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“Licensed to Ill”

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Oct 16, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
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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.
Cool! Have a good time.

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Oct 16, 2013
 
"According to the NCAA alcohol policy, "The NCAA does not control the regular season in any sport, nor does it run the postseason for the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. Individual schools and conferences oversee the regular season, including game operations, broadcasting and advertising. The postseason for Division I Football Bowl Subdivision is controlled by the Bowl Championship Series and individual bowl committees."

So, schools can serve alcohol if they want."

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Oct 16, 2013
 
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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.
We just snuck flasks in and stirred the drinks with the pom-pom shakers they gave out.

This is why I detest bourbon and coke/7up. I've had one too many spilled down my back. I shudder just thinking about the smell...

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#64
Oct 16, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>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.
A Viagra, then?

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I also think this battle was fought over smoking at the stadium and the smokers lost.
First they came after smokers... I didn't care because I didn't smoke

Then they came after drinkers... I didn't care because I didn't drink

Then they came after peanut eaters... I didn't care....

See? Once you start down a slope, where does it end??

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Oct 16, 2013
 
squishymama wrote:
Alcoholics can relapse by simply touching a seat that the previous occupant had spilled beer on?
Alcoholics can relapse simply by sitting next to someone having a drink.

That's why I gave up trying to quit drinking!!

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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.
So... if people with this allergy can't lick salty nuts....

How do they keep a boyfriend??
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#68
Oct 16, 2013
 
The guys who are freaked out that peanuts (which might be deadly for a small number of people) won't be served in a public venue are the same guys who support the minority of folks who shut down the government to repeal a law the provides healthcare for tens of millions!

Now THAT is nuts!

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Oct 16, 2013
 
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First they came after smokers... I didn't care because I didn't smoke
Then they came after drinkers... I didn't care because I didn't drink
Then they came after peanut eaters... I didn't care....
See? Once you start down a slope, where does it end??
With pussycats?

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Oct 16, 2013
 
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Then stay your a$s home. It harms someone who wants to get peanuts at a game. By your own admission, they are literally everywhere in a stadium such that a person with said allergy can't possibly even step foot in a stadium without going into convulsions. The fact that they are everywhere means that people obviously like to eat them.
Preventing them from eating them so .1% of people who have a severe peanut allergy can attend the game is harming them because it restricts their freedom of choice. You can say it's a minimal harm, but it's still harm. If anyone should be restricted when it comes to choice, it shouldn't be innocent bystanders, but rather the person with the allergy, who as I have said many times can stay their a$s home. Going to a football game is not a necessity in life, no more so than eating peanuts are. Therefore while you say folks who can't eat peanuts aren't being harmed ... I say folks who have to stay home aren't being harmed ... in both cases it is a restriction on freedom. IMO restricting 50,000 people from eating peanuts is far more restrictive and hurtful in a cumulative sense than 10 people having to stay at home and watch a game on tv.
Also, do you really think they stadium officials are going to wipe down every single chair in that stadium and disinfect the whole place from the previous weeks peanut contamination? Please.
Generally, I agree with what you are saying, but this is for ONE game. Northwestern has decided to not serve peanuts for ONE game. Is it really gonna kill you to not have peanuts for ONE game.

These folks already do what you say they should do: stay their ass home. But for one game, someone in charge decided to make it so they could come to the game. Someone decided to be nice and give them ONE opportunity to have the same live sporting event experience that everyone else gets to have whenever they want. I'm not seeing a problem.

I've gone to college football games since 1988. I would be surprised if I had peanuts more than 3 times. Are peanuts really that vital to anyone's enjoyment of a game that they can't go without for ONE game?

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Oct 16, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
the world has n obligation to accommodate the limits of a very small number of people,
Correct. But according to the story, this is not being done out of any obligation. They are doing it to include people who would notmally not being included. Like squishy said, they are doing it to be nice. How dare those sonofabitches be nice to those lepers.

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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.
Fail. An alcoholic has not had a relapse until that devil water hits his lips. Looking at it might make him want it, but until he takes a drink, he's still on the wagon.

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Oct 16, 2013
 
j_m_w wrote:
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 been to a game lately? You sure they still sell beer? They sold beer at Doak until we joined the ACC. ACC rules, I thought, are what prohibited beer sales in the stadium. And Miami's in the ACC now.

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Oct 16, 2013
 
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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.
Guess its up to each university.

"When Syracuse University begins play in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014, it will bring something unfamiliar to the current 12-team conference: on-campus beer sales at home games in the Carrier Dome.

SUís move to the ACC likely will not affect the universityís decision to sell beer at home games in the Dome, as the ACC allows its member schools to decide whether or not to sell beer during athletic events ó the same policy as the Big East."

I guess being off campus does play a role in UM's decision.

"Unlike SU, none of the 12 ACC teams sell beer to the general public or students in on-campus sporting facilities."

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We just snuck flasks in and stirred the drinks with the pom-pom shakers they gave out.
This is why I detest bourbon and coke/7up. I've had one too many spilled down my back. I shudder just thinking about the smell...
I went back for a game the year after I graduated. The people I went with...they snuck into the stadium a day or so before and duct taped about 5 or 6 flasks of beam underneath our seats.

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<quoted text>Generally, I agree with what you are saying, but this is for ONE game. Northwestern has decided to not serve peanuts for ONE game. Is it really gonna kill you to not have peanuts for ONE game.
Today it's one game. Tomorrow they might decide to make it permanent. The next day, other stadiums might decide to follow suit. The day after that, the NFL might decide to do the same thing. Once they start taking freedoms away, they'll KEEP taking them away. This is what you people don't seem to understand.

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#77
Oct 17, 2013
 
Says the person who wants to take away another persons right to marriage....

Your hypocrisy is limitless....

First they came for the gays, but you did nothing because you were not gay
Then they came for the smokers, but you did nothing because you did not smoke
Then they came for your peanuts...
edogxxx wrote:
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Today it's one game. Tomorrow they might decide to make it permanent. The next day, other stadiums might decide to follow suit. The day after that, the NFL might decide to do the same thing. Once they start taking freedoms away, they'll KEEP taking them away. This is what you people don't seem to understand.

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Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Generally, I agree with what you are saying, but this is for ONE game. Northwestern has decided to not serve peanuts for ONE game. Is it really gonna kill you to not have peanuts for ONE game.
Is it really gonna kill you to not go to a football game? Billions of folks somehow make it through life without going to a football game.
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<quoted text>These folks already do what you say they should do: stay their ass home.
I bet you most of them just go to football games and use caution and carry an epipen. The folks who stay home are the hypochondriacs of the bunch. Iíve never heard of anyone with a peanut allergy dying at a football game because someone threw a peanut at them.
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<quoted text>But for one game, someone in charge decided to make it so they could come to the game. Someone decided to be nice and give them ONE opportunity to have the same live sporting event experience that everyone else gets to have whenever they want. I'm not seeing a problem.
I've gone to college football games since 1988. I would be surprised if I had peanuts more than 3 times. Are peanuts really that vital to anyone's enjoyment of a game that they can't go without for ONE game?
Is going to a football game so vital to anyoneís enjoyment of life? Can they not make it through life?

Itís really about who should have to bear the consequences of someoneís medical condition Ö should the entirety of society have to forego doing something that is in no way harmful to anyone, except in the remote possibility that .05% of the population come into contact with the thing or should the .05% have to deal with it.

I think the .05% should have to deal with it and I donít care if it is one game, two games, or every other game. Things like this have a habit of starting small, i.e. one game, and then magnifying into a complete ban, as well.

Pretty soon folks like Squishy and you will be saying, shyte there's plenty of food substitutes for peanuts ... does anyone really need to eat them ... are they that vital to life ... lets just ban them so these folks can live normal lives. Why not; it's the same argument you are making now.

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Oct 17, 2013
 
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Says the person who wants to take away another persons right to marriage....
MARRIAGE is NOT A RIGHT!!

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I vowed yesterday to leave this alone, but today is a new day!

I still don't get why you begrudge people who normally live as you ask, nay demand, ONE sporting event where they don't have to worry, where a kid can just be a kid and enjoy an experience that 99.05% of people take for granted. Because they do stay home from places that serve peanuts, they wipe down the seat/table in public places just in case, they do carry epi-pens (probably more than one).

ONE game without peanuts is not going to kill anyone.

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