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I keep catching myself using the English language incorrectly, such as saying "Them pancakes were good" and "It don't work". I'm blossoming into the man I know that I can be.
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I am convinced that cornhole is only popular because it allows people to use the term 'cornhole' in polite company.
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I call it 'bags' because cornhole is dumb.

 

I'm not that great at it but I love the game. Sure a lot of frat boys play it but a lot of my friends play it and, while they may not be lawyers, bankers, accountants or any other high positioned people, they're not frat guys and I have a blast playing it with them. It's pretty gratifying sometimes. Probably the only fun lazy outdoor game I like playing. We bring a set to volleyball tournaments and play in the shade, it's a good way to keep the blood flowing between games.

 

Plus, you can make your own set and do whatever you want with it. That's pretty cool. But to each his own.

post #32149 of 44137
Cornhole is awesome, and, while it's definitely popular with the frat-boy set, it's way too popular here to say that's an identifying trait. It was particularly big at football tailgates when I was at UGA.

I happen to be quite good at it. My trick is to get some back spin on the bags when I throw them. That way they grab a little, making them less prone to sliding off the back of the board.
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Had a VIP presentation meeting that went awesomely. Feels good especially since I felt I didn't do great at one earlier in the week.
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Cornhole is awesome, I happen to be quite good at it. My trick is to get on the bags, that way they grab a little, making them less prone to sliding off.

if i sig just this portion, are you going to ban me?
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Had a VIP presentation meeting that went awesomely. Feels good especially since I felt I didn't do great at one earlier in the week.
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Had a VIP presentation meeting that went awesomely. Feels good especially since I felt I didn't do great at one earlier in the week.

Nice work! I love the feeling of rocking a preso for an important audience, and it's all the more gratifying when it follows after a clunker.
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I should drink a martini to celebrate, however my lady is off of work early today and probably wants to just chill at home.
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if i sig just this portion, are you going to ban me?

Why don't you pull the trigger and find out?
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Why don't you pull the trigger and find out?

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!!!
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Cornhole is awesome, and, while it's definitely popular with the frat-boy set, it's way too popular here to say that's an identifying trait. It was particularly big at football tailgates when I was at UGA.

I happen to be quite good at it. My trick is to get some back spin on the bags when I throw them. That way they grab a little, making them less prone to sliding off the back of the board.

i had no idea that cornhole was a game until i moved to the south. Everywhere else...Cornhole means something VERY different. which i suspect youre still very good at matty. wink.gif
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I am convinced that cornhole is only popular because it allows people to use the term 'cornhole' in polite company.

I just thought of a funny story that's sort of related to this:

For background, MrsG is a an environmental geologist, and, owing to the fact that a lot of the people in her office spend most of their time in the field digging in the dirt, her dress code is extremely lax. By "extremely lax" I mean it's perfectly okay for the people in the field to wear jeans and a t-shirt, and on Fridays jeans and a t-shirt are just fine for everyone. It's also the norm to see people covered in sweat and dirt in her office, given they'll sometimes have to come back after field work. I should also note that, aside from administrative staff, she's the only woman in her office.

So, at some point, one of her friends bought her a bunch of t-shirts with funny pictures/sayings on them as a birthday gift. Among these was a t-shirt with "I [heart] Cornhole" on the front and a picture of one of the boards from a set. One Friday, feeling particularly casual, MrsG decided to wear a t-shirt to work, and she grabbed that one, thinking nothing of it.

That afternoon, MrsG came home and told me her boss had to remind her that she works with a bunch of dudes, and that she should probably save that particular shirt for the weekends.
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one of my personal goals at corn hole is to, every game, "accidentally" hit someone with the bag. it's quite easy to get away with it, given the amount of drinking usually involved and the propensity of everyone to stand close to the target. no one has ever caught on yet, so please don't tell my IRL friends.

I try to:
do it after everyone's had a few,
hit the university of Miami grad as a priority, and
remember not to invoke this rule when I'm actually playing horseshoes
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one of my personal goals at corn hole is to, every game, "accidentally" hit someone with the bag. it's quite easy to get away with it, given the amount of drinking usually involved and the propensity of everyone to stand close to the target. no one has ever caught on yet, so please don't tell my IRL friends.

I try to:
do it after everyone's had a few,
hit the university of Miami grad as a priority, and
remember not to invoke this rule when I'm actually playing horseshoes

jeeze I do the same thing. ... I'll actually do a no-look/magic johnson slow toss towards a dude's scrotum. there's a weird paradox on how if its a slow toss guys will freeze up and forget to block their tender regions - hilarity usually ensues because everyone follows the path of the bag like is in slow motion. all males are on edge after a direct ball hit. It adds a danger element to the game from there on out.
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