Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(NBC4 Columbus)   Judge lifts suspension of beer sales at Blue Jackets' stadium   ( divider line
    More: Hero  
•       •       •

2252 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Mar 2003 at 8:08 AM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

39 Comments     (+0 »)
2003-03-07 08:13:46 AM  
That should help lift the suspension of ticket sales, I suspect.
2003-03-07 08:15:41 AM  
I sure wouldn't want to watch the Maple Loafs sober.....
2003-03-07 08:24:34 AM  
I live in Columbus and despite the state of Ohio's budget crisis, the governor still has enough money to send a task for of 20 year olds with fake IDs to close down bars and liquour establishments. Its crap...have you seen the BlueJackets play? You need a beer or ten to stand it.
2003-03-07 08:46:18 AM  
So was it the beer that helped us win last night? Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
2003-03-07 08:56:31 AM  
No fake IDs. That's entrapment, and the state can't do it. What they do is send in underage informants, with their own underage IDs. If they're carded and denied, then that's good. It's when they're not carded at all that there are problems.

And, as a close friend of the liquor agent in charge of training the sales people at Nationwide, there's no excuse to not card somebody. It's not like those beer lines are going to move any faster.

And I think suspending the punishment in this case was actually a good idea. It scared the arena people, but you still get beer for those two hockey games, the Barney and Friends concert, and the "Women of Faith" celebration, whatever that is.
2003-03-07 09:08:36 AM  
Christ, can they even have an NHL game without beer?
2003-03-07 09:16:18 AM  
I think they ought to ban alcohol sales at all public events. If you can't go a few hours without a drink or need alcohol to have a good time then you don't need to be drinking at all.
Think about it. A concession company in the business of selling hard drugs. The hardest. Most of the trouble at public events is caused by drunken fools. A lot of people turn into blithering idiots when they are drunk.
But just think of what you get. You get to stand in a long line several times and pay $4 - $5 for watered down beer. After a few beers you get to start the restroom parade and stand in line there. So you get to miss half of the game standing in line AND get hosed, paying about $30 a six-pack.
Then you get to drive home drunk.
Makes total sense.
2003-03-07 09:33:47 AM  
I was unaware that concessionaires sold Heroin and PCP in Columbus, Yosarian.

There's such a thing as a designated driver. They're not just for bars.

"If you can't go a few hours without a drink or need alcohol to have a good time then you don't need to be drinking at all."

Thanks, "mom". Spoken like a true recovering "I had a bad experience, so I think everyone on the planet should correct their lifestyle the way I did".

Not that I give a crap about pro sports anyhow, but I'm told spring training here in FL is actually entertaining with some beer.

Its called "recreation", look into it. Not everyone gets off on spending two hours going on about "I'm sober and this is really fun" at a game. Theres nothing wrong with going out with friends and having a few brews at the game. Now someone who goes and gets drunk at the game alone is a different matter...
2003-03-07 09:44:58 AM  
"You need a beer or ten to stand it." The same could be said for the Taft administration. There's not a regressive tax out there that this man doesn't have a hard-on for. Then again, if I was married to Hope Taft, I think I'd find the thought of raising economy-crippling sales and service taxes sexually appealling also. Whether or not Hagan would have made a better governor is debatable, but at least we would have had the damn coolest first lady of any state in the Union ever.

Given Taft's Puritanical assault on alcohol through sin taxes and enforcement of antiquated laws that no one has touched in decades, I'm betting he masturbates to the 18th Amendment.
2003-03-07 09:45:20 AM  
2003-03-07 09:51:57 AM  
Kinchyle: There's a Taft in power in Ohio? Suddenly I'm not sorry I moved to Florida years ago.

/cancels plan to visit his old home town of Columbus.
2003-03-07 09:53:53 AM  
I cant dump soda on Domi's head in sin bin. He'd think I'm a sissy!
2003-03-07 09:56:07 AM  
I like having a few beers at a game. I don't drive drunk, I don't start trouble, I simply enjoy a little buzzzzz while watching hockey. I think it's unfair to be punished because a few people cannot handle their booze and get wild. Alcohol is not evil, it is a legal drug.
2003-03-07 10:04:16 AM  
RagingLeonard Why do you have a picture of Darren McCarty punching a turtle, oh wait that's Claude Lemieux, I get them confused.
2003-03-07 10:08:29 AM  
and now for something completely different...
At a Stars game, a beer is $4.50. Even coors light! Is that not robery? With all this security, thanks to Bin idiot and his merry band of arsholes, I cant even sneek in a flask like I used to.
67.00 bones for high altitude seat and four beers ands up to......... me on the couch the rest of the season
2003-03-07 10:08:51 AM  
I work at the Air Canada Centre, Home of the Maple Leafs. We had a suspension earlier this year. I can't remember what the infraction was. The suspension was scheduled about 2 weeks before any preseason games started, and we had no public events in the building. Columbus is all but eliminated from the playoffs, so they will wait until the season is done, find a nice week with no concerts, and run the suspension. Slap on the wrist, everyone saves face, no one loses revenue.

As far as drinking at sporting events, I got no problem with it. The problem is usually the guys who come pissed as hell, and then proceed to vomit everywhere.

By the way, they serve American beer, right? Does it even count as an alcoholic beverage?

Highest beer sales for an event at the Air Canada Centre...

TORONTO ROCK LACROSSE!!!! Can't stop the Rock!
2003-03-07 10:09:29 AM  
Yosarian, you make a valid argument.

/Stops typing, continues drinking.
2003-03-07 10:15:39 AM  
GojiraXP - Actually, you could take ALL the other drugs and wrap them up in a ball and alcohol still beats them hands down for the damage it does to society. More people die from alcohol poisoning alone than do from overdoses of other drugs. Not to mention drunk-driving carnage which is responsible for a vary large % of auto deaths. Most violent crime is committed under the influence of alcohol.
Just so you know where your drug of choice stands on the drug scale.
Actually I'm not a recovering anything. And I drink socially. I don't think it should be illegal or anything like that. Unless we are truly going for a drug-free society, in which case alcohol would have to be first to go.
I've been to thousands of sporting events. Pro and college. And you know where the trouble starts? Drunk idiots. Every freakin' time. Alcohol makes a lot of people obnoxious bores. People who are OK sober become total shiatheads when drinking. Most people can have a few beers and maintain. But then a few ruin it for everybody. Isn't that always the case? We make laws to protect us from the lowest common denominator. Isn't that why other drugs are illegal? Because a few can't handle it? Why is alcohol treated any differently?
Large groups of drunken idiots can start large-scale damage. Soccer riots, anyone? Why should people who paid just as much to get in as the drunkards, and aren't bothering anybody, have to put up with drunken fools?
My point is, the event should be exciting enough without having to resort to hard core intoxicants to have a good time.
Drunks are a pain in the ass. Or does everybody forget the scene at the Browns game last season? Ugly!
2003-03-07 10:16:28 AM  
GojiraXP - Taft is on his second term as governor right now. He was Sec. of State before that. The only real reason he's governor is because the Republican Party, which is in control of all major state office, the Senate, House and Supreme Court, decided that it was his "turn" to be governor. Current Sec. of State Ken Blackwell, then State Treasurer, had a big fit because the party told him to sit down, shut up and wait his turn. Immediately after the election, they immediately started talking up Attorney General Jim Petro, who was also Auditor of State, as their next appointment to the governorship. (I know, technically, he's their nominee, but gubenatorial elections in this state are a joke. Whoever the GOP picks, wins simply because he's not a Democrat.) The only reason the GOP lets Blackwell run for anything with their blessing is because he's their token African-American. They will never run him for governor because there is no way in hell this state would elect a black man. The Party only ran Jeanette Bradley as Lt. Governor as a ploy to counter the Democrats running Charleta Tavares with Hagan. (Bradley and Tavares are both African-American women.)

And...and...and...crap, that's enough. I've run out of steam. Not like anyone is actually reading this post anyway.
2003-03-07 10:25:09 AM  
" Actually, you could take ALL the other drugs and wrap them up in a ball and alcohol still beats them hands down for the damage it does to society."

I stopped reading your comment right there.
2003-03-07 10:27:08 AM  

Yea, that sounds like Ohio Politics to me. Cheer up. Should be one of the younger Rhodes' turn around 2010 :/...
2003-03-07 10:42:08 AM  
GojiraXP - " Actually, you could take ALL the other drugs and wrap them up in a ball and alcohol still beats them hands down for the damage it does to society."

I stopped reading your comment right there."

I know, it's tough to come to terms with the fact that your DoC is the worst. It's called denial.
But just because you don't want to hear it (or read it) doesn't make it any less true. It's all fairly well documented.
I really don't care what drugs people do. It's none of my business. Unless they are consuming them in a public space and acting like assholes. Then it affects other people. Then it's a problem. The solution? Sell more beer!
2003-03-07 10:43:16 AM  
Arson: No way, man. GO LANDSHARKS!! Playoff bound, baby. In only their third year in existence, and the first year doesn't count because the stupid owner packed up and moved to stupid Montreal, but they folded a year later.

Can we at least agree that Buffalo sucks?
2003-03-07 10:47:36 AM  
Yosarian: I've written you off as a Kook. You can stop trolling now.
2003-03-07 10:54:40 AM  
I kind of wrote you off too. You don't seem to be able to debate your way out of a wet paper bag. So instead you call names. Typical of people who are overly impressed with themselves.
If you're not up to an argument then don't respond.
Other than that, please continue trolling.
2003-03-07 10:59:44 AM  
Taft. please. My state agency just had to fire 11 people because of his budget cuts.

And, if we had Hagan, we would have abolished the death penalty in Ohio. And a governor who says f*ck a lot.
2003-03-07 11:14:02 AM  
i think the blue jackets play in an ARENA, not a stadium
2003-03-07 11:25:55 AM  
jlowejd: The Raptors are in about the same spot in the NBA standings as Columbus is in the NHL, and I have no dellusions about any hope of them coming close to the playoffs.

But yes, agreed. Buffalo sucks.
So do the Habs.
2003-03-07 11:32:21 AM  
You're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
No, you're a troll.
2003-03-07 11:55:50 AM  
About time. But screw the Blue Jackets. Landsharks are where it's at! That's the real reason to go to Nationwide Arena. Myself, I didn't worry about beer there. I just brought big jars of pure sugar syrup. Mmmmmm, sugar.
2003-03-07 12:05:53 PM  
Nagasaki - Nah nah nah! Nannie nannie boo boo.
Sorry about the previous bout of juvenile name calling. Stupid! But when somebody doesn't even consider the merits of your argument and starts name-calling it can piss a person off just a little.
If ya' ain't got no game stay in the bleachers.
Now back to your regularly scheduled farking.
2003-03-07 12:06:56 PM  
Defender - If it's any consolation, the Senators and Representatives who hold committee chairs and leadership (HA!) positions in the Legislature are still receiving their pay bonuses and guaranteed 3% a year raises.
2003-03-07 12:07:28 PM  
Have to agree with that. I've been to like five Blue Jacket games, but we've had season tickets to the Landsharks since they started. We're the loud fat idiots with the novelty hats in the loge box. It's so much fun. I totally think they're gonna make the playoffs.

Arson: Yeah, I know, the BJ's suck (hee). But the Landsharks, now that's a different thing. Lacrosse is way cooler than hockey. Great start to the season, but the stupid Buffalo Bandits beat them twice. And, thru some quirk in the scheduling, Columbus doesn't play the Toronto Rock this year (or the Colorado Mammoth). Weird.
2003-03-07 12:09:13 PM  
Dang, the entire link didn't post properly. Click on section 101.27 on the left to see just how much they're getting paid.
2003-03-07 12:10:29 PM  
They're playing pro LaCrosse now? cool! and here when I learned how to play in Junior High I thought it would never go anywhere.
2003-03-07 12:54:35 PM  

I'm a Philly boy. Around here, we don't waste our beer by pouring it on Domi. We just dive right in the box with him!

And on the subject of hockey,


[image from too old to be available]
2003-03-07 05:24:20 PM  
Nevermind at Columbus, the jackholes at the FleetCenter in Boston won't accept ANY non-Massachusetts IDs unless you are over 30.
2003-03-07 06:51:48 PM  
I'm an avid Philly Flyers fan. When I go to the game, I don't really care if they sell beer, cause I wont buy it. They want like 5.25 a beer! Screw that, I just wear my coat in and stash a few cold ones in the pockets, funny thing is , even in this post 911 world, they dont pat you down, no metal detectors. Technicaly, I could bring in a gallon of Rum, if it would fit in my jacket and noone would know.
2003-03-07 09:37:41 PM  
Hell with a glass Rum bottle and a plastic cap, no metal detector would find it. With the right wineskin, no patdown will either.

Learned all that at O.S.U. a long long time ago.

If you mix screwdrivers, even a sniff check will think it's just OJ (hey football games started in the morning back when I was there.)
Displayed 39 of 39 comments

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.

In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.