Rick Reilly Learns About This New Game Called "Beer Pong"

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Old people are funny. People have been playing beer pong in College, and at tailgates, for well over 10 years now, but Rick Reilly is just now learning of the pastime. His latest column is all about this "new" (to him) phenomenon, and how he attended the World Series of Beer Pong in Vegas. Oh and one more thing....his sons were in said Tournament. Via First Cuts....

Still, there were quality team names, such as: He Sucks … I'm Good; Beer Pong … Because Jesus Would; and Chase's Mom ATM. There was also Francois the Butt Dusters, made up of my sons, Jake (21) and Kel (23). The Dusters started off 4–0, including a W over a team from Rochester, whose members, no joke, would, out of nowhere, slap each other hard on the face. The slapee, red-cheeked, would look at his partner—stunned—and then yell, "Yeeeeahhh!!!" One guy from Jersey ripped his shirt off just before a crucial point. One team played sitting on each other's shoulders....

It should be noted that the final was filled with honor. Nobody mentioned anybody's sister or flashed unwelcome appendages. That's good. All this bush league stuff will have to go if we're going to take beer pong to the next level: the Olympics.

Hope they don't test for whiskey.
Francois the Butt Dusters!?!?! I personally would have gone with "Two Balls, One Cup", but I guess that's just as good. Seriously though, it's kind of cool that Reilly would show up to his son's attempt at College fame, and then right a column on it for ESPN. I'm more surprised that ESPN actually published the article than Reilly actually attending.

Introducing the next great American pastime: beer pong. (ESPN the Mag)
Rick Reilly, DTV And How It Fits Together (First Cuts)

16 Comments:

Holy crap, you see the picture in the link that goes along with the article? At my house, that kid would be kicked swiftly in the nuts for leaning across the table like that....

Rex said...
Jan 14, 2009, 4:48:00 PM  

"right a column"?!?!

Anonymous said...
Jan 14, 2009, 4:56:00 PM  

Yeah, Reilly's not a great righter.

Rex, the problem with beerpong is that there are different house rules everywhere. I've found that the "leaning" rule generally depends on the length of the table.

Jay said...
Jan 14, 2009, 5:23:00 PM  

Next decade, Reilly will likely stumble onto "Cornhole" when his sons are still in college.

GMoney said...
Jan 14, 2009, 5:41:00 PM  

I'd like Reilly to learn of this new term called suicide....

Anonymous said...
Jan 14, 2009, 5:50:00 PM  

I love sites like this that make fun of writers but the host of the site can't write. Irony or insanity? You be the judge.

Anonymous said...
Jan 14, 2009, 5:56:00 PM  

I want to meet Chase's mom and see what this ATM is all about.

/Reilly doesn't do acronyms

Anonymous said...
Jan 14, 2009, 5:58:00 PM  

Dude, where I'm from that's beirut, not beer pong. Pong = paddles. Beirut = throwing the ball.

Anonymous said...
Jan 14, 2009, 6:02:00 PM  

lololol!!!!!

"Kel"

pfffffff, ahahahaha

Like, from Good Burger?

Bigface said...
Jan 14, 2009, 6:57:00 PM  

ZOMG there's beer and ping pong balls! Beerpong is what it should be called! Screwed the original name Beruit! WOOOOOOOOOOO.... I lean.

Anonymous said...
Jan 14, 2009, 6:59:00 PM  

If Simmons wrote a Beer Pong article for The Mag it would have been tossed.

Just sayin'.

The Hey said...
Jan 14, 2009, 7:21:00 PM  

depends on the table? no no no my friends. elbows should never cross the end of the table. that is a definitive rule of the game. and beerpong= this game. beirut= beerpong played by gays

Anonymous said...
Jan 14, 2009, 7:28:00 PM  

You stay classy, Anon @ 5:56. AA is not a website designed for critiquing the grammar of sports writers...

JFein said...
Jan 14, 2009, 8:34:00 PM  

Homophones. Ain't they a bitch.

Bigface said...
Jan 14, 2009, 11:00:00 PM  

What ever they're paying this Reilly fellow is totally worth it. Crackerjack sports journalism, this.

Santa Claustrophobia said...
Jan 15, 2009, 5:39:00 AM  

Chase's Mom ATM is hilarious. urban dictionary ATM for the sexual reference they certainly were speaking of.

sdjbass said...
Jan 15, 2009, 3:59:00 PM  

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