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Heath Shuler
01-07-2011, 09:18 PM
Video: Drunken ‘scientist’ uncovers Qwest Field beer scam; Seahawks acknowledge mistake

http://wireupdate.com/wires/13924/video-drunken-scientist-uncovers-qwest-field-beer-scam/

“Call the cops!”. A recent YouTube video is starting to make the rounds this Friday which apparently shows it doesn’t matter whether you buy a small beer or a large beer at the Qwest Field stadium in Seattle. An expert on the matter reports.

In the 33-second video, a man – who may have already consumed a beer or two as part of the ‘experiment’ – can be seen comparing a small beer with a large beer. His assistant can be seen pouring liquid from the large cup into the small cup.

“Hold it! Let’s go back to that.” The drunk man’s assistant then pours the liquid back to the large cup. Surprisingly, for both sizes the amount of liquid filled up the entire cup despite their price difference.

The large beer, which may not be so ‘large’ after all, is priced $1.25 more than the small beer. If the video is authentic, it proves the cups at Qwest Field are designed to look smaller or larger compared to the other one, even though they can hold the same quantity of liquid.

“Call the cops!” the inebriated man ends the video with, suggesting viewers of his video to call the cops and report the apparent scam.

See for yourself:

Update : The Seattle Seahawks acknowledged late Friday night that there is indeed a size discrepancy between their beer cup sizes. According to Qwest Field an internal investigation revealed the smaller cups were labeled as 16oz, but actually held 20 oz of liquid in error. For tomorrow’s big game the stadium plans to serve all drinks using the 20oz cups and charging fans the 16oz price.

Full statement:

“We received a copy of the YouTube video showing the quantity of liquid served in the 16 oz. beer cup is the same quantity that fits into the 20 oz. beer cup. This is the first time we have been alerted to this fact. Upon our internal investigation this afternoon, we discovered the cups that are marked 16 oz. hold 20 oz. of liquid. Fans who purchased a 16 oz. beer actually received 20 oz. of beer for the 16 oz. price. Fans that purchased the 20 oz. beer received the amount they purchased. We are working with Levy Restaurants to follow up with the cup vendor about the measurement and to determine how long this has been occurring at Qwest Field. We are determined to find a solution as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we will serve domestic beer in the 20 oz. cup at tomorrow’s playoff game to ensure all fans receive the amount they purchase, and we will charge the 16 oz. price.”

mattieuk
01-07-2011, 09:21 PM
What a jackass.

Now people will have to pay for the 4oz extra of beer.

They need to issue a warrant for that dude for 'Crimes against Beer-anity'

Goatcheese
01-08-2011, 03:22 AM
He should have kept his yap shut and just bought the small for $1.25 less. Now they're going to go find a 16 oz cup.

sakebomb
01-08-2011, 06:16 AM
Seahawks fan. :wadepalm:

infantrycak
01-08-2011, 08:54 AM
What a jackass.

Now people will have to pay for the 4oz extra of beer.

They need to issue a warrant for that dude for 'Crimes against Beer-anity'

He should have kept his yap shut and just bought the small for $1.25 less. Now they're going to go find a 16 oz cup.

Y'all are actually buying the explanation? No way. What they were doing was selling everyone 16 oz and telling some it was 20 oz. I have seen multiple restaurants pull this kind of thing when they claim tap beer comes in a 16 oz glass but if you poor a 12 oz beer into the glass it fills it.

TEXANRED
01-08-2011, 11:31 AM
Y'all are actually buying the explanation? No way. What they were doing was selling everyone 16 oz and telling some it was 20 oz. I have seen multiple restaurants pull this kind of thing when they claim tap beer comes in a 16 oz glass but if you poor a 12 oz beer into the glass it fills it.

That's what I was thinking. Someone needs to take one of those 16oz cups and pour into a verified 20oz container.

A 4oz difference per drink is a pretty big deal and someone in the front office budgeting for beer would have noticed before now. Thats a ton of cash lost.

gg no re
01-08-2011, 01:42 PM
well, at least it's better than vist.... oh wait, Paul Allen owns the team.

nvm

brakos82
01-08-2011, 01:52 PM
well, at least it's better than vist.... oh wait, Paul Allen owns the team.

nvm

:spit:

houstonspartan
01-09-2011, 04:01 PM
Same thing happened at Reliant two seasons ago. Chron wrote about it.

imatexan
01-09-2011, 06:22 PM
well, at least it's better than vist.... oh wait, Paul Allen owns the team.

nvm

I always see this "better than Vista" thing, what is the meaning behind it?

I'm confused.

brakos82
01-09-2011, 06:40 PM
I always see this "better than Vista" thing, what is the meaning behind it?

I'm confused.

http://www.shwedarling.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/funny_vista.jpg

Dutchrudder
01-09-2011, 07:55 PM
I think the Seahawks fans should get a class action suit together and sue the team. That's complete bullshit to get away with charging people for beer they don't get. Unless of course both cups are 20 ounces...

imatexan
01-10-2011, 02:57 PM
http://www.shwedarling.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/funny_vista.jpg

I knew the Vista software but I guess I was missing what VISTA meant, thanks!

Doppelganger
01-10-2011, 03:00 PM
I think the Seahawks fans should get a class action suit together and sue the team. That's complete bullshit to get away with charging people for beer they don't get. Unless of course both cups are 20 ounces...

They should lower beer prices for all of next year,

Ole Miss Texan
01-10-2011, 03:09 PM
Fans who purchased a 16 oz. beer actually received 20 oz. of beer for the 16 oz. price.
Fans that purchased the 20 oz. beer received the amount they purchased.

Question: How is this a scam? It's more like a dumb oversight. If the you paid for a 20oz beer and they only gave you 16 oz... that would be a scam. Giving people 4 extra ounces for free is hardly a scam.

Stemp
01-10-2011, 03:21 PM
nevermind.

JB
01-10-2011, 03:24 PM
Question: How is this a scam? It's more like a dumb oversight. If the you paid for a 20oz beer and they only gave you 16 oz... that would be a scam. Giving people 4 extra ounces for free is hardly a scam.

Yeah, but were they really getting 20 or 16?

Dutchrudder
01-10-2011, 03:24 PM
Question: How is this a scam? It's more like a dumb oversight. If the you paid for a 20oz beer and they only gave you 16 oz... that would be a scam. Giving people 4 extra ounces for free is hardly a scam.

Of course it isn't a scam if it is that way, but nobody confirmed what size both cups were. I think the team realizes if they say the 'large' cup was 16 oz, they have a class action suit on their hands. Someone other than the concessions owner, needs to confirm the volume of the cups.

Malloy
01-12-2011, 01:47 AM
I'm more worried about the customers how drinks two small beers (or whatever is below the limit) thinking that they'll be able to drive home in their car, gets stopped and DYI'ed :(

dc_txtech
01-12-2011, 08:57 AM
I'm more worried about the customers how drinks two small beers (or whatever is below the limit) thinking that they'll be able to drive home in their car, gets stopped and DYI'ed :(

That's a really good point...