For the Jacksonville Jaguars, they’re part of that small but not so elite club of the 0-3 record. They don’t sit alone (see five other teams) but they also don’t have a lot of promise to turn things around this season. However, they do have one thing going for fans: they could receive free beer at this Sunday’s game.
Nope, this is not a typo but perhaps a picture regarding the current state of Jaguar fans. This week, the team will host the Indianapolis Colts (2-1) and in an effort to get attendees to the game (and avoid a possible TV blackout), they had a promotion that offered two free beers upon purchasing a ticket.
The Big Lead discovered the promotion on Wednesday night as the Jaguars started it with the tweet:
And with the clock approaching its deadline, here was the team’s last ditch effort:
Yes, if you’re just reading about this deal now, you’re out of luck as it has expired.
But for those fans who took advantage of the promotion, getting two free beers may be a deal at this stadium. According to TeamMarketing.com, beers come at a 44 cents per ounce cost or also known as the NFL average.
Everything comes for a price and while the beers may be flowing for Sunday’s game–at least those two free ones for those lucky ticket buyers–it’s not as if attendees will likely see some good football played by the Jaguars.
Through this season’s first three games, the team has the league’s worst run defense with its 167.7 yards allowed per game. In last week’s loss against the Seattle Seahawks, the Jaguars allowed 156 yards rushing. This also represented a team-worst eighth overall as they have given up 29.1 points per game. The Jaguars offense is the worst in the NFL with its total offense at 230.3 yards per game.
And just to add more salt to this wound, the Jaguars have lost their last 15 of 16 games; they haven’t seen a winning season since 2007.
They are hoping with the return of quarterback Blaine Gabbert, he could provide a spark. Factor in running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who typically plays well against the Colts, and free beers for some fans, the Jaguars hope this is a recipe for success.
If only it was that easy.