FanDuel - WFBC

August 03, 2009

Fans urged to drink whisky to ward off swine flu: Russian soccer fans have been told to drink whisky on their trip to Wales for next month's World Cup qualifier to ward off the H1N1 swine flu virus, the head of the country's supporter association (VOB) said Monday.

posted by bobfoot to soccer at 11:23 PM - 9 comments

Couldn't hurt !

posted by tommytrump at 11:52 PM on August 03

I urge drinking whisky to ward off that confusing time between naps known as conciousness.

posted by THX-1138 at 01:59 AM on August 04

What, no vodka in Wales? Why not tell them to drink rubbing alcohol?

posted by jjzucal at 02:33 AM on August 04

'Cause, you know, if anybody needs to be encouraged to drink, it's the Russians.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 09:34 AM on August 04

When the Russians get on British soil, it won't matter what they've been drinking prior to their arrival.

They will have arrived in one of the world's great epicenters of sports-related "warding off" and it will be "game on" from that moment forward.

posted by beaverboard at 10:22 AM on August 04

I can only imagine what the Detroit Lions fans have been drinking to ward off losing 15 games this year.

posted by dbt302 at 12:39 PM on August 04

I love that advice. "WHISKEY!" Matt Berry would approve.

posted by Drood at 07:57 PM on August 04

I can only imagine what the Detroit Lions fans have been drinking to ward off losing 15 games this year.

After listening to the local sports media and their callers, I'd say a good portion are drinking Jim Schwartz's Kool-Aid...guess the bad taste from Marinelli's didn't last as long for most...

posted by MeatSaber at 09:35 PM on August 04

Two Russians walk into a bar...

...continued in the CFL Pick 'Em thread in the Locker Room.

posted by owlhouse at 08:00 PM on August 05

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