More Groundbreaking Science: Adults Get Drunk at Sporting Events

Earlier this week we shared an important scientific fact that you already knew: Caffeine and anti-inflammatories (you know, coffee and Advil) can help alleviate the symptoms of a hangover.  Really, Professor Obvious?

Well, on the heels of that groundbreaking research comes another startling fact: People get drunk at sporting events.  Who knew?!  Oh, that’s right, everyone.  Everyone knew. 

According to a study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research (sounds like a page turner), eight percent of adults leaving professional baseball and football games are legally drunk, with the highest levels happening on Monday nights.  The main culprit?  Tailgating!  Another astonishing fact revealed!!

Actually, I’m surprised that number isn’t higher.  I’d expect it to be at least double that, but then again, I’m a Jet’s fan. 😉

One can only imagine the next groundbreaking fact that they’ll uncover.  17% of all children are conceived when the mother is drunk (how else you getting in there, cowboy)? People consume 29.3% more calories when they drink? 34% of all drunken accidents begin with the phrase “hey y’all, watch this!”?  The mind reels with the possibilities of what obvious facts science will reveal next.




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7 Comments on “More Groundbreaking Science: Adults Get Drunk at Sporting Events”

  1. Alex
    January 20, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    I’m also surprised it’s not higher. Where did they get their data? Utah doesn’t even have a pro football or baseball team!

    • January 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

      Yes, Utah would certainly lower the curve!

      I believe the study says that they think it might be higher. Which is another way of saying that even they think they don’t know what they’re talking about.

  2. January 20, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    Speaking of the number of people who get drunk at sporting events, this recent little innovation in beer serving technology will be significantly increasing the rate at which already sloshed fans can get more sloshed. Seriously. If you like drinking your beer out of plastic cups, this is groundbreaking.

    • January 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

      Yeah, that’s totally cool.

    • Don
      January 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

      Do you think we will be alive when a venue in Idaho gets one?

      • January 20, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

        I think that’s a sign of End Times for us all Don.

        • Don
          January 20, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

          Good point.

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