"Urge to kill... rising." - Homer Simpson
"Today, the NFL dried up." - The Counterculture Criteria
Now you've really done it, Roger. Not-so-casual fans such as myself could suffer in silence so long as the targets of your ire remained rich athletes who were raining on strippers or recreating Gladiator canine-style. But now you've gone. too. far.:
NFL owners and executives were told by Commissioner Roger Goodell that the rule pertains not only to players but to owners, coaches and guests.
Really though Goodell's missing the point. At the risk of giving him any ideas, what would be the constructive purpose of Cheerleaders? Concussions? The NFLPA?
I am an admitted booze-hound and incapable of objective words on the subject, though it needs hashing out(, man). "Team function" is the place where alcohol cannot be served, though I'm not really sure what that is. Per this T.O. and Eagles related story, the Philadelphia Eagles 2005 Carnival (details here) was a "Team function". Per pictures from the event it appears as if fans are invited, and would be able to drink at said event up until yesterday. The goal of the 2005 Eagles Carnival was to raise 1 million US dollars for charity and as someone who has paid large sums of cash for adult beverages, I'm pretty sure alcohol could contribute a good chunk of that 1 MIL.
The real question then becomes, Roger: what the hell do you have against Charity???? (And alcohol too, we want to know what is up with that.)