This is so dumb. But I'm watching it. And drinking. Drinking game rules?
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Kemp hits a HR, because he's going to win.
Every time Chris Berman makes you want to hit a puppy, drink. If you're alive before the end of the first round (approximately 3 am, Thursday) you win.
flabbergasted at the fact that Chris Berman was calling the home run derby, seriously wtf. That was terrible.
"State Farm" = 1 drink
Regular Home Run = 1 Drink
475' Plus Home Run = 2 Drink
Gold Ball Home Run = 3 Drink
Sitting at Bastone and the tv is on mute, so I drink when I want
Besides, it seems like every year someone hits an amazing amount of home runs to get to the finals, and then is so tired that he can't do shit in the finals and loses. A player is almost better off doing just enough to move on in the first round.
First obligatory "Gatorade break." Jeez, this thing has gotten terrible.
if Berman says Back, back back back
Better yet, drink for every back he says...
thats how we did it in college
Drink if your TV is on.
Gah. Dumbest sporting event in America? I'd like to hear of one dumber.
NFL Pro-bowl. There you go.
he was a great safety. Here's hoping one of our guys can turn out like that (MRob.and Carvin.... I'm looking at you).
That's certainly up there, but at least it is a football game. This is like if we set aside a whole evening just to watch quarterbacks have a "who can throw the ball the furthest?" contest.
NBA All Star Game. The derby is just a tradition, and it makes no attempt to suggest it's significant in any way.
I'd like to see if players can control on where he hit the ball. Basically target hitting. If he hits in a certain area of target, he get certain amount of points depending on the area. Bullseyes are worth more. They get 12-15 swings. The targets are placed all over the outfield.
Just my random thoughts on how to change things up to make it exciting or at least interesting.
put on a hell of a show.
Also, hell of a catch by that kid out in CF.
So are you guys saying I'm lucking out by being forced to watch the Bachelorette instead of the HR derby?
Based on previous editions...
If you're going to get laid later, I'd say you made the right choice. And even if you have to pound one out yourself, you still made the right choice.
As I'm messing around on MGoBlog next to my fiance watching the bachelorette, it gave me great satisfaction showing her your post. Glad to know I'm not missing much.
This is the first episode I've seen in approximately 4 years. I'm still unsure how they can turn each episode into a two hour show. This couldn't drag out any longer.
Its become a joke. The all-star game has ten bizillion players on the roster half don't play at all. The rest that do play 1 inning before going to the bench. Before hand we watch the MLB's out shape players a.k.a. sluggers hit slow pitch while sipping gatorade.
call it. Either home run or out. Non-swings don't count.
If you're wrong you drink. If you're right you're friend does.
Secret Life of an American Teenager was on. Anything interesting happen in the Derby? A few home runs perhaps? Some friends become enemies, enemies become friends?
In season mode, I used to trade for all the best players by just swapping 3 guys for 1, then signing the 2 guys the other team released off the wavier wire and trading them and eventually building your way up to an all star team
That game was great. There was a cheat where Griffey would hit a homer if he made contact. I would always do it and laugh as he bunted a home run
left left right right right left left
you must be over thirty to get this reference... and have played contra.
I got it at 26, and of course played contra
My brother and I are playing it as a prediction game. We each make a guess before each player hits as to how may he will end up with. Drink once for every homer we were short/over. Also, any ball over 500 ft. we chug a beer. Every time that douchey teenager acts like a hero when he makes a catch we do a shot of tequila. Long night ahead.
A few years back, my buddies an I did a shot of beer for every home run. It was also the year Hamilton went yard like 20+ times in a row. I was ready to fist fight my dad.
I agree 100% with the hoerun competition and Chris Berman, but I love baseball. This is just a sham though. Don't knock the sport just because of a gimmick that happens once a year.
Has Inge hit yet?
Did you know that today is the only day all year where there are absolutely ZERO sports games on? No WNBA, MLB, etc.
Hahahaha: the WNBA isn't a SPORT.
You don't like women's athletics. That's fine, but keep that opinion to yourself or risk the wrath of the Board.
Its more of a philosophical argument, like, if a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound. Likewise, if the WNBA exists, and no one cares or shows up for their pick-and-roll-festival, did an athletic competition really exist??
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No. I thought it was the day before and day after mlb all star game. Then again the revolution play man U. Does that coubt though?
That was way more boring but way better than this. That hot tub has gotta be filled with about a dozen unidentified stds from skanks shipped in for an all star game.
I disagree. The HR Derby and MLB All Star game is the best of all the major sports.
I love football but the Pro Bowl is boring. The NBA All Star game is boring too and the slam dunk hasnt been shit for 20 years. Id rather see a 480 ft HR than the same dunk every year. I bet Robbie Cano can do the Blake Griffin dunk over the front end of the hood of a KIa but Id like to see Blake Griffin knock out 32 Home Runs, many touching 470 feet.
I actually like the derby and so do a lot of my friends. Never got drunk while watching it though, maybe next year. I even watched the celebrity softball game and that was pretty entertaining too! AL almost came back to win it. Yea yea Im a baseball nerd thats ok. Girls like it.
The MLB All Star game is actually pretty cool, because it counts for something and the players actually try, unlike the other All Star games. But the HR Derby just lets you watch people do something that is, for them, really easy, over and over again. It's like a 40 yard TD pass competition with no one in coverage. Boring. Just bring on the actual game already!