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College Football Drinking Games: National Championship Edition

01/05/2017 at 1:42 | Posted by April Albritton // Intern Writer
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Let the countdown begin,  Orange and Maroon is descending upon Tampa, Florida prepping for a rematch of last years College Football National Championship.  Clemson and Alabama will go head to head Monday, January 8th at 8pm and I’m excited to see round 2 of a very exciting game last year.

It’s true Bama beat my Huskies to get to the National Championship game, but I had a blast down in Atlanta; Bravo Chick Fil A Bowl.  I also found some new drink recipes I’ll be sharing below so keep reading.

This game will be one for the books, you have an NFL level Defense in Alabama and a mobile Quarterback in Deshaun Watson.  Watson remembers what it was like to have the game slip out of his hands last year.  Not too mention losing the Heisman trophy to a well deserving Lamar Jackson.  Watson and the entire Clemson team is playing with a chip on their shoulder.

But enough about the game, you order pizza and invite friends over for the camaraderie, shenanigans, and of course drinking games.  Sure you will check out the score from time to time but how can you yell at the television belligerently and sing Ragtime at the top of your lungs without liquid courage.  This is more than just you average beer pong or flip cup, these are games tailored specifically to Clemson, Bama, and College Gameday.

Game 1: Every time you see a “Rolltide Sign” sip….beer…..or you will die from alcohol poisoning.  Everywhere you go if you are around Alabama fans you are going to hear “Rolltide”.  It’s on shirts, hats, signs, juicy couture yoga pants….pace yourself with this one or the night will be long.

Game 2: This is simple, take a swig of The Houndstooth(recipe at the bottom) every time they compare Nick Saban to Bear Bryant. Bear Bryant is the greatest coach to happen to Bama he amassed 323 wins, 6 National Championships, and 13 conference championships.  Nick Saban is looking for his 5th National Championship with the Crimson Tide and he’s completed his 6th conference title, their names belong in the same sentence and commentators will take advantage.

Game 3: Anytime they reference Clemson’s close loss last year or talk about Deshaun Watson wanting revenge, Take A Shot, while this should be a quick point let’s not focus on the past.  This is a new year new championship, hopefully the commentators treat it as such.

Game 4: When they mention and they will Lane Kiffin, go around in a circle and name all the schools he has been a coach, first one to come up blank or takes too long to answer….Take A Shot. It’s a long list so hop over to wikipedia to familiarize yourself.

Game 5: During pregame,halftime, or post-game if Dabo Swinney mentions God….Take A Shot and it’s a great time to say a small prayer you survive this National Championship party.

Game 6: If either team scores a touchdown chug….a beer….because last year the score was 45-40 and I don’t want you to die, seriously don’t die.

Game 7: If somehow or someway they mention Tim Tebow, shotgun the highest gravity beer possible, Tebow shouldn’t be mentioned but he is the greatest player in College Football!

Remember,with all these games you should be 21 years of age or over! Happy National Championship!

Recipes for the Night

Houndstooth

ounce bourbon whiskey

ounce orange juice (fresh-squeezed)

ounces cranberry juice
1/2 sprigs rosemary (torn)
ginger ale (splash of)
Add the bourbon, orange juice, cranberry juice, and rosemary to a cocktail shaker. Muddle to combine. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with a splash or ginger ale and garnish with an orange wedge and sprig or rosemary.
Ragtime
3 Blackberries
5 Mint Leave
1 tbs  Lemons juice
1/16 simple syrup (or to your taste)
3oz of Hendricks Gin
Tonic Water
Ice
In a highball glass place 3 blackberries, 5 mint leaves, a tablespoon of lemon fresh lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon simple syrup in each glass and muddle together. Fill each glass with ice, followed by 3 ounces of gin. Top off each drink with tonic water, stir and serve. Garnish with an orange slice.

 

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