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    Jets on CNN front page about Sunday booze ban (merged)

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    [QUOTE][B][SIZE="5"]Jets booze ban for Sunday game irks New Jersey vodka maker[/SIZE][/B]

    By Evan Buxbaum, CNN

    [B]STORY HIGHLIGHTS[/B]
    - Spokesman: Game's late start, fact that it's regular season's last game factored into decision
    - Decision does not affect tailgaters, negative fan reaction "minimal," spokesman says
    - CEO of New Jersey vodka distillery says company will stop paying for executive seats
    - Martin Silver says company set to lose more than $100,000 from tailgate parties this weekend

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    New York (CNN) -- When the New York Jets face the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday for what may be the final football game played at Giants Stadium, fans in attendance won't be able to drown their sorrows or toast a victory.

    The Jets have banned the sale of alcohol on Sunday at the stadium they've called home for 26 years.

    "With the late start of Sunday's game, coupled with this being the final regular season and final game at the stadium, we feel it is prudent not to serve alcohol," said Bruce Speight, a spokesman for the team.

    The Jets approach the decision of whether to serve alcohol on a game-by-game basis, Speight said. Fresh off a victory over the formerly undefeated Indianapolis Colts, the Jets are on the verge of their first play-off berth in three years -- and fans are riled up and ready to go.

    And Jets fans are known for rowdy behavior -- for example, a half-time "tradition" of women baring their breasts for men who loudly urge them to do so. In lieu of alcohol, the Jets said, they'll pass out green and white "rowdy towels" to the first 70,000 fans arriving at the stadium.

    But the ban has raised the ire of a New Jersey vodka distillery. Majorska Vodka, which calls itself "one of the largest liquor companies in the Garden State," is calling for a 24-hour boycott of Johnson & Johnson products because, according to company spokesman Jeff Scott, Jets owner Woody Johnson is the "heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune."

    Scott said Majorska plans to stop paying for three of their executive's seats at the Meadowlands and that the company is set to lose more than $100,000 in revenue from tailgate parties this weekend.

    The New York Jets officially declined to comment, but team spokesman Speight said that "negative fan reaction has been minimal at best" and pointed out that vodka is not sold anywhere in the stadium and the ban does not apply to tailgating.

    But Martin Silver, Majorska's president and CEO, said fans are shocked and outraged that the Jets are treating their supporters "like children."

    Silver, a life-long Jets backer with a Joe Namath jersey hanging in his office, is directing his frustration at the team's ownership because he feels they are "controlling the game completely." He said his company is distributing anti-Johnson & Johnson petitions Friday to 350 sports bars across New Jersey.

    "We're taking this on, right to the top, to Johnson," said Silver.

    Woody Johnson is the grandson of Johnson & Johnson founder Robert Wood Johnson, but is not currently connected to the company. William C. Weldon is the company's chairman and CEO. None of the Johnson family serves on the company's management team or board of directors.

    Johnson & Johnson spokesman Bill Price said that "officially we have no comment given that the Johnson family has had no managerial role with the company for decades."

    Giants Stadium, part of the Meadowlands Sports complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, has been home to both the Jets and the New York Giants, who played their first game there on October 10, 1976.

    Early on during their tenancy at Giants Stadium, the Jets refered to the 82,000-seat arena simply as "the Meadowlands" although in recent years Jets tickets have used the facility's official name.

    The stadium, which has hosted popes, concerts and major league soccer as well as football, is to be demolished after this season. Both New York teams will move into a new stadium just a short distance away next season.

    That stadium will get its name from a corporate sponsor, yet to be named.

    CNN's Kristen Hamill contributed to this report.[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE]The New York Jets officially declined to comment, but team spokesman Speight said that "negative fan reaction has been minimal at best" and pointed out that vodka is not sold anywhere in the stadium and the ban does not apply to tailgating.
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    This a just a good PR move.

    He's losing $0 this weekend, but now a lot more people have heard of Majorska Vodka

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    Maybe, but they kind of make him out to be an idiot with the Johnson and Johnson stuff and false $$$ losses....not sure looking like an idiot is a good PR move, even if more people have heard of his product now.
    Last edited by Ven0m; 01-02-2010 at 12:02 AM.

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    I would announce my decision to boycott Majorska Vodka BUT who would drink that crappy bottom shelf $5.99 a liter vodka made out of toxic New Jersey water in the first place

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    A 24 hour boycott of Johnson and Johnson products? Jeesus Crist how will people survive without shampoo for a whole day!?!?

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    Majorska the preferred vodka of Jersey teens. Honestly, they are disgusting and I kinda hope that they don't get the PR they want out of this but they will.

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    Just about everything that connects us to GIANTS stadium is negative and pathetic. Thank god we're only there for another 99 years.............:rolleyes:

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    Ughhh Majorska. I had some rough nights from that **** back in high school. That stuff is pretty much rubbing alcohol.

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    [QUOTE=DevsJetsYanks88;3429604]Ughhh Majorska. I had some rough nights from that **** back in high school. That stuff is pretty much rubbing alcohol.[/QUOTE]

    WHy am I not surprised that this vodka is terrible?

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    III, 16, 128, kobe?

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    That's just great. It's bad enough that the story suggests that Jets fan drink cheap crappy tasting vodka, but that picture? Oofah!. They J in JETS guy is a fat disgusting slob who looks like he couldn't figure out the answer to 1+1 if you told him it beforehand. Nice image of a Jets fan.

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;3429661]III, 16, 128, kobe?[/QUOTE]


    oh

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    [QUOTE=VivaSanchez;3429681]That's just great. It's bad enough that the story suggests that Jets fan drink cheap crappy tasting vodka, but that picture? Oofah!. They J in JETS guy is a fat disgusting slob who looks like he couldn't figure out the answer to 1+1 if you told him it beforehand. Nice image of a Jets fan.[/QUOTE]

    I often wonder about guys like that "J" guy.

    Do you think he is proud of that pic?

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    If the Jets get down early, those terrible towels will be on fire ala the "We want the pumpkin" night.

    On national TV, that will cement the image of Jets fans for another decade.

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    Jets booze ban for Sunday game irks New Jersey vodka maker

    Jets booze ban for Sunday game irks New Jersey vodka maker

    By Evan Buxbaum, CNN

    New York (CNN) -- When the New York Jets face the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday for what may be the final football game played at Giants Stadium, fans in attendance won't be able to drown their sorrows or toast a victory.

    The Jets have banned the sale of alcohol on Sunday at the stadium they've called home for 26 years.

    "With the late start of Sunday's game, coupled with this being the final regular season and final game at the stadium, we feel it is prudent not to serve alcohol," said Bruce Speight, a spokesman for the team.

    The Jets approach the decision of whether to serve alcohol on a game-by-game basis, Speight said. Fresh off a victory over the formerly undefeated Indianapolis Colts, the Jets are on the verge of their first play-off berth in three years -- and fans are riled up and ready to go.

    And Jets fans are known for rowdy behavior -- for example, a half-time "tradition" of women baring their breasts for men who loudly urge them to do so. In lieu of alcohol, the Jets said, they'll pass out green and white "rowdy towels" to the first 70,000 fans arriving at the stadium.

    But the ban has raised the ire of a New Jersey vodka distillery. Majorska Vodka, which calls itself "one of the largest liquor companies in the Garden State," is calling for a 24-hour boycott of Johnson & Johnson products because, according to company spokesman Jeff Scott, Jets owner Woody Johnson is the "heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune."

    Scott said Majorska plans to stop paying for three of their executive's seats at the Meadowlands and that the company is set to lose more than $100,000 in revenue from tailgate parties this weekend.

    The New York Jets officially declined to comment, but team spokesman Speight said that "negative fan reaction has been minimal at best" and pointed out that vodka is not sold anywhere in the stadium and the ban does not apply to tailgating.

    But Martin Silver, Majorska's president and CEO, said fans are shocked and outraged that the Jets are treating their supporters "like children."

    Silver, a life-long Jets backer with a Joe Namath jersey hanging in his office, is directing his frustration at the team's ownership because he feels they are "controlling the game completely." He said his company is distributing anti-Johnson & Johnson petitions Friday to 350 sports bars across New Jersey.

    "We're taking this on, right to the top, to Johnson," said Silver.

    Woody Johnson is the grandson of Johnson & Johnson founder Robert Wood Johnson, but is not currently connected to the company. William C. Weldon is the company's chairman and CEO. None of the Johnson family serves on the company's management team or board of directors.

    Johnson & Johnson spokesman Bill Price said that "officially we have no comment given that the Johnson family has had no managerial role with the company for decades."

    Giants Stadium, part of the Meadowlands Sports complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, has been home to both the Jets and the New York Giants, who played their first game there on October 10, 1976.

    Early on during their tenancy at Giants Stadium, the Jets refered to the 82,000-seat arena simply as "the Meadowlands" although in recent years Jets tickets have used the facility's official name.

    The stadium, which has hosted popes, concerts and major league soccer as well as football, is to be demolished after this season. Both New York teams will move into a new stadium just a short distance away next season.

    That stadium will get its name from a corporate sponsor, yet to be named.

    CNN's Kristen Hamill contributed to this report.

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    I think this whole thing is such a non-issue. I mean, everyone in that place is gonna be sh*tcanned from tailgating or partying somewhere beforehand. And WTF wants to drink $8 Bud Light any way??? Anybody that wants to drink in the stadium and has 1/2 a brain is gonna smuggle some liquor in using a plastic bottle or flask. If not, you ride out your buzz to where you're in better shape to drive home afterwards.

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    [QUOTE=RageATL;3429992]I think this whole thing is such a non-issue. I mean, everyone in that place is gonna be sh*tcanned from tailgating or partying somewhere beforehand. And WTF wants to drink $8 Bud Light any way??? Anybody that wants to drink in the stadium and has 1/2 a brain is gonna smuggle some liquor in using a plastic bottle or flask. If not, you ride out your buzz to where you're in better shape to drive home afterwards.[/QUOTE]

    Getting drunk in temperatures predicted to be below freezing for the whole day tomorrow (and in the single digits with the wind chill factor) is a great way to end up with hypothermia.

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    I think I found my next sig pic....:yes:


    Hmmmm....what is a fitting caption?

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    [QUOTE=VivaSanchez;3430006]Getting drunk in temperatures predicted to be below freezing for the whole day tomorrow (and in the single digits with the wind chill factor) is a great way to end up with hypothermia.[/QUOTE]

    But a great way to cheer on your team! ;)

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    "Scott said Majorska plans to stop paying for three of their executive's seats at the Meadowlands"

    I don't think anyone is paying for seats at the meadowlands anymore what with this likely being the last game there and all.

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