Beer...why do we drink it?

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  1. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Stay thirsty my friends.

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  2. BigDGarciaFan

    BigDGarciaFan Active Member

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    no, women in tight jeans and seriously supporting the home team(major or minor) solidifies all men.
  3. BigDGarciaFan

    BigDGarciaFan Active Member

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    im an average person who always enjoy football and all other major sports. but beer isn't the answer for me, it doesn't improve my sports enjoyment. rooting for the home team improves my sports enjoyment. also, watching meaningless sports(sports the macho American don't care about like Olympics, F1, rugby, CFL, etc) makes me a "true sports fan".
  4. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    Because all the cool kids are doing it.
  5. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I drink beer and also watch all of those "meaningless" sports you speak of (minus CFL).... I don't understand you haha. It seems that you are stereotyping beer drinkers and Americans if you ask me. I don't understand how you think beer means somebody is not "true sports fan" or whatever you are trying to say. What do you think of F1 drivers popping champagne on the podium after every race when you watch it?
  6. BigDGarciaFan

    BigDGarciaFan Active Member

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    as for popping champagne at a auto race, or sports team championship celebration; THATS DIFFERENT
  7. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Why do you think beer is so bad?
  8. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    well then, i'm not cool because i don't drink beer. in fact, i hate it.
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  9. BigDGarciaFan

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    its get in the way of spending more time with family, keeping up with world events, and watching more sports besides NFL, NBA, NASCAR, etc. meaning I feel most people will miss the opening ceremony of the Winter games(which to me is a important sporting event for all families to see) so they can go to some club and drink and talk about nothing. or miss watching live CNN coverage of a disaster or trial
  10. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I think it's just a way for people to let loose every once in a while. I know when my family gets together we all drink (those who are old enough). I mean, you can still go out and have a good time and still be able to keep track of world events, sports, or whatever interests you. Personally I would never sit in front of the TV and watch a trial on CNN, but that is just me. I will read about it later and spend my time with other things that interest me... But I also enjoy going out with my good friends and grabbing some drinks from time to time. I wouldn't say you just "talk about nothing". We may not be doing anything important but I have a great time going out with friends... It's fun. I just don't quite understand where you get the idea that drinking takes away a large chunk of your life...
  11. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    I like good beer. Bad beer is just a waste of good water.

    The accurate quote from B. Franklin on drinking went like this: "Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy." The more common misquote is apparantly made up, or at least unattributable.

    This English fop is why we have to suffer through so many suit wearing occasions.
  12. BigDGarciaFan

    BigDGarciaFan Active Member

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    also i do watch the commercials, but for fun only, not to make me drink. and i have nothing against the old man and everything interesting he does
  13. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    This is one of the most judgmental and ******** things I have ever read.
  14. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    This thread is pointless. People drink beer to drink beer, their should be no explanation.
  15. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    There is a difference between social drinking and getting drunk. Some of us can actually have a drink or 2 with no issues at all. It takes nothing away nor does it add to the event it is just a drink.
  16. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    So to recap you shouldn't drink beer because it interferes with watching sports wisely and sitting in the house on the off chance a disaster occurs so you can watch that. Also you're a true sports fan because you watch sports that you deem meaningless.
    Just to clarify when you refer to the home team do you mean the team that is playing at home?
  17. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    It seems like you're having a hard time understanding that, for some, having while watching sports isn't much different than eating a hot dog while watching sports.

    YOU think that it get's in the way-- possibly because of your experiences with beer or alcohol, but that doesn't make it true for all.

    People enjoy things differently.
  18. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    I don't drink beer, .. but I have no problem if others choose to.

    One thing I don't understand though, is that some people have to have beer to "enhance" something that is already awesome.

    A few years ago when WVU was in the top 5 and top 10 in football, we had big Thursday night games or big games on Saturday's.

    Sometimes it would be #5 vs #7, or #3 vs #10, .. big games.

    What could be better than having your favorite team playing on the big stage?

    But that wasn't enough, they had to add beer. So consequently one friend passed out in the front seat of his truck during the tailgate party.

    Another friend passed out in the stadium prior to the National Anthem. Both missed the entire game. I don't get it.

    Why wasn't having your favorite team playing in a nation wide game enough? Why add beer, and then miss the event you are celebrating?

    One guy got in pre-game fight and got all messed up because he was drunk.

    Recently I was at the beach for a week, .. what could be better than that?

    But some families around us added beer, and by mid afternoon, they were drunk each day, acting like fools, fighting amongst each other.

    Once again, why was spending a beautiful day at the beach, in the sun, and playing in the ocean not sufficient? Why the need to add beer, which ruined it.
  19. FiveRings

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    Oh you're questioning the drinking of it solely at/for sporting events? Well to question that, I think you have to look at the root of the situation, why are sporting events seen as festive events? Yeah we drink beer for them, but usually to complement the dips, chips and apps that we have with them. If people watched games alone in their bedroom like they're watching recorded episodes of How I Met Your Mother, I'm sure you'd see a decrease in beer drinking for sporting events.

    So to answer your question, we drink for sporting events because in American culture, we see sporting events as days of celebration, and going back to the Middle Ages, days of celebration were capped off with food and alcohol.
  20. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Again it is the differance between a person having a beer or 2 and people sitting around getting wasted. I agree it is no fun hanging around drunk people however nothing wrong with having a nice cold beer now and then.
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