Last week was such a treat, let’s see if we can keep it going. It’s funny how the business side happens early in the week and the games get played later in the week. Now that everything has calmed down over conference realignment, it’s high time I thought about the pros and made a Draft Pick. They’re all business when it comes to football watching and I’ll be ready to do it. There’s a good block of games going on at the same time and I fully intend on watching all of them at the same time. Fortunately, they have a decent draft selection for me to sample from. Continue reading Barspotting: Draft Pick
It’s the hustle and bustle of college football. At the beginning of the year, everyone is tied 0-0. Slowly and weekly, the winners bubble up and the losers peter out. We’re getting into week 3 and it’s still crowded. We haven’t yet hit the real bubbling point. Apparently it’s Road Test Weekend so we’ll more than likely get the cauldron cooking real quick. Speaking of being crowded, I’m planning and surfing the flesh at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Granted I have Sunday tickets so it won’t be too bad, but Saturday’s at Third Base Sports Bar. Let’s hope people don’t bubble up vomit and I don’t peter out.
It’s so amazingly close to the start of a new football season. We’re not there yet, so we have another installment of Mascot Monday to chew through. I don’t think I’ll be able to hit all of the mascots that we have not covered in Phil Steele’s Top 50 preseason poll for 2011. This week it’s number 34 and the Ohio Bobcats’ Rufus the Bobcat. The team that stands in shadows in the Buckeye State looks to be contentious coming into the season. We’ll learn about how they got there as well as discover what fans will go through to jam a rival’s mascot. Continue reading Mascot Monday: Rufus the Bobcat
Phil Steele’s 2011 College Football Preview is hot off the presses and it’s that time of the year to go over mascots in Phil’s Top 40 (or 52 in this case) that have yet to be covered. The list is fairly thin this year but there are a few surprises left. This week is no slouch. I’m going to check out yet another Trojan but this time it’s T-Roy from Troy. With Troy being in Alabama, their football and their tradition is a big deal and T-Roy exemplifies that. There’s a strange wrinkle to this story, however. The tradition of stealing mascots live on as T-Roy is currently missing!
Come on in, sit down, and let’s do some pre-bowling. We’ve got a couple of more days for the string for bowls start up and we get a taste of bowls Saturday with three games. Oh, you don’t know what pre-bowling is? It’s kind of like pre-drinking. Wait, you don’t know what that is? Those of you who’ve been to college know what I’m talking about. Pre-drinking is when you bust open some beer and drink away before going out. It does two things: 1) Save you some extra cash by not spending it at the bars as much, and 2) get you a little buzzed before going all out. So let’s catch a bowl buzz and check out who’s playing Saturday.
Alrighty Week 2 of college football happened and we still don’t know what happened. Yup, there were some major blowouts, but not from the teams we expected. The FCS schools reared its ugly head and knocked out some schools (including at top 25 team). So how would that affect the pick set? Welp, just about as a bad as Kansas losing to North Dakota State or Virginia Tech losing the James Madison (the school, not the president). Thankfully, we have some rules set up to account for bad weeks. Click on through to find out.
We were very skeptical when we strolled toward the Johnny’s Tavern setup on the corner of the Power & Light District in Downtown Kansas City. We’ve been to a couple of places around there before and the experiences were weak. We had some hope, however, as Johnny’s Tavern came through for us before. After spending the afternoon there we can say it is the best bar in the district. The food was great, the poker game was loads of fun, and the games on the screens were stellar. If you own or work at a bar around that area, read on to see how to make it successful.