The City of Clemson voted on Monday, December 21, that if the University of Clemson makes it to the National Championship game, they will repeal the town’s open container law. This is a college kids dream: being able to walk down the middle of the street double fisting the cheapest beer they can find while getting ready for the big game.
If Clemson beats Alabama, it’s going to look something like this over in South Carolina.
Clemson will have to beat Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide to make their students’ dreams come true. This will be no easy task and the Tigers are already playing with the pressure of being defending champs, so what’s the pressure of winning one game to make your whole entire campus love you forever? Probably nothing to Dabo, who is one of the top coaches in the entire country.
Back to the story.
Very under the radar Clemson had actually done something similar last year when the team won the National Championship, they repealed the law the following day. When I first heard this headline I thought to myself, “That’s so sick — disbanding a law because you know your football team is legit and letting your students drink where they want is a great boost to school moral it’s a win-win.” Many of you, including myself, probably figured it was a permanent removal of the law altogether — well we were dead wrong.
The council is temporarily suspending the law starting on January 8th at 6 P.M. and it will go until the night ends. Also, all those over 21 must wear a wristband and only drinks bought at establishments are allowed under the open container policy nothing can be bought in. So basically, Clemson is just trying to contain the absolute raging that will be going on during the National Title Game.
In the end, this is still going to be an awesome time for all the Clemson Students, and for those upperclassmen, they will get a chance to enjoy the freedom of walking the streets pounding beers!
Good Luck Tigers. You’re going to need it.