Next January, drunk college kids from around the country will converge on Las Vegas for the fifth edition of the World Series of Beer Pong. Yes, that game you played in college on a salvaged ping-pong table in your fraternity basement has somehow morphed into an actual, sanctioned pub sport, next to darts and pool. Bars across the country host beer pong leagues, Greg Oden plays it, even Rick Reilly dropped the dental jokes long enough to write about it for ESPN.
But just because it’s reached legitimacy in the minds of drunkards and Rick Reilly doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful playing it. Alcohol can be a dangerous drug, and beer pong can lead to some serious trouble if its participants are careless or stupid. For example, playing beer pong while holding a baby: careless. Uploading a YouTube video of you playing beer pong while holding a baby: very, very stupid. Video, of course, after the jump.