For those of us that can handle our alcohol, drinking and sports go together pretty darn well. It’s simple mathematics: Something fun + something else fun = something funner. Never forgetting the very important caveat about the ability to keep it together.
Then again, simple mathematics can also explain why combining booze and sports can be a risky prospect. Something that inspires great passion + something that heightens emotions and decreases inhibitions = a potential major disaster in the making.
There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a reasonable number of drinks with friends to enhance the sports-watching experience. Unless you’re a sloppy drunk prone to engaging in shenanigans that diminish the sports-watching experience for everyone around you.
Like, for instance, the folks in this slideshow. These drunk fans are seriously the worst.