Editorial

Kansas State Athletic Director Says There Aren’t ‘Imminent’ Plans To Sell Alcohol At Football Games

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor doesn’t think the program will start selling booze at football games anytime soon.

Taylor told the school’s website the following, according to CollegeFootballTalk:

There is nothing imminent in the next year or two but it is certainly something we will monitor … Currently we do it in baseball and soccer and we have never had any problems. It is something we will continue to monitor and look at and survey our fans at one point and say how do we want to handle it and are you in favor or opposed to it. The fans will certainly have an opportunity with it before we make a final decision.

Sad. This is just sad, my friends. It’s nice that he seems to be keeping the door open a little bit, but let’s not pretend like this is a win for fans of a cold beer on game day. (RELATED: SEC Repeals Rules Regulating Alcohol Sales In Stadiums)

It’s most certainly not. The fact that alcohol isn’t allowed at all college football games is downright criminal. We didn’t defeat the Nazis so that we could sit in hot stadiums without anything to quench our thirst.

This is not the future our Founding Fathers envisioned when they threw off the blanket of tyranny from the British.

All programs should come together in an agreement to sell beer at games and then try to force somebody to stop them. If we stand in unity, then the beer will flow without restrictions.

It’s really that simple. We went to the moon, and I’ll be damned if we can’t find a way to sell beer to the common man who paid to be at the game.

Kansas State should be ashamed of itself if it’s not willing to start selling beer Week 1 of the 2019 season. Think about all the men who came before us and all those who will come afterward.

Trust me, you want to be remembered on the right side of history, and Taylor should embrace this opportunity to be a hero for the people of Kansas.

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