Fan Cans Canned

ECU pirate fans may have noticed the purple and gold beer cans that have been on sale around town, but some college towns are "canning" the fan cans.

Bud Light beer was being sold in colors of various college football teams across the country. Federal Trade Commission regulators are concerned that the cans would be marketed to fans under the legal drinking age of 21.

Anheuser Busch agreed to stop selling the cans in college towns who have requested it.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Sep 2, 2009 at 07:02 AM
    Chris, the "forbidden fruit" is back. I have noticed an increase of kids smoking lately. Its sort of like a tatoo, you don't want you kids to get them and they cannot wait to have one.
  • by Tim Location: Wilmar on Sep 1, 2009 at 06:50 PM
    OMG..must be the same idiots who boycot beck! This advertisement will not increase underage drinking and taking it off the market will NOT lessen underage drinking. I am so sick of the liberals and holy rollers trying to control everything.
  • by chris Location: greenville on Sep 1, 2009 at 05:11 PM
    I guess that is why we have underage smoking and more are enticed to smoke before they are of age ... the marlboro packs are in college colors. Oh wait . the packs aren't in college colors, I guess my logic makes as much sense. LOL
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 1, 2009 at 01:02 PM
    OMG, underage drinking will be the result of this? Well, I must say the people that are thinking this are violating the drug laws in the country cause, I just know they are smoking something. If you ban this, is Burger King going to stop putting labels on their fast food, or is Pepsi which is one problem, softdrink over indulgence, going to put warning labels on pepsie cans...its coming comrades. You went after those nasty smokers and now you're next.
  • by smart move on Sep 1, 2009 at 12:20 PM
    By doing this and then not doing it, the beer companies get tons of free news coverage and save millions. Suckers are born every minute and many will waste funds on these cans for the colors and in the process destroy more of our economy by supporting companies based in other countries. Once again we show our cultural values.
  • by Blake S. Location: Greenville on Sep 1, 2009 at 12:05 PM
    Yet another dumb move and waste of time. TRUST ME, changing can colors doesn't change the thoughts. Who cares what color it is, they all go down the same way and taste the same. Come on people get real with things.
  • by D on Sep 1, 2009 at 10:13 AM
    So by not selling the colored cans this means that underaged students won't drink? Real realistic I must say my good friends.
  • by kaite Location: wilson on Sep 1, 2009 at 08:44 AM
    this is rediculous! the color of the can will not cause more underaged people to drink. maybe a few people will switch to Bud Light purple/gold cans for tailgating to show team pride, NOTHING wrong with that. I think Anhieser is smart by doing this and Miller was suppose to start making them soon... wonder if this will change their minds??
  • by chris Location: ecu on Sep 1, 2009 at 08:40 AM
    This is the most ridiculous thing that I have ever heard. Of course yea when i see these cans for sale I bought them immeditely bc there awesome. But I dont believe its going to increase the number of underage drinking in any way. Those who already get beer under 21 are still going to get beer/alcohol either way. Keep the cans there awesome and GO PIRATES!!!!
  • by vichurlan Location: Benson, NC on Sep 1, 2009 at 08:34 AM
    Thanks Cletus, stopped by Sheetz this morning and picked up 2 cases :)
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