My Name Is Hurl – 2007 Edition

Posted by Iannucci | 4/04/2007 | 3 comments »
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After suffering through consecutive weekends of watching a single driver dominate, it has become glaringly obvious that something needs to be done to spice up IndyCar racing. Since the League is unlikely to change the rules of competition, we the fans have to take matters into our own hands.

Yes friends, it’s time to resurrect the Unofficial IndyCar Drinking Game.

As I first noted in the 2006 edition, this is a work in progress. I have altered this a bit from last season, largely because we no longer have Dr Punch or Big Jamie Little around. That alone is reason enough to stare somberly into a tall cold one.

The game has also been tweaked to accommodate reader suggestions. If you have something to add then by all means share it with the group in the comments. The only rule is no drinking for crashes – that’s The NASCAR Way.

Also note that you are not required to consume Alcoholic beverages to participate, and are in fact discouraged from doing so if you are pregnant, under age, or named Al Unser Jr.

1 Drink
Drink term: “Dirty Air”
Name Drop: Tony George
Arute mentions something someone told him before the race
Any driver is asked about Danica!
Scott Dixon actually smiles
AJ Foyt sighting
Danica!’s winless streak is mentioned

2 Drinks
Drink term: "Marbles"
Name Drop: Brian Barnhart
Arute uses the cutaway car
Any driver complains about blocking
Scott Goodyear actually smiles
Mario Andretti sighting
Mirror Man's winless streak is mentioned

3 Drinks
Drink term: "Lockstep"
Name Drop: Patrick Dempsey
Arute holds something up to the camera
Any driver refuses to be interviewed by a pit reporter
Roger Penske actually smiles
Rick Mears sighting
The Fisher Queen’s winless streak is mentioned

Finish the Bottle
Drink term: "Champ Car"
Name Drop: PJ Chesson
Arute mentions an animal (dogs, birds, rabbits - you know he will)
Any driver drops an On-Air Expletive
Tony George actually smiles
Al or Bobby Unser sighting (hey, they would finish the bottle for you)
Ed Carpenter George’s winless streak is mentioned

Empty the Bar
Drink term: "Blog"
Name drop: Willy T Ribbs
Danica! mentions a sponsor
Scott Goodyear makes a joke
Brian Barnhart actually smiles
Marty Roth finishes on the lead lap
Any driver gets his/her first career IndyCar win


  1. Anonymous // April 05, 2007 6:54 PM  

    Oh boy - I thought I was the only one in the world that noticed that Danica! never, ever mentions her sponsors. I'd be a bit ticked if I were them. All that money, and she can't even remember, or can't be bothered, to include their name when she's interviewed. Oh yeah - I forgot. No interviews.

  2. Anonymous // April 06, 2007 2:52 AM  

    2 drinks if an announcer says "Simmons spun and collected Matsuura and ______ ...."

  3. Anonymous // April 09, 2007 10:00 AM  

    the ABC guys worked "lockstep" into the Busch race this weekend