May 30, 2006
Mark Cuban is avoiding me!
In all fairness to Mark - it could be something I said here before the playoffs (what a putz I am) .
Dear Mr. Cuban:
In the pure spirit of networking and as a follow up to my recent post on the "Cold Email", I would like to offer you one of my seats for tonight's game. It is the fourth row, directly behind the Mavs bench.
You or your guest of choosing will be treated cordially, by me. In the spirit of sportsmanship, I will be happy to shake your hand before the game. Like you, I do not dare predict the outcome of games, but I can guarantee sheer joy at your expense if we win.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-315-8920. I have heard you check your email every 2 hours so I will allow you 4 to respond.
PS - I had deleted my original email from my crackleberry by mistake, but the letter was pretty close to this. This one may even have been more polite.
UPDATE - My son Max is the big winner as Mark has about 30 minutes to call. Looks like the big blow-off. I will go in search of writing a better "cold email" - suggestions appreciated to how it could have been written to get a proper response. My confidence is severly shaken :)
Diane - I hear he has a gentle soul. At least his publicist says that.
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