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The Olympic Opening Ceremonies Drinking Game

I encourage you to try this at home.

This afternoon Tonight, the world will turn its eyes to London for the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic games. What, you don’t care about the Olympics? You should. Anthony Davis! Phelps vs. Lochte! National Pride! Tiny gymnasts hurling through the air! RACE WALKING for the love of God! Still no? What if I made a drinking game for the Opening Ceremonies for you and your friends? Yeah, thought so.

General disclaimer: Drink responsibly, use a designated driver, substitute tea or something innocent and healthy if you’re underage, blah blah.

The game is pretty self-explanatory, but in case you’re a bit slow, here are some rules:

– If something on the list happens, drink the corresponding number of sips.
– Don’t puke on your friend’s rug, and if you do, clean it up. Seriously, he just bought that last week and it really compliments the Kate Upton poster above the TV.

– British humor doesn’t translate
– Flag bearer has traumatic backstory
– Reference to Pippa Middleton
– Elton John wearing glitter
– Someone wearing a bowler hat
– Any time someone is called a “legend,” “national hero” or “sensation”
– Member of the NBC crew uses a British colloquialism or stereotyped cultural reference (cheers, chap, fish n’ chips, tea and biscuit, etc.)
– A Beatles song is performed
– Comparison to the Beijing Opening Ceremonies
– Creepy Olympic mascot sighting

– A shot of the Queen looking bored
– Jamaican with dreadlocks
– NBC commentator gets drink spilled on him/her in a crowd shot
– The camera catches an athlete on his/her phone
– David Beckham sighting

– Farm animal poops on camera
– A country has five athletes or less
– Any reference to Anthony Davis and/or his unibrow (excuse me, “monobrow”)
– Inappropriate comment about an athlete’s hotness (four sips if it’s made by Al Roker)

– During the ringing of the world’s largest harmonically tuned bell

– Performance failure (i.e. prop malfunction, actor falls or forgets line, mysterious artificial rain cloud fails to produce rain)
– Torch/Cauldron doesn’t light
– Reference to Ann Curry
The Bird Man shows up
– Someone turns Paul McCartney’s mic off

Feel free to add your own in the comments section. Cheers!

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

15 Comments for The Olympic Opening Ceremonies Drinking Game

  1. clarification
    3:41 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    does the farm animal have to poop ON the camera itself…or simply in view of the camera ?

  2. Johnny
    3:47 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    Does prop malfunction include a wardrobe malfunction?

  3. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    3:51 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    1 – Just in view of the camera, but if one manages to poop on the camera…wow. I think that calls for some shotgunning.
    2 – Of course!

  4. Pu
    3:52 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    1) Hilarious. I must have an extremely juveile sense of humor. I’m still chuckling about that comment

  5. Pu
    3:52 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink


  6. Hal
    4:05 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    or you could slam/shotgun/bong your beer like an adult

  7. Gaddis Bomb
    4:27 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    This post is better than Corey Nichol’s entire body of work. Over the entire course of this life.

  8. me
    4:44 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    girl you rock it like a rock star…keep up the good work.

  9. Aaron Craft's Rosacea
    4:57 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    Amy Whitehouse tribute- Kill a 40 of King Cobra.

  10. Aaron Craft's Rosacea
    5:00 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink


  11. Daryl Isaacs
    6:01 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    I am excited for the Lord Voldemort vs Mary Poppins battle to the death!

  12. Kidd-Tipmore
    8:14 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    I’m wasted already

  13. First Timer
    8:43 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    You should have to drink one sip every time a kid sings!

  14. What the F!?
    2:22 am July 28, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone who’s playing a drinking game with rules calling for “sips” isn’t really playing a “drinking” game at all. #PutOnYourBigGirlPanties

  15. annoyed
    3:04 am July 28, 2012 Permalink

    1 sip every time Matt says “it is what it is”