Category Archives: I’ll Drink To That

Order me one of them tasty malt beverages.

To no one’s surprise, SEC beer sales have proven popular and profitable.

In Athens, we’d rather drink to our principles… or at least save them for those who can afford them.



Filed under Georgia Football, I'll Drink To That, SEC Football

He drinks a whiskey pod, he drinks a vodka pod…

I’m not sayin’.

The pods are a super limited-promotional item, available in a single bar during London Cocktail Week, which ends on Sunday. They were devised by the staid scotch brand The Glenlivet and the award-winning bartender Alex Kratena, who have said the capsules, which are bound by seaweed protein, are a stunt of sustainability marketing. Such boring strictures of reality did not prevent people from making jokes about how the pods would soon be omnipresent at outdoor concerts and frat houses. The pods drew quick comparisons to everything from Jell-O shots to Gushers fruit snacks, in addition to the laundry-detergent capsules that became a meme in 2018 after several dozen teens ate them on YouTube.

Many other people looked upon the scotch pods and saw nothing but pure, open-container law-circumventing brilliance. The capsules seemed perfect for sneaking booze into nearly anywhere. When asked if the pods were intended to be a futuristic evolution of the flask, a representative for Glenlivet seemed vaguely horrified and assured me that the capsules were intended to be consumed by adults as a novelty during the week’s cocktail convention. They’re “almost like a cocktail version of El Bulli’s spherical olive,” she said via email, apparently distressed that the internet had taken up a litany of less luxurious comparisons.

I’m just sayin’.


Filed under I'll Drink To That, Science Marches Onward

This seems excessive.

One more thing to be aware of at a football game:

These overpriced beers at a football game cost the vendor more than the fan.

A beer vendor at Sunday’s Miami Dolphins game was arrested after charging a fan $724 for two beers on a personal credit card reader, according to the Miami Herald. Nathaniel Collier is facing charges of third-degree grand theft and possession of a skimming device and was issued a $10,000 bond, according to Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation records.

Collier, 33, didn’t use the credit card reader Hard Rock Stadium provides to vendors, according to a police report obtained by the Herald. The fan received an alert, which included Collier’s name, for the excessive charge.

I have to admit if something like that happened at Sanford Stadium, it would far more likely be due to carelessness, rather than outright criminality.

Then again, when you factor in the Magill Society contribution, three hundred and sixty bucks for a beer doesn’t seem so criminal.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football, I'll Drink To That

A tragedy in Nashville

Honestly, I never thought I’d see the day when an SEC head coach would be quoted saying, “This is Nashville. No stadium should run out of beer.”

What a time to be alive, eh?


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27,235 beers on the wall, 27,235 beers…

Honestly, I’m a little surprised it’s that low.


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Dawgnation deals with it.

If Morehead and McGarity are worried about potential fan complaints concerning beer service, should that be introduced in the friendly confines of Sanford Stadium (I know, I know, but work with me here), this scene should eradicate their concern.

If there’s one thing Georgia fans have proven over the last two seasons, it’s that we’ll put up with just about anything in the service of watching Georgia football.


Filed under Georgia Football, I'll Drink To That

And, from Junior and Lulu, there was much rejoicing.

Finally, a decent reason for Vol Nation to attend home games.

You could say that’s the first sensible decision a Tennessee athletic director has made this decade.


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, I'll Drink To That