So it’s been really nice outside, school is super busy but going well, and the free weekly tournaments I have been running (with MDBP) are generating a good amount of interest. An average of about 12-13 teams have come every week (even on the day after St. Patty’s Day). So now that we know that life is good, let’s get on with the blog. St. Patty’s day, the biggest excuse to drink yourself into full retard mode and people will understand. This year, there was a beer pong tournament the same day. As I showed up to Noble’s I expected to see a shit-storm (to my Trailer Park Boys fan base), but was surprised to see a fairly well composed crowd. All my favorite people were there (except for Ata, even though he claims I’m crazy) and I had a lot of fun. Apparently they were charging some people $15 to get upstairs to the beer pong event but I didn’t encounter that problem because I’m awesome and had my VIP pass with me.
At this beer pong event was a game between Foster and some Virginianinnians (or Virginian’s?). There was a level of hype about this game that made it more important than the rest. I could feel the tension between the two teams, probably caused by them reading Foster’s previous blog about Thomas Reap and his antics during the WSOBP this past year. They seemed pretty butt hurt about it and the bulk of their smack talk seemed to revolve around it. They made a couple of shots and proceeded to take off their over shirts to reveal a picture of… a poop?!
Wait for it… wait for ittttttt...
That literally took me 10 seconds to do in MSpaint.
No, it was their classic RVA / Virginia Beer pong shirts. And I was all like:
They made a decent amount of cups, probably more than I would have made, and it was a great game that I think went into overtime. A game with a story, a purpose, and excitement. A technical grudge match if you will. And Foster didn’t fold under the pressure which many say he succumbs to, in fact Foster and Conor pulled the trigger which is ironic because the state of Maryland kind’ve looks like a gun (take that VA’s rebuttal to the look of our state!”. . I don’t know the full story and I have no beef with VABP or the people who play with them. I like to see these interstate rivalries and hope more VABP players come to challenge MD players and vice versa at future events! In all seriousness though I do hate Virginia (the state), I got my first speeding ticket there (74mph in a 65mph zone) and I will forever look upon that state with disdain. DISDAIN I SAY!
In more recent news, there was some sort of debacle at Padonia Station the other day. I’m a little sad that I forgot about it and went straight home after an entire day of taking midterm exams because I could have prevented it! I swear to… science, that whenever I see Mr. Savage he doesn’t act like that and is actually a pretty nice guy! But it is a shame to see some of the status updates on his Facebook that make it seem like this stuff happens sort’ve regularly. It is also shocking to see that Kessler, a master of the trash talking game as well as a master of the actual game of making cups, got into it as well. Usually when I watch Kessler play his trash talk is cheeky and fun like that of Chael Sonnen’s in the UFC. Savage’s talk isn’t so much talking as it is saying “BOOOOOMMMMM!” with his shirt off. But something obviously must have been said to cross the line and it is a shame that what occurred could have possibly put the venue of Padonia Station at risk for MDBP.
Which brings me to my discussion question for the week: What do you guys (the beer pong community) think their punishment (if any) should be? And be specific please, you can leave your feedback below the blog. That about wraps it up!.. but wait shouldn’t I have some sort of ritual like Jeff Barne’s top 5 list, Sean Foster’s movie suggestion, or a short comic like Bryan Dalzell’s? How about a tip of the day? Yeah that could work!
Tip of the day: According to a recent article on www.Cracked.com that you guys can check out here: 5 ways to beat old school games using math, there may be an advantage or disadvantage to the way you have been choosing to do the first shot ceremony. The part where you either flip a coin or play rock paper scissors to decide who gets first shot. In this article they go one to talk about how most players are biased towards rock, and that there is an actual psychological mind game you can play with your opponents. Later in the article they go on to say that “the coin is more likely to land on the side that is facing up” and go on to say that you should bet accordingly. This article by Karl Smallwood could help you improve your game and give you that little bit of an advantage that every player is looking for when playing beer pong. Also I’m still thinking of a name for the blog so let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.