Thursday, 09 August 2012 00:00
Rants - General
Hey RVAers, it’s Thursday and you know what that means. Time for our weekly rant. And I think you’re going to like what we have in store for you this week.
In honor of Virginia Craft Beer Month and the 2012 London Olympics, we here at Rockstar Rated thought what better rant could there be than a post combining the two? That’s right, what goes with non-stop sport watching better than booze? Well, lots of booze and booze-related festivities.
We’ve scoured the internet and found all sorts of Olympic drinking games, Beer Olympics, Drunklympics, or what have you to keep you busy while you root on your favorite athlete. And you don’t have to be a Missy Franklin or Ryan Lochte to participate either.
Men’s Health Magazine has some awesome Olympic-related games that involve the hooch. Here are just a few to get you started: http://www.menshealth.com/olympics/olympics-drinking-game
-Drink every time you spot British royalty.
-Drink whenever they mention Michael Phelps’ extreme diet.
-Drink if a runner is disqualified by a false start.
An article last month from the Huffington Post also had some insight on what should count as a drinking game: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/30/2012-olympics-drinking-ga_n_1719603.html
Chug a beer or throw back a shot after any of the following: A gymnast fails to stick the landing, a new world record is set, a celebrity sighting, or a fit athlete with fat parents.
We even found an entire Facebook page dedicated to the sport of competitive Olympic-themed drinking. http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-2012-Olympics-Drinking-game/129322907144752
Or gather your friends and make up your own games. Stick to the old stand-bys of beer pong, flip cup, cornhole and other relay drinking events. If you want to get really into it and your pals can make it to the finish line, make your own medals. I personally like the aluminum foil and yogurt top homemade medals but I think just about anything will suffice. Not the important part of THESE games obviously.
So get to drinking and gaming ol’ beans! Also if you have any of your own favorite Olympic drinking games feel free to send them in and we can post them!
Also as promised each week, here’s a rundown of weekend events if Olympic-style drinking isn’t your style. (which I can only hope is a handful of people?)
Major Willie Mayo’s (old Stool Pigeons) in Shockoe Bottom is kicking off the Shockoe Shuffle tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. It benefits MS and for $30 gets you drink specials at Lucky Buddha, Major Willie’s, Kai, Cha Cha’s, Fish Bowl, and the Tobacco Company. Event Details!
Friday head over to Willow Lawn with your pup for the Wine and Whiskers on the Plaza event. $5 gets you in and a wine glass for a three-hour wine tasting. Event Details!
Jammin’ on the James Concert series last summer event is this Saturday from 6 to 8. Free event with some cool bands.
The Richmond Jazz Festival is going down at Maymont the whole weekend. Check out details here. Event Details!
RVA-B-QUE Festival is going down at the 17th Street Farmers Market Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Get saucy with 12 BBQ vendors and 14 Virginia breweries. Get the lowdown on the entire event here. Event Details!
Stay cool out there RVA and see you back here next week for our new rant!
Picture Credit: Huffington Post