Jerry Jones Still Drinking Miller Lite
Those wondering which beer you'll be guzzling at Jerry Jones' new billion-dollar stadium in Arlington come the 2009-'10 season and way beyond, wonder no more: Courtesy The Landry Hat, we now know it'll still be Miller Lite, blech. So says Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal, which brings news of a new 10-year sponsorship deal worth about $8 million a year and set to commence when the Dallas Cowboys move into their new digs next season. "At that point," notes the story, "Miller will have been the Cowboys’ exclusive beer sponsor for an astounding 30 years." (Update: It's actually a 12-year deal, says Miller's CEO and Jerry.) Adds Miller's senior director of sports and alliance marketing -- which, I swear, is a job title right out of Idiocracy -- "We know with the Cowboys that we can own that market from Labor Day all the way through January." Which is just what Jessica Simpson said. Joe Simpson too. --Robert Wilonsky
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