MIAMI (AP) -Quarterback Chad Pennington was on the phone last week selling season tickets for the Miami Dolphins.
Trying to boost sales in a sluggish economy, the Dolphins recorded a pitch by Pennington and had a telemarketing company use it to call prospective buyers in South Florida.
The Dolphins on Thursday declined to disclose the success rate of the calls but said response was favorable.
``We've heard positive comments from people who called and commented that it was great to get a message from Chad,'' said George 1/4, senior director of marketing and communications for Dolphin Stadium. ``We haven't heard any complaints.''
Pennington's message stressed the team's desire to create a home-field advantage. Those interested in making a ticket purchase were transferred to a sales representative.
The calls targeted people who have bought tickets in the past but don't own season tickets this year. The Dolphins concede sales have been hurt by last year's 1-15 record, as well as by the economic downturn.
``With some season-ticket renewals, people were saying they simply could not afford to do that.''
The Dolphins declared Sunday's game against Baltimore a sellout, but said tickets remain because of returns from the Ravens' allotment.

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