- As the College World Series takes place in Omaha, the unofficial Jell-O Shot national championship is underway across the street.
- A local bar is holding a Jell-O shot challenge between all of the schools in the CWS and a rivalry has broken out.
- Ole Miss and Arkansas fans are neck-and-neck in the competition, they are both more than 1,500 shots ahead of the others, and the all-time record is already in trouble after just two days.
Rocco’s Pizza & Cantina in Omaha, Nebraska is making a fortune off of the SEC West this week. As the College World Series continues to play out at Charles Schwab Field, a ridiculously profitable Jell-O shot competition has broken out within the bar.
The amount of money being spent and the amount of shots being consumed is truly insane.
Rocco’s which is located directly across the street from the College World Series, is raking in the dough. It started the ‘JELLO SHOT CHALLENGE’ a few years back and it is really starting to gain momentum.
The concept is simple.
Every fanbase in the College World Series competes to consume as many Jell-O shots as possible.
Now, each shot is store-bought and sells for $4.50— which is about a 350% markup. However, according to people who are in Omaha this weekend, it’s the best deal going.
A pint of Busch beer is $8 and a well mixed drink is $9. The Jell-O shots are half of the price and they are 13% alcohol, so they get you where you want to be.
Last year, as Mississippi State made its National Championship run, Bulldogs fans sucked down an all-time record 2,965 Jell-O shots. That was over the course the entire tournament.
This year, a rivalry between Ole Miss and Arkansas has that record in jeopardy on Day 3.
Things started slow, but the four SEC West teams put Notre Dame, Texas, Oklahoma and Stanford to shame.
— CWS Jello Shot Challenge (@CWSShotBoard) June 17, 2022
And then, on Saturday prior to the Razorbacks’ first game of the College World Series, their fanbase took a commanding lead.
— CWS Jello Shot Challenge (@CWSShotBoard) June 18, 2022
But while Arkansas fans were in the stadium, Ole Miss fans got busy.
Ole Miss baseball fans averaged about 100 Jell-O shots per hour over the last six hours. It’s Gameday in Omaha! pic.twitter.com/b963BJmmXB
— Grayson Weir (@GsonJW) June 18, 2022
Once both games had finished, the party did not stop. Both fanbases continued to put back a ridiculous amount of Jell-O shots.
The Rebels, however, were particularly determined to catch the Razorbacks.
— CWS Jello Shot Challenge (@CWSShotBoard) June 19, 2022
Although neither school broke the all-time record on Day 2, they both got pretty close. It’s neck-and-neck.
State’s all-time record is SAFE tonight.
Arkansas with a 349 shot lead over OM pic.twitter.com/qPlacuykSc
— Grayson Weir (@GsonJW) June 19, 2022
If you do the math, not including tax and tip and all of that… at exactly $4.50 a shot, Rocco’s has made $26,113.50 from ONLY JELL-O SHOTS in JUST TWO DAYS!
Absolutely insane. And to make things even more fun, Arkansas and Ole Miss are set to play one another in their second games of the College World Series on Monday. It’s going to be a madhouse.