Has someone declared war on one of the few reasons to come watch MU football on a regular basis?
Beer kegs and bulk quantities of alcohol will no longer be allowed on university property, the MU Police Department announced yesterday.
"We’re not trying to dampen people’s spirits," Capt. Brian Weimer said. "We just want everyone to have a safe experience."
"Not trying to dampen people's spirits." Har. You're so daft. But I guess my friend Brian's jello shots are out of the question.
Weimer said officers would define bulk quantities of alcohol on sight.
What constitutes bulk alcohol? Two bottles of Everclear or two cases of beer? How can they tell the difference between a case of barleywine with 10% alcohol in each bottle and a case of basic American beer with half the alcohol or less? And what's to keep an officer, having a bad day, from raiding a party when someone else lucky enough to not come across said officer, all else equal, is left alone.
Weimer said football Saturdays in the past have led to charges of driving while intoxicated, minor in possession and numerous other alcohol violations. He hopes this measure will help curb those incidents.
..."If anything, you’re going to have students drinking out of flasks and drinking hard alcohol," he said. "They’re always going to find a way around it. Football games are so big, you’re not going to be able to monitor everybody."
Drinking out of flasks? Drinking hard alcohol? Heh. That's never happened at Faurot Field before. They must be trying to improve the overall game-day experience. Either that or they are trying to increase the demand for this.