Idaho Hockey Fans File Law Suit Over Bogus Beer Sizes

MichaelKolander by MichaelKolander on Mar. 14, 2014

War looms in Russia. Passenger planes are disappearing. Tyler Perry has another movie coming out. Clearly things are not good.

But at the end of the day, when you pay $7 for a crummy draft beer at a sporting event, at least you know exactly how you're being ripped off, right?


A group of courageous Idaho hockey fans are suing Boise's CenturyLink Arena for allegedly tricking fans into purchasing "large" beers that were actually the same size as the small. As the video above claims to show, the $4 plastic cup is shorter, but wider than the "large." So despite the fact that the two cups hold roughly the same volume, fans were being charged $3 more for the privilege of holding a taller cup.

That's a god damn outrage.

The arena has not commented on the law suit, but has lowered the price of a large beer to $6 and increased the size of the cup to 24 ounces, which would have been a nice thing to do before they were caught red f*cking handed.

“It was recently brought to our attention that the amount of beer that fits in our large cups also fits in our regular cups," Steelheads president and alleged beer-stealing twat Eric Trapp told Boise’s KBOI-TV. "To correct that problem, we’re purchasing new cups for the large beers that will hold 24 ounces, instead of 20, for the remainder of this season to provide better value to our fans."

I'm not a scientist, but I feel I'm educated enough to say that 20 ounces of beer can not fit into a 16 ounce cup. If this is happening, you're either bending the laws of physics, or your god damn cup sizes are incorrect. So those involved should either be burned at the stake for practicing sorcery, or for stealing beer money from fans. Either way, get a stake!

Mickels User

This is an outrage! In Ireland they would hang you by the neck until you die for lesser beer crimes than this...I know I read that somewhere.  Oh and @Robert-Farr-144, you can't blame Bush when Obama has looked the other way for the last 5 years and done absolutely nothing about beer crimes in America.

I hope they win the law suit and go after the box office and their overpriced Milk Duds and popcorn next.  I know we would all love to see movie theater owners march straight back to England, stopping at every home they pass by to beg forgiveness for a hundred years of theft, rape, and murder.

Knightlight User

They know Americans will always order large, so its a good idea to earn money our of them doing something like this.  

think2seconds User

simple as... USE METRIC! they use this bad logic format to steal people... like: (us pint uk pint us quart can quart uk quart standard quart... I get raped last time I buy an us quart of insanely high prices us made 2 part hi temp silicone... when I received this I was... men, you did a mistake... it's almost 1/2 that I ordered... the can fit in a baby hand, it was soooooooooooo small (it's a rape, seriously I don't believe those stupid unit is still alive... ) us ounces...? and... a beer cup is like world standard of beer pong cup and a big cup is a big looking cup but a beer pong cup is lower so... smaller... no mistake... (continue to waste your time and get raped from your system)

ohaahoo User

The lines on the cup are for measurement. Notice at the end that the "big" cup was filled to the line marking 20 oz and when poured into the "small" cup it filled to the rim. Fill the big cup to the rim and then try to fit it in the small cup. $3 for 4 oz is still a scam.

Joshua-Spietzack-173 User

then just buy the small or don't drink at all... Funny how they disabled the comments on the youtube video.

LMNT115 User

good luck with the law suit..LOL.

James-Scott-188 User

Wow, only took ya'll 5-1/2" years to figure it out.

Enticer User

Bring you own like I do.

moloboe User

who would pay $7 for a cup of shitty beer to begin with?

MolesterOnCall User

drink craft beer or else I'll molest you, pussy

LiftO User

Her voice is more irritating then the beer thing

asshole1000 User

They assumed everyone paying $7 for a beer would be far too stupid to notice. But they were dead wrong. Only 99% of them were too stupid to notice.

Geepa53 UserTop Commenter

No, thanks.  I'll have the small beer, please.

Taylor-Ryen-107 User

That's still cheaper than most stadiums.... Idaho...

ILLest05 User

@moloboe  You have never been to a sports event have you..

dub13 User

@Taylor-Ryen-107  So getting ripped off is ok as long as your not paying as much as someone else?!!!  

moloboe User

@ILLest05 @moloboeyes, retard. Ever seen someone crack out their own stash of real beer at a sports event?....