If you're watching the olympics, which most of the country is since it's taking over the media, you might need a little extra entertainment during the less riveting events. Behold: The Olympic Drinking Game. A sure way to keep your interest peaked during the duller moments. You will find yourself paying attention to even the most lackluster commentators. It will take your mind off of the fact that there are people out there accomplishing things while you sit on your couch. You will feel so much pride for your country! You will convince yourself that you too could be an Olympian! The rules are quite simple, Drink:
When USA wins Gold
Whenever they show/talk about Micheal Phelps during an event he isn't competing inWhen the show Christ the Redeemer
When they show the Olympic Cauldron
When an athlete has a backstory of overcoming an adversity
When the turmoils of Brazil are mentioned
When they flashback to past Olympics
When "the underdog" gets a medal
Whenever a gymnast falls off the beam/bars/ vault etc.
Whenever a gymnast snaps they bone
Whenever there's a false start
Whenever the commentators use their "tragedy voice"
When an athlete bites their medal
When a diver makes too big of a splash
When a world record is broken
When someone younger than you wins a medal
When they pan over Copacabana Beach
When you can't understand the athlete being interviewed
When the athlete is the child of an past Olympian
When a country wins it's first medal ever
When you drool over/envy an athlete's body
When they show an athlete's family in the stands
When they address Michael Phelps as "the most decorated Olympian of all time"
When you can't hear the announcers over the noise of the event
When the commentators say an athlete is "back for redemption"
Whenever you see a commercial for an "Olympic special" of a show
When a spectator tires to get a selfie with an athlete
Whenever someone makes a fool of themselves in the background of the TV announcers
Whenever a winner cries on the podium
Whenever you cry because the athlete is crying
When you've never heard of the country
When announcers make table tennis sound like the most exciting even in the games
When the favorite for an event doesn't win
When a Brazilian gets Gold
When they show a past Olympian in the stands
Whenever an athlete is covered in cupping marks
When synchronized divers/swimmers become unsynchronized
When a runner trips over the hurdles
When you get stressed over an event as if the results are a life or death situation for you
When you feel overwhelmed with emotions because the Olympics are beautiful
In retrospect it's probably best not to actually play this game, but hey at least you're paying attention to the Olympics now.