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Sublime1 wrote:
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Going to a football game is not a requirement in life. It's a want. We all have "wants." Demanding that 50,000 folks forgo their "wants" so .05% can have their "wants" is completely obnoxious.
I don't recall hearing that anyone demanded this. Northwestern did it because they wanted to include fans that usually have to stay at home.

That's called being nice.

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And yeah, at the rate society is handling people with peanut allergies, I can foresee a complete ban on peanut products in the near future.
If folks legitimately think 50K folks should be barred from eating peanuts, the difference between that and a complete ban is really not that far.

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Maybe they should ban alcohol so alcoholics who can't be around alcohol without relapsing can attend games.
Alcoholics can relapse by simply touching a seat that the previous occupant had spilled beer on?

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#44
Oct 16, 2013
 
If you see the guy licking the seat, I would say YUP!
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Alcoholics can relapse by simply touching a seat that the previous occupant had spilled beer on?

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Oct 16, 2013
 
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It doesn't matter. The more and more places that accommodate these folks, the more they will demand that it become the norm. Pretty soon these effing cry babies will be lobbying to have peanuts completely removed from everywhere and from the entire food industry. And why wouldn't they ... if they feel they are right to demand that an entire stadium of folks forgo eating peanuts just so they can come to a came, what is to stop them from taking it further. It's the same mentality, me, me, me, entitled, entitled, entitled, the world revolves around me, me, me.
Sorry if you are allergic to something that's your deal, not anyone elses. You deal with the consequences of it ... if that means you are too chicken shyte to go to a football game, than stay your a$s at home.
I tend to agree with you that the world has n obligation to accommodate the limits of a very small number of people, but I also think this battle was fought over smoking at the stadium and the smokers lost.

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#46
Oct 16, 2013
 
Not to argue, but it seems to me that you are painting a picture where a person with this allergy has to wipe down damn near everything in their environment anyway to prevent being exposed, I really dont see the difference between what they would need to do at the staduim and what they need to do anywhere else.

And do these peeps never go to a fair, carnival, or circus?
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Alcoholics can relapse by simply touching a seat that the previous occupant had spilled beer on?

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j_m_w wrote:
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HA! I'm totally singing it that way the next time I'm at a baseball game.
I realize that because you only see this in the abstract, you think Sub's new lyrics are funny, but they're not. They're hurtful to people who have and who love folks with this allergy, people who wish that they could live a "normal" life. It is like teasing someone about their hair or their eyes or the color of their skin; it's something they were born with and have no control over.

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squishymama wrote:
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Alcoholics can relapse by simply touching a seat that the previous occupant had spilled beer on?
FAIL.

No they can relapse by simply looking at an alcoholic beverage, which is far less than touching anything. It would be like a person with a peanut allergy having an attack just by looking at a peanut.

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Oct 16, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
If you see the guy licking the seat, I would say YUP!
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Ew.

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squishymama wrote:
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I don't recall hearing that anyone demanded this. Northwestern did it because they wanted to include fans that usually have to stay at home.
That's called being nice.
That's not so nice to the other 50 thousand fans who would like to eat peanuts as they enjoy the game. By your own admission they are quite popular and literally falling from the sky at games.

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RACE wrote:
Not to argue, but it seems to me that you are painting a picture where a person with this allergy has to wipe down damn near everything in their environment anyway to prevent being exposed, I really dont see the difference between what they would need to do at the staduim and what they need to do anywhere else.
And do these peeps never go to a fair, carnival, or circus?
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Yes, they do if their allergy is severe enough.

I'll have to ask my friends with the severe peanut-allergy kid if they've taken her to places like that. I bet they try and just carry a couple of epi-pens and pray alot. They want her to experience as much of childhood as they can.

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Oct 16, 2013
 
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An extra bottle of prune juice?
Since they are in a senior living center which I assume is an assisted care center, the prizes would be things that everyone could use regardless of infirmity. It probably includes a ribbon with 1st Place or something and might be a gift certificate for a pedicure( old people who can't bend well need someone to clip their toenails), a limited Netflix coupon or dinner at the local Olive Garden that is serviced by the shuttle bus. The point is the competition.
Prune juice would be standard on the menu.

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Sublime1 wrote:
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That's not so nice to the other 50 thousand fans who would like to eat peanuts as they enjoy the game. By your own admission they are quite popular and literally falling from the sky at games.
Since you don't seem to understand what nice is, I'm going to stop engaging you on this. You have a bug firmly planted up your butt about this and since I'm not a proctologist, I'm going to just leave it there.

And you're right Sub. I declared that it f*cking rains peanuts in Evanston every Saturday afternoon during football season.

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Sublime1 wrote:
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No eff them. They can stay home from the game. There is nothing wrong with eating peanuts. They are good for you. Why should 50k folks not be able to eat peanuts so .05% of folks with a severe peanut allergy can attend a game.
Maybe they should ban alcohol so alcoholics who can't be around alcohol without relapsing can attend games.
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So you don't get to go to a Northwestern game. That's a total 1st world problem. Call the effing whambulance.
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There is no way they can possibly remove every possible source of contamination from an entire stadium.
Its Evanston, Sub- it was dry until a couple years ago. Northwestern is/was a Methodist school- no booze. A number of good friends have season tickets to football. They don't allow alcohol into Dyche Stadium n/k/a Ryan Field.

Next?

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PEllen wrote:
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Its Evanston, Sub- it was dry until a couple years ago. Northwestern is/was a Methodist school- no booze. A number of good friends have season tickets to football. They don't allow alcohol into Dyche Stadium n/k/a Ryan Field.
Next?
Maybe they could actually get a good football team if they allowed booze. My boozed fueled alma mater just spanked them last weekend. Knocked them out of the rankings.

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squishymama wrote:
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Since you don't seem to understand what nice is, I'm going to stop engaging you on this. You have a bug firmly planted up your butt about this and since I'm not a proctologist, I'm going to just leave it there.
And you're right Sub. I declared that it f*cking rains peanuts in Evanston every Saturday afternoon during football season.
As P said, the world has no obligation to accommodate the limits of a very small number of people. This isn't even the type of accommodation like making sure things are handicapped accessible, which I am in favor of ... it's another level beyond that and is a form of accommodation that involves restricting the freedom of everyone else.

If I'm not nice because I don't think .05% of folks' freedom of choice (choosing to go to a game when they have a peanut allergy) trumps 50 thousand other folks' freedom of choice (choosing to eat peanuts in a stadium), so be it. I guess I'm not nice.

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Oct 16, 2013
 
squishymama wrote:
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Yes, at the Northwestern game, they are scrubbing down every seat. But I was addressing jmw about going to a regular game, and the *family* would have to do that.
I meant there's no way they'd scrub down the seats after every game on a regular basis, assuming a future long-term peanut ban.

For one game... what's the point? <shrug>

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#58
Oct 16, 2013
 
I thought all college campus stadiums were dry...?

That's been a selling point to go to a Miami Hurricane game - because they play in Dolphin Stadium, not on campus, there's booze. But maybe campus-based stadiums have booze now too and I'm out of the loop.

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Maybe they could actually get a good football team if they allowed booze. My boozed fueled alma mater just spanked them last weekend. Knocked them out of the rankings.
Meh.

NU has gone to a bowl game of some sort most years even if it was only Detroit.

I am going to be around your alum this weekend. I'll wave for you.

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I thought all college campus stadiums were dry...?
That's been a selling point to go to a Miami Hurricane game - because they play in Dolphin Stadium, not on campus, there's booze. But maybe campus-based stadiums have booze now too and I'm out of the loop.
You are right. I think it's an NCAA rule that no college facilities can serve beer. It was that way even when I was in college. I don't think it accomplishes much, because folks who want to drink just get wasted before the game.

We used to wake up at 8 AM and start drinking every football Saturday, LOL. I remember my bro came up one time and we partied until like 3 in the morning and by 8 AM I was in the shower and drinking a beer. He thought we were nuts and still talks about it. Oh, good times.

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