A sea of University of Miami football fans and alumni dressed in white, orange, and green, (and one lone Florida Gator fan who possibly cried at the end of the game) flooded Titanic Brewery and cheered on the Hurricanes as they chomped the Gators with a 21-16 victory.
Rivalry aside, much like the bar near the UM campus itself, college football games take us back to the days of all-nighters, binge drinking, and tailgating parties.
Sure, a college ed helps you land that dream job, but one lesson almost every college student takes with them over the course of four years is the invaluable art of drinking games.
Here are the six best drinking games to play on game day, according to the former Canes and drinking champs at Titanic.
"Beer pong is a good one because it's competitive," said Tim McSweeney about his pick.
"[If you] play it during half time, it makes the other half more interesting," laughed McSweeney.
"Taking a shot every time they [we're assuming he meant the Canes?] score is also a good one."
Win or lose, every Cane touchdown calls for a celebration!
Flip Cup & Touchdown Chug
"With flip cup, you get a rush, and you have to beat your opponent, but that's one you play while tailgating," said Gio Delgado, a UM alumnus, who was watching the game on a roundtable with other former Canes.
"But if you're at a house party, every time there's a touchdown, you chug," clarified Delgado.
Elier Estrada agreed about flip cup.
"You drink no matter what, whether your team scores or not," he explained.
"When do you play it?"
"While tailgating, during half time, or after the game," Estrada answered.
"If your team loses, do you play it after the game to cope with their loss?"
"It's more like, 'forget it.' We'll still be there for our team," he added.
Spoken like a true fan.
Keeping Score Of the Game With Shots
"This is one that I made up, but you take a shot for every point," said Vishal who was watching the Hurricanes eat Gator bait for lunch.
"Wait, so you just take a shot for every point, not just a touchdown, that any team makes, even if it's your opponent?"
"Exactly," he laughed. "The number of shots you take is equivalent to the number of points. Every first down, if we go up for any reason. It's the easiest way to keep up with the game and to get effed up."
Sure sounds like it.
Circle of Death (or King's Cup)
"A good drinking game," pondered Eugene, who was sitting with Victor and a group of friends. "Circle of Death," he answered.
"But some call it King's Cup," refuted Victor.
"You put a deck of cards and an empty cup in the middle of the table. Every card has a meaning, like two is you [whoever the card bearer chooses] take a shot, three me, meaning I take a shot, and so on," the two explained.
"You can make up the rules, but the King stays the same. Whoever picks the King has to pour [any amount of] what they're drinking into the empty cup. Whoever picks the last King of the deck has to drink the mix."
"We've lost lots of friends that way," joked Eugene.
Keeping Up With the Ref
"Or you can always take a shot every time someone touches the ball," laughed Victor.
Sounds like a game only experienced college grads or drinking vets could win.
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