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Do sobriety checks ever take place after KU sports events? This might help expand the hotel/motel business in Lawrence and would be a whole lot less expensive than a DUI.
Or does law enforcement only harass rock concerts?
When was the last time there was a sobriety check point after a Chiefs or Royals game? It just doesn't happen.
Maybe they should post a checkpoint just outside the gate - that ought to make getting home even more frustrating.
I do remember one after a Chiefs game. I hadn't been at the game, didn't even know there was a game, but got caught in a massive backup caused by a checkpoint on westbound 435 in south KC. Yeah, that's nowhere near the game - I guess they were trying to catch the JoCo crowd going home. That was 20-some years ago...
I voted no, but tange, you might have changed my mind.
No, it makes me love you even more :-)
At $9 per beer, they'd hafta put a tap & a bartender at the end of my row.
What kind of person drinks light beer? That's just not right.
I'm no prude and enjoy a suds or toddy, but not to get souced at a sporting event. I quit going to both Royals and Chiefs games because of both the expense but the rude, drunk and obnoxious fans as well. I guess this is acceptable at professionsl sporting events, but it seems a bit much for a college event. This situation also convinced me not to attend KU football games at Arrowhead, after the initial KU-OU game there about 10 years ago and the blitzed drunken section we were seated in erupted into several fights
I can deal with the drunken crowd situation at those events myself but sure don't want to subject the wife and grandkids to this juvenile behaviour. KU does not need this unless they make beer sales and consumption restricted to certain areas
One vote here for don't care. You'd have to pay me to go to a KU football game. A lot.
There would have to be at least four numbers to the left of the decimal mark to get me to go to one.
I used to go to a lot of rock concerts when I was young, and of course you could buy beer, and all sorts of illegal substances as well. But I wouldn't even take a sip of a beer. I was there for the music. I loved, and still do, listening to live music. Why would I want to get wasted and dull my senses, and not remember what happened the next day? If you love sports, why do you need to drink? And if you don't love sports why are you attending the games? If you want to get drunk, go to a bar and watch the game on TV.
My thoughts exactly. I never understood why someone would want to be drunk at a concert. I loved drinking and I loved rock concerts but I never mixed the two. Not once. The same goes for sporting events. However, when it came to being IN a sporting event (pitching) I always had one beer beforehand to calm my nerves.
Yes. And Merrill is an idiot.
1. would help dull the pain.
2. that way at least *somebody could at least make a successful pass!
3. lawrence can make more money
4. setup drunk driving lanes to raise city money.
works all around.
oh, hire mormons and other tea totalers as designated drivers too.
bleck! what's the point.
"dull the popain" refers to the pain of watching the KU team lose.
Yes. And Merrill is an idiot.
Might makes the games easier to watch.
Make it legal. tax it. Use the proceeds to pay for the new rec center
beer is already available for the eleites in their "scolarship Sweets" read sky boxes.....wake up peasants....exceptionalism in J- hawk land........
It has been democrats who have placed bans on substances (see smoking ban) sugary drink ban in NY.etc...
I would vote yes, but only allow O'douls. Non-Alcoholic beer only. Same great taste, minus the violence and mahem.
Can selling beer help college fans drink less?
i don't think it is a good idea or even necessary but if you have to sit through a ku football game it could offer you some relief.
When you get tired of watching KU or KState get stomped, you can always watch the drunks. Went to the Country Stampede. I was funny watching them puke.
Well, I can tell you for sure that they are drinking in the suites. Beer, wine, and hard stuff are all being consumed. I'm not for selling beer at the games, but it seems if you have money you can do what you want.,
Is there a good reason for not serving alcohol at college games?
Yes, I think there is a good reason not to serve beer at KU games. Have you been to a Chiefs game? I stopped going because of all the drunk idiots. I felt the enviroment was unsafe for my wife and kids so we know longer go. From fights in the stands, vulgar language and people puking in the parking lot, Chiefs games are not for families. KU games are for families. There is a Fun Zone pre game and family priced ticket packages. I do not want to see KU Football turn into a bunch of loud mouth drunks like the Chiefs game.
Remember the stupid video a group of women made stating if "you dont trust us with our bodies, how can we trust you with our country?" The answer is we cant trust the general public with their bodies. A small percentage of drunk idiots who cant control themselves and be trusted with their own bodies will ruin what is now a great family day with generations of cherished memories.
That makes sense. I'm not really into sports so I don't go. You make a convincing argument.
So how would you feel about allowing beer, whatever strength is normal and making a 12 ounce plastic cup $15? If you're going to pay $90 to get drunk you might as well stay home and have Glenlivet.
I know at Heartland Park they serve beer for like $7, and I've never seen people act anything nut friendly there. Same goes for the Renaissance Festival.
KU games are for families.
Or maybe that should read " ku games should be for families" but if somehow it made for more profit I am sure alcohol will eventually be served. I have experienced most of the points you make about the chiefs games as well and don't choose to experience them anymore either.
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