Like any other college student, I spent a good deal of my time at parties playing drinking games; mostly beer pong. I wouldn’t consider myself to be a professional by any means, but that is all relative I guess. When I graduated college I thought that my beer pong days were over. Little did I know, they had only just begun.
I went to school at the University of Cincinnati, a school not known really known for a whole lot of partying. I would put it around average. I have a good friend down here in Georgia who went to Ohio State. We went out one night to a bar in downtown Macon, Georgia (A college town) to have a couple drinks with some friends. This bar happen to have a couple beer pong tables set up. So of course, for old times sake, we thought we would give it a go.
The bar was crawling with frat boys, sorority girls, and bros of all types. There were so many rich college kids in there, if you listened closely, you could almost hear their parents money, that was supposed to be paying for tuition, buying pitchers of beer. Now since there were so many college kids around, you would think some rusty college graduates, who graduated almost two years ago, would get their butts kicked. Not the case.
We went undefeated. Sometimes we didn’t let the other team make one cup. It was honestly like shooting fish in a barrel; only easier. Like I said, I am not that good. I can hold my own, but I am no professional. Neither was my friend. But everyone there was so bad, despite their sweet earrings, popped collars and backwards baseball hats. They sat there astonished as we made cup, after cup, after cup. We were calling shots, going behind the back, and bouncing them in. I felt like Lebron and Kobe versus two high school band members. We never lost, and we left the bar on top, as legends. As we walked away, we got several high fives, kind words, and a man hug or two.
College was quite the expense. You have to pay for books, living, food and tuition. And sometimes to be honest, I feel like I didn’t learn a whole lot. But whenever I feel like that, I think of this day and say to myself, “I did learn something in college; how to play beer pong. Something, apparently, they don’t teach in the south”