Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Sports Forum

Sports Forum

  1. 29 Apr '07 16:54
    it is about time that alchohol was elimiated from all sport events...too many loudmouth drunks and poor manners and vomit behind the bleachers...
  2. 01 May '07 17:16
    Originally posted by reinfeld
    it is about time that alchohol was elimiated from all sport events...too many loudmouth drunks and poor manners and vomit behind the bleachers...
    I'm not so sure, I fear it would be the end for Darts.
  3. 01 May '07 17:25
    Originally posted by reinfeld
    it is about time that alchohol was elimiated from all sport events...too many loudmouth drunks and poor manners and vomit behind the bleachers...
    Why let one bad apple spoil the whole bunch?

    I've never seen a problem with alcohol at sporting events in Toronto and I've been to plenty. Us Canadians are just too damn polite, or so the story goes....
  4. 01 May '07 17:33
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Why let one bad apple spoil the whole bunch?

    I've never seen a problem with alcohol at sporting events in Toronto and I've been to plenty. Us Canadians are just too damn polite, or so the story goes....
    Over here in England it's a bit of a problem I have to say. Having said that only with football it seems. There seems to be a drinking culture that surrounds the game that in order to watch and enjoy a match you have to get raucously drunk?

    It does cause problems, but like I say in all other sports (although I must admit I am not so clued up on how it works in the states and other countries) there does not seem to be this drinking/gang violence that goes with it?

    I know in a few clubs over here have banned the consumption of alcohol, and you will not be admitted if you appear to be drunk or ejected from the stadium if you ARE drunk, although this very rarely happens and most fans just drink in pubs away from the ground before they enter.

    Like you say, it is only a small majority that have spoilt it for the rest, I like to have a beer at half time and have never seen any trouble at matches, but these so called fans go looking for trouble.
  5. 01 May '07 17:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sangfroid
    Over here in England it's a bit of a problem I have to say. Having said that only with football it seems. There seems to be a drinking culture that surrounds the game that in order to watch and enjoy a match you have to get raucously drunk?

    It does cause problems, but like I say in all other sports (although I must admit I am not so clued up on how it w ...[text shortened]... me and have never seen any trouble at matches, but these so called fans go looking for trouble.
    Don't get me wrong, I get a good buzz going at the games too, and I have witnessed people get kicked out for being too drunk; it's just not a major problem. I like to think that people are like me and are there to enjoy the game, support their team and have a good time all the while remembering that it's JUST A GAME. If you feel yourself getting rowdy, it's cool - just remember to be considerate.

    However, I know of many places in the States where it gets awfully rowdy at games. I don't think it's Serie A rowdy but it can get pretty hairy. Buffalo, Long Island, Philadelphia, Yankee Stadium are all places near me that come to mind...
  6. 01 May '07 17:56
    I don't think that banning alcohol at sporting events is the way forward, that is just promoting the 'nanny' state that we already find ourselves in.

    Like you... and I have said, we enjoy a beer or two at sporting events, it loosens you up and allows you to enjoy the game even more, they go hand in hand.

    A wise man (and my Gran) once said... "Everything in moderation"
  7. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    01 May '07 17:56
    Originally posted by reinfeld
    it is about time that alchohol was elimiated from all sport events...too many loudmouth drunks and poor manners and vomit behind the bleachers...
    Is this a big problem in Zambia? If so, they should.

    P-
  8. Standard member PocketKings
    Banned from edits
    01 May '07 18:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Don't get me wrong, I get a good buzz going at the games too, and I have witnessed people get kicked out for being too drunk; it's just not a major problem. I like to think that people are like me and are there to enjoy the game, support their team and have a good time all the while remembering that it's JUST A GAME. If you feel yourself getting rowdy, it' alo, Long Island, Philadelphia, Yankee Stadium are all places near me that come to mind...
    Thanks for putting my town down on the list of drunks. We have drank long and hard for that reputation.
  9. 01 May '07 18:07
    Originally posted by sangfroid
    I don't think that banning alcohol at sporting events is the way forward, that is just promoting the 'nanny' state that we already find ourselves in.

    Like you... and I have said, we enjoy a beer or two at sporting events, it loosens you up and allows you to enjoy the game even more, they go hand in hand.

    A wise man (and my Gran) once said... "Everything in moderation"
    Word'er up!
  10. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    01 May '07 18:12
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Don't get me wrong, I get a good buzz going at the games too, and I have witnessed people get kicked out for being too drunk; it's just not a major problem. I like to think that people are like me and are there to enjoy the game, support their team and have a good time all the while remembering that it's JUST A GAME. If you feel yourself getting rowdy, it' ...[text shortened]... alo, Long Island, Philadelphia, Yankee Stadium are all places near me that come to mind...
    There is a long time caller to my sports radio (790 The Score) who is a big Yankee fan near Boston. He got too fired up and some listeners witnessed the Boston cops usher him out of the park. That was a big laugh.

    The next series he went to Yankee Stadium and there was a Boston fan who had a bit to drink. He said the guy was pretty much doing what he had done, yelling at fans around him and harassing an usher or something.

    Well, the NY cops came in, pressed his face into the ground... knees on his back... roughed him up a bit and took him away in cuffs.

    NY cops don't mess around, the Boston cops just took the guy away after letting him know why they were doing it. The NY cops just rushed in and flat out swarmed the guy.

    Different rules in different places. Different ways of dealing with the same situation.

    P-
  11. 01 May '07 18:16
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    There is a long time caller to my sports radio (790 The Score) who is a big Yankee fan near Boston. He got too fired up and some listeners witnessed the Boston cops usher him out of the park. That was a big laugh.

    The next series he went to Yankee Stadium and there was a Boston fan who had a bit to drink. He said the guy was pretty much doing what he ...[text shortened]...
    Different rules in different places. Different ways of dealing with the same situation.

    P-
    Sounds similar here too, these days if one or two guys have a bit too much to drink and start getting out of control the stewards will ask them to leave, if not they will then 'escort' them from the ground. Back in the 80's/early 90's the police would have been in in full riot gear batons drawn.

    Same situation as there is now in Italy, the police can inflame and intensify the situation that makes it escalate beyond what it originally was
  12. 02 May '07 14:00
    Originally posted by reinfeld
    it is about time that alchohol was elimiated from all sport events...too many loudmouth drunks and poor manners and vomit behind the bleachers...
    Come to Cardiff for a six nations game, in fact go to any major international rugby game in any of the six or tri nation countries, you will see a large amount of drinking before, during and after the game. You'll experience a huge amount of banter between the fans and at the end of the night you'll have made new friends from the other side, sung yourself silly and be one of many many drunk fans. What you won't see is any kind of trouble or violence.