Hop Dreams

The drama! The striving! The competition! The … beer? This year’s CineVegas Film Festival features a sports documentary of a different kind. The Hoop Dreams of the frat-boy set, Last Cup: Road to the World Series of Beer Pong follows the trials and training of four beer pong competitors as they drink their way through the World Series of Beer Pong.

Not sure what beer pong is? Filmmaker Dan Lindsay reckons you’re older than 27. He tells a reporter for the Rockford Register Star that nearly everyone under that age is familiar with this game of skill—played with a Ping-Pong ball, a long table, and multiple half-filled glasses of beer—which is sweeping college campuses.

And while I’m against drinking games on the grounds that they’re generally a waste of tasty beer, any game with a $50,000 grand prize must be taken seriously. Let’s just hope they’re not using microbrews …

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