Anticipating post-March Madness depression, Subway announced BOGO (buy one, get one free) on all six-inch breakfast sandwiches, beginning Sunday, April 1 (no kidding). The deal will last for the entire month of April.
To celebrate the good news, Subway spokesman Jared Fogle and college basketball analyst Seth Davis got together at a New Orleans Subway on Friday, March 30, to spread the love to NCAA Tournament fans and athletes alike.
Subway has a history of athletes championing their sandwiches—Michael Phelps, Justin Tuck, Arian Foster—and for good reason. The chain’s healthy sandwiches help athletes eat right so they can play their best and rack up W’s.
“It’s extremely difficult to win a [collegiate] championship—as opposed to the NBA’s best of seven. You have one bad night and your season’s over. It can be brutal,” says Davis, whose most recent Hoop Thoughts post on SI.com suggests how Kansas, Louisville and/or Ohio State can beat Kentucky. But great nutrition can help a team pull ahead.
Davis remarks, “I wouldn’t say I’m a health nut, but Subway is not only good, it’s easy, healthy, quick, convenient and cheap.” He also likes that you have the option to build your own sandwich, which most other fast food joints do not offer.
Regardless of which Final Four team emerges as this year’s champion, Subway’s presence reminds us that nutrition plays a big role in how a particular player performs on a given night.