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West Virginia is the third most obese state in the country. Figures they'd want their beer.
The nobility (wealthy "donors") drink scotch, beer,wine,whatever as they gaze down on the alc-less peasants from their "luxury" sky box "sweets"..................
Jealous wprop? Maybe you should have gone to college!
Right. Because, as we all know, college is a sure path to wealth.
Attended an SEC game earlier this season. I was surprised that no beer was sold at the stadium. I asked several fans (in this instance from South Carolina) and nobody seemed to care about the beer sales but almost everyone around us had a flask of something they were enjoying and it wasn't sweet tea. Does Memorial Stadium really need the beer? No
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
Having been a student at the Border Showdown between 2009 and 2011, I can tell you that the beer makes the experience awful. It brings the worst out of KU and Mizzou fans alike. Alcohol makes for a bad environment that you don't want to bring children to. The students drink way too much and have to be escorted out, badly representing the school. The bands get things thrown at them from bricks to seat backs. This is not the kind of environment we want at Memorial Stadium or Allen Fieldhouse. If you want to drink and watch the game, stay home or go out to one of the many bars.
I also enjoy my suds but generally speaking, I think this sounds like a pretty bad idea. I would be curious in knowing more though, like what impact this has on their student section. Does W. Va sell in the student section? Do they even bother carding or do they assume a 21+ year old is going to take a beer back to their minor buddy? At those prices maybe they assume students getting wasted won't be a problem?
I'm like you blindrabbit, I also won't be going back to any games at Arrowhead because of the drunkies. The obnoxious MU fan behind me at the first KU-MU game spilled their beer on me and I just don't care to experience that environment again.
On a totally different point - I was sort of confused by the timing of this story. It doesn't sound like it is anything Zenger has even been considering, hasn't been an issue with any other teams in the conference, and the W Va game isn't until next week. No big deal, just curious...
Straightfoward, I heard about what West Virginia was doing and thought I'd call the AD and see how the change is going. After he told me that incidents were down and revenue up, I figured I would check to see to what degree Zenger is looking at it. You're correct in saying it's not something Zenger has considered yet. As far as the timing, I just figured it's better to be pro-active and get in front of the story, see if KU is one of the schools considering making this interesting policy change. Today's the last day of the home football schedule, so I figured the timing made sense. Thanks. -- Tom
Ah yes, the Bible Belt hand-wringing has already commenced. Keep being Kansas, Kansas.
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