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September 22nd, 2011 at 6:06:37 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Thanks.

People actually play this, or are you pulling my leg? :)



I'd not kid you, my friend. Very popular amongst the college crowd, often bars have tourneys with prize pools in the hundreds of dollars. Guys in frat houses even make "custom tables" with home made graphics that would make a craps table seem pale in comparison. For the young guys (17-25ish) it is HUGE. And then you grow up ;)
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September 22nd, 2011 at 6:13:28 PM permalink
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Beer Pong - Get a long folding table.



12 year olds can drink now? Why would
anybody over 12 play this, its disgusting.
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September 22nd, 2011 at 6:37:26 PM permalink
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I'd not kid you, my friend. Very popular amongst the college crowd, often bars have tourneys with prize pools in the hundreds of dollars.



No, seriously: are you kidding me? ;)

I'd just a soon believe 22 grown men in short pants would chase a round ball they can't seem to touch with their hands or kick into a net.
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September 22nd, 2011 at 6:45:26 PM permalink
My same thought first time I saw a soccer game.
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September 22nd, 2011 at 6:48:17 PM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff

My same thought first time I saw a soccer game.



It seems you didn't get the memo. :)
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September 22nd, 2011 at 7:21:40 PM permalink
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12 year olds can drink now? Why would
anybody over 12 play this, its disgusting.



Because not everyone looks through grown up eyes.

Quote: Nareed

No, seriously: are you kidding me? ;)



Not in the least. At the time I grew out of it (early 2000's, shortly after college) it was huge. Still is, I reckon. Back then I recall weekly tourneys at the local college bar with prize pools in excess of $1,000, winner got like $700 or something like that and $700 to a 2000-era college student is like $18k to a normal person.

Most here can remember playing drinking games; DUI, Presidents and a*holes, over/under, whatever. Beer Pong gave a physical element to the game, one that anyone with a working arm could play. And it did have some "excitement" to it; sometimes the ball will spin rapidly around the rim and in a close game, it was kind of like a shot at the buzzer in a Final Four game (I'm guessing). Or seeing it bounce between all the glasses repeatedly; is it going in?! OMG only 2 left! WAAH!!

If you were a drunken 20 year old, watching a ball bounce among cups that half the party had their grubby fingers in was exctasy. It was exciting. It far eclipsed these "losers" that just sat there and drank. "I sank 4 in a row! BOOYAH!!"

LOL talking about this 10 years removed is quite hilarious, and I can see why if you've never done it you don't get it. It IS totally stupid. Would it ever pop off at a WovCon? Not in a million years. It's not civilized, it's not adult, it's not for enjoying an adult beverage at the end of a hard day. It's for being young and getting torqued. It's one of those things that are just purely juvenile, perfectly immature. It was beautiful. At 30yrs old, it's uncouth. At 50, it's nearly pathetic. But at 20...it was heaven on Earth ;)
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September 22nd, 2011 at 7:34:55 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

No, seriously: are you kidding me? ;)

I'd just a soon believe 22 grown men in short pants would chase a round ball they can't seem to touch with their hands or kick into a net.



When I was in Vegas, I did a quick walk through Circus Circus and Slots of Fun. They had a VERY large area for beer pong... GAMING SPACE nonetheless. Obviously it does something to make money for the casino
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September 22nd, 2011 at 8:13:41 PM permalink
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Most here can remember playing drinking games;



Thing is, the drinking games we played
didn't involve plunking an object into the
beer that had just been handled by a
guy who just got done adjusting his balls
in the bathroom and didn't wash his hands
afterwards. Ya know?
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September 22nd, 2011 at 8:24:56 PM permalink
Quote: Face

Most here can remember playing drinking games;



I never did. I got drunk twice. The last time I was 18, and I do mean it was the last time as there won't ever be another. Aside from those two times, I've never drunk just to drink.

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If you were a drunken 20 year old, watching a ball bounce among cups that half the party had their grubby fingers in was exctasy. It was exciting. It far eclipsed these "losers" that just sat there and drank. "I sank 4 in a row! BOOYAH!!"



I can understand drunk people doing something stupid like that. I don't see how someone sober gets to think "hey, neat game!" when seeing that.
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September 22nd, 2011 at 8:40:18 PM permalink
Read any college chat board and O'Sheas is at the top of the list for recommendations when visiting Vegas. Of course many of the same forums advise staying at IP as well.

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