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PinkFloyd
02-25-2007, 11:50 AM
Usually at sporting events(Chiefs-Royals-Brigade games) me and friends usually tailgate and get pretty smashed before the games... We've always gotten plastered before bowling tournaments also...

But; I just don't find it fun anymore... I don't enjoy getting all screwed up and not having fun while inside watching the games... My bowling this year has gone to hell in a hand basket... I bet I've won half the money I did last year... I didn't use to drink during tournaments, but here lately I've induldged in quit afew...

I don't drink at home, and I bet I've been out to a bar maybe 5 times in the last 10 years... So; I know I don't have a drinking problem... I just have a "sports" drinking problem...

April is a big month... We're heading to Springfield to bowl in a pretty big tournament... The guys going with me are party fools !!!! I think I'll be designated driver that weekend !!!!

Anyone else on here just seem to drink mostly during sporting events and not at home ???

StcChief
02-25-2007, 12:04 PM
Good for you....

If your the DD... No "road" sodas for the boys either.

Open container law in MO.

acesn8s
02-25-2007, 12:07 PM
The first step is to admit that you have a a sports problem. :)
Good Luck

PinkFloyd
02-25-2007, 12:11 PM
Good for you....

If your the DD... No "road" sodas for the boys either.

Open container law in MO.


I'm just burnt out getting up the next day and not bowling worth a crap... It happens in league also on Monday nights... I want to be good at what I do, and the beer just doesn't do it...

Yes; it's fun to have afew and have a good time with the guy's, but it's getting old...

I must be getting old... My average has gone from around 225 to 205 this year... I want to do good, and the alcohol just isn't helping...

Plus; the desiganted driver thing will ensure we all make it home safe, and also help me do better... I hope...

I must admit though --- of my 9 300 games --- 6 of them we're when I was "legally" hammered...

PinkFloyd
02-25-2007, 12:13 PM
The first step is to admit that you have a a sports problem. :)
Good Luck

That's funny... We use to say we were heading to beer league and we had a bowling problem...

ROFL

I know I don't have a drinking problem --- just have afew along with the sports thing...

ZepSinger
02-25-2007, 12:21 PM
After years of drinking Jack Daniels and Budweiser while touring on the road, I quit drinking totally about 10 years ago. I don't miss it one bit. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

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memyselfI
02-25-2007, 12:24 PM
Can I get back with you on this after I refill my, burp, margarita???

StcChief
02-25-2007, 12:29 PM
I'm just burnt out getting up the next day and not bowling worth a crap... It happens in league also on Monday nights... I want to be good at what I do, and the beer just doesn't do it...

Yes; it's fun to have afew and have a good time with the guy's, but it's getting old...

I must be getting old... My average has gone from around 225 to 205 this year... I want to do good, and the alcohol just isn't helping...

Plus; the desiganted driver thing will ensure we all make it home safe, and also help me do better... I hope...

I must admit though --- of my 9 300 games --- 6 of them we're when I was "legally" hammered...

Age has a way of catching up to fun times out with the boys.
You don't bounce back (process the alchol) as well....

Even when I was serious about shooting pool. < 1 Beer an hour.
I brought my own "hugger" nothing worse than warm domestic beer.

Deciding when it's Fun vs. Competition is key....

CosmicPal
02-25-2007, 12:34 PM
I hear you there...I quit a few months ago. I've had a couple of drinks here and there, but I've simply grown tired of being a drunk. It just doesn't do it for me anymore.

I've cut down considerably on smoking as a result. I'm losing weight and feeling a whole lot better now than I ever have since I started drinking at 16.

Woodrow Call
02-25-2007, 12:37 PM
Good for you.

I hit the drinking wall my sophmore year in college. I don't miss it at all.

theultimatekcchiefsfan
02-25-2007, 12:37 PM
I have never understood the fascination with drinking.

what a waste of money and time. I guess it is enjoyable if you like pissing every half hour and hangovers.

I will take a joint anyday of the week over a beer.

PinkFloyd
02-25-2007, 12:47 PM
I have never understood the fascination with drinking.

what a waste of money and time. I guess it is enjoyable if you like pissing every half hour and hangovers.

I will take a joint anyday of the week over a beer.


I'm starting to feel the same here... Most of the guys in my group want to just get messed up and have fun... I know I can have fun and stay sober... Plus; my sober butt can ensure that those drunk butt's get home safe now...

Phobia
02-25-2007, 12:50 PM
I didn't quit but I drastically reduced the amount of beers I'm willing to drink at events. A twelver usually lasts a couple weeks in my fridge. I think I'm going on 3 weeks on the last one I bought and there's 7 or 8 left. I have no problem with 3 or 4 beers but anything beyond that is too much for me. I'm no prude and I've done my share of heavy drinking but my priorities in life have changed. Drinking 14 beers in an evening is no longer one of them.

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-25-2007, 12:57 PM
If you guys are done can I have your beer then?

PinkFloyd
02-25-2007, 12:57 PM
I didn't quit but I drastically reduced the amount of beers I'm willing to drink at events. A twelver usually lasts a couple weeks in my fridge. I think I'm going on 3 weeks on the last one I bought and there's 7 or 8 left. I have no problem with 3 or 4 beers but anything beyond that is too much for me. I'm no prude and I've done my share of heavy drinking but my priorities in life have changed. Drinking 14 beers in an evening is no longer one of them.


I sat there one monday night and watched 3 guys on my team drink 15 pitchers of beer !!!!

15 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think that was the thing that ended it for me... They said they didn't feel better til Wednesday !!!!!

I might enjoy 2 after bowling, but it's not worth the DUI --- or possible lives lost due to get hammered...

PinkFloyd
02-25-2007, 12:58 PM
If you guys are done can I have your beer then?


Yep -- show up in St. joe on Monday nights, then go with us to Springfield in April, and you can have mine !!!

PastorMikH
02-25-2007, 03:09 PM
Good luck to you with it Pink.



(I wish I had something to blame my bowling game on right now.)

Ari Chi3fs
02-25-2007, 03:12 PM
something to consider... Bowling sucks. just a friendly fyi.

banyon
02-25-2007, 03:45 PM
This thread reminds me of the Simpsons where Homer flashed back to when he and Barney were kids and they had a wreck with their bikes or something.

"And we never drank again."

Vendor at ballpark: "Beer, here!"

Homer: "Ill take ten."

Cochise
02-25-2007, 04:05 PM
I'll have a couple about once a week if I am out with friends, but I haven't had beer in my house for a couple of years now. It's exceedingly rare that I actually get drunk anymore.

Frazod
02-25-2007, 04:29 PM
I've always felt drinking at games is a waste of time and money. That's what bars and/or one's home is for. What is the point of getting hammered on massively overpriced shitty beer and then spending half the game in line to piss? I drive 500 miles to watch a game at Arrowhead - I'm not spending any more time in the john than I have to.

rtmike
02-25-2007, 04:39 PM
Well you have mentioned a couple times you don't want to hurt someone or yourself for that matter. Kudos to you for that.

I unfortunately couldn't accept I had a problem, went to the Oregon Dunes with my buddies like we do every year @ Thanksgiving. I chased one who had just sprayed me with sand over a 40 ft. "widow's peak" and clipped his bike with my Banshee ripping the handlebars out of my hands and it threw me face first onto the tank breaking my back and pinching my spinal cord.

I don't have to tell you everything I lost. But I will say alcohol will never be a part of my life again. Funny thing, I mentioned to them I didn't want to go out cause I thought I had too many.

Good Luck with your decision.

Taco John
02-25-2007, 04:40 PM
I used to drink regularly enough until I went to a double-header sports event a couple years ago, and ended up so drunk that I thought it would be a good idea to sneak onto the field and go hang out by the team bench. After I was escorted out of the stadium, I managed to sneak back in through a service entrance and find my seat where my wife was, where I promptly passed out until the end of the game.

I had a good laugh at myself in the wake of that event, but I came to the realization that I am far too unpredictable when I am that drunk. And since I have an issue where the more drunk I get, the more drunk I want to get, I decided that I must avoid getting drunk altogether.

I still drink, but moderation is definitely the key for me. I average about a beer a day, which works for me because I love the taste of beer. Especially Northwest Microbrews. The most beer I'll have in a sitting is usually three... except on a special occassion, where I'll permit myself a six pack or more depending. If I'm sitting around a campfire with the fellas, forget it, I'm getting hammered. But if I'm in public, I'm moderating myself.

Ari Chi3fs
02-25-2007, 05:19 PM
I used to drink regularly enough until I went to a double-header sports event a couple years ago, and ended up so drunk that I thought it would be a good idea to sneak onto the field and go hang out by the team bench. After I was escorted out of the stadium, I managed to sneak back in through a service entrance and find my seat where my wife was, where I promptly passed out until the end of the game.

I had a good laugh at myself in the wake of that event, but I came to the realization that I am far too unpredictable when I am that drunk. And since I have an issue where the more drunk I get, the more drunk I want to get, I decided that I must avoid getting drunk altogether.

I still drink, but moderation is definitely the key for me. I average about a beer a day, which works for me because I love the taste of beer. Especially Northwest Microbrews. The most beer I'll have in a sitting is usually three... except on a special occassion, where I'll permit myself a six pack or more depending. If I'm sitting around a campfire with the fellas, forget it, I'm getting hammered. But if I'm in public, I'm moderating myself.

I thought I saw you on one of those PWNED pictures.

Ari Chi3fs
02-25-2007, 05:37 PM
I used to drink regularly enough until I went to a double-header sports event a couple years ago, and ended up so drunk that I thought it would be a good idea to sneak onto the field and go hang out by the team bench. After I was escorted out of the stadium, I managed to sneak back in through a service entrance and find my seat where my wife was, where I promptly passed out until the end of the game.

I had a good laugh at myself in the wake of that event, but I came to the realization that I am far too unpredictable when I am that drunk. And since I have an issue where the more drunk I get, the more drunk I want to get, I decided that I must avoid getting drunk altogether.

I still drink, but moderation is definitely the key for me. I average about a beer a day, which works for me because I love the taste of beer. Especially Northwest Microbrews. The most beer I'll have in a sitting is usually three... except on a special occassion, where I'll permit myself a six pack or more depending. If I'm sitting around a campfire with the fellas, forget it, I'm getting hammered. But if I'm in public, I'm moderating myself.

I thought I saw you on one of those PWNED pictures.

PinkFloyd
02-25-2007, 07:53 PM
I wouldn't mind having a couple while I bowl... I'm just tired of getting sloshed, and thinking I'm bowling pretty shitty when in fact it's the beer...

There really is some sports that you participate in that takes alot of concentration... I've never fell down or barfed while bowling --- and I don't plan on it either...

This Monday night will be the start of something new...






SOBER BOWLING !!!

PinkFloyd
02-25-2007, 07:57 PM
I think the same will apply also when I'm at a Royals or Chiefs game... I don't think theres much sense in not knowing what's going on for most of the game...

Like one poster said --- give me a campfire and I'll get smashed... Even a float trip is a good time to party... But; being in the public eye and making a fool out of myself is not going to happen...

Plus --- there's big money to win in Springfield in April...

Skip Towne
02-25-2007, 08:11 PM
I've always felt drinking at games is a waste of time and money. That's what bars and/or one's home is for. What is the point of getting hammered on massively overpriced shitty beer and then spending half the game in line to piss? I drive 500 miles to watch a game at Arrowhead - I'm not spending any more time in the john than I have to.
Have I told you about the time I was in the restroom when Willie Wilson hit an inside the park home run?

ChiefsLV
02-25-2007, 08:17 PM
Anyone else on here just seem to drink mostly during sporting events and not at home ???

I'm a happy drunk, so getting totally smashed was about the only thing that got me through that last playoff game. Though I did let a few "
I-****ing-65's" and "Greg Wesley ****ing sucks" slip out.

BigRedChief
02-25-2007, 11:38 PM
I have done just about every known drug in my lifetime. I use to binge drink at "events".

I finally realized that altering your mind to the point that the enjoyment of the event is lessened is just plain stupid. And if you need to drink yourself into a major drunk to enjoy yourself wellllll its look in the mirror time.

Donger
02-26-2007, 12:40 AM
I didn't quit but I drastically reduced the amount of beers I'm willing to drink at events. A twelver usually lasts a couple weeks in my fridge. I think I'm going on 3 weeks on the last one I bought and there's 7 or 8 left. I have no problem with 3 or 4 beers but anything beyond that is too much for me. I'm no prude and I've done my share of heavy drinking but my priorities in life have changed. Drinking 14 beers in an evening is no longer one of them.

My eldest brother used to drink that many beers per evening. Since he's stopped that, he's lost 30 pounds.

Have you lost any weight?