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Breathe easy: Booze will be allowed at 2013 Winter Classic

Jun 13, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT

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Imagine, for a second, that you spent an exorbitant amount of money for a single sporting event. Now picture the scene: you’re at Michigan Stadium on New Year’s Day to watch the Detroit Red Wings play against the Toronto Maple Leafs with about 100,000 strangers.

For many people, it would be tough to conjure those images without also imagining a frosty beer resting in their cold hands, but it was far from a sure thing for the 2013 Winter Classic. Alcoholic beverages aren’t normally sold at Michigan Stadium, but the Associated Press reports that Michigan legislature approved booze for that event.

Now you’ll just try not to picture how much those beers and cocktails will cost …

  1. vokounviolatesvirginvag - Jun 13, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    probably more than the filthadelphia fans are worth

    • kingfooj - Jun 13, 2012 at 8:47 PM

      ^really? Im not a fan of philly or pit, but for christ sakes, grow up. So unnecessary, and you wonder why so many people talk trash on your team. Its your own fault.

    • kingfooj - Jun 13, 2012 at 8:55 PM


  2. blastardo - Jun 13, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    With a name like that I wouldn’t take whatever he says too seriously.

    Hey VokounVag did you get that name before or after Vokoun was traded onto your team?

  3. michiganhockey11 - Jun 14, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    What’s the over under on # of DUIs/drunken disorderly from the event?

    I’ll say >20. I’ll make sure to stay out of Ann Arbor that day. $89 starting tickets help do that as well.

  4. geo91 - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    I’ll still be hammered from NYE, no skin off my back!

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