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Joe Ovies

ACC can be king of basketball & beers

Posted February 28

According to the Austin American-Statesman, beer and wine sales have been approved by the Texas athletics department. Kegs were already tapped for men's basketball this week. Booze will continue to flow for other events such as baseball and the spring football game in April.

Since universities are constantly exploring ways to create new revenue sources, it was only a matter of time before more schools started green lighting alcohol sales. So which will be the next athletic department to follow suit?

Think bigger. Think the entire ACC.

However, don't sell the standard stuff. The conference has an incredible opportunity to make a ton of money serving a niche audience with small batch brews with ACC tie-in names.

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  • Hammerhead Mar 3, 8:16 a.m.

    Alcohol is that last thing we need right now. I think we are dangerously close to something... View More

    — Posted by ACC22

    I posted something like this on the brawl thread last week. For all the chest-thumping and trash-talking, the players seem to get along better than ever. The fans on the other hand are getting worse it seems. Pro football games are the worst. I'm not against serving alcohol during games, but be careful what you ax for. It would have no direct bearing on my habits.

  • ACC22 Mar 2, 11:38 p.m.

    Alcohol is that last thing we need right now. I think we are dangerously close to something serious happening one day between a UNC fan and a State fan. People always say no that is crazy until it happens. Just like what happened with the dodger and giants fan. All this constant pounding on UNC fans about the academic AFAM classes. All the constant pounding on State fans about losing 22 out of 24 in basketball. I enjoy ripping the other teams as much as anyone. I do worry things are going to hit a boiling point very soon and something bad is going to happen. People are starting to take this stuff way way too serious. The last thing on earth we need is alcohol involved. I just hope I am worrying over nothing.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Mar 2, 6:00 p.m.

    Kay Jau Brau
    Jimmy's Big Mouth

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    Ha ha - I knew you'd have some good suggestions, Hammer!

  • Hammerhead Mar 1, 1:00 a.m.

    Kay Jau Brau
    Jimmy's Big Mouth

  • vt94hokies Feb 28, 8:52 p.m.

    This will make huge dollars, but they better hire loads of Law Enforcement. I have been to a few NFL games, and these people get drunk and crazy. Not impressed with this concept at all.

  • ACC EXPERT Feb 28, 7:15 p.m.

    it would be a terrible decision- people are irate enough as it is, imagine added alcohol to the mix - I can go 2 hours without having a beer during the game but many would push the envelope to the max

  • vt94hokies Feb 28, 6:44 p.m.

    This is all about making money. I truly believe that it would be a bad decision to go this route. It will probably pass down there.

  • ACC EXPERT Feb 28, 6:33 p.m.

    why don't they put this guy and his "partner" on as a disc jockey rock show and let them
    clown around and have a real sports show on in the afternoon
    in the afternoon

  • jmcdow2792 Feb 28, 5:40 p.m.

    This is a bad idea for the high passions that run at college games. It will also disrupt the viewing with many (and I mean many) more people leaving thier seats to purchase alcohol. Before and after the game, maybe, but not during.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Feb 28, 4:22 p.m.

    Love the suggestions that came in for ACC beers. Hammer: can't wait to see what you come up with!

    While selling beer and wine may generate revenue, I'm not so sure it's a good idea.

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