Thursday, January 8, 2009

Football kicking off at 5pm...

So it weirded me out that the BCS Championship game began (and ended) so early. It's only 9:15 here. We watched the first half of the game at home, then headed to the "party room" of our complex. Thursday nights from 6-7pm they have a complimentary happy hour, so we tried a few snacks and had a drink. If I'm going to live in California, I'm going to need to learn to like more kinds of wine, that's for sure!

From there we headed into downtown to check out St. Stephens Green Pub, which was pretty decent. The build-your-own-burger is a little overpriced, but it was cooked just as I requested, and it was good. The fries were very good, in fact, the only thing really lacking in my meal was a pickle. Jonathan had the Chicken-Mushroom pot pie. He was a big fan of the gravy, and said the vegetables were steamed to perfection. I thought his mashed potatoes were a little buttery, but he enjoyed them.

The other sports bar in town (which isn't as walking-distance as this one) seemed very strange to us when we read about it online. The reason... because its biggest fanbase isn't a California team at all. No lie, Sports Page has a huge FLORIDA GATOR group. And not just because they're in the Championship, they've had a big fanbase for years. We haven't figured out quite why yet, but I'm sure there's a fun explanation.

Given the predictions for the game, we were both really surprised that the score was so low for so long. There were some peculiar calls by the refs, some strange cramps (or something) in the players, and a couple breath-taking plays. It's one of the few times a year when we openly root for the Gators, since at this point we want Florida as a state to beat Oklahoma as a state. Hope you all enjoyed the game, although you're probably asleep. We, on the other hand, are just getting ready to watch ER in another ten minutes, LoL.

1 comment:

  1. that game was ...interesting. I don't know if you knew this, but the officiating crew was an ACC crew (go figure).

    And I couldn't root for Florida. There are more than enough gator fans in vero beach to make up for that.

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