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Wake N’ Blog: Alabama Town’s Oktoberfest Finally Will Include Beer

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• I have no idea how a town can have an Oktoberfest festival without a considerable amount of thirst-quenching suds, so there you go. But for the first time ever in the town of Cullman, Alabama had beer at their Oktoberfest festival. The town of 14,000 had something ridiculous called an “autumn prohibition” which prevented alcohol from being served, but not any longer. Said chairman of the Oktoberfest committee, Ernest Hauk: “I think once people get over being worried about who’s going to see them drinking … it will just grow and grow.” You think? [msnbc]

• The 11 burning questions regarding the upcoming NHL season. [Puck Daddy]

• If I had a nickel: high school football player walks off field, punches coach, gets arrested. Yeah. [Off the Bench]

• Interesting: Red Sox owner John Henry has blamed former manager Terry Francona for a spill he took on his yacht. [Larry Brown Sports]

• Who wouldn’t want to watch a couple of idiots argue? If I told you it was ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless, would that sweeten the deal? [Awful Announcing]

• Nothing to see here, just John Lennon and Miles Davis shooting hoops. [Ball Don’t Lie]

• Check out Redskins owner Dan Synder’s $70 million yacht. [Busted Coverage]

• Fantastic: The Missouri State hockey team has pink ice for cancer awareness. [Sharapova’s Thigh]

• Gross: Rangers catcher Mike Napoli said he swallowed a bunch of chew during a home plate collision. [Big League Stew]

•  Yay! LOLNFL for Week 4! [Kissing Suzy Kolber]

• The Dugout takes a look Houston Astros outfielder Jordan Schaefer’s possession of marijuana arrest. [With Leather]

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