Jeremy White's Tweetbag!

November 03, 2018 - 10:34 am
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I’m trying to give the Tweetbag! a theme each time out to perhaps freshen things up and get some good questions and answers rolling.  Last week was the Bar Argument edition, and that feels like something we’ll have to revisit sometime down the line.  This week I asked you to tweet me your questions ONLY if you’d had a couple of drinks.  So… here it is…

The IN THE BAG TWEETBAG!

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We start off with questions about BEER, obviously:

I don’t have an answer for this because… I don’t know what the limit is.  A few years back I went to a local establishment that sells fine beers.  One might say it’s a place where a merchant of beer sells his wares in a village.  Anyway, I walk in looking for a good stout.  My good merchant points me to a very rare Vietnamese Coffee Stout that he claims is quite rare.

I remember hearing something like, “Only two kegs in the entire state”

Well I’m sold.  So without asking any questions I order up a growler of it.  As the total comes, my bill is… 48 dollars.

In my head I do a spit take.  There’s an explosion inside my brain that I don’t allow to become an external reaction. I think “Ain’t no way in HELL I’m paying 48 dollars for a growler of this beer, I came here looking to spend about 8-10 dollars on a good stout.  Take this motor oil and send it back from whence it came!”

What I say though is, “OK”.

And I buy it.  And I spill some of it at home as I pour it.  Probably about 11 dollars.  I poured 11 dollars on to the counter accidentally.   But that beer was damn good.

Follow up?  I’ve DEFINITELY spent… more than 20 dollars on a single beer at some point.  

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Beer-alytics

There’s probably some internet study about this somewhere out there but I’d bet every dollar I have that the answer is… a winning team.  You turn off a losing team.  You check out.  Sure you might drink beer to try to entertain yourself but in reality, the drunken love you feel for a winning team goes down well with a couple of cold ones.

Winning team = More games.  Night games.  

Losing team = Staying home.  Apple picking.

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True college story

 

When I was a junior at SU, I was part of the greatest three man flip cup team to walk this Earth.  Tark, Shamus, and I dominated.  In a full calendar, year we lost ONE time.

Did we have a “process”?

(loads up some snark)

Well yeah, I guess. 

We had what amounts to a pre-shot routine.  Shamus would say that whole “kick ass and chew bubble gum” thing before EVERY round… and I would turn to Talk and say “More shocking than ______ “ and then insert some reference that didn’t even have to make sense but somehow did.

We were idiots.  We had a process.  We won all the time.  Now when I play flip cup I imagine it’s what Bill Russell feels like when he walks on to a basketball court to shoot around.

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More BEER questions

We’re not giving up beer.  Sorry, but it’s not happening.  Yes of course I would love for the Bills to win a Super Bowl, but do you really think we’re about to transition to a cider or wine cooler town?

Wine is different.  Wine has its place, but we’re not about to start drinking wine at tailgates.  

Here’s a good way to think about it… remember how much we all wanted the Bills to end the drought and make the playoffs?  And yes that was fun, right?  But what’s that feel like now?  We remember it as a fun memory, and our present situation is… less than fun.

Winning the Super Bowl and giving up beer would be the same.  You might do it.  If I’m making the call, I’m keeping the beer.

Besides… there’s always the Cup.

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Wine Time

2-14 is more of a possibility than a different record at all, right?

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