Peanuts and cracker jacks aren't the only thing you should expect to find at a ball game. A cold, bubbly pint of beer goes with the game about as perfectly as that foot-long chili dog with cheese. In fact, beer seems to go hand-in-hand with just about any sport -- almost as integral as the ball itself - according to my man. Here's why:
Imagine it: The tight end sails past the offense to slam a touchdown in the final quarter, clinching the game. Without beer, what do you do? Turn to your buddy and give a friendly high five? (WARNING GUYS: The last high five I had resulted in a beer down my shirt) No, you chug a celebratory pint and thump your chests to the sound of a victory cry. Winning just doesn't seem as good without it, just ask the beer guy (too funny, I love guys with purpose).
The ref calls a foul on your man even though the other team was clearly over the line. Do you have a nuanced and reasoned debate over the merits of the call? No, you shout out your outrage. Without beer, you might not have the same bravado to be so indignant, and then how much fun would fighting over sports be?
Have you ever tried to watch a tennis match without a cold brew by your side? Or a golf game? It probably wasn't nearly as fun as it is when you are enjoying a few beers. Pour a few cold ones the next time you sit down for Olympic track and field, and watch it get more interesting the more you drink.
Whether you are partaking in beer brewing on your tailgate or just a good 'ol Bud from a can, nothing goes together better than beer and sports. (My source is 6 feet tall and holding a beer right NOW.)