Fat, drunk and rowdy is no way to go through a football game, son.

Reader and commenter Sides brought this article to my attention.  Here’s an interesting chart from the 2016 season:


The piece also contains some other interesting data points, some of which strike me as completely logical.

Analysis of records provided by Pac-12 schools highlight some trends.

Stadium security ejected the most fans during the first home game of the season, homecoming games and rivalry games. More fans were thrown out during evening games than afternoon kick-offs.

“The earlier in the day, the fewer alcohol issues. The later in the day, there’s a little more time to drink ahead of time,” said Lt. Eric Judah of Oregon State Police, who helps coordinate stadium security in Corvallis.

I would be curious to see if there’s a correlation between that and Georgia’s ejections this season, with so many home games played later than noon, compared to 2016.

Also, there’s the Ohio State experiment, which appears to combine in-stadium alcohol sales and the complete banning of bags from entry.  The result is $1.1 million in sales, plus a significant decline in alcohol citations at Ohio Stadium last year, from 65 in 2015 to four last year.  I can see that being an attractive future path for Butts-Mehre.


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24 responses to “Fat, drunk and rowdy is no way to go through a football game, son.

  1. Bulldog Joe

    UF’s Top 10 ranking in 2017 is in peril as so many gator fans ejected themselves.


  2. Bob

    Wish someone had ejected the Dawg fan who sat behind me Saturday. Puked all over area. My buddy had to wash out his shirt…thank goodness the weather on Saturday wasn’t what we had Sunday morning. 😉


  3. Sanford222view

    The strong showing by Nebraska surprises me. Those are the nicest fans I have ever experienced. I went to CU at Boulder and when we beat them there in 1991 for the Big 8 title they gave us a standing ovation after the game was over.


  4. Uglydawg

    That LSU doesn’t even make the cut tells us that these stats are more about the leniency (or lack of it) by whoever is running the security details than it is about the behavior of the crowd.

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  5. DawgPhan

    I think about what that number means though. In basically every 30-40 rows, in every section, there is someone kicked out of the game at South Carolina.

    That has to impact a good number of fan experiences during the course of a season. I mean you can push the fat, drunk, and rowdy pedal pretty far to the floor before you get booted.


  6. hassan

    Having been to the dead cockroach for many a game, the number of chickens booted from the coop doesn’t surprise me.


    • Bulldog Joe

      They used to have a court room under the stands.

      I bet it’s still there.


      • 81Dog

        they have one at Clemson, too. Get caught with alcohol in the stadium or scalping tickets, they drag your ass right to the judge, find you guilty, fine you and eject you, preferably on payment of the fine.


  7. JCDAWG83

    Those stats indicate about 80 chickens get ejected from each game. Reading FGF, they complain more about how they are treated at other stadiums than any group I’ve ever seen. It looks like they should be used to being treated badly at games.


  8. Hogbody Spradlin

    That’s gonna be a point of pride for South Carolina fans. Query do the Georgia and Florida numbers include the WLOCP?


  9. Argondawg

    We are in the Top 10 in everything football related. It’s a good year people.


  10. Got Cowdog

    Bulldog Joe above is on to something. Kirby and Co. had ejected about 30,000 gator fans by the middle of the third quarter. 🙂


  11. BReynolds

    Binge drinking became a thing on college campuses when their raised the drinking age to 21, so you can understand what alcohol prohibition does to stadiums.


  12. Greg

    Can remember reading something a few years ago that there were more alcoholics per capita in dry counties versus wet. Not surprised….some want what they can’t get and not what the can.


  13. South Carolina fans are trash. This doesn’t surprise me.