Cornhole Hero

By: S&P

Cornhole hero you ask? What can this guy possibly be talking about, cornhole hero? Well, if I have one thing some people say is a flaw in my tailgating approach, it’s that I get way too competitive when I play cornhole. Well, to be honest, I get too competitive in most tailgating activities, but something about cornhole just brings out the pure 5’10” 160 pound all star tailgate monster in me. Now I bet you are intrigued. Well by all means, please read on to get the details.

When it’s me and my partners turn to finally take to the boards, I don’t want to lose because I want to own those boards and every player who tries to get in my way. I strategize with my partner as we size up our opponents before making the first throw. Choosing who you throw against is key strategy and a move that can make or break your entire game. Once that is all figured out, it is game on and man do I get fired up if we aren’t getting max points. For reference, at best I get two bags through the hole a round, so I am fired up most of the game.

I can only control me and my actions, but damn if I don’t try to control my partner as well. Words of encouragement are constantly flying out of my mouth as well as curse words and the good old “How can you not get one bag on the board?” I can be nasty to play with but play with me and we will ride our way to the best cornhole players our tailgate has ever seen. Or not. I’m probably running with a .500 record, but I always strive for the win.

With a win, I will belittle our opponents and talk up our team. With a loss, I get all pissed off for a few minutes, but then man up and shake my opponent’s hand. But while that handshake is taking place, I ensure them that I will be back for more and they better enjoy this win now because next time they won’t like the outcome.

That my friends, is how and why I call myself a cornhole hero. It is a tough gig, but I feel like every tailgate needs that person or team. We may be the villain or bad guy of the tailgate at times for our actions to strive for cornhole greatness, but just like every sport needs a team to root against, every tailgate needs someone that they can do the same. It adds spice and raw emotion to any tailgate.

So, for all of my cornhole hero’s out there, keep on fighting the good fight. And for all of you other non cornhole hero’s out there, be ready to continue to feel our wrath as we continually challenge you to another game even though you have already played several games and have gotten to the point where you are clearly over it (you people know who you are and shame on you).