Bring back the beer barrel?

Bring back the beer barrel?

  • Yes

    Votes: 321 94.4%
  • No

    Votes: 19 5.6%

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#51

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#51
How often do these teams even play? Not even a rivalry game. I remember when Bobby Boucher showed up at halftime to win the bourbon bowl.
Have not played each other since 2005, but played each other every year from 1987-05.

It might not be a huge rivalry game but if you already have a trophy called the Bourbon Barrel with Indiana you aren't going to call the one with Tennessee the same thing. Although it would make way more sense to have the trophy associated with the Tennessee game with whiskey.
 
#52

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#52
Probably Kentucky fans. Only having possession of the prize like 20% of the time does that to you. Suddenly it sets a bad precedent.
Remember the threads a couple years ago when they started selling beer at Neyland? There is a non-insignificant number of "alcohol is the devil" folks on these boards.
 
#53

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#53
Agreed, but it is 2021 need to move forward and change up the name from beer barrel. Jack Daniels and Jim Beam should collaborate and design a Whiskey/Bourbon barrel. I mean, whiskey and bourbon are what is synonymous when making mention of these two great states.
 
#54

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#54
Maybe a new trophy could be made and used. Both States have music heritage and they could do a Cowboy with a guitar or maybe just a Guitar or a Banjo. Border War Music Man or something?
 
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#55
RUGGS is a Knucklehead! Out at 3:30 Driving at over 100mph and Drunk as hell. Hope he gets 10 years. (But we KNOW it will be "Reduced Sentence") .What is an Innocent Life worth? AND UT has some stains in that department too. Little, Stallworth. I feel the same re them. Knuckleheads.



So ridiculous. There is NO Connection! The only remedy the PC crowd should clamor for is NO ALCOHOL period. A trophy means nothing.
Can't leave out Goodrich
 
#58

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#58
Why not bring it back and simply drop the term beer?

It can be just called the barrel and game is the battle for the barrel.

Older fans know the history and younger fans / recruits just see it as a healthy border rivalry with a trophy.

BTW - anyone know why there isn't some kind of trophy with us and Candy?
Most instate rivalries have a "bowl" or trophy...
 
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#59
I've said it once and I will continue to say it: given what both states are famous for alcohol wise, why not call it the whiskey barrel?
 
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#61
It really should be a whiskey barrel, since we make Jack Daniel's and they make bourbon. I don't think we have a beer competition between the two states. But in any case, I am for bringing it back, no matter what its contents may be.

EDIT: oops, post #53 and #59 already said this
 
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#62

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#62
Wasn’t it taken away because a young person was killed by a drunk driver?

If that is the case then with recent events in Vegas I’m almost 100% positive it will fall flatter than a plate full of piss.
Then what’s the point of selling alcohol at college athletic facilities?
 
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#63
Nothing to do with my personal views on the subject, but objectively I think the cigars for Alabama are a decent comparison since the legal age for tobacco is also 21 now. I know the impairment is different, but as someone else mentioned, is the fact that the trophy is a beer barrel going to induce anyone to drink and drive or drink underage that was already not going down that path?

I would say the cigars have more people smoking that otherwise don't smoke then the beer barrel would have drinking that otherwise would not be.
I had a 4 year old ask me for a dip of skoal once out in Beech Creek and I thought nothing of it. Times have changed since then. Man buns and what not judging everybody, and those being judged jumping at the chance to kneel to the man buns and what not. And yes, what not is the most effort I’m putting into proper pronoun usage.
 
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I had a 4 year old ask me for a dip of skoal once out in Beech Creek and I thought nothing of it. Times have changed since then. Man buns and what not judging everybody, and those being judged jumping at the chance to kneel to the man buns and what not. And yes, what not is the most effort I’m putting into proper pronoun usage.

Lol!!! Beech Creek, man that place was rough when I was growing up. Actually got shot at just driving through one of the back roads!
 
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#66
You have to look at the number of incidents regarding underage drinking, or even alcohol related incidents by college students in general, at both schools, before and after the retirement in 1998. My guess is that there has been no significant change. Banning the barrel was purely reactionary, and given the circumstances it was probably the right thing to do for that year, but it should have been re-instated the next. The thought that a trophy, that started as a representation of celebrating a victory, would influence college kids to drink or not to drink or that if you support the trophy you support underage drinking or driving while intoxicated is nothing more than gas lighting. If you believe this, then you should support banning champagne and all references to popping bottles.
I suppose this makes Bama guilty of promoting cancer by smoking our cigars every year!
 
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Have not played each other since 2005, but played each other every year from 1987-05.

It might not be a huge rivalry game but if you already have a trophy called the Bourbon Barrel with Indiana you aren't going to call the one with Tennessee the same thing. Although it would make way more sense to have the trophy associated with the Tennessee game with whiskey.
A lot of bourbon distilled in Lawrenceburg, IN
 
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#72
Get rid of:
*The Ax (Cal-Stanford) Lizzie Borden killed her family with an ax
*the Bridget Rifle (Utah St-Wyoming) Billy the Kid killed with a rifle
*the Brass Spittoon (Mich St-Indiana) smokeless tobacco kills people
*the Little Brown Jug (Mich-Minnesota) jug full of what, water?
*Paul Bunyan Ax (Minnesota-Wisconsin) see above

Plus.....the Original UT/UK “trophy” was called the “Ice Water Keg”
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#73

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#73
I am showing my age here, but I lived in Lexington at this time! One of the best kids in Kentucky football history Tim Couch and his boys headed out hunting when this horrific accident happened! I believe in tradition, but as a dad of two boys I would ask permission of the young gentleman family if they were okay with bringing the barrel back!
 
#74

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#74
I am showing my age here, but I lived in Lexington at this time! One of the best kids in Kentucky football history Tim Couch and his boys headed out hunting when this horrific accident happened! I believe in tradition, but as a dad of two boys I would ask permission of the young gentleman family if they were okay with bringing the barrel back!
No offence, but we don't seek out permission for the cigars for T.3.S.O. with players families that died from cancer.
I know it sounds just plain insensitive, but the barrel didn't help kill them nor stop any deaths after it was removed. I fail to see why we get so worried about being "insensitive". It's just a barrel representing a trophy. We have let stuff/objects bother us so much that we worry a orange and blue barrel will make people uncomfortable.

I'm not putting down your feelings as a dad. It just seems like we let every little bump in the road put us in the ditch. Instead of getting back on the road and understanding that roads sometimes have bumps.

Quick edit: I just remembered they sell beer in the stadiums now. I think that family would be more upset that the whole place is serving it up before worrying about that barrel.
 
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