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Think you have what it takes to fill out a winning bracket during March Madness?

Then join us for the 6th Annual Family Deal Bracket Challenge and compete for your chance to win a pair of Tickets to see the Detroit Tigers play!

You’re officially invited to participate in our Bracket Challenge along with LaFontaine employees, customers, friends, and family.

The Family Deal Bracket Challenge is free to enter, so make sure you let your friends know all about it.

We’re hosting the contest on ESPN.com and filling out your bracket couldn’t be easier.

Simply click here to get started, and make a note that the password to enter the challenge is “familydeal” (one word, all lower case, no quotes).

Make sure that your bracket is completely filled out before March Madness tips-off on Thursday, March 17th (Please note that you will have to create an account on ESPN.com to fill out your bracket.)

For the ultimate March Madness info guide, early odds, and tournament advice – head over to Bleacher Report for the scoop.

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LaFontaine Automotive Group is so excited to announce that the Ford Early Bird offer is back! This offer is a great for anyone who is looking to get out of their current Ford lease up to three months early. It pays to be an early bird!

Are you curious to know if you and your vehicle qualify for the offer? Here is everything you need to know.

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Do I Qualify For The Ford Early Bird Offer?  

Getting out of your current Ford lease and into a new 2015 or 2016 model is convenient and easy with this current offer.

If you are looking at leasing or purchasing a new eligible (see list below) 2015 or 2016 Ford vehicle from January 26, 2016, through April 4, 2016.

If you are currently leasing a Ford vehicle and that lease is ending March 1, 2016, through May 31, 2016, you qualify for the program.

It’s that simple.

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You Deserve A Break This Tax Season

Cadillac recognizes that your vehicle is an essential part of your business and furthermore they understand the value of getting the most from your business investments.

We wanted to make sure you were aware of the 2015 tax incentive guidelines.

You could be eligible for up to a total of $25,000(1) in deductions with the purchase of qualifying Cadillac vehicles for your business if you purchase before 12/31/15.

Add to this various, additional small-business incentives and your savings are enhanced even further.

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The Family is Growing in Frankenmuth and Birch Run

LaFontaine Automotive Group is pleased to announce the expansion of their family with the upcoming construction of a new state-of-the-art Ford facility to be built in Birch Run.

The new facility, will be located on 19 acres along I-75, between Shiawassee Harley Davidson and the Birch Run Expo Center.

The community is invited to a ground breaking ceremony that will take place at noon on Monday, November 23, 2015, with construction slated to begin immediately and an anticipated completion date of Fall 2016.

The 34,000 square foot building will hold a Silver rating for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), complimenting their existing Gold LEED Cadillac/Buick/GMC location in Highland, as well as their Silver LEED Chevrolet in Dexter and Volkswagen of Dearborn locations.

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Subaru Share The Love Event

Jeremy Sheldon —  November 18, 2015

The Share the Love Event is back – and the holiday season is the perfect time to share with those in need of support.

The eighth annual Share the Love Event will take place November 19th – January 2nd 2016, and we are also excited to announce that Subaru will again be donating up to $15,000,000 total this year!

For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities: ASPCA®, Make-A-Wish®, Meals On Wheels Association of America®,  National Park Foundation and our hometown charity Angels of Hope.

We love this idea so much that here at LaFontaine Subaru we are going to donate an additional $250 if you choose our local charity Angels of Hope, making a total donation of $500.

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Every year, without fail, there are a handful of top fantasy picks that just seem to struggle at the beginning of the season.

While some people see these under-performers as fantasy busts, often times their lackluster start is simply due to tough match-ups.

TradeOne of my favorite things to do early in the season is to circle these under-performing superstars like a shark circling his prey and then right before the prey can get away…I strike!

That basically means I try and buy low on some of these proven fantasy studs from the year before that have gotten off to slow starts.

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With week one of the fantasy football season over and week two looming, I’ve had a lot of friends ask me what “sleepers” still might be available in their league that they could potentially add to their roster.

sleep·er ˈslēpər (noun): a term used by fantasy football team owners that denotes a player who has yet to make a big splash in the NFL, but has the potential to have a breakout fantasy season.

While I’m always happy to give me expert advice to friends and strangers alike (as long as the person asking isn’t in one of the 11 leagues I’m playing in), I do get slightly perturbed by the term “sleeper”. 7-Super-Deep-Fantasy-Football-Sleepers-2015

Every year dozens of articles are published seemingly every day talking about sleepers-this and sleepers-that. But the vast majority of the time they are all talking about the same players.

Think about that for a second…

If all the popular Fantasy Football websites and magazines are talking about the same sleepers, how much of a sleeper can they really be?!

Because I’m not the type of guy who’s going to lazily rehash what everyone else has said about sleepers so far, I am going to make you look like a fantasy genius by identifying some players nobody has ever heard of that at some point could have solid value.

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Well I’m excited to say that I am back with my weekly Fantasy Football Blog and I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge, tricks and tips to help you win your fantasy football league.

With Fantasy drafts taking place as we speak I wanted to go over a few things that will help you get off on the right foot because a bad draft can end your season before the first game has taken place.

fANTASY dRAFTSome of these tips may sound obvious but I see these mistakes happen year in and year out during drafts. Remember, I don’t just tell people what to do, these are the tips that I follow for each and every fantasy draft I do.

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The best thing in sports is here my friends, yes I am talking about March Madness and the NCAA Tournament. Besides the Super Bowl, this is the only sporting event that people who have zero interest in sports pay attention to.

So imagine what it does for those of us who love sports? It’s more than magical!

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While each year the tournament is filled with surprises and upsets, there are two things that are almost guaranteed to happen each and every year.

#1 – Nobody will ever fill out a perfect bracket (but you can give it your best shot in our Family Deal Bracket Challenge).

#2 – The Michigan State Spartans will probably make a deep run in the tourney.

And as a University of Michigan grad, this hurts me…a lot!

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The Detroit Lions royally screwed up in the handling of Ndamukong Suh and his rookie contract when they restructured it not once, but twice.

While the restructuring in the short term made some sense, the end result was that the Lions were left in a horrible predicament in the 2015 off-season.

Suh BannerBecause Martin Mayhew and the Lions management team couldn’t lock up Suh long-term prior to free agency, they essentially had two options in handling Suh:

  1. The could apply the franchise tag and Suh would remain a Lion for 2015 and get paid a whopping $28 million.
  2. They could forgo using the franchise tag and attempt to sign Suh as a free-agent.

We all know what happened next.

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