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Rock Paper Scissors Competition Going Global, Heading to Beijing

Apparently there’s a league that has been in existence for the past two years called the Bud Light/USA Rock Paper Scissors League. I think there was something to that effect on ESPN recently, though I can’t swear to it. Well, the USARPS must be going pretty well, because they’re now offering a $50,000 prize to the U.S. champion, as well as a chance for that person to compete in a global competition in Beijing during the Summer Olympics.

The U.S. champion will travel to Beijing as USARPS League’s representative at the inaugural International Rock Paper Scissors Federation Championship (IRPSF). There, they will compete against Rock Paper Scissors champions from Canada, Guam, Hong Kong, Ireland and Malaysia to determine which country can lay claim to the title of the world’s best Rock Paper Scissors player.

Sounds like quite the international event. And guess what? There are qualifying tournaments currently running in around 300 local markets from now until mid-April! Better brush up on your skills. But hey, for a ticket to Beijing, I’m game. And best of all, it doesn’t take any practice and anyone can do it.

Drunken Skeeball “Brewskee Ball” Leagues Sweeping the Nation

I was alerted by a friend and site reader about the recent fad sweeping the nation. It’s cheap, it’s fun, it’s easy, and best of all, anyone can do it. It’s drunken skeeball, also known as Brewskee Ball. Founded by a few dudes in the summer of ’05, Brewskee ball is the hottest new thing around. They keep stats, have invented a lexicon of terms to describe the action, and preface nearly all words with a “skee.” The sport(?) has gained so much popularity recently that leagues have sprung up around the country, in various metropolises such as New York, San Francisco, Charlotte, and Wilmington. And much like fantasy sports, Brewskee Ball is as much about cleverly named team nicknames as it is about actual team production. Check out some of the team/roller names:

    Skee-Baggers
    Hepatitis Skee
    Skee-Brews
    The Holy Rollers
    Balls of Glory
    Skee6Mafia
    Kelly Kapowskees
    Skeechiro

My personal favorite name of course is a nod to NBA player, Rafer Alston. There’s a top roller in the league who goes by the name of Skeep to My Lou, and he happens to be quite the prospect, excelling in both skee ball and dance celebration moves. See for yourself:

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The Only World Series that Matters

First, HG had news at You Been Blinded that Nintendo Wii was coming out with a beer pong game. Now, I guess we know why. It was so everyone could start practicing for the third annual World Series of Beer Pong in Las Vegas:

Sign ups begin this week for the third annual World Series of Beer Pong (WSOBP), a three-day competitive beer pong extravaganza with a $50,000 Grand Prize—the largest prize in the history of beer pong. This year’s event will be held January 1 – 5, 2008 at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Last year’s WSOBP attracted over 500 players from 38 states and three Canadian provinces, and this year’s event is expected to yield even more.

You wanna hear some weak ass ish? They’re only putting water in the cups! The ‘effs up with that? Either way, I’ll have to pass this along to the good ole boys of DTD. Rush week just finished up — they should be in mid-season form. Anyone care to field a team?