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Different atmosphere. No one tailgates for basketball.
I like your answer! Without the spirits I think I would have a heart attach. I really get into my sports and that includes all sports for me.
Lou and Brad about killed me with all of the gut wrenching losses. SOS has finally brought wins in these big games. Still can't handle the stress alone!
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Upvote for Thirsty Fellow...my favorite place. Me and my buds also visit before the basketball/baseball games.
I haven't been to a hoops game this year but the only way I'd go is drunk.
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Ain't that the truth? Old guy here..65 drink for the same reason to calm down just a bit. Not excessive, pharmaceutical. Excessive a touch after a big win.
Thanks for the discussion.
Never thought about tailgating being the difference, but that makes sense.
For those who drink at all types of games, I guess I have been naive all these years. Never crossed my mine that some folks booze at those games, as well. Never noticed it, I guess.
Again, thanks for the feedback.
All our sports have areas that you can purchase alcohol in
Pretty sure that makes you a candidate for an episode of "Intervention".
"I tailgate for my kids 12U softball game...SO??? I mean, sure I did meth before a church basketball game. It's not like I have a problem."
Good discussion Plano but no real good answers. Tailgating is a party plain and simple..those who drink at home parties drink at the stadium party as well and vice-versa. Since there seems to be limitations of time and the type of parking (baseball/basketball)..that seems to be the conclusion, and one more....herd mentality,,,everybody else enjoys it.
This post was edited by GarnetOP 17 months ago
if you sat through some of paul dietzel's worst teams you might have needed a drink. and keeping it clear, not a blur, that would not be a good indicator of your tolerance for gosh awful stinking football
when we were 1-10 you might have needed a drink. i did one day going to ole miss on a gambling junket/football game package...then 0-11 that would drive many to drink
drinking is as old as the hills....literally, my first game 1963 snuck in on my brothers id card...everyone dressed up & plenty of booze flowing...not much interest in the game
perhaps less booze is warranted now the football is better. its all good
Hey! How exactly is a rainbow made? How exactly does a sun set? How exactly does a posi-trac rear-end on a Plymouth work? It just does.
I see it like this...
Basketball - Carolina isn't a basketball school anymore, so people don't get as revved up to see it as they do baseball or football. Therefore they're not tailgating for it. Plus its hard to tailgate on a Tuesday night in a concrete parking lot that you have to share with students while they're still in class. You don't get as much time to tailgate, so therefore most people aren't going to drink 2 beers just to drink 2 beers.
Baseball- I've drank before baseball games before, but part of the allure to ball games is that its just a good day to be at the ballpark. Baseball is always fun to just go sit and enjoy the ballgame, but at the same time, go and enjoy the atmosphere and weather.
Football - Football is a saturday afternoon/evening. You have all week to prepare for it. Most people come from way out of town, so they're going to be spending all day around the stadium tailgating. They're going to fill that time with pregame partying, which normally includes drinking. I, myself, have become a lot more lax on the drinking that I did when I was in school, and that's mainly because I get bad headaches from being dehydrated and yelling, and also because I'm always preparing food and am too busy to be drinking heavily.
You can't see! I can't see! All that matters is can the f*&%ing horse see! That's a raid!
Why? Why would you ban him? He posed a question for discussion between members of TBS. He wasn't criticizing anyone. So why would you ban him?
Football games are an all-day affair for me, family and friends. Get there as early as the fairgrounds open, eat, socialize and have fun and do the same after the game. I have a few beverages during tailgating just like I do at parties. I don't get drunk but enjoy having a few. For baseball and basketball, I don't tailgate so get there and watch the game; leave afterwards. I would have a beer or drink inside if they sold them just like I do at a Braves game for instance. That's my thoughts.
I take the opposite approach. I only blackout at the crappy games. UAB and ECU were blackouts. I want to remember Clemson and UGA so I drink, but not to blackout.
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