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College students, beer chugging, mid-level professional hockey league intermission games and a Friday night in South Dakota. What could possibly go wrong?
When you can’t handle drinking games, and live in South Dakota, everything.
As part of the team’s annual “College Night,” the aptly named Rapid City Rush hosted “The College Olympics” on ice during an intermission of their recent game against the Missouri Mavericks.
From the Rapid City Journal:
In front of a nearly sold-out crowd of more than 5,000 fans, a two-person team from both the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and Black Hills State University were chosen to be a part of a relay game.
There are several things wrong with just that statement above. Even in Nowhere, South Dakota, there probably shouldn’t be 5,000 people with nothing better to do on a Friday night than attend a Central Hockey League game involving the fourth-place team from the Turner Conference, whatever the fuck that is.
The bigger problem is the two schools that participated in these “Olympics.” Was the South Dakota School for the Deaf and the Blind busy that night? Black Hills State University sounds like a sitcom community college. And can you really take someone seriously who has “School of Mines” on their résumé? Instead of condoms, the student health center hands out breathing masks to stop the black lung. At least their athletic teams are called the “Hardrockers” — because nothing is more intimidating in sports than an idiotic pun for a nickname.
The actual competitions, of course, included classic (South Dakotan) collegiate events like ice running, cooler riding and hockey stick spinning, which I imagine has to be some sad upper-midwestern version of a Louisville Chugger. And like most college-level “athletic” events, this also included chugging four beers.
One student vomited twice and the other male student vomited once, according to spectators. A photo shows one student hunched over with an obvious steady stream of vomit pouring from his mouth.
Steady stream of vomit? NF. And this wasn’t some two-beer queer quietly throwing up in the back yard at the start of the party. These two threw up all over themselves in front of a packed house at the iconic Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
Shockingly, the backlash from the poor drinking etiquette of these two young men from Black Hills State and The School of Mines, and the vomit-covered playing surface afterwards, have lead the Rush to cancel all future College Olympics. This serves as a lesson for all future obscure “professional” sports team marketing departments that college students playing drinking games in front of thousands of people will probably not work out well for anyone.
[via Rapid City Journal]