LSU baseball fans rolled into Omaha expecting a College Baseball World Series title. However, chasing a Jello shots record has captured the spotlight.
LSU baseball fans are making the most of their trip to Omaha, Nebraska, for the Men’s College World Series. Such includes breaking a jello shots record at Rocco’s Pizza and Cantina. Last year, Ole Miss baseball fans set Rocco’s record by consuming 18,777 jello shots. As of Sunday, LSU baseball fans have devoured 11,948 jello shots with a week to go.
A plaque commemorating Rebels fans’ alcohol consumption accolade hangs above a whiteboard at Rocco’s. The whiteboard serves as the running tally of jello shots consumed by fans of teams competing at the College World Series. LSU baseball fans hold a commanding lead of almost 9,000 shots. Wake Forest fans are in second place at 4,744 jello shots.
LSU baseball fans are on pace to break the jello shots record in Omaha by mid-week.
Few things are more American than a race to consume the most alcoholic beverages among college sports fans. The competition also proves that if you give LSU fans a purple-colored drink and ridiculous odds, they will rise to the occasion. But credit to Rocco’s for capitalizing on the competitive nature of dedicated college baseball fans.
Thus far, Rocco’s has sold 26,246 jello shots at $5 a pop for a $131k haul. The restaurant donates a portion of its earnings to food banks in Omaha and the cities of each participating school.
For those living under a rock, a jello shot, or Jell-O shot, is a fruity gelatin mixed with hard liquor, typically vodka. Rocco’s takes the jello shot a step further by using team-appropriate colors. Suffice it to say; many red-colored jello shots remain in Rocco’s fridge. Stanford baseball fans have only consumed 646 jello shots as of Sunday.
It will be interesting to see how many more purple jello shots LSU baseball fans consume on Monday. But of course, the Tigers are slated to play Wake Forest at 6 p.m. CST.
UPDATE: LSU baseball fans are now the jello shots record-holders at Rocco’s in Omaha. Rasing Cane’s CEO Todd Graves purchased 6,000 jello shots before game time, setting a new record of 21,435.
Drink responsibly, LSU baseball fans, please.