The 1st Annual NCAA Tournament “Boxes of Beer” pool was such a rousing success that everyone has all but demanded another one. And, thus, with the world’s most exciting sporting event just two weeks away, a World Cup Boxes of Beer pool is in order.
Here’s the deal if you missed out on the first one:
To enter into this tournament pool your “fee” is simply beer. You just need to offer up a nice local beer from wherever you live. Doesn’t have to be rare, doesn’t have to be expensive, doesn’t even have to be good (although, what kinda dickhead would offer up a shitty beer?) You live in Wisconsin, offer up a bottle or two of New Glarus. California, how about some AleSmith? Kansas and a Boulevard Smokestack would be divine.
This year’s NCAA pool saw winners receive such beers as Surly Darkness, The Lost Abbey Angel’s Share Grand Cru, Bell’s Hopslam, and other swell local niceties from terrific brewers such as Captain Lawrence, Southampton, Russian River, and others I’m surely forgetting.
Now I’m not saying you have to be as generous of course (though EVERYONE was quite generous for the NCAA pool). I don’t want this be a burden or expensive, and I’m sure most if not all entrants will agree that it wasn’t. A bottle or two of beer, plus shipping, will cost you max $10-15, around the same as any NCAA or other sports office pool.
Here’s our private group, “Boxes of Beer”
Password is of course: beer
No one’s forcing you to enter, so please, if you do enter, don’t be a jerk and not live up to your end of the bargain if and when you most likely lose. I believe only one or two people didn’t pay up (yet) for the NCAA pool. I’ll be really pissed if that happens again. And I’ll be insanely jealous at the thought of the winner receiving box after box after box of beers all throughout the end of summer.
If you enter, please leave a comment below telling us your entry name. And if I don’t personally know you, or you didn’t enter the NCAA pool, then please send me an e-mail [theviceblogATgmail.com] telling me your real name and real e-mail address so I can keep track. (Goes without saying that you can’t enter this pool if you were one of the people that didn’t pay up for the NCAA pool.) It might also be fun to speculate in the comments what beer(s) you might send to the winner should you lose.
(USA!!! USA!!!! USA!!!!)
*Of course, you must be 21 or older. My lawyers are making me say that.
**You also must have a US address to recieve your boxes should you win. I’m not making any one ship internationally.