During the summer, West Virginia University decided it would be a good idea to sell beer at the stadium during games to increase the cash flow in Morgantown Additional revenue stream estimates have topped well over $1 million between football and basketball.
WVU Administrators thought they’d have dominant control of sales by a limiting fans to two beer purchases at a time, demanding valid ID, and escalating security. They also believed by ending beer sales during the 3rd quarter, they’re giving fans enough time to sober up and drive home. Their arguments for safety are still outright laughable. Its only a matter of time before somebody gets hurt. And…If one school serving booze wasn’t enough, it sounds like LSU could follow suit if the administration is listening to their head coach Les Miles.
Could the No.16 Mountaineers upset No.2 LSU? Miles and his Tigers head to Morgantown this weekend to battle WVU for the first time in history. No doubt Miles is excited about the game, “I’ve been looking forward to this because I’ve been told Morgantown is a wonderful place to play,” Miles said. “Their game-day experience is a lot like an SEC game. They have a crowd that is into their team and makes a lot of noise.” That game-day experience is going to be extremely hostile considering fans will be both drunk and pissed off considering Mike Slive told them to take a hike after WVU applied for membership in the SEC.
Miles was asked by The Advocate what he thought the crowd might be like at Tiger Stadium if LSU allowed beer sales and adopted a similar policy.
“First of all, I suspect that no matter what the size of the crowd, there will be a little bit more enthusiasm for play at West Virginia. If they serve beer in Tiger Stadium, I fear that the upper decks might not hold it. I certainly want to be politically correct and not be against serving beer in Tiger Stadium. Certainly the athletic director and the chancellor would have to make that decision. But I promise you, we would enjoy playing in front of a Tiger Stadium that occasionally had a beer.”
Occasionally have a beer, Les? It appears Miles doesn’t keep his eyes open around campus in Baton Rouge because last time I checked college kids binge drink. Imagine over 90,000 drunk fans in a stadium in the south??? Talk about hostile…what a recipe for disaster.
Here’s one last tidbit…LSU entered into a joint venture with a local Baton Rouge brewery that will sell a LSU Tigers branded beer in the area. Coincidence? I think not.