90 Miles From Tyranny : SPOOKED: Anheuser-Busch Solicits Callers To Weigh In On Its NFL Sponsorship

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

SPOOKED: Anheuser-Busch Solicits Callers To Weigh In On Its NFL Sponsorship

Budweiser is all-American. Their commercials ooze with patriotism, the company employs thousands of military veterans, heck, even their can is red, white and blue.

But Anheuser-Busch, which makes Budweiser, is starting to get a little worried about the National Football League protests. The company has been a big sponsor for the NFL, and players taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem is creeping them out.

They're so spooked that they've created a way for people to give them feedback on their sponsorship.

If you dial their toll-free line — (800) DIAL BUD — you'll get a recorded message from their home office in St. Louis, Missouri. And right at the top, Option No. 1, is this: “If you are calling with questions or comments about Anheuser-Busch’s sponsorship of the NFL, please press 1.”

When you press 1, the female voice says: “At Anheuser-Busch, we have a long heritage of supporting the nation’s armed forces, veterans and military dependents. The national anthem is a point of pride for our company and for the 1,100 veterans that we employ. Please feel free to share your feedback after the tone.” Beeeeep.

"The new message and option were, reportedly, added after the company’s customer service phone line was temporarily disrupted on Friday due to the volume of calls regarding its NFL sponsorship prompted by social media campaigns," CNSNews.com reports.

"Regarding the call volume, we did experience a spike in call volumes on Friday related to the NFL and believe it was the result of an increase in mentions on social media regarding our...Read More HERE


  1. Okay, I just called and suggested that they pull all advertising until the NFL and owners put a stop to these protests................

  2. I hate to break this to you, but they are playing all those calls back with their best buds - the players - and laughing their asses off. A-B management thinks they have enough of a monopoly to not have to worry. And nothing confirms their manliness quite like hangin' with the bros!

    1. I suspect that no one at AB ever listens to any of those calls, matism.

    2. Yeah, you guys are probably right, but on the teeny, tiny off chance that it would make a difference I had to call. Besides, it was free to do..............

  3. I agree Bob, no action no gain, at least we try


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