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PUMA Hardchorus; When Your Mate Can’t Compete With Your Mates 2

Posted on February 11, 2010 by Todd Civin
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For those of us who can’t decide between our “mates” and our “mates” this Valentine’s Day, the creative minds at PUMA have come up with the perfect gift.

Think of how deep you’d be buried in the doghouse if a Feb. 14th match between Chelsea and Arsenal took precedent over the whispering of sweet nothings into the ear of your better half.

Thanks to the PUMA Hardchorus, sports enthusiasts of all kinds can go on-line and dedicate a special song to that special someone. That someone who is destined to be home alone on Valentines Day, while you’re busy knocking back a pint with fans of the team that makes your heart skip a beat. Read the rest of this entry →

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