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    Re: Alcohol at SEC venues

    Quote Originally Posted by owenfieldreams View Post
    This is why the OU/TX game has never been played at night. Both fan bases spending the entire day on the fairgrounds is a recipe for disaster.
    I think OU- Texas in Dallas is far and away more civil and respectful than Florida-UGA in Jacksonville. Iíve lived around Texas, aTm, and Oklahoma fans and they are there is nowhere near the mass stupidity and bitter and petty hatred as there are with UGA and UF. Itís a big reason to why I question some of the folks with the UF- UGA game on their bucket list.

    I think where I would be in a more compromising mood on this whole idea is if there was a way to keep track of how many drinks someone could get or if it was only for day games and non rivalry games.
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    Re: Alcohol at SEC venues

    The primary argument for sale of alcohol in BDS (other than the obvious revenue source) that people would drink less before the game because they'd know they didn't face a an in-game lack of availability.

    Because we've never done this before, nobody knows for sure.

    But if I can shotgun a 6-pack that I bought at the grocery store for $7, or at a bar for $5 apiece, why would I wait in order to spend $10-$15 (pricing assumption there) for an admittedly larger beer?

    Maybe it would. I don't know. Financial logic doesn't always hold in those circumstances.

    I've just seen so many problems. Not just mis-behavior, but also the incessant traffic to and from the bar, inevitably followed by to and from bathrooms. Seems that half the row is forever in transit. Then, as BAC increases, so does the incidence of forgetting where they are, and they just stop in mid-row, with their butts in your face, to watch a play or two of the action.

    And when you ask them to move along, no matter how politely, put their face in yours, wanting to know how it is you come to be "telling me what to do."

    In just those circumstances at the 2007 FSU game in Jacksonville, an Alabama fan invited me to perform what is still considered in the state of Alabama to be a crime against nature. A friend's 8-year-old daughter sitting two seats from me. I didn't respond, and he got a smattering of boos, but Lord knows I wanted to.

    Again, I'm on record as enjoying my adult beverages, including on gamedays. And I know people smuggle it in. But I don't want it easily available inside the stadium.
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    Re: Alcohol at SEC venues

    Quote Originally Posted by KrAzY3 View Post
    The Saints are considered to have a really good home team advantage, right?
    I have no idea. I now hate them after going a few times. I couldn't care less if they lost every game. After my last Saints game, I'd honestly have voted to bring back prohibition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogPatch View Post
    I have no idea. I now hate them after going a few times. I couldn't care less if they lost every game. After my last Saints game, I'd honestly have voted to bring back prohibition.
    Exactly the reason we quit going years ago (pre children). I went to watch the Saints play the Raiders on one occasion and the Packers on two more. After the last Packers game we decided that was it for us. People so drunk they were literally urinating in the parking garage in front of everyone walking by. Thank goodness I didn't have kids at that time. While in one of the games. Two people literally four rows down from us got into a fist fight (both Saints fans!) because one supposedly told the other's drunk wife to stop spilling beer on them everytime she would get up to go get another one.

    I'm all for responsible adults being able to have a few at sporting events. But it's when the "responsible" part isn't present in the adults that I start to turn that ole judgmental, sutthun baptist crooked eye toward the idea.
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    I went to the Saints- Patriots game in 2017. Iíve never seen more obnoxious drunks at a ballgame in my life. The only pleasant part of that game was Brady carving the Saints apart.
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    Re: Alcohol at SEC venues

    I'm not sure how I feel about it. A lot of y'all make a lot of good points.

    I've been around folks who have started imbibing at 9 am. Unless you're Evel Knievel, I just don't think you need to do that. If we have a Verne and Gary game (which it will always be regardless of who is actually calling it), they get out there already blitzed more than the LSU quarterback.

    On the flip side, Earle makes a good point and hopefully the COST of it will lower the willingness to over imbibe, but I suspect that will just cause people to down extra before going.

    And what do you do if you're at a game - as happened a few years ago (ATM, I think) - and the entire plumbing system in the stadium goes out?

    Also, and I hate to say this, but BY FAR the most obnoxious fans I've ever encountered with the bubbly is (unfortunately) our own.
    Drunks at Jerry World when we played Michigan who were absurdly loud and reinforced every stereotype imaginable.
    One I wanted to toss over the side of the South end zone at the 2014 Florida game, who wouldn't leave some nice UF folks alone, as if our football team was an extension of his manhood or something.

    I can't say what I've seen makes me think it's a good idea.
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    Re: Alcohol at SEC venues

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    And what do you do if you're at a game - as happened a few years ago (ATM, I think) - and the entire plumbing system in the stadium goes out?
    Correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    Also, and I hate to say this, but BY FAR the most obnoxious fans I've ever encountered with the bubbly is (unfortunately) our own.
    Absolutely agree. I had a couple of LSU fans who were bewildered at how a Bama fan I was trying to keep from getting run over the by LSU team bus back in 2015 yelled at me.

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    One would think, or at least hope, that the exposure to potential liability issues for the University would be enough to keep this from happening. Currently, if someone gets into trouble/accident that is alcohol related the University is, for the most part I'd presume, not in line for any liability issues. However, once they start selling alcohol it would seem to open a Pandora's box on legal liability. The state's numerous personal injury lawyers can't wait for this to happen.
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    Re: Alcohol at SEC venues

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Q Basket Case View Post
    The primary argument for sale of alcohol in BDS (other than the obvious revenue source)
    Millions of dollars for the athletic department is no small argument on behalf of the sales, heh. This could potentially up total revenue 1% or more, just by selling people stuff they are drinking anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwd58 View Post
    The state's numerous personal injury lawyers can't wait for this to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrAzY3 View Post
    Millions of dollars for the athletic department is no small argument on behalf of the sales, heh. This could potentially up total revenue 1% or more, just by selling people stuff they are drinking anyway.
    Not worth it.

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    Has the SEC rule changed allowing this or are we simply discussing something that "could happen if"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    Has the SEC rule changed allowing this or are we simply discussing something that "could happen if"?
    I think many people are just assuming big things are going to happen at the next SEC meetings and the question of alcohol is going to one of the things addressed. I think the one thing that will swing it one way or another is the fact that the SEC saw itís worst overall attendance since 2003 last year. Maybe they play the ďalcohol will get folks in the stadiumsĒ angle

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