Louisiana-Lafayette Embraces America, Freedom and Beer

Louisiana-Lafayette just struck a blow for apple pie, credit card debt, overwhelming ↵firepower and all other things redolent of America. The ↵Ragin' Cajuns will roll back the unsanctioned college football ban on ↵selling alcohol in the stands and let those of legal age consume beer at their football games. That tingly feeling you have? ↵It's freedom, and UL-Lafayette just made a little bit more of it for ↵you. ↵

↵The university joins Southern University in debuting beer sales in the ↵stands this year, both because it's a way to get extra revenue, and ↵because there's no rule saying they can't makes a buck off selling ↵alcohol legally. In fact, there's no rule saying you couldn't sell 24 ↵oz Fuzzy Navels in little footballs to squealing 21-year-old sorority ↵sisters all day, only an informal agreement between schools and in ↵conferences saying they won't. The only other schools who will let ↵you tipple in the stands are Tulane and Miami, teams that play their ↵games in pro stadiums, and who are therefore not bound by pesky ↵university rules regarding sale of alcohol by university institutions. ↵

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↵Now, there are a thousand different university regulations regarding ↵the sale of alcohol in campus buildings, but they could be swept away ↵with a few determined swipes of a university president's pen. Better ↵that things remain the way they are in college football, though. Let's ↵keep the game as sober and clean as it's always been, protect innocent young fans from demon rum, and insure that sassy young lads and lasses enjoy the fresh air and excitement of ↵a football game without the intrusion of poisonous alcohol. All the intoxication ↵they need is right ↵there in the stadium, after all! ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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