Subjex.com Super Bowl Contest Blocked by NFL Legal Team
Business Editors & Sports Writers
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Subjex.com (www.subjex.com), a Minneapolis-based web portal for a dialogue-based search engine was forced to abandon their contest plans for the Super Bowl(R) because of legal threats. The Subjex(TM) Sneak, as it was referred to, was aimed at getting advertising by enlisting the help of game attendees and offering a prize to the person with the longest amount of “air-time.”
“As a public company our main goal is profitability through unique and cost-effective advertising concepts that build our brand,” said Andrew Hyder, President and C.E.O. of Subjex.com. “It was interesting how quickly the National Football League perceived our little contest as such a big threat. First we tried to appease their legal representatives by changing our contest name and rules with no success. While we still disagree they have the right to control what people may wear or hold while attending games, we don’t have the resources to take them on in court and we don’t want game attendees getting barred or kicked out of the Super Bowl(R).”
In a letter from legal representatives for the National Football League, the message was clear, “…you are hereby on notice that the NFL will deem any ticket holder advertising for Subjex.com to be in violation of the ticket back terms and conditions…” and further stated, “…no individual entering the stadium may participate… If they do, they are at risk of having their license to attend the game revoked.”
The contest gained widespread participation interest, even after Subjex.com had suspended registration, notified those people previously registered that the contest was no longer being offered, and put a notice on the web site to warn people about violating their ticket terms.
Subjex.com is a web portal for the natural dialogue engine Subjex(TM), which is owned by PageLab Network, Inc. (OTCBB:PGBN), a Minneapolis-based technology development company. More information can be found on the company’s web site at www.subjex.com.
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Subjex.com Giving Away $1,000.00 per Second in Super Bowl XXXV Contest
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – December 19, 2000 – Subjex.com (www.subjex.com), a Minneapolis-owned web portal for a dialogue-based search engine is giving away $1,000.00A per second for “on air” coverage of the Subjex.com web address with a contestant number during Super Bowl XXXV. The SubjexTM Super Bowl Sneak, as it is referred to, is a contest aimed at getting advertising by enlisting the help of Super Bowl XXXV attendees and offering a prize to the person with the longest amount of “air-time”.
Willing participants can register online at www.subjex.com from now until official kickoff time or via mail-in entry (must be postmarked before January 15, 2001) or even in person (from an authorized Subjex representative on January 21, 2001 outside the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida) for the contest which is open to U.S. citizens that are at least 18-years of age. The entrants will be given a contestant number which must be displayed with the Subjex web address using any legal means possible.
Maximum Payout $5000.00