Oh Gnome You Didn't! The ten best team themes from Flipcup'alooza
People were flipping out in the plaza outside Fado Irish Pub on Saturday. Between drunken refs, a brief rain delay, match announcers competing with blasting music from DJ Escal8 and general alcohol-induced chaos, the madness level among competitors and spectators alike at Flipcup'alooza approached shitshow levels. By the end of the night, referees had blown calls, somebody had stolen the booby-prize toilet seat and third place had mysteriously disappeared. By the time the champions, Sweep the Leg, were crowned, many participants were tired and cranky. Others were cheering, laughing and wrestling on the beer-soaked ground.
What made the night truly memorable was the mandatory team-costume rule, which added surprising flavor to an otherwise repetitive game. Though the games themselves ran too long to include the intended best-costume contest, we decided to offer our own take. Check out the ten best team themes from the tournament:
10. So Fly Like a G-Flip
Paying homage to Far East Movement's briefly popular and infinitely irritating song, this team came to the games in their most ballerific gear. Sporting heavy-looking chains, stylish glasses and shiny everything, no matter how terrible that song is, their flyness was undeniable.
9. The Hambeerglars
Surprisingly relevant since the tournament included a short break for burgers, this team's theme made you wonder if members pilfered extra burgers or just stuck to making beer disappear. Either way, you gotta give the Hambeerglars credit for bringing the silly to a competition that was, at times, quite fierce. Though some of their colors were off and they didn't include those really cool Hamburglar hats, the Hambeerglars managed to steal a spot in our top ten.