keep their purchases.

Dennis told CBS 42 he estimates that he will owe "tens of thousands of dollars" as a result.

Alabama cruised to a 42-0 lead at halftime. Then Dennis started to worry when Auburn failed to generate any offense in the second half.

"There were some tense moments in my house in the third and fourth quarters and I was probably the only home that was a little concerned, but it's all good. I'm insured, so we're having fun," Dennis told CBS 42.

It's good Dennis can stay lighthearted and won't go bankrupt as a result of Auburn's woeful performance. Plus, the publicity should help his business.

But you can still include him with Disco Demolition and 10-cent beer night on the list of good ideas in sports that went bad.

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