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(Star Tribune)   Group demands Budwieser remove beer-stealing referee ads because they promote illegal activity, consumption of crappy beer   ( divider line
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7195 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Dec 2004 at 9:02 PM (12 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-12-22 09:04:54 PM  
2004-12-22 09:07:11 PM  
haven't seen any of these yet, sounds like a great comeback to the Miller "Ref" ads
2004-12-22 09:09:04 PM  
LOL, consumption of crappy beer

About the only football I watch is the ESPN highlight show on Sunday night and it is full of those crappy Miller ads. I'm glad AB is finally striking back.
2004-12-22 09:09:27 PM  
So this is what the world's come to then.
2004-12-22 09:10:42 PM  
wow... just... wow...
2004-12-22 09:11:21 PM  
Those are some dumb folk, but still not as stupid as the guy with the salad tong in his ass.
2004-12-22 09:12:22 PM  
why is this obvious? those commercials are freaking hilarious.
2004-12-22 09:13:19 PM  
I hate the new teetotallars of America. Go fark yourself, MADD.
2004-12-22 09:13:23 PM  
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Breaking the law! Breaking the law!
2004-12-22 09:14:35 PM  
by definition, in the bud commercials, the refs have not stolen anything, they basically traded their miller for bud. and the cops have nothing on them.

so i say sue cops.

hey, america your country is so retarded on 57 levels and climbing.
2004-12-22 09:15:20 PM  
Before anyone yells at me for failing to RTFA, I did, I know the problem isn't that these ads promote alcohol, I just thought this was an appropriate thread to throw my opnion out into the fray.
2004-12-22 09:15:44 PM  
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/posted pic's on 4 threads
//will stop now
///asked santa for a life for xmas
2004-12-22 09:16:33 PM  
Oooh. It's been a while since Fark's had a good beer snob thread.

/gets some popcorn
2004-12-22 09:21:13 PM  
Is this related to the beer called Budweiser?

/spelling cop
2004-12-22 09:21:25 PM  
Any chance that AB could be suspended from selling crappy beer in the first place? That'd show 'em.

/Just sayin'
2004-12-22 09:21:31 PM  
The play has been reviewed, the ref was drinking the wrong beer. Bud gets the ads back and Miller will be charged with a timeout.
2004-12-22 09:22:30 PM  
why dont people just drink's so much teh tastier.. and no carbs!!! If your gonna drink beer have some alaskan amber.
2004-12-22 09:25:12 PM  
Beer! I laugh at Beer! Get me some Buttershots (tastes great and is 15% Alcohol by Volume)
2004-12-22 09:25:39 PM  
OMFG can people become any more anal?! When I saw the Bud commercials I died, literally. They are most likely the funniest things on TV. It should be illegal to not have a sense of humor.
2004-12-22 09:28:13 PM  
It's Bud - WEIS - er you damn Milwaukee's Best drinkin' slob.
2004-12-22 09:29:13 PM  
I prefer drinking my merlot.

/on my 4th glass
2004-12-22 09:31:14 PM  

by definition, in the bud commercials, the refs have not stolen anything, they basically traded their miller for bud. and the cops have nothing on them.

so i say sue cops.

hey, america your country is so retarded on 57 levels and climbing.

Right... and does this group honestly think anyone is going to say to themselves, "Wow if refs can steal beer, why can't I," then run out and hold up the grocery store?

Most people farking hate refs and certainly don't want to emulate them.
2004-12-22 09:31:38 PM  
"'Crime is no joke, nor is the subtext of obtaining one's beer through underhanded means.'"
How about beating up people for it?
2004-12-22 09:32:28 PM  
This is old news.

And btw, it's a true stroke of advertising genius to copy a competitor's ads, so as to confuse to the viewer as to which ad he's watching. When those come on, I have no idea if it's a Bud or Miller spot, so I just refuse to buy both.

//Mexican beer lover
2004-12-22 09:32:50 PM  
registration is as easy as... "suck my nuts"
2004-12-22 09:34:47 PM  
Does anyone else find it infuriating when that one ref says "Illegal use of the handtruck"

Makes me so angry! No logical reason!
2004-12-22 09:38:27 PM  
Network television in the United States must suck big time. If it doesn't now, it will soon. At the rate it's going, all you're going to see is Highway to Heaven 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

/note to Buffalo Farkers, you can probably pick up most Toronto stations via antenna. We don't blush about boobies here and we don't have moralists controlling what is shown.
2004-12-22 09:50:46 PM  
Who really cares. It's just shiatty Anheiser Busch beers,... if one would even go so far as to call what they brew, "beer."

If you want real beer, try the BBC (available bottled in Kentucky, Indiana, & Ohio).

2004-12-22 09:51:41 PM  
the miller commercials were really corny. great comeback by bud.

2004-12-22 09:56:03 PM  

apparently they also promote bad spelling


2004-12-22 09:57:41 PM  
Beer is for nancy-boy college brats and frilly dress wearing women.

Real men inject hard liquor directly into their eyeballs, ya pussies.
2004-12-22 09:59:47 PM  
maybe theyre drunk when they did those ads... but agreed get a sense of humor... its an effective spin to the commercials anyone remember the presidential election ones?
2004-12-22 10:00:46 PM  
but... but... I like Budweiser.

/and I love the farkit extension too
2004-12-22 10:01:28 PM  
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Oh yeah, and "Canadian beer pwns" or something.

2004-12-22 10:09:06 PM  
Those commercials are brilliant. In the matter of a few days they stopped that stupid and annoying Miller Lite series of commercials dead in its tracks. When I saw the first parody ad I was about to change the channel because I thought it was another stupid Miller Lite ad, but I laughed my arse off when it turned out to be a spoof. The ad buys working for Bud Lite get major kudos for this one.
2004-12-22 10:10:32 PM  

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2004-12-22 10:13:20 PM  
After they're done with AB, why don't they go after Barney for trying to steal Fred's Cocoa Pebbles? Or what about that damn rabbit that keeps trying to steal the Trix?
2004-12-22 10:15:33 PM  
There really is a Beer Institute?
2004-12-22 10:15:48 PM  
Lighten up Francis!
2004-12-22 10:17:18 PM  
Tent invitation. Declined.
2004-12-22 10:17:27 PM  
Pabst. Enough said.
2004-12-22 10:20:18 PM  
Because U Deserve What Every Individual Should Enjoy Regularly


/Drinkin' and Smokin' Bud right now.
2004-12-22 10:21:02 PM  
Isn't getting people to buy and drink beer the point of advertising beer on TV?

2004-12-22 10:28:39 PM  

puff puff pass??
2004-12-22 10:28:39 PM  
It won't be long before the safety-crats and the Overprotective Parents of America decide to force everyone to be good little boys and girls. Major TV networks will be forced to sign off after the 11 o'clock news and stay off all night, so we Americans can be in bed like good little boys and girls--or actually they'll probably make them sign off at 8. Early to bed and early to rise, and all that. Alcohol and tobacco will be forbidden, guns will be outlawed, every car will be government-regulated to 55 MPH, all the good little boys and girls will get good Christian educations in good Christian schools (whether they are Christian or not). They will be taught that conforming is good--being different is BAD and people who are different are always BAD and WRONG and EVIL and it's wrong to be different. Eventually it'll get to the point where the only thing to do will be to sit in the living room and stare at each other while our minds slowly rot away to nothing.

OK maybe that's going a bit too far, but honestly when are these worthless ninnies going to stop bothering everybody and leave us alone?!
2004-12-22 10:49:55 PM  
"I" before "E" except after "C" and Budweiser.
2004-12-22 10:54:37 PM  
I like how Budweiser has consistently managed to own Miller in adwars for the past few months.

It really makes me giggle.

/grabs old milwaukee
2004-12-22 10:57:34 PM  
Labbatt's Blue

well, unless it's a real German town brew, my favorite is Zirndorfer. But I'm biased, my family lives there, in Zirndorf.
2004-12-22 11:02:41 PM  
Budweiser is my favorite brew...clean and refreshing..perfect sidecar to the Bloody Mary.

/perfect sidecar to HALO 2 as well...
2004-12-22 11:05:12 PM  
Musta missed the news the day that Miller was sold to South Africans. I wonder if they'll be boycotted by Al Sharpton.
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