....from the land of sky blueee waaaterrsss....
Eh, maybe I am older than you.
Beer has been a part of sports, ever since I can remember. Mainly baseball but as time moved forward,
football became a large presence for beer too. Gin probably came into play before that, with the all time
great boxing (especially in the early part of the last century, 50's and 60's).
I can remember when I was not much more than 7 or 8 years old and the weekend baseball games....that
was in Chicago. My uncles would go to the ballgames and come to the house with their coolers of beer, watch
some more sports on tv like boxing. Some times they would just all meet at the house, have their coolers full
of beer, and watch the baseball games on tv.
Beer does rank up there with hotdogs at many sports events.
You know what, alcohol, the kind you drink, is like everything else. If you over indulge, it can result in very
serious consequences. It's not promoted on tv like it was in the 60's, just like the marlboro man rode off into
the sunset and died of lung cancer.
I've had a sister die from alcohol and I've had a brother die from drug overdose, both at a rather young age.
They were both over - indulgers, to say the least.
I do think some people are more prone, more susceptible to addiction. Maybe it's hereditary. I don't know.
But yep, booze seems to go along with the sport scene ..... hence: sports bars.