Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Grocery stores in Maine promoting beer pong

In small towns and big cities across the U.S., future sports stars are training hard to fulfill their dreams of going pro. These young people hope to one day join the ranks of the greats in Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association or the World Series of Beer Pong.
With the World Series of Beer Pong V right around the corner, I thought I’d share a post from The Badass Geek, a 20-something married man living in central Maine.
He wrote Dec. 11 about how a CVS store and a grocery store in his town were selling ping pong balls along with the beer. Maybe these stores are tapping into a big market for people who like to play the drinking game beer pong, also known as Beirut. I don’t know. But I’ve never seen this in Illinois or Connecticut.
The World Series of Beer Pong, the largest and longest running beer pong tournament in the world, is being held Jan. 1-5 at the Flamingo Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.
I’ll bet there’s a good team from Maine going for the $50,000 grand prize.

Photo from The Badass Geek showing ping pong balls for sale next to some Pabst Blue Ribbon beer in central Maine.

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