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RedHeadPaleHoser
04-04-2006, 08:53 AM
Anyone see the article about Bud Light? They are "trying" to win over Sox fans by putting out bottles with the WS trophy, but NO mention of the Sox!!!!!! (It's at the bottom of the article)

I smell a boycott...no teal needed. Even more reason for me to pass on this disgusting excuse for a beer. Enjoy the frat boy Bud Light bleachers - they'll be empty, AGAIN, in the postseason.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/lazare/cst-fin-lew04.html

ThatGuyOnTheL
04-04-2006, 09:07 PM
Heck, I've been boycotting Bud products my entire life, for no reason other than taste...

Clembasbal
04-05-2006, 09:35 AM
Anyone see the article about Bud Light? They are "trying" to win over Sox fans by putting out bottles with the WS trophy, but NO mention of the Sox!!!!!! (It's at the bottom of the article)

I smell a boycott...no teal needed. Even more reason for me to pass on this disgusting excuse for a beer. Enjoy the frat boy Bud Light bleachers - they'll be empty, AGAIN, in the postseason.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/lazare/cst-fin-lew04.html

Yeap, I read the article yesterday. It was odd to see that they are selling a box with the Cubs logo on it, but not a beer with the Sox logo on it, and the beer also does not say World Series Champsion Chicago White Sox.

But, I believe it is because of sponsorship.

McCuddy
04-05-2006, 01:29 PM
Yeah - I'll continue to not drink their "beer."

thepaulbowski
04-05-2006, 01:38 PM
But, I believe it is because of sponsorship.

Ding, we have a winner!

I got a couple of these for free at Puffers on Sunday night & kept the empty bottle, so I'm set.

ewokpelts
04-06-2006, 10:43 AM
Miller owns the exclusive rights to use Sox logos on beer bottles/cans/boxes/ads.

Bud has the national contract with mlb, and can use the sox logo ONLY in national ads or items that have EVERY MLB team present (like banners or posters)

This is all part of Miller/Bud's war for Chicago. Bud's making a big push, first by signing the Bulls/Hawks/United Center to a 10 year exclusive(where bud will have exclusive bottle/can/ad rights to bulls and hawks logos), and now the Bud Light Bleachers.
Miller Responded by Re-uppping thier Sox contract for another 10 years, and they already have the Bears/Soldier Field. Hell, they also extended thier sponsorship of the Brewers, aeven though they own the naming rights.

Gene

hsnterprize
04-06-2006, 11:25 AM
I worked at a sales office connected with Budweiser not too long ago, and I saw the designer make some kind of a sign that's on the Bud bottles congratulating Chicago for a Series win. Of course, Budweiser is the offical beer of the Cubs and MLB, but local beers can override national beer sponsorships if a legitimate deal occurs. That's why Miller is the official beer of the Sox and Brewers, for example. In fact, Budweiser is the top-selling beer nationally according to the people in that office I was in...except in 2 cities: Chicago and Milwaukee."

The whole Bud Light Bleachers thing is nothing more than Anheuser-Busch (A-B) promotion. Like what someone said before, A-B is trying to increase its presence in Chicago with this "congratulations" bottle.

Here's something else to think about...not suprisingly, there were a LOT of Cubs fans in that office, but I set 'em all straight with my Sox love. But it seemed like all they were interested in was either making money, exposing the A-B name more throughout their selling area, or going to Cubs games whenever they had the chance.

skottyj242
04-06-2006, 11:58 AM
Miller owns the exclusive rights to use Sox logos on beer bottles/cans/boxes/ads.

Bud has the national contract with mlb, and can use the sox logo ONLY in national ads or items that have EVERY MLB team present (like banners or posters)

This is all part of Miller/Bud's war for Chicago. Bud's making a big push, first by signing the Bulls/Hawks/United Center to a 10 year exclusive(where bud will have exclusive bottle/can/ad rights to bulls and hawks logos), and now the Bud Light Bleachers.
Miller Responded by Re-uppping thier Sox contract for another 10 years, and they already have the Bears/Soldier Field. Hell, they also extended thier sponsorship of the Brewers, aeven though they own the naming rights.

Gene


How dare you try to rationalize something with facts Gene, I still smell a boycott. (I think that should have been in teal but I'm not sure.)

ewokpelts
04-06-2006, 11:59 AM
How dare you try to rationalize something with facts Gene, I still smell a boycott. (I think that should have been in teal but I'm not sure.)A boycott's easy. Budweiser sucks anyways. Although I do like Michelob

Gene

peeonwrigley
04-06-2006, 12:18 PM
I had my first of many delicious Budweisers at the game Tuesday. Then I got lazy and bought an MGD from a vendor. I don't know what I was thinking... I can tolerate Miller Lite but MGD is vile.

I think its good that AB is reaching out to Sox fans. I don't really know what more they can do seeing that Miller has the Sox contract.

MarySwiss
04-06-2006, 12:53 PM
Sign me up for the anti-Bud team. I think Bud is the most vile bilge ever. In fact, if my only beer option is Bud, I'll have a Coke. Or water, even.

skottyj242
04-06-2006, 01:02 PM
Budweiser is nectar of the Gods.

itsnotrequired
04-06-2006, 01:43 PM
Budweiser is nectar of the Gods.

Eh, its just another beer, IMHO. I was drinking a 24 oz. Bud in Lot F before the home opener and I overheard some other tailgaters making fun of me. Give me a break, it was the only 24 oz. can sold at my local liquor store. If they sold Miller I would have gotten that.

Miller Lite 4 EVER!

:rolleyes:

viagracat
04-06-2006, 01:47 PM
I used to sneak my mother's Old Milwaukees out of the fridge when I was in high school. Obvioulsy, I started small. Bud is an improvement, believe me. Tell ya the truth, I kinda like Lienenkugel now.

Chicken Dinner
04-06-2006, 01:50 PM
Heck, I've been boycotting Bud products my entire life, for no reason other than taste...

Ditto

0o0o0
04-06-2006, 01:51 PM
Clearly the only way to resolve the Budweiser/Miller debate is to drop both bottles off the Sears Tower. Whichever bottle doesn't break is obviously the better tasting beer.

skottyj242
04-06-2006, 02:54 PM
Clearly the only way to resolve the Budweiser/Miller debate is to drop both bottles off the Sears Tower. Whichever bottle doesn't break is obviously the better tasting beer.

Fred Manrique drinks Budweiser.

0o0o0
04-06-2006, 03:45 PM
Fred Manrique drinks Budweiser.
So there are two ways to determine which is better.

McCuddy
04-06-2006, 04:21 PM
In fact, if my only beer option is Bud, I'll have a Coke. Or water, even.

Now, wait a minute... I don't like Bud, either - but let's not get silly. :D:

Lip Man 1
04-06-2006, 07:32 PM
"Whether you're a Cubs fan or a Sox fan, I'm a BUD MAN and I hope you are too..." -- Harry Caray, May 19, 1986 after the Sox beat the Cubs 3-0 in the 'Crosstown Classic' exhibition game.

Lip

miker
04-07-2006, 03:34 PM
Calling Bud Light a beer is an insult to beer!

Chip Z'nuff
04-07-2006, 03:41 PM
I'll stick with my section 547 Coronas