“Monday night football’s takin over the town. We gotta get ready, we gotta get right. It’s gonna be a battle in the NFL tonight. So, get ready, I mean get ready. Are you ready for some football?” If you like, love, are obsessed… pretty much all of the above… with football, then you know this song. And really, who doesn’t love football?
It’s that time of year again, the time that we all look forward to, it’s fall ya’ll! Fall means a lot of things – it means cooler weather, it means being outdoors more often, it means brunch on the patio, but most importantly it means that it is officially football season.
Even if you aren’t into football, because #sportsarelife does not apply to all, doesn’t mean that you don’t love football season. Because this season comes with more than just big men, in tight pants, tossing around a brown ball, down a 120-yard field of turf, for hours on a Sunday. Though I wouldn’t call that a downer (wink, wink).
This season is also about tailgates! Who doesn’t love chilling in a parking lot with all your friends, decked out in your team’s gear, eating hotdogs and downing a few beers? Or back yarding it at your buddy’s house cheering on whoever is playing while keeping that Bud Light nice and cool in its coozie? It’s all a good time up in here!
But, of course, with a great time comes great responsibility. You can’t have one without the other. That’s why it’s so important to think before you party (you thought I was going to say drink, didn’t you?). But I didn’t say drink because it’s not just drinking. With the day and age that we are living in there are all kinds of ways to be charged with intoxication, aka marijuana.
But, let’s talk about drinking for right now. It’s cool to drink! Ice cold beer, hard liquor, those White Claws everyone is hung up on – it’s all a good time. There is a time and place, though. Sure, tailgating or back yard bbq’ing are pretty standard drinking situations, but only when done right.
What is right, you may ask? Right, in this case, means responsible and responsible means making a plan. It means being intentional about your plans for the day. If you’re going to drink, make sure you have an exit plan. Are you ridesharing, Lyft, Uber? Are you having someone pick you up? Is a friend, one you trust, going to be the sober driver? Or are you at a place that you can stay the night at? These are all things that need to be planned out and executed at the end of it all.
Also, what are you drinking? Because it does matter. Are you doing hard liquor? If so, don’t be going hard in the paint. Chill out, take it easy, enjooooyyy that beverage. I’ve heard what happens when you drink those hard seltzers…. Did you know that they have more alcohol content than most “party” beers?! Taking it easy is an understatement when it comes to those sparkling delights. Beer, as we know, can be a pretty chill drink of choice, but watch out for those IPA’s, they can really sneak up on a fella.
The end all of it all – don’t drink and drive. Everyone wants to have a good time, so let’s not ruin it with a situation that is completely avoidable. With all of the resources available to those who are out having that good time, there really is no reason not to take advantage of them. They are literally right at your fingertips, i.e. Apple products rule.
If you do get a DUI, which happens, don’t beat yourself up too much, we can help you! DPX DUI Process Experts is a free service that is available and wanting to help you, or if you know someone, get out of the DUI lane as quickly and painlessly as possible. We will help walk you through it all – counseling, alcohol screening, traffic survival school, ignition interlock and SR-22 insurance. You need them all and most times it can be confusing, frustrating and leave you feeling like you are alone in this process.
We want to help you! We will be there for you through each step and we have the hook ups for you. We know the right people to connect you with that will be great! So, give us a call today, 602-441-9444, and visit our website at duiprocessexperts.com.
Go, team, go!