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Alcohol at sporting events should not be considered a human right – Delco Times

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Called a “disaster”, the decision was universally derided and the World Cup was almost cancelled. It should also open a legitimate discussion.

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When, how, where, and why did high-end sports venues become places where people go to get a total?

Qatar’s 11-hour ban on watered down $19 beers in stadiums at World Cup matches was a bit disingenuous, given that major breweries had already plowed millions in advertising over the vague promise that drinking in the stadium would be OK. But the anger over the move was the most concerning.

They took Qatar out of it. Focus, for example, on Broad Street and Zinkoff Blvd. I wonder why so many fans spend hours before an Eagles game drinking, then head to Linc where they squeeze deep into 11 different beer stands. Obviously, not everyone goes to a sporting event to drink. But too much would simply lead to riots in the absence of a major league spot on the beer taps.

This does not mean that Qatar does not have despicable laws against humanity that must be highlighted. But choosing not to sell beer at a football match is a big reason why other freedoms are lacking in this dreaded country’s list of unsavory regulations. To somehow elevate drunkenness on the field to a human right is an affront to real human rights.

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Boom ticket prices… I don’t get it.

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Nothing should be as pure in sports as a game official’s uniform. Whether yellow, striped, gray or—as long as it is baseball custom—blue, the uniform must be absent from any sign of outside influence. Officials do not support anyone. body number.

However, with baseball apparently not making enough revenue from the $40 parking fee, I recently rented ad space on the umpires’ uniforms. Not only that, it will be the graffiti of a cryptocurrency exchange – in other words, a place where a customer bets on a concept. Key word: bet.

So the judges were all in last season with their uniforms ruined by “FTX” ads. A few protested at the time, but the practice was recently exposed as dirty when FTX collapsed and investors lost billions of dollars.

Major league sports would not exist without ads. This is why Connie Mack Stadium had a Coca-Cola sign on the left field ceiling. But throwing referees into the mix is ​​a gamble. This is supposed to be illegal in baseball.

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I don’t understand why good baseball fans deplore every quickie.

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It is widely feared that Bryce Harper’s Tommy John surgery will have a detrimental effect on how fans feel after the Phillies’ shock Premier League season.

But do not worry. Those feelings are shattered when the Phillies squander two leads in the World Series, lose consecutive home games, lose more times than any team in series history, go uninjured, and pull a well-rested ace out of the game after throwing a 97-mph pitch on his way for losing the elimination match.

• Dave Dombrowski has recently developed some kukami analytics that Rhys Hoskins has been improving as a defensive player. This was further proof that baseball analytics are cryptocurrency-style utilities designed to dazzle fools.

• If there was one thing — and only one — the Phillies had to do in the off-season, it would be to bring Sam Conrod back. Good thing they did.

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Is there anything less interesting than the introduction in the book?

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Sixers fans have recently enjoyed watching a player who rarely shoots, often misses punts and makes a lot of money.

As they watched PJ Tucker play, they booed Ben Simmons as well.

A $33 million free agent, Tucker has hit one shot in his last five games while playing 164 minutes. One.

Doc Rivers can promote Tucker’s ability to interpret exploratory report and lead by example as values. But if he thought he could win in the spring with 20 percent of his starting lineup unwilling to participate fully on the offensive end, the Wells Fargo Center the other night should have reminded him how Simmons’ Sixers’ career worked out.

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There’s a reason Chris Terrin’s former book flair, The path of salvation, co-authored by award-winning hockey writer Wayne Fish, zooms in on some bestselling charts: it’s not just another athlete’s story about his life. Never shy, Therien goes into shocking detail about his drinking problem on game nights. And man didn’t like Kane Hitchcock so much, just leave it at that. Good idea for a Christmas gift.

• Flyers defenseman Tony DeAngelo, always true to his roots in South Jersey, will be presented with the Native Son Award at the 118th Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Dinner on January 23 in Cherry Hill. The Phillies will be recognized as the Team of the Year. Go to phillysportswriters.com for ticket information.

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Cryptocurrency. as if.

Contact Jack McCaffery at [email protected]

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