Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Rock Paper Scissors Goes Global

You have got to be kidding me!

Rock - Paper - Scissors is going global! This is no joke. In June of 2007 the USARPS joined with Bud Light to crown a Rock-Paper Scissors Champion at Manadalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. Winning purse…$50,000. The winner of this event will go on to Beijing during the Olympics to compete for the Global Champ.

USARPS League Commissioner, Matti Leshem says, "The game of Rock Paper Scissors has experienced explosive growth over the past few years with the help of Bud Light. The United States of America is simply not large enough to contain it any longer," said USARPS League Commissioner, Matti Leshem. "We're bursting onto the world stage with a competition to identify the greatest Rock Paper Scissors player among 6.5 billion people. What better place to start than Beijing in 2008?"

I'm not clear on how to interpret this quote. "…Rock Paper Scissors has experienced explosive growth over the past few years with the help of Bud Light." Does that mean these competitors are so drunk they don't realize how stupid of an event this is to compete for? Are they just snatching people stumbling out of bars and unknowingly enlisting them into this competition?

Thanks Bud Light…we are ever so grateful.

Remember playing RPS in middle school and you always had that idiot kid who would cheat and pull the gun-sign routine. Or they would wait just a second and then put their sign after you. That's the kid who we'll see in Beijing. But he won't be able to hide behind his deceptive ways there. I'm told they actually have judges right on top of things. Here is the full story or view a replay of the 2007 Finals below:

http://www.sunherald.com/447/story/413965.html

1 comment:

RT Beese said...

I don't know what you're talking about, I was on the edge of my seat! Man, when he threw scissors like that at the end, I was floored, what a SMART move stickin with scissors.

Then, he proved he's a people's champ. He went out and thanked his fans. Other athletes should do the same!

AWESOMENESS! Can't wait for more!