As if there wasn’t enough pressure on the Lightning already, now the Tampa Bay team has the name of a best-selling beer riding on a potential Stanley Cup victory.
Budweiser has pledged to change the name of Bud Light to “Bud Lightning” if the team goes all the way. The 16-ounce cans would be available in the Tampa Bay area for a limited time.
The idea came from the Tampa Bay Lightning, which on Wednesday posted a video of a Bud Light can making the transformation, writing, “Hey budlight, how about a name change for the playoffs?” It took just four minutes for the beer company to respond, tweeting, “Win it all and we’ll make BudLightning a reality.”
Hey @budlight, how about a name change for the playoffs? ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/PAPIcc203p— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) April 10, 2019