Beer is coming.

Right after Joe Alleva convinces his SEC brethren to ditch the permanent cross-division rivalry games, he’ll push them to allow selling brews in SEC stadiums.

“As we talk about the fan experience, which is very important, I think there may come a day that we may sell beer at college events at LSU,” Alleva said when asked about the possibility. “I think at some point — I don’t know if it will be five years from now, 10 years from now — but I think at some point, I think it’s going to happen.”

So Joe’s idea of the fan experience – which is very important – is to let us drink Miller Lite while watching Charleston Southern get seal-clubbed.  It’s nice that he has a dream.  And that we have wallets.


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25 responses to “Beer is coming.

  1. TennesseeDawg

    Nothing says “fan experience” like downing an $8 beer in 95 degree August weather for a noon kickoff against South Northwestern Wyoming Tech. He just said “fan experience”, he didn’t say it was a good or bad experience.


  2. hailtogeorgia

    Miller Lite? The hell you say – Alleva’s dream at least includes Abita.


  3. Noonan

    Beer would certainly make the endless TV timeouts and replay reviews more tolerable.


    • Macallanlover

      You think timeouts and reviews are long, go stand in a line at Sanford and try to get something quickly….and that is before beer is on the menu.


    • Olddawg 55

      I coached at the high school level in Germany and we served beer along with great wurst…there was no rowdy fans nor incidents related to the beer. It brought in a goodly chunk of revenue, also. I think the day is long overdue for college sports. I can remember the USFL in Tampa making a ton of money on big cups of beer for $3.00. Again, no rowdy conduct.


  4. sniffer
    • “I think at some point — I don’t know if it will be five years from now, 10 years from now — but I think at some point, I think it’s going to happen.”*

    Alleva thinks a lot. He thinks at some point.


  5. Know where else I can watch the Southern Conference patsies of the world get donkeypunched? At home, where the beer is not only cheaper but a lot stronger.


    • Thatguy

      also, air conditioning and no lines for the can.

      Granted, I LOVE going to Sanford for the total ‘fan experience’, but, with two small kids, and an ever shrinking budget due to their endless stream of activities, you’ll forgive me for not roasting in the sun in September to watch us run the vanilla playbook at noon against SouthNorthington Technical Co-op, merely to have a chance to drink a non-smuggled brew inside the stadium.


      • Daniel Simpson Day

        And don’t forget the drive for those of us that live a ways away. Watching at home also allows me to hunt in the morning and fire up the egg in the afternoon, thus enjoying the complete redneck fan experience.


        • Gravidy

          “hunt in the morning and fire up the egg in the afternoon”

          Now you’re speaking my language. 🙂


    • Moe Pritchett

      I bet a lot of Meech-e-gan fans were really glad they stayed home to chug Blatz beer on 07’….


  6. Keese

    They can do as they wish. I will continue to smuggle JD and buy a large coke and I’m happy


  7. I had to take a shot at what beer fit each SEC university the best:

    Alabama (Bud Light) – The craft beer for rednecks, perfect for the fan base that is crimson on the outside but red on the inside
    Arkansas (Milwaukee’s Best) – They have Bert, the best that Wisconsin had to offer. Now, they have the beer to match
    Auburn (Schlitz) – The cheap beer brand of senior trips and the main cause of a fan base that wanted to attend UGA but ended up in the middle of nowhere
    Florida (Budweiser) – if the picture of your fan in the top 10 douchiest colleges is drinking a Bud, that should be enough for Jort Nation
    Georgia (Terrapin) – it comes from the best college town in America, and since it’s a craft beer, McGarity could charge $16 for it instead of $8 for the reserve fund, baby.
    Kentucky (Kentucky Bourbon Ale) – anything that comes from a Kentucky bourbon barrel has to be good. To mix the official liquor drink of SEC football with the in-stadium fan experience would sell out Commonwealth Stadium (maybe).
    LSU (Abita Purple Haze) – given that LSU fans are in a purple haze by Saturday night on the bayou, this has to be the right fit
    Mississippi State (Busch) – the favorite beer of rednecks is very appropriate for the most redneck fan base in the SEC
    Missouri (7-Eleven Game Day Light) – Why would anyone go into a convenience store on the way to the game pick this up? Speaking of which, why would the Southeastern Conference pick a university that has nothing in common with the rest of its members when better choices were available?
    Ole Miss (Dixie) – yes, I know the beer is brewed in Louisiana, but the Rebel fans and band still want the song as part of their tradition. The beer will have to be good enough until Hugh Freeze says it’s affecting recruiting.
    South Carolina (Coors) – if it’s good enough for a shirtless Darth Visor, then it’s good enough for the patrons of Williams-Brice
    Tennessee (Hillbilly Blonde) – UT convinces the brewing company to put a picture of Lulu on the label and give the brew the slight hint of Krispy Kreme to honor Phil Fulmer
    Texas A&M (Shiner Bock) – This one was easy because no one from Texas would be caught drinking anything from outside the Republic of Texas.
    Vanderbilt (Sapporo’s Space Barley) – At $110 for a 6-pack, this beer is perfect for the university built by one of the richest men in the world at the time. One season will leave you with a loan debt similar to a Vandy liberal arts student who wonders what they got for their money.


  8. Normaltown Mike

    If they serve beer, they’ll need to quadruple the number of pissers in that joint.