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RE: SEC Lifting Ban on Alcohol Sales
(06-05-2019 03:58 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(06-05-2019 02:58 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
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(06-05-2019 08:22 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(06-04-2019 04:47 PM)JRsec Wrote:  And one other thing, if Alabama and Auburn were worried about Big 10 payouts and needed alcohol sales (less than a million at most schools who do it) why did they both immediately announce that there would be no alcohol sales at Bryant Denny and Jordan Hare?

I never said Auburn and Alabama specifically were worried about the B1G payouts.

The overturning of the conference ban allows members who *do* want to make more money, for any reason, to do so. You pooh-pooh the amount of money involved, but money surely had to be the motivation for overturning the ban, as there is no other plausible reason for wanting to do so.
Yes there is another reason, it's the reason this discussion has been on the docket for several years already. The Fans want the same privilege as has been afforded the sky boxes. Alcohol has been served in the corporate sky boxes since their inception. Joe average fan may not be able to have a martini in Section 50, Row 14, Seat 10 but they can have a beer. It is symbolically a step toward not have so very many perks in the sky boxes that the average fan can't have.

That's a good point, but IMO it is a point for a school *not* to lift the ban. If I were an AD or campus administrator, I'd be much more interested in selling those extremely high-price sky boxes, and the alcohol exclusivity would be a selling point, a point of distinction. I'd rather put up with the resentment of the "average Joe" who wants a beer than take away a selling point for boxes. Rich people who shell out big bucks do so because they *want* to be treated differently, and better, than the great mass of people. They are paying more for that privilege.

We have a waiting line on sky boxes. Selling one is not a problem.

That's great news. But even in the SEC, not every school might be so lucky. That's why different schools might have different policies. 04-cheers
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(06-05-2019 05:54 PM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  
(06-05-2019 03:56 PM)JRsec Wrote:  Booze sales are legal in Morgantown.


In the football stadium? By WVU fans?

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So what they thought throwing D cells was too tame?

West Virginia has been on board for about 6-7 years now and by all accounts it’s improved the situation there
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RE: SEC Lifting Ban on Alcohol Sales
(06-05-2019 06:16 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(06-05-2019 03:58 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(06-05-2019 02:58 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(06-05-2019 01:47 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(06-05-2019 08:22 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  I never said Auburn and Alabama specifically were worried about the B1G payouts.

The overturning of the conference ban allows members who *do* want to make more money, for any reason, to do so. You pooh-pooh the amount of money involved, but money surely had to be the motivation for overturning the ban, as there is no other plausible reason for wanting to do so.
Yes there is another reason, it's the reason this discussion has been on the docket for several years already. The Fans want the same privilege as has been afforded the sky boxes. Alcohol has been served in the corporate sky boxes since their inception. Joe average fan may not be able to have a martini in Section 50, Row 14, Seat 10 but they can have a beer. It is symbolically a step toward not have so very many perks in the sky boxes that the average fan can't have.

That's a good point, but IMO it is a point for a school *not* to lift the ban. If I were an AD or campus administrator, I'd be much more interested in selling those extremely high-price sky boxes, and the alcohol exclusivity would be a selling point, a point of distinction. I'd rather put up with the resentment of the "average Joe" who wants a beer than take away a selling point for boxes. Rich people who shell out big bucks do so because they *want* to be treated differently, and better, than the great mass of people. They are paying more for that privilege.

We have a waiting line on sky boxes. Selling one is not a problem.

That's great news. But even in the SEC, not every school might be so lucky. That's why different schools might have different policies. 04-cheers

I don't know of any problems anywhere selling sky boxes in the SEC. You've been off base from the start and still are. Alcohol sales had zero to do with the Big 10. Zero.
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(06-05-2019 09:00 PM)JRsec Wrote:  I don't know of any problems anywhere selling sky boxes in the SEC. You've been off base from the start and still are. Alcohol sales had zero to do with the Big 10. Zero.

Even if a school has sold all its boxes, it could fear that allowing the "masses" to buy alcohol could take away a perk that helps sell those boxes. Obviously, different schools have different issues to address, which is why some will lift their bans while others will not.

In any event, there's zero way you know *for sure* that the B1G situation didn't influence this decision. So there's no sense in acting like you are speaking factually and I am making stuff up or trolling. It's just an opinion. 07-coffee3
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(06-05-2019 08:54 PM)Gamecock Wrote:  West Virginia has been on board for about 6-7 years now and by all accounts it’s improved the situation there


To quote Jeremy Clarkson watching a three wheeler do donuts:

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Texas A&M is the first to officially jump on board, per McMurphy

https://twitter.com/Brett_McMurphy/statu...78688?s=20
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(06-06-2019 09:39 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(06-05-2019 09:00 PM)JRsec Wrote:  I don't know of any problems anywhere selling sky boxes in the SEC. You've been off base from the start and still are. Alcohol sales had zero to do with the Big 10. Zero.

Even if a school has sold all its boxes, it could fear that allowing the "masses" to buy alcohol could take away a perk that helps sell those boxes. Obviously, different schools have different issues to address, which is why some will lift their bans while others will not.

In any event, there's zero way you know *for sure* that the B1G situation didn't influence this decision. So there's no sense in acting like you are speaking factually and I am making stuff up or trolling. It's just an opinion. 07-coffee3

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