Alabama Football Enforcing New Game Day Rules, Bryant-Denny Stadium Will Be Empty

8/14/07 in NCAAF   |   CriticalFanatic   |   respect

Hopefully Nick Saban knows what he's getting into by enforcing a new gameday policy that will likely render Bryant-Denny Stadium empty on Fall Saturdays.

Rule 1: If you blow more than a 0.08%, you will be asked to leave the stadium, and if you are a season ticket holder, your tickets will be revoked and you will not be able to renew them.

That should wipe out at least half of capacity. A little harsh, perhaps. Just so you don't think I'm ridiculing only Bama fans, I can't remember the last time I've been to a college football game and would have passed this test.

Rule 2: Clothing -- no longer be allowed into the stadium: Tank tops or shirts with the sleeves cut out, Halter tops and cut-off t-shirts, Cut-off blue jean shorts, Jerseys worn into the stadium must be Nike, Attire with vulgarity or obscene photographs, Shoes must be worn at all times.

And that sufficiently eliminates the other half of the Alabama fan base. Hopefully Nick Saban can motivate his team to perform in front of hundreds of fans each week.

Game Day Changes Jar Some Tide Fans (Piedmont Gazette)
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8/26/07   |   BamaGirl

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The first rule is a good idea. As for all the other rules. I am sure if true Alabama fans want to see the games bad enough...they will adjust.

 

If this was true ...hehe

8/19/07   |   Poli_   |   93 respect

good non-april fools...only thing missing was no pickups allowed 

8/15/07   |   RockyTop   |   35 respect

What do an Alabama fan and a maggot have in common?

 

 

 

They can both live off a dead bear for years.

8/14/07   |   CriticalFanatic

Todd wrote:
I got sucked in.

Promise I won't do that again (not often at least) ... but I have too much fun with SEC football fans

8/14/07   |   Todd

CriticalFanatic wrote:
yes, it's all a bit of a joke ... just thought that would be fun for a while.

I got sucked in.

8/14/07   |   tpowell25   |   1627 respect

CriticalFanatic wrote:
yes, it's all a bit of a joke ... just thought that would be fun for a while.

I was hoping so.  And it was funny, because I could think of quite a few of my friends who would have to watch the game from the parking lot.  It just looked like a few of the comments above thought it was serious (I did too, gullible as hell).

 

Anyway, good find.

8/14/07   |   CriticalFanatic

tpowell25 wrote:

I'm not sure how you came across this article, but I'm pretty sure it's a joke.  I looked on just about every Bama site I could find, and there was nothing about this anywhere to be found.  It's funny, I will give the writer that much.  If any of this is true, I would be shocked.  But cmon....blue jean shorts?  Really?    But I checked some of his other stories and I came across some dandies.

 

One of my favorites is how an assistant coach violated NCAA rules for assisting a football player. 

 

In the latest in a series of transgressions committed by NCAA coaches, Bo Davis, an assistant coach with the University of Alabama, has been disciplined by the university for providing illegal assistance to one of his players. The player in the case was senior wide receiver, Darwin Salaam who was drowning in a lake at the time, begging for help.
 
According to Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, Chris King, Mr. Davis “blatantly and knowingly” violated NCAA rules by offering and providing assistance to the drowning Salaam in the form of an inner tube.
 
The inner tube was worth a reported $19.95.

 

If this was printed as a joke, well, then you got me.  Call me Mr. gullible.

yes, it's all a bit of a joke ... just thought that would be fun for a while.

8/14/07   |   tpowell25   |   1627 respect

I'm not sure how you came across this article, but I'm pretty sure it's a joke.  I looked on just about every Bama site I could find, and there was nothing about this anywhere to be found.  It's funny, I will give the writer that much.  If any of this is true, I would be shocked.  But cmon....blue jean shorts?  Really?    But I checked some of his other stories and I came across some dandies.

 

One of my favorites is how an assistant coach violated NCAA rules for assisting a football player. 

 

In the latest in a series of transgressions committed by NCAA coaches, Bo Davis, an assistant coach with the University of Alabama, has been disciplined by the university for providing illegal assistance to one of his players. The player in the case was senior wide receiver, Darwin Salaam who was drowning in a lake at the time, begging for help.
 
According to Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, Chris King, Mr. Davis “blatantly and knowingly” violated NCAA rules by offering and providing assistance to the drowning Salaam in the form of an inner tube.
 
The inner tube was worth a reported $19.95.

 

If this was printed as a joke, well, then you got me.  Call me Mr. gullible.

8/14/07   |   OoDeviLoO   |   15 respect

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LOL...Bet if they would have started this is the spring, their wouldn't have been 92,000 bamers at the A-day game

8/14/07   |   RockyTop   |   35 respect

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No rules about having to have a certain number of teeth or coming to a game with your wife/sister?????  I'm shocked!

 

Sorry, I had to say it..... 

8/14/07   |   Todd

MrNFL wrote:
That'd be too much of a hassel I'd think to test people before each game starts.  But I think it makes perfect sense to give them a breathalyzer if they're being a moron.

I agree.  I think visible intoxication should only be tested, but I've been to enough of the "big games" where booze can turn folks into instant a-holes.   Honestly though, I'm more concerned about the drunks that share the same roads going home from the game. 

 

The clothing issue?  Completely retarded. 

8/14/07   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

Seth wrote:

I'm ok with this rule if it's enforced in the following way. If you are asked to leave the stadium by security/police for disorderly conduct, you are given a breathalyzer. If you fail it, then you lose your tickets.

I can't see them testing everyone before the game starts. Are they really going to test the whole stadium for every game?

That'd be too much of a hassel I'd think to test people before each game starts.  But I think it makes perfect sense to give them a breathalyzer if they're being a moron.

8/14/07   |   Seth   |   301 respect

MrNFL wrote:
I like the first rule, I think that's for the best.  The clothing rule sounds pretty stupid however.

I'm ok with this rule if it's enforced in the following way. If you are asked to leave the stadium by security/police for disorderly conduct, you are given a breathalyzer. If you fail it, then you lose your tickets.

I can't see them testing everyone before the game starts. Are they really going to test the whole stadium for every game?

8/14/07   |   Seth   |   301 respect

I agree with the shoes policy though. Really have you seen stadium bathrooms? Why in the hell would you not want to wear shoes?

8/14/07   |   Seth   |   301 respect

First off I'd like some reaction from Alabama fans who attend games.

 

So in Alabama I take it the first couple home games already have snow falling, right? Because no halters/tank tops/cut off sleeves/jean shorts would only be worn if it was nice out. And I won't even get into the taking away from what cute coeds will no longer be wearing.

Have to have Nike, sounds vert monopolistic to me and something that borders on illegal if not at least without morals.

 

8/14/07   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

I like the first rule, I think that's for the best.  The clothing rule sounds pretty stupid however.

8/14/07   |   dlaylo   |   2 respect

I'm tryiing to figure out how a jersey not made from Nike would cause a problem. A serios error in the Crimson Tides, we want a more enjoyable experience for fans. What in Sam heck does the name of the company that provided the jerserys ave to do with the behavior of the fans. What does that have to do with anything other than money. Are you going to have fsion policy there as well enforcing these "dress code" rules and no matter what they call it, it's a dress code, absolutely ridiculous.