The 0-3 Jacksonville Jaguars are offering free beers to ticket buyers in an attempt to sell out this Sunday’s game, and avoid a local television blackout.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Most fans won’t give up on a team at 0-3 with 13 games to go. The Jaguars are special however, and offer no hope to improve this season.
Blaine Gabbert has regressed in his third year as the team’s starting quarterbacks, and backup Chad Henne has done no better.
It’s unfortunate, but the Jaguars look like they could go 0-16, making them the second team in NFL history to sink so low.
Record aside, the Jacksonville still have a fan base to entertain, and those fans want to watch their team on television.
The NFL’s blackout system is unfair, but until it’s changed teams are stuck with it. All the Jaguars can do to get on television, is find a way to sell out their stadium.
The Jaguars offering free beer to ticket buyers is an interesting strategy to get a sell out. People love beer, and stadium beer is notoriously overpriced, so why not see what happens if the beer suddenly has no price.
The announcement came on the Jaguars official Twitter page Thursday morning:
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) September 26, 2013
The promotion ended Thursday afternoon, and so far the Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t said if it was successful or not.
Do you think offering free beer will work for the Jacksonville Jaguars? Did you buy a ticket to Sunday’s game?
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