The 2013 MANGUSTA will take place Saturday August 17, 2013 and we are now accepting payments. We’ve SOLD OUT the last 2 years and are strictly capping the number at 32 so enter today for only $185 (same as last year) using the Paypal button below. Note: you must enter by June 1st to receive this year’s personalized souvenir gift. Entry fees will be going up after July 1 and will NOT be guaranteed a souvenir gift. Its pretty simple: we need 32 paid guys ASAP so sign up today. Also note our sentiment toward anyone bitching about the expense: If you can have a better time for the money, we suggest you do it. Remember, your entry fee covers everything for the entire day including:
A lot can happen in a year. This year one of the MANGUSTA participants will be golfing with a broken driver, bowling with a light ball and shooting blanks on the quoit boards. Think you know who it is? Click on the picture below for another clue:
The first person to correctly guess what MANGUSTA participant is referenced will receive a free MANGUSTA souvenir. Good luck.
The MANGUSTA Champion formerly known as Bob S has officially been assigned the nickname- ROY. We appreciate all the nickname suggestions and for those that voted. Ultimately, none of the suggestions really clicked once we had a few beers in us. Not until we heard ROY did we know we had a winner. And so, a new chapter in the MANGUSTA history books will be written- Roy pulled off a near impossible victory that had as much to do with the self implosion of others as it did his own performance. The full results of the day’s events can be found here.
No matter how Roy got there, he IS the MANGUSTA Champion and should be regarded as such. As we do with all MANGUSTA champions, it is customary to do two things- NEVER have a MANGUSTA champion pay for a beer and ALWAYS call him by his MANGUSTA name. Congratulations ROY, The MANGUSTA tailors will be contacting you shortly for sizing of your Champion’s jersey.
Congratulations to Bob S. The 2012 MANGUSTA Champion. The MANGUSTA Organizers are still shaking off some killer hangovers so give us a couple days to get the days results posted. Till then, take this opportunity to vote on Bob S’ nickname using the poll on the right.
Thanks to everyone who made this year’s MANGUSTA such a success. See you all next year!
-The MANGUSTA Organizers
PS- The Bartender- where are you? There were 31 guys looking to crown you with the coveted PP award and you were nowhere to be found. The PP runner up, John Fogerty, will be holding the PP until you claim it. And you may want to pick it up sooner than later… Fogerty had a twinkle in his eye when he was given your prize.
Thanks to everyone who submitted videos over the past week. The MANGUSTA is all about exploiting the hilarity that can come from drinking way too much alcohol and you guys nailed it. But you know what’s not so funny? Drinking and driving.
The MANGUSTA Organizers take this subject very seriously and will keep everyone safe with bus transportation throughout the day… unfortunately, our model comes up a bit short when, by nights end, 32 drunk idiots will be stranded at Balloon’s house with no safe way to get home. After much consideration, The MANGUSTA Organizers remain firm in their policy to allow NO ONE to drive that evening and are proposing any one of the following options:
Stay over at Balloons. Last year, everyone woke up to Balloons’ house smelling like a gay Russian bath house and it took him about a week to get the stank of sweaty drunk dudes out of his home. Not to worry- this year The MANGUSTA Organizers have arranged for cleaners to clean up after us so the more the merrier! Note: Balloons has discerning tastes and space is limited in the Master Bedroom so it is recommended you bring your air mattress and pillow.
Get dropped off & get picked up. Several participants had significant others do this exact thing last year. Opening ceremonies start at 6:30 AM SHARP and we estimate closing ceremonies to take place sometime around11:00 PM. Even if you only get dropped off, you can use option 3 below.
Get a driver to take your sorry ass home. The MANGUSTA Organizers have arranged personalized transportation home. If you are interested, please email us at admin@TheMANGUSTA.com. The budget does not allow for this to be a covered expense although if there is enough interest, we’ll get you home SAFE for about $20. PLEASE email us ASAP if you’d like this option made available.
We have 3 very good options that will ensure NO ONE gets in a car Saturday night and the past 2 years EVERYONE adhered to the rules above. Remember, if you break them, you will be blackballed forever more. Lastly, anyone who does drive to TheMANGUSTA on the morning of the 18th will be required to relinquish their keys until the next day- NO EXCEPTIONS.
Dear One Sport Wonders-
As a 3 year veteran of The MANGUSTA, I can tell you the day is less about being the champion of only one leisure sport, and more about being well versed across all MANGUSTA leisure sports. Why chug a beer in under 10 seconds if your going to bowl an 87? And that perfect bowling game isn’t going to do jack for you when you get kicked out of the quoit tourney in the first round. Good luck suckers-
Its kind of ironic we are addressing this topic 2 days after a leaked tape of The MANGUSTA Organizers made its way onto the internet. No matter, this question has been asked from several participants and something we were looking to address anyway.
Q:I am an upstanding citizen, have a reputation to uphold and am concerned about the public nature of this event. What is The MANGUSTA policy on cell phone use, picture taking and the use of various social media outlets? How can I ensure my privacy is upheld? A: First of all, your reputation isn’t nearly as squeaky clean as you think. Everyone knows you’re a scumbag and there are much worse pictures of you out there. That said, The MANGUSTA organizers take this topic very seriously, appreciate your concerns and will ensure each participants anonymity. For this reason, sharing or making public any form of the days events is NOT allowed. Sharing, Instagraming, Tweeting, Facebooking, scrap booking any part of The MANGUSTA on a public forum will NOT be tolerated. For the last 2 years, this policy was understood and adhered to by all participants. And while we don’t foresee any issues moving forward, let it be known that any breech of this rule will disqualify you as a participant and blacklist you from all future MANGUSTA events.
Note: the pictures and videos on www.TheMANGUSTA.com are posted several days after The MANGUSTA; once the organizers have a clear, sober mind and can filter out objectionable content. All pictures are posted with the approval of the participants within. Should a participant ever want a picture or video removed from the site, it will be done at once, no questions asked.
Well, the names were drawn and 14 guys kicked the keg in just under 4 hours. Pretty good start to this year’s MANGUSTA. Aside from the drunk calls, late night TLC jam session and the berating of everyone in attendance over a 200 watt speaker it was a pretty calm, easygoing night.
Thanks to everyone who showed up. Click on the chart below to see who you were paired up with. Good luck to all.
Tonight’s DRAFT will begin at 7:00 PM sharp. Couple things to note so everything runs smoothly:
There will be plenty of food and beer for all paid participants so bring your appetites.
Meet and Greet starts at 6:00. Eddie Balloons will say a few words to kick off the DRAFT at 7:00 Sharp. Names will be picked at random to fill out the brackets of each event below. By the end of the evening you will know who your partner is for each event.
Quoit tournament will follow The DRAFT.
If you would like to fill out your own brackets, please come prepared with your own printouts of the brackets below. The MANGUSTA Organizers have chosen to go green this year and will NOT have pre-printed brackets for you to fill out.
After much deliberation, The MANGUSTA organizers have agreed upon a new format for the Quoit Tournament. This year we are running with a double elimination bracket so the losers who bitched about getting knocked out so quickly last year will have nothing to complain about this year. And how is this for irony- remember the embarrassment you felt after losing your first game last year? Think of how its going to feel after losing your first two games this year. Checkout the bracket below… names to be drawn at The DRAFT on August 2nd.
Registration is now closed for the 2012 MANGUSTA: congratulations to the 32 middle aged men who made the cut. Now… Are you ready for the 95 degree heat? Getting drunk at 8:30 in the morning? Having a 1 in 31 chance of golfing with the one and only PegaZeus? Bowling with 13 beers and half a bowling alley pizza in your belly? Drinking 6 beers in under a minute? If the thought of these leisure activities make you nervous, you should be… its time to start training!
Need some motivation? Here is some video of the 2011 Beer Chugging competition. Sweater Chest and Husky have gone on record saying, “the current record of 00:40 will never be beat“. We will find out in 32 days. Good luck to all!
The 2nd annual MANGUSTA DRAFT will take place Thursday August 2, 2012. All paid participants are welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow participants and witness the random name selections for this year’s events. Light snacks and PBR Lite will be served. If its anything like last year, you may want to schedule a half day on Friday… better yet, take the whole day off.
6:00 PM- Meet and greet
6:55 PM- Opening remarks. Master of ceremonies, Eddie Balloons
7:00 PM- Golf selections.
7:15 PM- Bowling selections
7:30 PM- Beer Drinking selections
7:45 PM- Quoit Selections
8:00 PM- closing remarks by GEO. Play quoits the rest of the night.
Congratulations on the 32 participants in this year’s MANGUSTA. We have some great NEW additions to this years event. Anyone who missed the cut and is still interested in participating, please email us at ShouldaEnteredSoonerAsshole@TheMANGUSTA.com and we’ll get you on the waiting list. This year’s partipants include:
Fellas- We need to get final numbers for golf shirts and are shutt’n the studio down at the end of the week. If you are paid up, congrats, its going to be the best year yet. If you are still trying to get clearance from the Hen, you have 7 days before we shut ‘er down and you are left out. Not even Cambodian Breast Milk will get you in. Those in good standing are below… and if you have not been assigned a nickname yet, don’t worry, The MANGUSTA organizers will distribute them once we identify your weakness. SIGN UP before you are left out!
Both former MANGUSTA Champions, Turbo and PegaZeus, are officially registered for this year’s event. The MANGUSTA organizers are negotiating to have PegaZeus skydive into the opening ceremonies on 8/18… something you wont want to miss.
There are less than 10 spots open… SIGN UP NOW before you are left out.
WTF is wrong with the site?
The MANGUSTA organizers would like to apologize for the site’s lack of depth. Some may remember a more robust website which included an historical of The MANGUSTA, detailed participant profiles, embedded video, links that worked, full PayPal functionality and much much more. Unfortunately, we lost EVERYTHING after taking the advice from The MANGUSTA’s resident technogeek Rared Joss (named changed to conceal identity).
In an attempt to save ourselves $10/year in hosting fees Rared recommended we host the site ourselves. He then put the site on some free servers located in some desolate area of Tijuana and needless to say, we got what we paid for and lost everything. After many hostile exchanges The MANGUSTA organizer and Rared Joss have finally made amends and are ready to move forward with a renewed sense of drive and more importantly jobs better matched to aptitude: The MANGUSTA organizers will slowly but surely begin rebuilding the site, making it bigger and better than ever. Rared Joss will be in charge of cleaning up Snookie’s puke at the 2012 MANGUSTA.
Now, onto bigger and better things- The ORGANIZERS are currently planning the 2012 MANGUSTA and updates will be put up here regularly. The EASIEST way to stay in touch is to subscribe with your email on the right. Stay tuned for the best MANGUSTA yet.
Congratulations PegaZeus, The 2011 MANGUSTA Champion. PegaZeus came into his rookie season as an 11-1 favorite and left (on his bike at 01:00) a true MANGUSTA champion. Participants from 7 different states took part in 4 different events over a grueling 17 hours and none were able to match the leisure sport athleticism of PegaZues. Thanks to everyone who participated, helped out and made this year the most successful MANGUSTA to date. Stay tuned as we’ll be posting the official results over the next few days and announce the date for MANGUSTA III.
Over the next few days/weeks/months The MANGUSTA organizers will start posting videos of the 2011 events. We’ve got over 6 hours of content to go through, so check back often for the latest. While “Snooki Puking” is already cut up and ready for the masses, we’re going to keep in hidden for a bit to build anticipation. In addition to this post, be sure to check out our video page for all videos posted to date.
We’re going to start off with the 2011 Opening Ceremonies where our 2010 MANGUSTA Champion, Turbo, leads us in singing the National Anthem.
Only 3 days away from debauchery! The beer has been bought, the bus is confirmed, the food is prepped, the lights are hung, 7 quoit boards setup. The only thing we need is for you to show up on time! Remember, 06:30 at Eddies house… NO EXCUSES.
06:30 The MANGUSTA registration. Ed’s House. 1119 Linden Hollow Lane
06:45 Opening Ceremonies: Star Spangled Banner
06:55 transportation leaves for golf 08:00 Golf. Shotgun Start. Woodbridge Golf Club. 2 Man Scramble.
13:00 Golf concludes
13:30 transportation leaves for the Rose Bowl. 14:00 Bowling. 3 games. Eat.
15:30 finish bowling
16:00 transportation to take us back to Ed’s. Fire up grill. Eat. 19:00 Beer Chugging. PBR Lite 20:00 Quoits. 14 Team Tournament
23:00 Declare The 2011 MANGUSTA Champion
After a lot of beer drinking and very little thought, The MANGUSTA organizers have come up with a formula to create odds for each participant. The first four columns show the participants projected rank for each of the four events (1 being best, 14 being dead ass last). Based on your relative strength in those events we then put odds to the chances of you winning it all (the far right column). This highly scientific method was audited by all those in attendance for The DRAFT and surprisingly projected Pete “Turbo” M. as The repeat 2012 MANGUSTA winner. Conversely, the polling calculated Ken H. to have a particularly rough rookie year as he’s a 75-1 long shot to win it all.
60 some beers later… the names have been drawn, The DRAFT is complete and the teams are official. Over the next week, The MANGUSTA organizers will work toward putting out some official odds on favorites. Till then, take a look and see who your paired up with. Early indications are that Pete “Turbo” M. is positioned nicely to repeat as champion.
The MANGUSTA organizers would also like to take this opportunity to remind all participants that the bus is leaving Ed’s house at 07:00 SHARP! If you are not on it, you are screwed and will be blackballed from The MANGUSTA forever more. This will be the first of MANY reminders that everyone is to show up at 06:45 at the very latest for registration. First beers are cracked with the National Anthem at 06:55 and the bus leaves at 07:00 sharp… no excuses!
We will be holding the first ever MANGUSTA Draft on Thursday, August 11, 2011. All paid participants are welcome to attend. This will be a great opportunity to meet your fellow participants and witness the random name selections for this years events. Light snacks and PBR Lite will be served. We will by meeting at the house of Barry D. 5821 Ricky Ridge Tr.
The night’s itinerary will include:
19:00 Doors open. Meet and greet.
19:45 Star Spangled Banner. Welcome message from The MANGUSTA master of ceremonies, Adam G.
20:00 Golf Draft. Teams of 2 will be drawn. Foursomes will be made.
20:15 Bowling Draft. Teams of 2 will be drawn. Lanes of 4 will be made.
20:30 Beer Drinking Draft. Teams of 2 will be drawn. 2 on 2 match-ups will be declared.
20:45 Quoit Draft. Teams of 2 will be drawn. Tournament style bracket will be declared
21:00 Closing remarks by The MANGUSTA organizer, Eddie D.
It’s a pretty safe bet the night will continue with more beer drinking and quoit playing so its probably in your best interest to tell the Hen you wont be home anytime soon.
We currently have 24 officially paid participants and we’re capping the total at 28. So if you still want in, your chances are getting slim. For those that are entered we are happy to announce one of the many MANGUSTA souvenir gifts arrived this week. The organizers tested ‘em out in a training session last night and they work great!
This is the LAST CALL for entry into this year’s MANGUSTA. We currently have 22 paid participants and will be capping the event at either 24 or 28 guys. The next 2 entrants have guaranteed spots, after that your fate will be determined by The MANGUSTA gods. That scenario does not bode well for the 11 of you out there still declaring “Oh, I’m definitely in“. The concept is quite simple: if your name is on the list below, congratulations, you are officially in. If your name does not appear on the list below, you are NOT in and its in your best interest to get your money in TODAY!
You lazy asses are taking this leisure sport thing to a whole new level… Clearly it is too much to ask some of you to write a check and send it too us so The MANGUSTA organizers have answered your request and you can now pay online using any major credit card through PayPal. We are getting hosed on rates so we’ve got to beef up the entry fee. If you use PayPal, it is going to be $160. Standard registration via mail/check is still $150 so now you’ve got an option… choose wisely.
Great news everyone! After a lot of campaigning, we just received
major sponsorships from Miller Lite AND Maxim magazine. At the very
least we are getting comped all of our beer AND there will be Maxim
girls pouring our beers at golf and back at Eddies. Even better, the
MANGUSTA organizers talked them into a collective $3,000 CASH
sponsorship which means the cash we had to put down for the bus
reservation, golf tee times, reserved bowling lanes, food, beer,
trophy, t-shirts and souvenier gifts are all paid for! This is GREAT
news for two reasons:
1) All the money The MANGUSTA organizers had to front for this event
to take place is now covered.
2) All participants can expect a partial if not FULL refund because
of this windfall.
…And if your naive enough to believe that, your probably the same
asshole that hasn’t paid yet. Moral of the story: This shit ‘aint
free! If your one of the “oh, i’m definitely in” guys, get your f’n
money in TODAY.
If your name appears below, you are IN… everyone else get your act
We are now accepting registration forms for The 2011 MANGUSTA which will take place Saturday August 20, 2011. As last year, the entry fee is $150 which covers everything for the entire day including: beer, golf, more beer, bowling, shoes, food, transportation, assorted tobacco products, the coveted trophy and souvenir gifts for all participants. The day will include competitions in golf, bowling, beer drinking, quoits and a bonus competition to be announced. Teams will be drawn and a champion shall be declared after the days events. If you would like to participate in this historic event, fill out the application below and send it in TODAY. We are STRICTLY capping the number at 32 participants.
Congratulations Pete “Turbo” M., the 2010 MANGUSTA Champion. Turbo edged out 15 other competitors in 4 events and proved superior in his leisure sports skills. For a complete listing of all contestants and how they finished, check out the competitors page. Thanks to everyone who made the day such a huge success. As soon as the pains in my abdomen go away, we’ll post pictures of the days events so check back.
Waiver of Liability: In consideration of being permitted to participate in any way in THE MANGUSTA, I do hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue THE MANGUSTA, its organizers and fellow competitors from liability from any and all claims including the negligence of THE MANGUSTA, its organizers and fellow competitors, resulting in personal injury, accidents or illnesses (including death), embarrassment, humiliation, liver damage and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation in THE MANGUSTA.
Assumption of Risks: Participation in THE MANGUSTA carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. The specific risks vary from one activity to another, but the risks range from 1) minor injuries such as scratches, bruises, purple nurples and sprains 2) major injuries such as eye injury or loss of sight, joint or back injuries, heart attacks, and concussions to 3) catastrophic injuries including paralysis and death. I hereby assert that my participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks.
Acknowledgment of Understanding: I have read this waiver of liability and assumption of risk, fully understand its terms, and understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I acknowledge that I am entering the agreement freely and voluntarily, and intend by my payment to The MANGUSTA to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.
One balmy summer night, the beers were flowing and testosterone infused logic soon followed. This sparked a great debate as to which Man was superior to all others at some of the most popular leisure sports. While that night did not declare a decisive winner, it did foster the creation of an event that would. Pen and paper in hand, some of the greatest leisure sport athletes of our time drew up an event that would ultimately decide which Man was superior to all others. And so, The Mangusta was born.
Over several beers and a bottle of whisky, it was decided that The Mangusta must test the will of even the greatest leisure sport athlete; taking place over an entire day, across 4 events leaving no mercy for the weak.
The 2010 Mangusta will feature challenges in the leisure sports of Golf, Bowling, Beer Drinking and Quoits. Teams of 2 will be randomly picked and compete against each other. The top 5 teams of each event will be awarded 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 points accordingly. Teams will then be redrawn before each event and the 2010 Mangusta Winner will be determined by the Man with the most cumulative points at the end of competition. The 2010 Mangusta Champion will be held in the highest regard by his piers and immortalized forever on a trophy bearing his name. Think you are Man enough? Enter today and join your friends for a day that will surely go down in infamy.