I laughed out loud several times while reading this awesome ode to the drinking game flip cup, courtesy of Midnight Sun guest poster Evan Porter:
I think it goes without saying that flip cup is the best drinking game that doesn't involve a deck of cards, ping pong balls, or an accurate short term memory.
Oh, right. Flip cup.
Flip cup really has something for everyone, and nothing beats the drama of a tight game.
When you're the last in line, and the whole match is riding on your shoulders, a fraction of an inch can make the difference between you being a hero and you coming off looking like Tony Romo in the playoffs ...
I've been on both sides of that scenario and I have to say that the role of Jessica Simpson's boyfriend just isn't as enviable a position as it was a year and several Big Macs ago. When the pressure is on, trust me, you do not want to lose.
Flip Cup is also a game that you can keep playing all night. With beer pong, you steadily get better until you hit your sweet spot after about four or five beers. A few games later, your run is over.
At that point, you'll be lucky if you can shoot your vomit into an industrial sized trash can at point blank range, let alone sink a ping pong ball into a Solo cup from ten feet away. Not so with flip cup. You can keep things competitive no matter how badly your motor skills have deteriorated. At some point, though, you really do need to stop drinking before you do something you'll really regret.
Ah, what am I saying? You're an adult, you can make your own decisions.
Hey, can I have a ride home?
You can head over to the 2009 WSoFC website to register your team alongside crews like the Two Finger Fanatics, Dunder Flipplin, and Flip Cup My [Ahem]. If drinking a ton of beer and getting knocked out in the first round by a bunch of ringers isn't reason enough to play, a portion of the proceeds goes to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
(Photo courtesy of the World Series of Flip Cup)