So yesterday was the Player's Sports Bar
Super Bowl shindig. It was all you can eat, all you can drink
for a modest $75. And in the event that either half's kickoff be returned for a touchdown, everyone would get their money back and ten g's would be up for grabs in the raffle.
As it turns out, the opening kickoff was returned for a touchdown
. At that point it didn't matter the color of your jersey, we all cheered for free food and drink.
Our crew of nine arrived at noon to begin the seven-hour, lifespan-shortening orgy of food and drink
. One individual made it his personal goal to expand the bartender's repertoire
upon learning that they 'might' have the proper ingredients for a mudslide. His subsequent orders included a rumrunner, tokyo tea, and grateful dead. Apparently both the bartender and waitress derived passing amusement from having to research each concoction.
Another enterprising individual appointed himself the sportsbook
and took, um, imaginary bets. I won all of mine:
- Coin toss comes up heads
- First interception thrown by Peyton
- Colts win by more than seven
- Grossman QB rating < 75.0
- Brian doesn't cry when the Colts win
- None of the white, female journalists on the field would interview a coach at half (facetious high-five to the South!) Other unique ones were that there would be a Budweiser commercial before the first Pepsi commercial, and that the sports book would take a net loss for the evening.
Late arrivals to the game included horse and bear mascots that distributed gummy candy. Fox News and a local news radio station did some recording. The most auspicious Colts fan in our party was micced twice and we ended up making the ten o'clock news
So serious props to Players. The food was fine, the drinks were plentiful, and the door prizes were worthwhile ($10 gift cert, insulated travel mug for everyone). And a big thanks to Devin Hester
Here's what the sports book might have looked like: