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2013-10-14 03:53:52 AM
Whatever it is, it should start with the letter T.
 
2013-10-14 08:04:25 AM
Naked cheerleaders?
 
2013-10-14 08:33:23 AM
They said fark it and bought off Eric Dickerson again?  As long as they don't pull the same mistake they did last time, and what Aubirn did when they won the championship, and beat big money teams like they aren't suppose to NCAA won't give a shiat.
 
2013-10-14 08:35:42 AM
Automatic weapons?
 
2013-10-14 08:41:34 AM
Who goes to any event that does not sell beer?
 
2013-10-14 08:51:57 AM

laid back w/bud light: Who goes to any event that does not sell beer?


Methodists.  At least those in the southern part of the country.
 
2013-10-14 09:35:09 AM
The only thing that made SMU watchable was paying players.
 
2013-10-14 09:35:28 AM

laid back w/bud light: Who goes to any event that does not sell beer?


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About 106,102 people (Record Attendance)
 
2013-10-14 09:42:09 AM

laid back w/bud light: Who goes to any event that does not sell beer?


People well-adjusted enough that they don't need alcohol to enjoy being in public.
 
2013-10-14 09:46:34 AM

laid back w/bud light: Who goes to any event that does not sell beer?


People with functioning livers and relationships.
 
2013-10-14 09:49:51 AM

Burr: laid back w/bud light: Who goes to any event that does not sell beer?

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About 106,102 people (Record Attendance)


I'd like to add:
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51 years of sellouts without alcohol. Maybe SMU should start winning some games.
 
2013-10-14 09:54:19 AM

Burr: laid back w/bud light: Who goes to any event that does not sell beer?

[www.gannett-cdn.com image 680x510]
About 106,102 people (Record Attendance)


True, but most of those 106,000 are tanked before they walk in the gates. The football game is a 3 hour break before they start drinking again.
 
2013-10-14 09:58:03 AM

velvet_fog: Burr: laid back w/bud light: Who goes to any event that does not sell beer?

[www.gannett-cdn.com image 680x510]
About 106,102 people (Record Attendance)

I'd like to add:
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51 years of sellouts without alcohol. Maybe SMU should start winning some games.


Yeah, looking on the internet:

"According to CBSSports.com, out of the 120 Division-I football programs, just 21 sell beer to all fans of legal age. Of those 21, just 11 of them are on-campus, university-owned stadiums (the other 10 are situations like the Metrodome where the college is a tenant in another building). "

I can only find partial lists of what colleges allow alcohol sales.  It would be neat to a full list compared to the top 25.
 
2013-10-14 09:58:04 AM
I don't know how subby likes his/her football, but the last game against Rutgers was pretty exciting.

June Jones has made the Ponies suitable viewing in recent seasons.

1990...now that was painful to watch.

/SMU class of '90
//Death Penalty survivor
///Still muthafark the NCAA
 
2013-10-14 09:59:11 AM
>1990...now  thatwas painful to watch.<

Actually, 1989.
 
2013-10-14 10:01:59 AM

ChrisDe: Burr: laid back w/bud light: Who goes to any event that does not sell beer?

[www.gannett-cdn.com image 680x510]
About 106,102 people (Record Attendance)

True, but most of those 106,000 are tanked before they walk in the gates. The football game is a 3 hour break before they start drinking again.


Hey, I didn't say they were't drunk, just pointing out a sold out event that does not serve alcohol.

Fun fact:  I had Beer and Wine in Western Culture as a class at Ohio State.  The professor wasn't allowed to have taste tests in class per campus rules so she just held after hours tasting sessions at her house for those who were interested.
 
2013-10-14 10:04:26 AM

lakrfool: I don't know how subby likes his/her football, but the last game against Rutgers was pretty exciting.

June Jones has made the Ponies suitable viewing in recent seasons.

1990...now that was painful to watch.

/SMU class of '90
//Death Penalty survivor
///Still muthafark the NCAA


Heh, SMU class of '09. Didn't go to very many games because it was hot as hell and we rarely won during those years. Great excuse to get drunk though.
 
2013-10-14 10:09:14 AM

AlgertMan: They said fark it and bought off Eric Dickerson again?  As long as they don't pull the same mistake they did last time, and what Aubirn did when they won the championship, and beat big money teams like they aren't suppose to NCAA won't give a shiat.


Their problem wasn't paying players, it was to continue paying them after they got caught.

Oh and at the time SMU was part of those big money teams in the big 8 that you're deriding, who were doing the same thing but SMU was just more brazen about payments.
 
2013-10-14 10:12:25 AM

Burr: velvet_fog: Burr: laid back w/bud light: Who goes to any event that does not sell beer?

[www.gannett-cdn.com image 680x510]
About 106,102 people (Record Attendance)

I'd like to add:
[image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com image 640x426]

51 years of sellouts without alcohol. Maybe SMU should start winning some games.

Yeah, looking on the internet:

"According to CBSSports.com, out of the 120 Division-I football programs, just 21 sell beer to all fans of legal age. Of those 21, just 11 of them are on-campus, university-owned stadiums (the other 10 are situations like the Metrodome where the college is a tenant in another building). "

I can only find partial lists of what colleges allow alcohol sales.  It would be neat to a full list compared to the top 25.


Most of the top 25 doesn't sell alcohol, I know Sanford stadium in Athens doesn't and this year we could really use it.
 
2013-10-14 10:34:47 AM
A memorial to those five hookers?
 
2013-10-14 10:35:29 AM

steamingpile: Oh and at the time SMU was part of those big money teams in the big 8 that you're deriding


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2013-10-14 11:25:43 AM
Well it would be a first for me hearing about this. If it is on-campus usually alcohol is prohibited. Pitt and Temple in my state are off-campus stadiums so they can sell it but not Penn State since it is an on-campus stadium.
 
2013-10-14 12:06:29 PM
I don't see a problem with selling alcohol at the games. You've gotta try pretty damn hard to get drunk at a sporting event. It's expensive & you have to keep leaving your seat to go get more beer. I haven't been to a college game in a long time, but I don't remember there ever being vendors roaming the stands like at the pro games.

I AM a bit surprised that SMU has already taken steps to make this happen while liberal-artsy UNT is still wringing its collective talons over it.

Anyway. If they're waiting on the TABC, then I guess good luck with that. They are the worst.
 
2013-10-14 12:12:01 PM

lakrfool: I don't know how subby likes his/her football, but the last game against Rutgers was pretty exciting.

June Jones has made the Ponies suitable viewing in recent seasons.

1990...now that was painful to watch.

/SMU class of '90
//Death Penalty survivor
///Still muthafark the NCAA


yeah, SMU is doing alright, with what they have gone through.  I don't get to watch a lot of their games obviously, but I did watch them when they played Montana State this year.  that was a great, fun game to watch.

/you got us by one.
 
2013-10-14 12:20:40 PM

AliceBToklasLives: laid back w/bud light: Who goes to any event that does not sell beer?

Methodists.  At least those in the southern part of the country.


LOLWUT.... biggest drinkers I know are Methodists. Their young adult group monthly get-togethers were at bars.
 
2013-10-14 12:29:55 PM
Officials at some other universities in Texas have talked about opening alcohol sales in their football stadiums, both to draw in fans and to curb binge drinking before the game.

They aren't familiar with football fans drinkers, are they? No other event that sells alcohol has a problem with tailgating, right?

Di Atribe: You've gotta try pretty damn hard to get drunk at a sporting event. It's expensive & you have to keep leaving your seat to go get more beer.


No vendors walking through the aisles? I don't drink beer, but when I'm at a Sox game with my friends, a few generally have a beer in hand the entire game without leaving their seats.
 
2013-10-14 12:43:40 PM

skrame: Di Atribe: You've gotta try pretty damn hard to get drunk at a sporting event. It's expensive & you have to keep leaving your seat to go get more beer.

No vendors walking through the aisles? I don't drink beer, but when I'm at a Sox game with my friends, a few generally have a beer in hand the entire game without leaving their seats.


You're talking about a professional sports team and stadium. I have yet to be at a college football game where vendors were walking up and down the stairs.
 
2013-10-14 12:47:01 PM

skrame: Di Atribe: You've gotta try pretty damn hard to get drunk at a sporting event. It's expensive & you have to keep leaving your seat to go get more beer.

No vendors walking through the aisles? I don't drink beer, but when I'm at a Sox game with my friends, a few generally have a beer in hand the entire game without leaving their seats.


Well, Mr Skrame, if you proceed to the sentence directly after the one you quoted, I did clear that up for you, good sir.
 
2013-10-14 04:33:40 PM

scottydoesntknow: skrame: Di Atribe: You've gotta try pretty damn hard to get drunk at a sporting event. It's expensive & you have to keep leaving your seat to go get more beer.

No vendors walking through the aisles? I don't drink beer, but when I'm at a Sox game with my friends, a few generally have a beer in hand the entire game without leaving their seats.

You're talking about a professional sports team and stadium. I have yet to be at a college football game where vendors were walking up and down the stairs.


I think UTEP actually does that but then again its UTEP
 
2013-10-14 04:34:41 PM

Uncle Pooky: AliceBToklasLives: laid back w/bud light: Who goes to any event that does not sell beer?

Methodists.  At least those in the southern part of the country.

LOLWUT.... biggest drinkers I know are Methodists. Their young adult group monthly get-togethers were at bars.


Around here, if you go fishing, you take two Methodists - that way they don't drink all your beer.
 
2013-10-14 04:58:24 PM

steamingpile: AlgertMan: They said fark it and bought off Eric Dickerson again?  As long as they don't pull the same mistake they did last time, and what Aubirn did when they won the championship, and beat big money teams like they aren't suppose to NCAA won't give a shiat.

Their problem wasn't paying players, it was to continue paying them after they got caught.

Oh and at the time SMU was part of those big money teams in the big 8 that you're deriding, who were doing the same thing but SMU was just more brazen about payments.


No, SMU wasn't part of the Big 8. They were in the Southwest Conference (aka the Texas teams plus Arkansas)
 
2013-10-14 05:02:19 PM

Burr: velvet_fog: Burr: laid back w/bud light: Who goes to any event that does not sell beer?

[www.gannett-cdn.com image 680x510]
About 106,102 people (Record Attendance)

I'd like to add:
[image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com image 640x426]

51 years of sellouts without alcohol. Maybe SMU should start winning some games.

Yeah, looking on the internet:

"According to CBSSports.com, out of the 120 Division-I football programs, just 21 sell beer to all fans of legal age. Of those 21, just 11 of them are on-campus, university-owned stadiums (the other 10 are situations like the Metrodome where the college is a tenant in another building). "

I can only find partial lists of what colleges allow alcohol sales.  It would be neat to a full list compared to the top 25.


How old is that cbssports article? The Gophers have played their home games at on-campus TCF Bank Stadium since the 2009 season, thus leaving the Metrodome long out of that equation.
 
2013-10-14 05:43:41 PM

Di Atribe: I don't see a problem with selling alcohol at the games. You've gotta try pretty damn hard to get drunk at a sporting event. It's expensive & you have to keep leaving your seat to go get more beer. I haven't been to a college game in a long time, but I don't remember there ever being vendors roaming the stands like at the pro games.

I AM a bit surprised that SMU has already taken steps to make this happen while liberal-artsy UNT is still wringing its collective talons over it.

Anyway. If they're waiting on the TABC, then I guess good luck with that. They are the worst.


Have you ever been to an SMU game? It's not really a burden to leave your seat as the stadium is quite small (by D-1 standards) and rarely full. You can be out and back and no time.

I don't know about UNT. While SMU may be more conservative, it (or the neighborhood around it) is more of "Cocktail party, limo, and tax shelter" conservative than Tea Party or strict Southern Baptist conservative.
 
2013-10-14 06:07:40 PM

johnnyq: Have you ever been to an SMU game? It's not really a burden to leave your seat as the stadium is quite small (by D-1 standards) and rarely full. You can be out and back and no time.


No, I have not been to an SMU game. But I'm thinking about all of the football games I go to at all levels. Even at junior high games, where I'm just going to get a burger & a coke, I only go once. And even if there were beer there, I don't think I would be popping back there every 30-45 minutes for another beverage just for the sake of getting all tipsy. But then again, I never was a very good alcoholic, so YMMV.
 
2013-10-14 07:16:37 PM

UNC_Samurai: steamingpile: Oh and at the time SMU was part of those big money teams in the big 8 that you're deriding

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Lol just caught that, looking up the big 12 scavenging and put big 8 when thinking swc. Still holds though, there is a reason why both conferences broke up and formed one, there was rampant cheating/steroid use but SMU was blatant about it.
 
2013-10-14 07:31:03 PM

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: steamingpile: AlgertMan: They said fark it and bought off Eric Dickerson again?  As long as they don't pull the same mistake they did last time, and what Aubirn did when they won the championship, and beat big money teams like they aren't suppose to NCAA won't give a shiat.

Their problem wasn't paying players, it was to continue paying them after they got caught.

Oh and at the time SMU was part of those big money teams in the big 8 that you're deriding, who were doing the same thing but SMU was just more brazen about payments.

No, SMU wasn't part of the Big 8. They were in the Southwest Conference (aka the Texas teams plus Arkansas)


I realized the mistake but the point is still correct, they were part of the big boys and only doing what the others were doing. Hell there was a link posted last time speaking about aTm buying Dickerson a trans am and the second he changed his mind the car was reposed.
 
2013-10-14 08:20:04 PM
The car wasn't repoed. SMU took over the payments after Dickerson's Grandma realized he wanted to go to SMU instead of Texas A&M. Watch the ESPN documentary Pony Excess or read the excellent book A Payroll to Keep to see what it was like at SMU during the early 1980s.
 
2013-10-14 10:44:13 PM

Kell Hound: The car wasn't repoed. SMU took over the payments after Dickerson's Grandma realized he wanted to go to SMU instead of Texas A&M. Watch the ESPN documentary Pony Excess or read the excellent book A Payroll to Keep to see what it was like at SMU during the early 1980s.


Yeah I think that was the link posted and watched online, all those farking teams were cheating so shocking they didn't win more. I find it amazing how people biatched about the sec when the swc cheated more than anyone in the history of CFB.
 
2013-10-14 10:58:06 PM

scottydoesntknow: skrame: Di Atribe: You've gotta try pretty damn hard to get drunk at a sporting event. It's expensive & you have to keep leaving your seat to go get more beer.

No vendors walking through the aisles? I don't drink beer, but when I'm at a Sox game with my friends, a few generally have a beer in hand the entire game without leaving their seats.

You're talking about a professional sports team and stadium. I have yet to be at a college football game where vendors were walking up and down the stairs.


Come to a Louisville game at Papa John's stadium. They're a little spotty around the student section for obvious reasons but the beer guys carry tubs around the rest.  Can't really compare it to pro sports since I haven't been to many but they do seem to carry smallish tubs so they only sell a dozen or so before having to run back to get more. Makes it all but impossible to stay buzzed in your seat since you'll see the guy still carrying beers maybe twice the entire game.  Yum Center (basketball) has been nicknamed the biggest sports bar with a sporting arena in it on the planet.  The bars in there are actually pretty good but you're going to go broke if you try to get drunk there.  On the flip side though is Jim Patterson baseball stadium where they have legit $1 beer days at least once a week during the season and they don't even swap to smaller cups during those.

Louisville sports is as much a social thing as a sports thing.  Back in the 80's our football program was atrocious so it was all about tailgating and hanging out with friends.  It still has a lot of that mentality which is OK with me, I really enjoy it.  It also takes a 3 hr game that might cost $100 for tickets and a coke and turns it into a half weeks worth of planning and talking to friends to coordinate who's bringing what and (when it's not a farking noon game) makes it into an all day event.

/never doing whiskey pancakes again.  8am is too early to drink.
 
2013-10-14 11:51:48 PM

ricbach229: scottydoesntknow: skrame: Di Atribe: You've gotta try pretty damn hard to get drunk at a sporting event. It's expensive & you have to keep leaving your seat to go get more beer.

No vendors walking through the aisles? I don't drink beer, but when I'm at a Sox game with my friends, a few generally have a beer in hand the entire game without leaving their seats.

You're talking about a professional sports team and stadium. I have yet to be at a college football game where vendors were walking up and down the stairs.

Come to a Louisville game at Papa John's stadium. They're a little spotty around the student section for obvious reasons but the beer guys carry tubs around the rest.  Can't really compare it to pro sports since I haven't been to many but they do seem to carry smallish tubs so they only sell a dozen or so before having to run back to get more. Makes it all but impossible to stay buzzed in your seat since you'll see the guy still carrying beers maybe twice the entire game.  Yum Center (basketball) has been nicknamed the biggest sports bar with a sporting arena in it on the planet.  The bars in there are actually pretty good but you're going to go broke if you try to get drunk there.  On the flip side though is Jim Patterson baseball stadium where they have legit $1 beer days at least once a week during the season and they don't even swap to smaller cups during those.

Louisville sports is as much a social thing as a sports thing.  Back in the 80's our football program was atrocious so it was all about tailgating and hanging out with friends.  It still has a lot of that mentality which is OK with me, I really enjoy it.  It also takes a 3 hr game that might cost $100 for tickets and a coke and turns it into a half weeks worth of planning and talking to friends to coordinate who's bringing what and (when it's not a farking noon game) makes it into an all day event.

/never doing whiskey pancakes again.  8am is too early to drink.


Never been to a UL game, but in my many visits to the area I've been to a few River Bats games.  Damn good stadium, and damn good beer selection.
 
2013-10-15 09:21:44 AM

lakrfool: I don't know how subby likes his/her football, but the last game against Rutgers was pretty exciting.

June Jones has made the Ponies suitable viewing in recent seasons.

1990...now that was painful to watch.

/SMU class of '90
//Death Penalty survivor
///Still muthafark the NCAA


From what I can tell, the death penalty had less to do with cheating (which every school was doing) and more about being an upstart against the traditional powerhouses. I think the clock started ticking the day SMU upset Texas on national television.
 
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