Beware The Louisville Chugger

Tasteless, yes, but fans should be informed as another tailgating season approaches.

If you happen on a group of fans clutching plastic wiffle bats in Papa John’s parking lot, the odds are good that the Louisville Chugger has arrived in the Slugger’s hometown.

The Louisville Chugger is a crazy drinking game that has achieved popularity in tailgating circles at college football stadiums. Game essentials include a wiffle bat, some beer and empty beer cans.

The game begins by filling the wiffle bat with beer. The crowd counts the number of seconds it takes the batter to chug. Then the participant has to do that many spins with their head on the bat. After the spinning, a beer can is tossed to the batter. If he or she doesn’t hit it, they have to bat again. The next batter is the unlucky person hit by the beer can in the crowd.

That’s what some of the crazies will be doing this fall, ignoring calls to drink responsibly.

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Having Fun Again — Some University of Louisville football fans, upset by the lack of good explanations for the team’s misfortunes last season, have been highly critical of the lack of information coming from the Schnellenberger Football Complex. Some are just now getting over their ire. Others are managing to have fun with it as Tom does over at Smokin’ Fastball, having a lot of fun in fact. Took one college basketball season and one college baseball season but he’s having fun again.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

One thought on “Beware The Louisville Chugger

  • August 13, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Thanks for the plug Charlie! Actually we’re on Episode #3 now and our superhero, V-Man, looks as though he may save the day just in time again.
    Tom (on behalf of V-Man)

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