Jacksonville Jaguars Attempt to Lure Fans to Buy Tickets with Free Beer
If you offer them beer, they will come.
Like a sadder, far more depressed version of Field of Dreams, the Jacksonville Jaguars gave away free beer with hope that fans would buy tickets despite the assured suffering that comes with watching this team play football.
We assume the rest of the ploy is to get people drunk enough to think buying Jags tickets is a great idea.
The best part is the team continued to send out tweets like a bartender offering up last call to a nearly empty watering hole.
Here is the best tweet, because it assumes there was one person storming through the parking lot to get his or her sweet little hands on free Bud Light.
As you can see, one ticket of $45 or more yielded two free beers. Whether that was enough for you to leave work or get off the couch was entirely up to you.
We understand if you instead opened your own refrigerator to drink your sorrows away. The team that hasn't had a winning season since 2007 is off to an 0-3 start and faces the formidable Indianapolis Colts on Sunday—the same Colts that just beat the 49ers 27-7.
So we understand if the team has to get a little creative to get fans to part with their hard-earned cash. While there might be reason to feel warm and fuzzy in regard to the pass defense, the offense isn't exactly captivating entertainment at the moment.
After the 45-17 drubbing handed to them by the Seahawks, the Jaguars are averaging 178.3 passing yards (29th in the NFL) and a scant 52 yards (30th) per game on the ground.
It's not exactly fun to pay money to see other teams score.
Earlier this month, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported that through two weeks, there hadn't been any blackouts in the NFL.
While we couldn't find any data on exact ticket sales for the upcoming game, we assume the team is worried there may be so many empty seats at EverBank Field on Sunday that the game gets blacked out.
Then again, maybe they are just worried their fans aren't drinking enough during the week.
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