Yeah, everything would be great until someone mentions that they should expand the College Football Playoffs, and conference champions should be automatic qualifiers ... then @Hville loses his s4!t....
Pretty sure anyone that brought that up would get shut off.
Bad move in my opinion.From the front page: Bill Moos is considering allowing alcohol* at Husker football games in the suites and loge levels. The article is behind a paywall so I can't read the story, but...
I'd rather not have alchohol in Memorial Stadium, but I'd rather have it everywhere than just for a select few. Total BS if that happens.
Obviously that concept only works for the club seating, I'm not opposed to the entire stadium but I have a feeling if they do it it will be eased in and started with club/box seating. I would put "we have enough money" in the same category as "we are set at (insert position group here)" based on the lastest 4*/5* recruit. The next thing you know a kid transfers, a starter breaks his leg and the hot shot high schooler doesn't pan out. We never have plenty of money and we are never set at a position group. We have sports losing money, I would say selling alcohol at baseball games makes even more sense than football given the atmosphere.That is actually a brilliant way to handle it.
Image matters. All it took was a handful of idiot frat guys to hang one Sal Aunese banner, and we still hear that as an example of how we're just like everybody else; that was nearly 30 years ago. We still talk about the Colorado student section being cleared in 2005. It needs to be handled in such a way that it doesn't leave a black-eye if some small group of fans goes all Lord-of-the-Flies on us.
As for those saying that we have plenty of money ... seriously? The exact same people would have thrown their s4!t if it had come out that we couldn't hire Fred Hoiberg (or Scott Frost) because we were outbid by some other school. The general rule of thumb in all things finance is that if you have enough revenue now, you better not stop looking for new sources because the world doesn't stand still. If there's a boat-load of money to be made off of including alcohol in suites, etc., take the freakin' money. If Joe Schmoe in Section ZZZ, Row 280, Seat 983 thinks that it's unfair that they get alcohol, and he doesn't, go donate a couple million dollars, and they'll find a way for Joe to have his alcohol, too. Nobody seems to mind the extra money that comes in from the boosters otherwise.