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Drinking alcohol has always been a big part of my hockey-watching experience. The Blue Jackets latest slump got me thinking (scary I know), why not have a Blue Jackets drinking game? I am drinking during the game anyways, why not make my own sport out of it? So I now present to you, the Official drinking game!

My goal is to revise the game as needed, and take suggestions from other fans on what should be added/revised/taken away. So if you have any ideas shoot them my way.

But before we move onto the game: does not support alcohol abuse, underage drinking, or drinking and driving. The following is meant for responsible adults, of legal drinking age, and meant for entertainment. In short, don’t be stupid.

Now onto the game.

Materials needed:

  • TV, computer, game ticket, or some other means to view the game.
  • Alcoholic beverage, I prefer Coors Light (where’s my endorsement check?)
  • Some friends to play with (if you don’t have any friends make a Twitter account, there are many wonderful CBJ fans there that will be your sponsor)

1 Drink:

  • Anytime you hear “Gotta see it live!”
  • Someone throws a punch
  • Nash does something flashy/showing off.
  • You lip-read Arniel speaking his mind using mostly swears.
  • Brassard passes when he should have shot – @Canadan82
  • Stralman playing? Drink when he turns over the puck. – @unclepg
  • Everytime an announcer calls the wrong sweater number/name – @alexcstallings
  • Anytime you feel like telling Davidge to shut up, or he makes a Miami reference – @Jseck93 and @frickindannie
  • If Davidge says any of the following:
  • If Rimmer says any of the following:
    • “Through and across the line” – cbusbj99
    • “Changes it up on the fly” – cbusbj99
  • Umberger/OSU reference. Or a reference to how much Umberger means to this team – @TheVic61
  • When Rimer gives a player’s resume when they touch the puck, i.e. “Nikky Zherdev, the former Blue Jacket” – @telepathetic
  • If the keys to the game include “get out to a fast start” – @kat021171

2 Drinks

  • The refs miss a very obvious call against the opposing team.
  • The Blue Jackets score (Finish your drink if it is a PP goal) – @Jseck93
  • Any time the camera angle is focusing on a coach/goalie/random person while there is action going on. – @unclepg
  • When Voracek hits the post. – @unclepg
  • Everytime Jared Boll goes for a check and hits the glass instead. – @Cor1040
  • During post game interviews. 2 drinks everytime a player answers answers an obvious question with “It’s huge.” – @jonnyba
  • Huselius (a) reloading after having a clear shot -or- (b) he blows a shot more than 4 feet wide – @Canadan82
  • Jan Hejda shoots directly into a player already prepared to block a shot. – @Canadan82

3 Drinks:

  • The refs make a very bogus call against the CBJ.
  • Boll get’s hungry and tries to eat his stick.
  • The Blue Jackets give up a point. (If Mason starts tonight, start chugging.) – @jonnyba

Finish Your Drink:

  • Boomer appearance on TV – @Tony_CBJF
  • FSN Ohio interviews more opposing players/coaches/owners than they do Jackets players/coaches/owners – @Canadan82

And remember, this is a work in progress, and I need suggestions from everyone to make it better! So email me, tweet me (@FireTheCannon), or leave your suggestions in the comments below.


  1. frickindannie

    December 18, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Don’t forget Bill Davidge Miami references.

  2. KennyMartsolf

    December 18, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I’m afraid of the Stralman turnover one. This could be a very drunken evening. I might have to get me one of those “help I’ve fallen and can’t get up” thingies.

  3. Craig Layne

    December 18, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Thanks for your suggestion frickindannie, consider it done!

  4. Craig Layne

    December 18, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Lol, I am growing afraid of the whole game Kenny, I am a veteran beer drinker, but I’m not sure I can keep up haha.

  5. Beth

    December 18, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Dude — you HAVE to be seriously buzzed by now!!! haha

  6. CincyCBJFan

    December 19, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    How about when Davidge says “In the facial area”… drives me up a wall!
    Perish the thought, but it almost makes me want to have Danny Gare back! UUUGGGHHH!!!

  7. cbusbj99

    December 25, 2010 at 12:13 am

    How about when Rimmer uses the tired phrases “through and across the line” or “changes it up on the fly.” I find him more annoying than Davidge by far.

  8. Paul R.

    January 3, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    This is great! I’ll have to try it during the next game.

  9. Craig Layne

    January 4, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    It seems to work pretty well Paul, let me know if you win or lose… Wait, can you lose?

  10. alruedrich

    January 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Haha, love it! Wish I could watch CBJ games in Atlanta, I’d do this all the time! Next time we’re on Versus, I’m totally in!!

  11. Craig Layne

    January 8, 2011 at 12:00 am

    There are always online feeds!

  12. casualfan

    January 8, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Wait! What about when Rick Nash falls down and isn’t a penalty!

  13. Julie

    January 9, 2011 at 12:42 am

    “Glorious opportunity”!!

  14. Mary

    March 15, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Do not forget when Davidge says “Alls” take a sip of anything…
    i.e. “And Alls he needs to do is put it in the net…”
    “Alls Vermette wants is an open shot…” listen for it…

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