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Fri Oct 18, 2019, 04:02 PM

Welcome to Anchorage, where NFL stands for No Fucking Liquor

NFL Sunday. The first round of games kick off at 1 p.m. EST, which means 9 a.m. Alaska time, and if there happens to be games played in England, make that 5:30 a.m. in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Normally you would sleep in, but for Godís sake I literally just said itís NFL Sunday. You wake up, throw on that favorite jersey, groggily make it to the bar in time score your favorite table, prepare to settle in for the next few hours, and place your order. Youíre then told, middle-age football fan, that while your eggs will be right up, you ó a fully grown-ass adult ó will have to wait 60 to 90 minutes before you can legally drink that Bloody Mary.

Meanwhile, youíre getting taunting pics from your buddies in the Valley, hands full of deliciously garnished beverages because, while Alaska law prevents the sale of liquor before 8 a.m., here in Anchorage some nanny muni law says we canít imbibe before 10 a.m.

And itís not for lack of opposition. In late 2018, Anchorage Assembly member Eric Croft proposed an extension of serving hours, arguing that it would benefit tourism and help the idea of the then-proposed alcohol tax go down easier. That proposal wouldíve allowed bars and restaurants to serve alcohol at 9 a.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. on weekends. At the time, Croft said that at least one bar owner would concede to the tax if it meant expanded serving hours.

Read more: https://www.anchoragepress.com/columnists/welcome-to-anchorage-where-nfl-stands-for-no-fucking-liquor/article_ffc6f3ac-e95a-11e9-8c1a-8fefe4353cbc.html

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TexasTowelie Oct 2019 OP
Sherman A1 Oct 2019 #1
TexasTowelie Oct 2019 #2
Sherman A1 Oct 2019 #3
rownesheck Oct 2019 #4
TexasTowelie Oct 2019 #5
virgogal Oct 2019 #6
TexasTowelie Oct 2019 #7

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 04:07 PM

1. Awwwwwh!

Jeepers that is just so very sad...........

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 04:11 PM

2. It would be like if you didn't have booze for those Rams games in Missouri,

...oops, nevermind.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 04:12 PM

3. The best thing that happened to St. Louis

was first the Cardinals leaving and then the Rams following that same plan.


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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 04:34 PM

4. Texas is stupid.

Can't buy liquor at all on sundays. Can't purchase beer until noon on sundays. Can't purchase liquor from a liquor store after 9pm on other days and can't purchase beer from a store after midnight on days except Saturday which I think it changes to 1am. Dumb.

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Response to rownesheck (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 04:38 PM

5. Mimosas for brunch.

At least that circumvents the no liquor rule on Sundays.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 05:44 PM

6. So you can't drink.....so what!

 

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Response to virgogal (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 05:56 PM

7. Have you ever listened to the announcers on the football games?

They provide a lot of justification for drinking along with referees making terrible calls. Tack on those with the mandatory TV timeouts and a game that only takes 60 minutes on the scoreboard becomes a 3.5 hour ordeal on the clock.

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