Pro athletes shotgunning beers at each other's games is apparently the new Wisconsin sports tradition. David Bakhtiari famously did it multiple times at Bucks games; now the Bucks' George Hill showed up at Lambeau yesterday to repay the favor - and the crowd loved it!
As we all recall, last May when the Bucks were driving towards the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, Packers and Brewers players were showing up at Bucks games. Athletes from all the pro teams in the state tend to show each other support, which is great. Aaron Rodgers actually owns a minority stake in the Milwaukee Bucks and can regularly be seen courtside at games. Meanwhile, during those Bucks playoffs David Bakhtiari got the crowd rolling numerous times by chugging a beer. Then two at another game. Then, when it became a "battle" between Rodgers and Bakhtiari, he chugged three. Even Christian Yelich got in on the action at one games, perhaps marking the first time to MVPs chugged beers for cameras in one building - it was certainly the first time that happened at Fiserv Forum. Let's reminisce:
So of course, now it's Packers season and Bakhtiari, Rodgers & Co. are busting their butts at Lambeau. Yesterday, they ground out a 27-16 win over the Denver Broncos to put them at 3-0. So who shows up at the game? The Bucks' George Hill, who noted back in spring that he would "repay" Bakhtiari and the other players' support by showing up to Lambeau and shotgunning a beer in support of the Pack - and to shotgun that beer "faster" than #69.
To the delight of the crowd, Hill showed up on the massive videoboard at Lambeau, chugged a beer, saluted the crowd, and then joined in for a round of "Roll Out the Barrel."
Click on the video below to see the final few seconds of Hill's beer chug, or link to it HERE. Looks like we have a new favorite sports tradition around here! (And remember, the Bucks' season isn't too far away.)