Years ago, some alcoholic Tiger fans created the Rod Allen drinking game. This game killed hundreds, but enjoyment of Tiger baseball and Rodisms was never greater. This game hasn’t been updated in years and, I think, it is time. We here at Detroit4lyfe know that this game might kill a small percentage of our readers, but, the survivors will take great enjoyment from this game.
It doesn’t matter if the Tigers are battling for the AL Central Title or playing the Royals in a meaningless game in August, we Detroiters are loyal even if it results in us completely buggy whipping our livers. Enjoy the game everyone.
DRINKING GAME v2.0
*If Rod is on national television, all drinks are doubled.
* Before the game, decide on one of these commercials (Belle Tire, Little Caesars, Bernstein’s or Dr. Rahmani) and drink 3 each time the selected commercial comes on.
1 DRINK ——————————————————
When Rod says, “pahdnuh.”
When Rod says, the Tigers have the best fans in baseball everyone must raise their beverage and take one drink.
When Rod agrees with Mario and says, “you’ve got that right” or shortens it to just “that’s right.”
When Rod says, “without question.”
When Rod says, “legit.”
When Rod says, “oh, for sure”
When Rod responds to Mario by saying, “good point.”
Whenever A Fox Sports Detroit girl is shown or mentioned.
3 DRINKS —————————————————
When Rod says, “I see you _____!”
When Rod is shown in the booth, all players must yell, “I see you, Rod!” and drink 3.
When a player shows bunt and Rod mentions this as being a “good idea”
When Rod says that a player or coach can “flat out” do something.
When Rod starts a sentence with “them boys.”
When Rod classifies something as a “major league,” such as a hit or an at bat.
When Rod identifies a pitch as a change “piece” or slide “piece”
When Rod says that a hit was “majestic.”
When Rod says, “filthy.”
When Rod correctly answers the trivia question.
When Rod says that a pitcher has “easy gas.”
When Rod makes any kind of reference to a player or his ability being “special”
When Rod starts a sentence with “for whatever reason”
When Rod says the phrase “professional hitter” or “professional pitcher”
When Rod says, “tremendous.”
When Rod says, “big fella.”
When Rod says, “cabby.”
When Rod says, “cheese.” (double if he is talking about sneaking cheese by a rat)
When Rod starts a sentence with, “make no mistake.”
When Rod says, “look no further.”
Whenever Rod reads the in game promo. (double if it’s Tigers fantasy camp)
Whenever MARIO ends an inning saying, “Tigers threaten, but do not score.”
Whenever Rod says, “April in the D.” (triple if it is not April when said)
Whenever Rod appears in a non-Fox Sports Detroit related commercial.
5 DRINKS ————————————————
Whenever Rod says he talked to someone before the game. (Double if this comes at “batting practice”)
When showing the fans, you spot a Rod Allen poster. (double if on the road)
When Rod says the phrase, “oh no he didn’t.”
Whenever Rod “feels sorry for the (opposing team/player)” after a pitchers stuff is especially “filthy” that day
When a Tigers player shows bunt and Rod does not mention it being a good idea.
When Rod says “stop it _____.” This usually comes when an opposing player is having a great game against the Tigers.
When Rod says that a player “better come correct.”
When Rod asks, “are you serious?!”
When Rod starts a sentence with “call me crazy, but.”
When Rod praises Leyland for doing something unconventional. Such as hit and run on 0-2 count. Double the drinks if the move backfires and Rod still praises the move.
When Rod describes someone as being “old school.”
When Rod says the phrase, “the unintentional, intentional walk.”
When Rod incorrectly answers the trivia question.
When Rod says something is a “remedy for success.”
When Rod says, “big fly!”
Whenever Rod describes a pitch or a line drive as an “absolute seed.”
Whenever Rod says, “cat.”
Whenever Rod says a pitcher is throwing a “steady diet” of a certain pitch.
Whenever Rod says, “eaassyyy Papa Grande”
Whenever Rod asks, “are you kidding me?”
Whenever Rod sends out a tweet during the game.
Whenever Rod says a play got “into one’s kitchen.”
Whenever John Keating interrupts the game with highlights from around the MLB. (0 drinks if it is anyone else)
When Rod says, “ribeyes” or “steaks” when talking about runs batted in.
7 DRINKS ————————————————
Whenever Rod intentionally spells something out incorrectly to make a point: (That boy is B-A-D-D, bad! or Don Kelly is getting B-I-Z-Z-Y, busy! Or Santiago is S-M-O-O-V-E, smooth!)
When Rod describes someone as being “country strong!” (triple if he is still talking about Marcus Thames)
When Rod says, “baseball’s a great game.”
Whenever Rod says a player “looks good in his uniform.” (double if he is talking about a coach)
When Rod says, “contact to damage ratio.” (double if it is off the chain)
When Rod says that a pitcher is throwing “itty bitty ones.”
Whenever Rod incorrectly uses the word “literally.”
Whenever cotton candy is mentioned.
Whenever Rod describes his physique as being “puffy.”
Whenever Rod refers to Craig Monroe as “C-Mo.”
8 DRINKS ————————————————
When Rod references his time with the 84 Tigers, take as many drinks as hits (8) that he had with the 84 Tigers.
Whenever Rod describes a player’s spin move as a “pirouette”
When showing the fans, you spot a Rod Allen poster where he is dressed up as Luigi. (double if on the road)
Whenever Rod makes the statement “some kind of _____.” (IE: Some kind of smooth)
When Rod references Mario’s “fancy” education or large pay checks.
When Rod calls for the suicide squeeze.
When Rod says, “game within the game.”
Whenever Rod references his playing time in Japan.
10 DRINKS ———————————————
When Rod says that a broken bat “died a hero” on a hit.
When Rod is being critical or openly questions a coaching decision made by Leyland.
When Rod says the Tigers are “beatin’ on the (opposing pitcher) like he stole something!”
When Rod says a player is “stylin’ and profling.”
When Rod says “get on with your bad self!”
12 DRINKS ——————————————
When Rod says “buggy whipped.”
When Rod mentions Beyonce.
20 DRINKS ——————————————
When the footage of Rod charging the mound in Japan is shown.
General Silliness 2 drinks may be had when Rod displays general silliness. This optional rule can be applied in group or individual play and can be declared before the game or invoked when the silliness occurs. General silliness can be loosely interpreted as that’s why it’s not technically part of the rules. Experienced players will recognize this activity which can include stepping over the play by play with yelps, screams or any array of noises, use of non-words, abundant laughing or appearing overly giddy.