May 11, 2009
I REALLY want to thank the Daily News for following up the tragic story of a senseless shooting death at the hands of an immature, power-drinking father of two who couldn't control himself in a fit of rage by printing "The Official Rules of Beer Pong" that followed the story. I'm sure there were some people who were up in the air on the actual rules and are glad they are clear now. Josh Piersol Conshohocken
May 5, 2009 |
After they got into a dispute over a beer-pong game, Joseph Jimenez, 24, and Scott Riley, 25, met in a Bridgeport alleyway and Riley made a dare, investigators said. "Shoot me, shoot me," Riley said to Jimenez and a companion. "You guys ain't got the . . . " Jimenez accepted the challenge, police said, and yesterday he was being held without bail at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on murder and related charges pending a hearing next Monday. The Montgomery County District Attorneys' office gave the following account: Late Friday night, Jimenez and Riley were inside a house in the 100 block of West Second Street playing beer pong, a drinking game in which participants attempt to throw ping-pong balls into cups of beer.
June 11, 2010
ARE YOU ready for some beer pong? If you are, the Wild Wild West casino at Bally's Atlantic City is the place to be as the town's first bee- pong facility opens tonight. In case you just got back from an extended trip to Saturn, beer pong is a college-campus and sports-event tailgating staple. It's played on a regulation pingpong table, but no paddles are involved. The object is to toss a pingpong ball into a plastic cup filled with beer on the opponent's side of the table. (The game generally involves 10 cups per side, arranged in a triangular shape.
June 28, 2011 |
ATLANTIC CITY - There is trash talking in sports. And there is trashed talking in life. In beer pong, perhaps as nowhere else, they are one and the same - even in competitive beer pong, where the iconic red plastic cups are filled with water, not beer, and the beer costs $5 a bottle. And so, as you navigate around the 2-by-9-foot tables filling the ballroom at Resorts Casino Hotel - the site this week of the $25,000 World Pong Tour Championship - you might hear seriously intense, and profane, attempts to psych out the other guy. You might see two fullback types rolling on the floor, bellowing.
March 31, 2006 |
The focus in the hunt for a missing College of New Jersey freshman took a grim turn yesterday - a dormitory trash chute that authorities inspected with a special tethered fiber-optic camera. A day earlier, investigators searched the 10-story building from top to bottom with cadaver-sniffing dogs. Investigators wanted to get a "good look inside the chute" at Wolfe Hall, where John Fiocco Jr., 19, a well-liked graphic-arts major from Sewell, lived on the fourth floor, said Capt.
May 30, 2011 |
An argument over a drinking game in Cherry Hill left one man dead and another facing murder charges on Monday. The two men, authorities said, were playing beer pong when an argument erupted over the game, spilled outside and ended when one man pulled a knife on the other. William Walker Jr., 21, of the 200 block of Madison Avenue had been fatally stabbed about 2 a.m. He was rushed to Cooper University Hospital and later was pronounced dead, said Capt. Richard Minardi of the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
February 2, 2012
WHEN DID the Super Bowl become an excuse to sell junk to beer drinkers? I'm not talking about beer itself, for it goes without saying that plenty of cold suds are a necessary lubricant for the 12 or so hours you'll be spending in front of the wide-screen on Sunday. No, it's all the other stuff they're palming off on beer-loving football fans. For example, the Krups BeerTender. It's a countertop keg dispenser that chills beer to precisely 37.4 degrees. The $150 unit is being promoted as a "Super Bowl essential.
March 9, 2009 |
Jimmy Fallon has nothing to sweat about. The latest host of NBC's "Late Night" may have begun his new gig last week looking not unlike the anchor wannabe Albert Brooks played in "Broadcast News," but we know - don't we? - that he's not going anywhere. NBC doesn't make late-night mistakes. And when it does, it rides them out until they stop being mistakes. Fallon, whose first reviews almost had to be better than his predecessor received in 1993, is being measured against a man many consider a comic genius.
July 20, 2011 |
The new pseudo-sports keep flying at us, as fast as Phillies injury updates, major winners from Northern Ireland, and altered Flyers philosophies. Rugby sevens, twenty20 cricket, mega-ramp skateboarding, netball, disc golf, stunt-pogoing, BMX, UFL, UFC, MLL . . . S-T-O-P! It's time we whittled them to a more manageable number. Here are some simple tips for doing just that: We can do without any sport . . . that has "synchronized" in its name. This stuff should be confined to dinner theaters.