Originally Posted by RPMPIRE
I think if banning alcohol helps other patrons enjoy themselves, then I'm for it. It doesn't make a difference to me since I don't usually drink alcohol during any sporting event. But I've seen many others drink and still have the same sense of consideration as the sober guy next to them. Either way, I still don't think banning alcohol will solve this issue since there are still a lot of sober morons out there.
Yeah, I agree with that. (I also don't drink while at games, not only because it's so expensive, but mainly because I like to pay attention to what's going on)
Another silly analogy I could make is that we could argue that we don't really need a law that prevents us from murdering other people because 99.999% of the people out there who don't murder people are not refraining simply because it's against the law.
Of course, to your point, even though we have the law against murdering people, morons (drunk or otherwise) still tend to do it. So you are probably right that it won't help much to stop serving alcohol.
The reason (I'm guessing so forgive me if I'm wrong) people do it is because they think it's cool and want to be heard ... I'm assuming mainly on TV. When jumping onto the football or baseball field and running around like an idiot started to get really popular to the morons the TV people made an attempt to curb it by not showing them. Obviously it still happens on occasion, but it seems a lot more rare. I wonder if there was a way they could mute the nearby fans for the quiet moments immediately following shots to take away the incentive to "be heard" and thus cutting down on the nonsense without diminishing the experience for us viewers?