I don’t know how much beer costs at a Turkish soccer match, but I do know that a 24 oz Coors Lights sets me back $12 at a Angels game. I’ve dropped a good chunk of change at various sporting events in the U.S. to know that beer is ridiculously overpriced when you go to a game. Well, this Turkish fella was sick of breaking the piggy bank for some brews, and decided to take matters into his own hands.
It appears that it’s a warm day in Turkey since everyone has short-sleeves except this one nervous, sweating guy with an entire brewery under his jacket. However, security at the soccer match was savvy enough to spot the beerbandit before he got into the arena. Did this dude really think that he was going to smuggle 24 beers into a soccer match?
On a side note, this guy’s friends are dicks. They all couldn’t try to smuggle in four brews each?
Ryan Callahan of the Tampa Bay Lightning spilled an unsuspecting Blues fan’s beer when he skated into the glass on Tuesday night. $8+ is a frustrating cost to bear in that scenario for getting unlucky with your cupholder, but that’s the risk you run when you store your suds on the boards in a high-traffic area.
Wade Boggs was one of the most prolific hitters in the history of Major League Baseball. What was his secret? Drinking a shit-ton of beer. Well at least that’s what It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia actor Charlie Day claims.
Boggs will appear on the premiere of the 10th season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Last night Day was a guest on Jimmy Fallon, and described that the episode will involve the show’s characters attempting to break Wade Boggs’ record of however many 40? 50? 60? beers he drank on a cross-country flight. Boggs told Day that there was one particularly ambitious preflight –> flight –> layover –> bar stretch where he actually consumed 107 beers, which sounds implausible because 1) it would poison his inner organs and 2) be impossible to keep count.
Charlie also played “5-Second Summaries” with Fallon during his visit to The Tonight Show. Charlie Day was confident in his abilities to beat Andy Samberg’s record in the movie-guessing game. Here’s how he fared.
Rough Sunday for female football fans in NFL stadiums. First a Bengals fan had a football wrestled away from her by a Saints fan. Now a Packers fan takes a shot to the face by a dude during Micah Hyde’s Lambeau Leap. Green Bay fans followed that up by pouring beer on Hyde. For a 75-yard TD return Hyde should have least got to have a sip of that brewski.
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All you have to do is search for the numerous fan fights on our site to see the impact that alcohol can have on a certain sect of the male population at sporting events. It can make people do very stupid and immature things. Well, the Seattle Seahawks have apparently tried to attack the root of the problem by watering down their beer. Komo News worked with a local laboratory to determine that six beers sold at CenturyLink Field for Seahawks and Sounders games measured in at .2% to .6% less than their advertised alcohol by volume content. Federal law prohibits a discrepancy of 3% or greater.
The Padres were similarly accused in 2008, and CenturyLink Arena in Boise was accused earlier this year of selling large beers that were the same size as smalls.
Anheuser-Busch, which owns five of the six beers that were tested in Seattle, said this is the same beer sold at bars, restaurants, and stores (which raises more questions than answers) and claimed that their own tests found “no irregularities.” CenturyLink refused to cooperate with the news investigation. Local fans were not profoundly psyched. One proclaimed, “It’s money, man. Greed. Same thing as everybody else. What makes the world go around? Money.” Another pledged to compensate for the injustice by pre-gaming harder.
Rich Uncle Pennybags (a.k.a. Monopoly Man & Mr. Monopoly) was patrolling the parking lots outside Metlife Stadium ahead of the Jets – Steelers game on Sunday. He happened upon one group that had a keg so passed GO and did a keg stand like a gentelman. Then he gave everyone free parking because that is another reference to Monopoly.
Chris Kimbrough, a mom of SIX KIDS, took the beer mile challenge this past weekend. Four laps, four beers, run until you drop or finish. Kimbrough KILLED IT with a time of 6:28.6. The previous record was held by Seanna Robinson. Seanna ran it in 6:42.0 in 1997.
Kimbrough is pro though, both in running and drinking.
As the owner of several masters national championships and one of the best local runners of any age, Kimbrough knew she had the speed. She hasn’t done a lot of track racing, but she estimates that she could run about 5:00 in a beer-free mile right now. When she heard that she was being considered for inclusion in the beer mile field, she decided she had to see what she would be getting into.
What was meant to be a low-key testing of the waters turned into something much bigger.
“A friend of mine videotaped it,” Kimbrough told Runner’s World Newswire. “I didn’t want it to be a public thing [laughs], and then it ended up being a public thing. I really didn’t think I could do it. That’s a lot of beer in six minutes!”
I can’t even run a mile in seven minutes, let alone, chug four beers while doing it.