Kentucky Basketball Drinking Game 2012-13

Editor’s Note: The following outline/idea comes courtesy of@FakeJoeDooley on Twitter. Give him a follow if you don’t already. We at endorse these rules wholeheartedly and look forward to partaking in such festivities over some Falls City and Blue Moon just added to the fridge. Cheers!


Before the game begins, you must conduct a player “draft.” You’re responsible for draft order. Drafters choose from one of the Five Starters on a given night. If you have more than five playing the game, you may choose a starter that has already been chosen (two people may have the same starter). Don’t worry about the reserve players. They’ll come into play later on.


All of Section II is specific to your drafted starting player.

Scoring Rule:

  • Drink one (1) for every point your drafted player scores (E.g., You drafted Noel and he makes a layup – drink two; or, you drafted Harrow and he makes a 3-pointer – drink three). Always remember that these drinks are not meant to be a burden. It’s a celebration. UK just freaking scored.

Superpower Rule:

Each starter has a SUPERPOWER. This superpower is specific to only that player. When your drafted player uses his superpower in the course of the game, you give drinks out instead of take them. The individual superpowers are as follows:

  • Ryan Harrow: Every time Harrow makes a crazy pass (good or bad), you give out two (2) drinks to anyone in the room. Also feel free to throw something at them and tell them to drink in a squeaky voice.
  • Archie Goodwin: Every time Goodwin drives into the paint and gets fouled give out two (2) drinks to anyone in the room. Also, if he makes the foul attempt for a ‘plus one’ to make the give out three (3) drinks. You must also play the game more competitively than everyone else in the room.
  • Alex Pothress: Every time Alex makes a “hustle play” (e.g., takes a charge, attempts a charge, flops, drops, dives, or scrambles), give out three (3) drinks to anyone in the room. Feel free to flex both arms above your head before delivering.
  • Nerlens Noel: Every time Davis blocks a shot or gets a steal in the post, give out three (3) drinks. You must wear something with a flat top as a hat while you play. A cereal box or a top hat is acceptable. Either way, “UK” must be on the back.
  • Kyle Wiltjer: Every time Wiltjer attempts a 3-pointer, give out two (2) drinks. If he makes the 3-pointer, give out five (5) drinks, make sure to make good use of the “3 Goggles” while giving out your drinks.
  • Julius Mays:  Every time “Old Man Mays” gets an assist give out four (4) drinks.  You must play this game with a cane & preferably with a false elderly beard.
  • Willie Cauley-Stein: Every time Cauley-Stein gets a put-back dunk give out five (5) drinks. If Stein goes to the free throw line and makes one, do a shot. If he makes both, finish the bottle.

Special Individual Player Rules: (Rare individual player rules)

These are rare instances that your drafted player may play a part in during the course of a game. Watch for these both for your player and other players in the room.

  • Technical Foul: Drink 10 if your drafted player gets a technical foul. Also punch your neighbor and give him or her 10 as well (don’t need to inflict real pain, but it’s your world). You may spread these 10 around the room if you’d prefer.
  • Posterized: If your drafted player posterizes another team’s player, give out 5 drinks to the room. If you get up and re-enact the play, give out 15.
  • Career High: If your drafted player achieves a career high in points, you can give out drinks to the room up to that total (e.g., if a Wildcats bests his career high by scoring 36 points, you can give out 36 drinks, no credit for ties).

III. UNIVERSAL TEAM RULES: (Everyone in the room takes part in these)

Everyone in the room will take part in the following rules. These are meant to be community rules and are separate from the individual drafted player rules.

3-Point Rule:

  • Every time a Kentucky three-point basket is made, everyone has to throw up the “3 Goggles”.   The LAST player to do it has to drink 5.

Block/Charge (Blarge) Rule:

  • If they televise a slow motion Blarge call, you have the option of doing a 10-second waterfall or getting up and reenacting the call with your neighbor.  If you choose the latter, have no regard for the coffee table, drink, or your neighbors that live below you.

Ashley Judd Rule:

  • If Ashley Judd is pictured on your television screen at any time take two (2) drinks.

Pizza Commercial Rule:

  • If your television shows a pizza commercial, take one (1) drink and order another pizza. No pizza days off.

IV. RESERVE RULES: (THE Twany, Malone, Long, Lanter and Polson RULES)

  • If any of the above enter the game in the first half of play, everyone drink ten (10) for each. If they enter the game in the second half, everyone drink five (5).
  • If any of these five players score at any point in the game, everyone drink the amount equal to the points scored (E.g., Malone hits a 3-pointer, everyone drink 3).
  • If any of these players miss a dunk, finish your drink.


  • Send @FakeJoeDooley pictures of your group playing this drinking game and use the hashtag #DooleyDrinkingGame. If it’s an especially good example of how the game is to be played, it will be retweeted. If your picture is retweeted, give out twenty (20) drinks courtesy of me.

NOTE: This is supposed to be FUN!  Change the rules at your party to make it work for your group.  DESIGNATE A DRIVER!  Call a Taxi!  Have fun!

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