Source- An Orlando bar is helping fans of UCF's football team drown their sorrows after the team's disappointing 0-4 start.
The Basement confirmed to News 6 that it's offering free beer during UCF games until the Knights win.
On its Instagram page, The Basement posted an image that says, "Free beer until UCF wins. Seriously. Free beer during every game until we win. Because we need something to be excited about."
UCF, which beat Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl two years ago, has lost to Florida International, Stanford, Furman and South Carolina this season.
The Knights play at Tulane this Saturday. Kickoff is set for noon, and the beer will be flowing at The Basement.
I hope this bar is prepared. I hope they are prepared to get on their hands and knees everyday from now until Saturday praying for a much needed victory. I hope this bar is prepared to go out of business when thousands upon thousands of college students drink this place dry. And worst case scenario, I hope they are prepared to renege on their promise of free booze if Central Florida manages to go more than one more week without a win.
I wanted to say that this offer was a ruse. I was expecting to check their schedule and see some team like Middle-Western Alabama State on tap. While the Tulane Green Wave might not be the most formidable of opponents, when you lose to the Furman Paladins there isn't a team in the country that you can put in the win column prior to kickoff. I don't even know where Furman is, but I know that it sounds like the first name, of three names, that appear on the wall at a prestigious law firm. I don't know what Paladins are but, without doing any research whatsoever, I can only assume they are people that are so inferior athletically that a loss to them creates a need for free booze.
Regardless, I love this move. Sometimes you just need a reason to get up for a game. There's nothing more painful than a terribly disappointing football season, and the only thing that can ease that pain is beer. It also never hurts when that beer is free. Giving away free beer at a college bar on game day is like giving away free chocolate at a lamaze class, or free Jordans in an urban community. Not that I really thought that a place that was called 'The Basement' was the finest of drinking establishments, but these kids are going to run this place roughshod. For three hours on Saturday this place is going to be look like a pack of cartoon tasmanian devils are circling it. It's going to be a virtual war zone, but like the best kind of virtual war zone. When a football season is basically lost no more than 4 games in, you have to find a way to keep kids interested on campus. Getting them drunk beyond belief without having to lay a hand on their wallets is a terrible business plan, but it's just about the greatest pep rally of all time.