Matt Meltzer, editor, Miami
University of Miami '04
Going to school in a major city makes drinking a lot more expensive than in College Town, USA, where you can drink all night and still not break a $20. In Miami, a $20 barely got you one drink. Which was bad enough, but was compounded when UM girls -- who were used to sitting at VIP tables in South Beach -- came out to bars and fully expected the same "you pay for all my drinks" treatment. And this was how we created Superpitcher.
What is Superpitcher, you ask? Well one night when sitting at the back table in Tavern, we grew rather tired of girls coming by and taking our Miller Lite like we'd offered it, and noticed that there were a considerable number of half-finished, possibly flat beers sitting around the bar. Some with cigarette butts in them, but whatever. So my pal George Mundy (who also once threw OJ Simpson's mailbox through his windshield, but that's another story) took an empty pitcher sitting on our table, and started going around the bar dumping these half-finished beers into it, until we had a full pitcher of CoorsMillerBudLiteAmberBockLing, with the cigarette butts filtered out, of course. We called it Superpitcher, and kept one ready at our table for when ladies, who felt entitled to free alcohol, would come by and say, "You wanna give me some beer, right?". "Why sure," we'd say, "Have you tried Superpitcher?" Maybe one person in the years we did it ever questioned it. But they always seemed a little put off when we'd laugh hysterically every time they took their first sip.