2.6 min readBy Published On: January 26th, 2013Categories: Features9 Comments on Southie Rules Drinking Game

Written by Heather Foley

Are you psyched for the premiere of “Southie Rules”?  According to the Caught In Southie poll, the general public looks pretty split on whether or not they’re going to watch it. I’ll admit, curiosity will probably get the best of me and I’ll tune in.  I’ll probably watch it for a bit, then feel like I shouldn’t be watching it so I’ll change the channel, then after a few minutes I’ll put it back on, total shame cycle.  Unless I can somehow justify watching it, hmmmmm?  I’ve got it! “Southie Rules” drinking game.  Are you questioning how a drinking game could possibly justify watching a “reality” show?  It’s like you don’t even know me.  

Anyhoo, here are my “Southie Rules” drinking game rules:

  • Drink whenever you say to yourself “no one really says that”, like the “wicked pissah” commercials.  Drink twice if you say it outloud.  
  • Finish your drink every time someone’s face is blurred out because they wouldn’t sign release forms.  Word on the street is A&E had a hard time getting people to consent to be on camera, I wonder why.
  • Did you just think the dad was Michael McDonald for a minute there?  Drink for 30 seconds.
  • Take a drink every time a shot doesn’t match up.  I’m sure there’s a technical term for this, but damned if I know what it is.  You know when you watch the Pats on TV and the station will show the State House dome?  We know the State House is nowhere near Foxboro, and we know Castle Island isn’t near West Broadway (aka Big Broadway).
  • Drink for 15 seconds any time you roll your eyes.  Doesn’t matter if it’s because someone bitches and moans about yuppies or if it’s because you think someone is laying it on a little thick with the accent.  Heck it doesn’t even matter if it’s because of a “Hoarders” commercial, if you rolled your eyes you’re drinking.  Drink for 30 seconds if it would also make your nana cringe.
  • Take a shot anytime you think, “This would be so much better if it was Jimmy Fallon and Rachel Dratch”.  This is the rule that’s going to crush me.  I anticipate spending most episodes wishing I was watching Sully and Denise; God I miss those two.

Are you drunk yet?  I am, but I always write drunk, so it’s no biggie.  For the record I would like to say I do not know this family.  I have never so much as laid eyes on any of them in real life but I’m sure they are kind, loving, and giving, like most of the South Boston families I know.  Much like the rest of the community I only hope A&E doesn’t cut footage to show what they think will sell, which is that stereotypes are hilariously true (see “Jersey Shore”, “Buck Wild”, “My Big Red Neck Vacation”, etc.).  

Good luck Southie!


  1. Jack Slattery January 26, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    How come there not Irish? and I have never heard of them before as well, hope they do Southie proud and wish them all the best












  2. Anonymous January 28, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    They live at M and E Broadway. You know, the really rough part of town.

  3. Donna January 29, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I do not know anyone who have ever heard of these people.  When exactly did they start living in SB ?  The show sure does sound rather silly to me.  Italians who own a triple decker on East Broadway?  Yeah, reallll good representation of typical old school Southie.  We shall see…

  4. delsina363 January 29, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    An Italian family who own a triple decker on East Broadway?  They also own their own business?  Really, are we suppose to believe they are die hards?  No one I know has ever heard of them.  Where are they really from?  Where is their tattoo business?  How long have they been running it?  95% of people I know from SB with a tattoo have never stepped into a tattoo shop.  So really, what is up with these people on the show?  Just another shot at the good people who where born and raised in SB.  One of the only groups still left that it is o.k. to stereotype.  Sad….

  5. Jade January 30, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Southie Rules is definately no Buck Wild.  It was as boring as all hell.  I changed the channel to Vegas after the first half hour.

  6. Anonymous January 30, 2013 at 4:24 am

    This show is about as real as Manti T’eo’s dead girlfriend

  7. Patty January 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm
    I wish I played the drinking game til I blacked out. So I wouldn’t remember that I watched this disaster.
  8. wtf021 January 30, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    They are sellouts. Any true family from Southie would never agree to be on this show.

  9. Nick January 31, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    On NPR you said that no one says wicked anymore and that people who do are not really from Boston. Not true! I know plenty who do (and see http://www.battlingtheblase.com/2013/01/we-all-knew-it-was-coming.html and http://pandce.proboards.com/thread/118607). So please don’t speak for everyone in boston.

    They do overuse wicked on the show though, so contrived.

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