Olympics: the drinking game

If you're hooked on the Olympics like I am, here's a perfect opportunity to make it even more enjoyable.  Maybe you hate the Olympics, here's a way to make it digestable.  This game won't involve ice cube trays, quarters, fingers on the head, or battery powered devices. 

Of the 1 swig variety:

  • if a World Record is broken
  • if you see a sport not featuring an American athlete or team
  • the event features an athlete from an African nation
  • you mistype "google" when searching for "leaking goggles" on the internet
  • if you find Michael Phelps hot
  • if you've played any sports aired on NBC's MSNBC or USA networks

Of the 2 swig variety:

  • if George Bush is spotted in the crowd
  • if you find yourself whistling the Olympic anthem
  • if you know the abbreviation for the Beijing Olympic organizing committee
  • if you've attempted to demonstrate a gymnastic move in your living room
  • if you've used TiVo to closer examine a swimmer's package 

Straight to the breathalizer:

  • you think you could beat an athlete in whatever sport you're watching


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Seattle native, discovering life! I like ice cream, cold cereal, and The Amazing Race.
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36 Responses to Olympics: the drinking game

  1. churlita says:

    Will you be back after the drinking game is over?

  2. egan says:

    Churlita – yes, or once I beat Rowdy Gaines in a little swim.

  3. Golden or NTKTOK says:

    I wanna Play!

  4. Chris says:

    stop teasing now…

  5. Candace says:

    Why no battery-operated devices? That’s no fun.
    What if you reenact the entire opening ceremonies at 3x speed?

  6. Chris says:

    I’m not into the summer olympics at all but this may be a good motivation…darn I wished you lived closer.

  7. sari says:

    I’m sorry but George Bush always looks like such a goofball in the crowd.
    And I crack up at the swimmers with all their adjustments: goggles, cap, suit. Cap, suit, goggles. Suit, goggles, cap. On and on. I start feeling like my pajamas need to be adjusted or something, I start feeling OCD.

  8. Sicilian Mama says:

    2 swigs for each one? Damn…I’m already drunk! Especially the TiVo thing. And the whistling of the Olympic anthem. Wow. I’m pathetic.

  9. Golden or NTKTOK says:

    Well I’ll be… I actually did practice a gymnastics move in my living room last night. Although it was completely on accident when I tripped over the cord of my laptop. I may have already been drunk.

  10. I am embarrassed to admit that I have been so stressed wth work and kids, I havent turned on the olympics once so far. i know. my mom asked me the other day and i said “the olympics are on?” Apparently I dont read or watch the news either, in the summer. araugh.

  11. brandy says:

    This makes me want to post the Olympic drinking game I know. Either way, we will get drunk. And nothing says “I support countries coming together to showcase the best in athletics, teamwork and skill” like drinking a six pack.

  12. meno says:

    I’m not playing if i can’t use a battery powered device.

  13. egan says:

    Golden – have at it, the list isn’t quite complete. I’ll watch tonight and add a few more.
    Chris – I’m done teasing you, it’s live… you already know this though.
    Candace – reenactments mean you’re not drunk enough. Take two steps back. I guess you’re right, I should nix the battery powered device comment.
    Chris – I’m as close to you as you want me to be. Turn, see, I’m over here behind the cough. No, the other couch.
    Sari – yes, the swimmers are probably the most fidgety bunch. Now I know why I chewed my fingernails relentlessly as a child. That Katie Hoff chick freaks me out the most.
    Sicilian Mama – you’re not pathetic, you’re in love and pregnant. Those are mutually exclusive events.
    Golden – what? You were already drunk? What gives? I felt bad for the one gymnist a couple nights ago who blew her opening mount and then her floor exercise. Someone needs to keep a close watch on her.
    steppingoverthejunk – next you’re going to tell me you’re not an artist and stopped drinking Starbucks coffee. Say it ain’t so.
    Brandy – I know, getting drunk is a great way to enjoy athletes in their prime. Do you drink Kokanee with any regularity? If you don’t, you should.
    Meno – based on my readership, I might have to revise the batter powered device one. I may have jumped the gun on it.

  14. Cléa says:

    Now I wish I had TiVo… I’d be stuck on the 2 swig variety loop.

  15. JLee says:

    Oh, this sounds fun! I may have to attend AA after this…

  16. tori says:

    What if I don’t think Michael Phelps is hot, but what his body can do makes me weak in the knees? Half a drink? What then? I’m a lightweight, so half a drink would probably knock me out these days anyway.

  17. Cheryl says:

    Are you using your TiVo for such examinations???
    I’m so out of the Olympics loop, it’s a little embarrassing.

  18. Golden or NTKTOK says:

    Wait.. was that the gymnast, or me?

  19. brandy says:

    Question… what about a shout out to CBC? They are broadcasting the Olympics too and the commentators aren’t nearly as obnoxious. I think you deserve a couple swigs for not including them.

  20. Candace says:

    Can I play if someone who watches tells me what happened? Otherwise I’m hosed. I’ve seen the Google banners for it. Does that count?

  21. egan says:

    Cléa – TiVo will change your life in so many ways. It will also improve chances of getting the Speedo swimsuit fitting job. Now get cracking!
    Brookem – you’re done drinking, reading this blog, watching the Olympics, what? What are you done with? I want to know.
    JLee – I figured you might like based on how much you’re glued to the tv these days. It’s a nice summer diversion.
    Tori – I also don’t think he’s much of a looker. He’s got a great bod, but the ears and hair leave little to be desired. You’re a lightweight aren’t you? Now start watching the swim stuff, that’s an order.
    Cheryl – don’t be embarrassed, there’s still time left and they happen ever couple years. You can catch them next time around. Yes, I’m using TiVo to view stuff I never would have seen before.
    Golden – how many swigs have you had?
    Brandy – well I for some reason can’t get CBC stations, sucky. Even if I could, I guarantee NBC would make my satellite provider block them out. I thought the Canadian softball team was going to beat the US women, then the rain came and the US women unleashed the hounds. How’s is Peter Mansbridge?
    Candace – of course you can play. I get the feeling you’re much like Tori, a lightweight and all. Funny, you’re both swimmers too.

  22. mez says:

    I do not need tivo for that. No sir, am very quick for appraisals of that variety.
    Otherwise the games have not really done it for me.

  23. Jennifer says:

    I would be in a constant drunken state if I played this game on a nightly basis. Do I have to take a swig every time the thought ‘Michael Phelps is hot’ crosses my mind? If so, I’d be useless in no time.

  24. brookem says:

    ha, not reading this blog- never. not watching the olympics. i mean, if im playing this game, i think id be lights out in no time. tivo, gymnastic moves in the livingroom, etc? yeah, partis over!

  25. egan says:

    Mez – hey, the Olympics aren’t for everyone. I thought this would be a fun variety for those less interested. You’re good with quick appraisals eh? Do tell.
    Jennifer – so you’re in the Michael Phelps is hot camp? It seems he’s rather polarizing. Some will argue he’s too cocky, but I dare anyone with his talent and stature not to be. It would be very hard not to be cocky. Everything you say would sound brash. He’s a stud.
    Brookem – I bet you really love Ryan Lochte. It’s all about the hair and since he’s a backstroker. You’re going to ignore my blog eh? Awesome, and I will be sure to return the favor. That’s what fellow backstrokers do.

  26. Candace says:

    I can definitely be a lightweight, but I’m sure Tori far outstrips me in the water. I just play. 🙂
    I don’t know what Michael Phelps looks like, so I don’t know whether I think he’s hot, but if he’d cocky, I’m going with “no.” Cocky (personality-wise) doesn’t do it for me. ^_^

  27. I am drunk just reading this and I haven’t even poured a drop LOL! Oh I crack myself up! Just here to entertain! Thanks for the game!…off to play 🙂

  28. So THAT’s what I could do with my TiVO….

  29. Sicilian Mama says:

    You still drunk or something?

  30. Diane Mandy says:

    Ha Ha! I haven’t been watching the games, but now you’ve gone and made it possible for even me to enjoy them with this drinking game.

  31. brandy says:

    Peter’s good but you know who’s even doing better? Ron Maclean. I love that guy. More than cheese. And I love cheese a lot.

  32. <3's ryan says:

    i said NOT ignoring this blog. come on now.

  33. egan says:

    Candace – I have no clue what you mean by “outstripping you in the water”. Please do tell. I’m glad you’re so connected with current happenings.
    BallerinaGirl – I know you’re hooked on the Olympics. They’re quite addicting. Stay sober no matter what occurs.
    Princess Exraordinaire – yes, that’s how TiVo was meant to be used. Now get on it and play.
    Sicilian Mama – nope, Melvin almost had to make another appearance. Lucky you he didn’t.
    Diane Mandy – well you’ve clearly been spending a bit too much time in that MINI of yours. They are fun cars.
    Brandy – I must research the man of your affection. His name oozes Canadian.
    Brookem – I’m not ignoring this blog, just got wrapped up in some stuff.

  34. neece says:

    When I was 19 I lived in an old Victorian with a big porch that was on a pretty steep hill and on a main arterial. My friend Amy and I made up this drinking game where we would sit out on the porch and have to drink each time someone downshifted driving up the hill. It was also a one-way street so if someone drove down the wrong way you had to drink a whole beer. We got pretty hammered on that porch that summer. Good cheap fun.

  35. egan says:

    Neece – hello and welcome to my blog. This is a pretty clever drinking game you devised with your friend. Sometimes it’s games like this which keep summers interesting. I love the wrong way down a one way idea. Cheap fun is the only way to go.

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