Deadspin just broke one of the most unbelievable stories I’ve ever seen.
Apparently, Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix and Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik have been the victims of an elaborate phone prank that has ended in their supposedly private conversation, about the new NFL free agency rules and potential trades, becoming public.
Apparently some pranksters called up the Bills and asked to speak to Nix, claiming they were Dominik. Someone actually put them through and since the pranksters were not expecting that to happened, they quickly hung up.
But it didn’t end there.
On Thursday afternoon, the pranksters called Buffalo’s publicly listed front office phone number. They claimed to be Bucs GM Mark Dominik and asked to be transferred to Buddy Nix. To their surprise, they were. Panicking, they hung up as soon as he answered.
Then Buddy Nix called them back.
And he kept calling back. Into Thursday evening, resuming again on Friday morning, Nix’s personal number kept lighting up their cell phone. They ignored it, until they came up with a plan. They would call Mark Dominik, claim to be Buddy Nix, and send the two on a phantom game of phone tag.
So they rang up the Buccaneers, but while on with Dominik’s secretary, Buddy Nix called again. It was perfect. They answered Nix’s call, then fell silent while they were patched through to Dominik. They put the call on speaker, recorded with a second cell phone, and sat back and listened to the fun.
The audio of the call is below. This isn’t Chiefs-related but it is pretty damn fascinating to listen to.