This could only go well
The Packers are trying something new this year to get fans at Lambeau Field fired up. When the Green Bay defense forces a third down, a foghorn will bellow to get everyone amped. Or at least that’s the idea. The horn has been met with widespread opposition.
Aaron Rodgers was asked Wednesday about the horn and suggested a different approach.
“I’m up for anything that’s gonna get the fans as loud as possible,” Rodgers told reporters. “Maybe slash some beer prices or something, would be a good idea.”
Ah yes, because everyone knows Wisconsinites need help getting drunk.
Beer prices at Lambeau are just about on par with the rest of the league. Last year, a 16-ounce cup would run you $8.25, the 12th-cheapest brew in the league and eight cents above the league average of $8.17. On a per-ounce basis, though, Lambeau’s beer was the 15th-most expensive in the NFL at 52 cents per ounce.
But the beer prices aren’t preventing Packers fans from getting too wild. According to a Washington Post study of arrests at NFL games between 2011 and 2015, Green Bay had the seventh-highest average number of arrests per game at 7.2. Just channel that law-breaking energy into cheering on third down and the team can get rid of the stupid horn. Problem solved.
I guess that’s allowed?
Notorious pothead and occasional UFC fighter Nate Diaz decided to puff on a big old blunt during his open workout in Anaheim ahead of UFC 241.
Diaz said it wasn’t weed, though. It was hemp from his personal line of CBD products.
Magic is at it again
You thought Magic was done posting borderline-nonsensical rankings on Twitter? Think again.
The latest batch Magic shared was somehow stranger than the first. They were only partially alphabetized.
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