It was the Los Angeles Rams vs. the Cincinnati Bengals at Super Bowl LVI, but the Friday before, it was an afternoon of food, fun, and games at Cars For Sale!
Gearing up for the Super Bowl isn’t the same without a tailgate-like atmosphere, so staff enjoyed a catered lunch with burgers, brats, baked beans, potato salad, cookies, and more. Everyone in the office showed their team spirit, wearing a jersey supporting their favorite NFL franchise, or wearing a customized Cars For Sale jersey.
After lunch, 54 people were split into 27 teams to participate in a bean bag toss tournament. In between work, partners were summoned from their desks to compete when their turns arrived. With three teams competing side-by-side against three additional teams, the activity was harder to keep track of than a back-and-forth tennis match. The referees kept score as bean bags flew through the air. There was a frenzy of clapping, cheering, and laughing.
Teams were slowly eliminated until there were just four people left in the final round: Bryan D. and Kelly S. against Preston S. and Jeff L. Onlookers gathered for the final bout. It came down to the wire, each team within just a few points of reaching the final 21 score. It was Jeff who made the game-winning toss, taking his team to victory. The losing team proved to be good sports, giving congratulatory handshakes and fist bumps.
The win for Preston comes after years of practice:
I’m a seasoned player of the game of cornhole and have stuffed the box (4 in the hole) a time or two in my day. It was nice to share an activity that I’m passionate about with my co-workers and show off a little bit in the process.
Jeff wasn’t as seasoned as Preston, but enjoyed the camaraderie as well:
I’m an average summer time backyard player like most, but I enjoy playing the game. We went on a great run and it was really nice to win, but regardless of the outcome it was a fun activity to do with everyone in the office.
An afternoon of bean bag tournament entertainment was capped off with a welcomed announcement: everyone in the building could go home a little bit early to get a jump start on their Super Bowl weekend.