Friday, April 17, 2009

A Perfectly Good Waste of Pepsi in Times Square

I already gave JFein the story and video which is up at Fire Andy Reid Now! However, this does bear retelling.

For decades, New York Yankees fans have had to refresh themselves with Cola-Cola products at the original Yankee Stadium, a/k/a The House That Ruth Built and Mayor Lindsey Rebuilt. Well, thanks to a new in-house catering project with them and the Dallas Cowboys, bringing themselves with another Evil Empire in all of sports akin to merging operations of The Joker, The Riddler, The Penguin and Catwoman, the team signed an agreement with Pepsi-Cola to have their drinks served at the new $1.2 billion (with a "B") House That Fat George Built, a/k/a New Yankee Stadium. Fast forward to yesterday (4/16) and Times Square, the center of the fricking universe (Sorry, Toronto.)

News spread about a giveaway for 250 pairs of tickets for the first regular season game at the brand new Money Hole to be held beneath Dick Clark's Big New Years' Eve Ball, plus other stuff as well. Sure enough, at 43rd and Broadway, there was a long line before the scheduled giveaway. However, security pointed the folks to another location three blocks away, and alas, there was no Opening Day tickets to be seen, and even Hall of Fame closer Goose Gossage had to briefly wave to the fans from a Pepsi-provided limo. So the fans screamed "Pepsi sucks!" and threw cans of Pepsi onto the ground in the gutter (in more ways than one) as well as other promotional paraphanalia. Finaly, tickets came, but there were only 100 pairs and they were for a midseason matchup against the Texas Rangers. A spokesperson for Pepsi said that there was a major mixup in communications.

I'm willing to bet that if Fat George was still running the team, he'd fire the guy in charge. George Constanza, was that your idea?