An annual tradition around here is to provide you with a Florida Gators Basketball Drinking Game - something to help your enjoyment of the games each week. You can always check out the 2013 version... but each year is different.
The basic premise of a drinking game (if you never went to college, and/or never watched the State of the Union Address
) is to give you some basic reasons to raise your glass during the course of a game. So here are a few...
1 Drink: Any use of the words “injury”, “transfer”, “suspension”, or “team manager”.
1 Drink: Someone mentions Patric Young's physique. Make it two if the description is particularly creepy.
1 Drink: Will Yeguete ends up on the ground, for any reason. Also known as the ''Dan Werner Memorial'' Rule
1 Drink + steal a taco: Any Gators player hits a 3-pointer from three feet or more behind the line. Also known as the ''E-walk Memorial Rule''
1 Drink: Any time an aircraft is mentioned or aviation terminology is used. Might want to designate a driver for any games involving Jimmy Dykes.
1 Drink: Any Gator misses a free throw.
1 Drink: Someone says “Tim Tebow”. This is a permanent rule for life, as is “Brett Favre”.
1 Drink: Billy Donovan is called “the Dean of SEC coaches”. This has been one of my rules for going on eight years now.
Empty your glass: Billy D breaks a clipboard. This happens a lot when you're at the game, but TV doesn't always catch it. It'll get you so fired up, you'll probably do this instinctively.
6 Drinks: ''Southeastern Conference'' is spoken by announcers/coaches/whoever. This is a remnant of the rule I use during Monday Night Football (i.e. the 'when Jaws says National Football League' rule), but there's still a reason we chant 'SEC', guys. That's a drink for each syllable.
1 Drink, preceded by a loving sigh: Anytime someone says 'Oh-Fours' or any of their names individually (or refers to Chris Richard or Lee Humphrey). If somehow Verne Lundquist is there, feel free to count 'Cliff Richards'.
Let me know how it works, and if you’d suggest anything different. Feel free to add some more rules, below. Many of our conference games are on national TV, so anyone can play along these last few months.