It seems the best-known alcoholic beverage, champagne, has never really been a big part of the NFL’s game plan, and so it was a bit of a surprise when the league issued a rule requiring teams to have at least one bottle of the beverage on hand for each game.
But according to a new report, the rule will soon be being enforced by teams.
According to The Associated Press, the NFL has issued the rule because of the “growing demand” for the beverage, which is “the most consumed beverage in the NFL and a mainstay of football events around the world.”
According to the report, more than 40 teams already have champagne on hand, and some teams are even using the champagne to mix the liqueurs.
One team, the Houston Texans, is using champagne as the “mixing agent” for their liqueurt.
Houston coach Bill O’Brien was among those to share his excitement with the AP about the rule, telling reporters that “we have to do this.
We can’t have champagne.””
We can’t do it, and that’s a good thing,” he said.
O’Brien said the team will have “a bottle of champagne, but we’ll probably have gingebread and some other things, too.”
The league has also created an online application where fans can submit photos of the drink and fill out a “challenge” form to help determine whether they are eligible for a bottle of a particular liqueurate.
According the AP, teams are also expected to create their own liqueural-based beer or cocktail, although no details have been announced.