Beer Die

Beer Die behind The Foxy

BBDO 2010 Trophy Presentation Ceremony

Brownie’s Beer Die Open (BBDO) Commish, the Master of Ceremonies, introduces the BBDO 2010 champions, hall-of-fame inductees and reveals the Brockton birthplace of Brownie’s Beer Die Open.


Rickey Henderson

In case you missed it, in body or mind, watch the awards ceremony from last August’s BBDO 2010. We hear from the commish himself, who admits he was inspired by the Foxy (House), as he presents Lord Brownie’s Cup to the 2010 champions. We also hear from the latest BBDO hall-of-fame inductees, who’ve gathered “momentum” in the BBDO’s eight-year history to walk among such greats as Dave Comis.

Said 2010 inductee Mike H.:

“In the words of Rickey Henderson, ‘Dave Comis was the symbol of defensive excellence, but today, I’m the greatest of all time.'”

The BBDO inducts Jeremy Michael Russell into the Hall of Fame. Older brother Josh accepts the honor on his behalf.

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Beer Die across the nation

Recorded history of Beer Die reaches back to the early 1980s, when frats at Colby College in Maine sat behind closed doors and played, according to the official Beer Die site. Brownie’s Beer Die Open (BBDO) commissioner Jay Brown said he once met a Colby alum, who affirmed he was playing as early as 1978, coincidentally the year the BBDO commish was born. Yet neither the official site nor Brown himself can confirm when this drinking game first began. Many accounts conflict on the Internet as the sitting-down version spreads west across the country.

It’s reached at least as far as the Lone Star State.

This reporter “tweeted” the hash tag #BeerDie, on the popular social networking site Twitter, and struck a chord all the way in Corpus Christi, Texas…

…then again, that’s Beer Die sitting down. Everybody, who plays South Shore Beer Die, stand up.