[GQ] - As the pair rallied off a series of quick wins, Post Malone—wearing his brand-new Patrick Mahomes jersey, red like the Solo cups on the table—grew increasingly ruffled. (In an email, the rapper admitted to me that he's a “pretty fucking competitive beer pong player.”) Post tried switching partners. He played with a buddy. Then another. He teamed up with Swae Lee, who had joined Post on tour.
After nine or ten games, Post is interrupted by his manager. It's time, he's told, to take the stage. But Post waves him off. He needs to win a game. Finally, around the 14th or 15th game, Post decides he needs to up the stakes. He hands a piece of paper to Mahomes and Kelce, and he asks them to write their signatures, and he promises to tattoo the autographs onto his body—you know, like, permanently—if they can beat him again. Dilly dilly!
Surely you know how this ends: Post loses. “He has a tattoo artist literally in the room,” recalls Mahomes, who sounds alarmed even in retrospect. “I'm like, ‘Dude, you do not actually have to get a tattoo of our autographs.’ ” And certainly, by now, you know this too: Post Malone is a man of his word, and gets his new tattoo done backstage, immediately after the show, inking onto himself a squiggly Patrick Mahomes autograph that looks like it had been written by someone who'd been drinking all day to be tattooed onto someone who'd been drinking all day.
I'll tell you what - I have new respect for Post Malone. The dude apparently stinks at beer pong, but he's a man of his word and there's something about that. You lose 14-15 times in a row you could do the sensible thing and flip the table and lose your mind. OR you could be the guy who now flips the losing into a story and getting a tattoo. Plus when you're Post Malone, who cares about another tattoo? No one will really notice.
Needless to say that was a hell of a day for Mahomes (and the rest of Kansas City)
Four days after the Super Bowl. What appears to be the day of the Super Bowl parade and this is how you close out the night. What a fucking day. Mahomes was just chugging beers, we know Kelce took beers to the deletion factory. And then you stay hot on the pong table? There's no better feeling than getting hot during a game like pong. If you start getting on a roll with your partner and just run the table, there's something still special about that. To think this is how Mahomes was during the day:
I will say I'm always a sucker for bets like this too. Give me the bizarre bets all the time, especially if they are made during a drunken stage. For Post Malone it was thinking there was no way he'd lose in beer pong for the 14th or 15th straight time, which to his credit is an outrageous number of losses in a row. He should have went no partner and just tried to win himself. That's what you have to do when you're on a losing streak like that in pong.
PS: Don't hate the move of having your own tattoo artist in the room on the spot. Never know when a bet is going to break out.