Before I get into the highlights of Super Bowl Sunday, I feel the need to recap the rest of the weekend (or at least what I could remember)...
FRIDAY: Friday night was a night for birthday parties as there were AT LEAST four different birthday gatherings taking place during the course of the night. There were some eventful moments throughout the night, particularly some involving a couple of visiting Aussies entertaining the crowd with their dual make-out sessions with a couple of lucky American girls. The Aussie boys ended up coming back every night of the weekend; even won a couple of shekels on a random Super Bowl friendly while trying to figure out the game. Go figure.
SATURDAY was a miserable day for me, a great night for the bar. T-BILL hooked me up with some Korean BBQ chicken tacos on Friday from a foodie truck and I paid the price on Saturday as spent the bulk of the day running in and out of the "Executive Office". Brutal. Meanwhile, we had a great turnout for UFC 126: SILVA vs BELFORT. A rousing crowd were into the matches and most were pretty impressed by Anderson Silva's effort.
SUNDAY was of course, Super Bowl Sunday and there was a lot of anticipation in the air. Who would win the big game? On Friday, I predicted that Green Bay would win the game, 34-31. I made my prediction based on a gut feeling, which up to now, meant more for the team I picked against. I only picked two games right during the whole playoffs and by picking Green Bay, it made Pittsburgh fans feel confident in the fact that this would mean a certain victory for them. But as things turned out, it wasn't meant to be...
There were a lot of twists and turns to the game and everyone definitely found themselves into it. And the fact that it came down to the last drive made the game that much better. Most Super Bowls usually end up as a blow out, but in this case, the game kept everyone's interest throughout the game and that's what you want. At the end, the Green Bay Packers held off a last-drive charge by the Pittsburgh Steelers to win their fourth Super Bowl, making me look good in the process.
Most bizarre moment of the day? We got a visit early in the day from this random old fella. He was sporting a toupee and a quasi-handlebar mustache and these green pants with what looked like a diaper sticking out. Definitely unique. He waltzed up to the bar and ordered a whiskey and soda and kept to himself. We were marveling over his mustache and his eccentric vibe. After he finished his drink, he shuffled off and said to me as he was walking out the door: "Next time I come here, you better have a red carpet ready for me!". Alrighty.
It gets better. He ends up walking down the street and going into another bar. No big deal. Meanwhile while we're all back inside chatting up out thoughts for the big game, we spot him walking back up the block and past the bar. We watch him as he waits by the corner and when the stoplight change, he walks into the street and into a cab parked in front of the bar. Problem was, he got into the driver's side of the cab. The guy was a cab driver!
Now we're all standing around in amazement at what we just saw. This dude's going from bar to bar knocking back drinks and getting ready to drive a cab? Not good. At the same time, these two girls walk up to the cab to get in and we ended up flagging them away from the car. We gave them the heads up on the guy and they were very appreciative of it. We also called 311 to give them the heads up on the situation but before anyone could come to deal with the cab driver, he drove off and the way he pulled out, it was lucky that did keep the girls from getting into that car. Bizarre.
Aside from that, it was a fun day and a great way to cap off a fun football season. Now that the Super Bowl is over, reality is setting in that there will be no more BREW CREW SUNDAYS for another seven months. Ugh. While it is always a sad time for me, I want to thank everyone who helped make this season the most successful one yet; from the great staff who toiled behind the stick every Sunday, to the great people who came in week in, week out to enjoy a great afternoon of NFL fun; Thanks to the DOLFANS NYC Club for making Third and Long their home and to the Brew Crew regulars, many who've been coming back year after year. You guys are what makes Sundays at 3 & L great. See you next season!
TONIGHT: "MUG NIGHT MONDAYS" start off the week with $2 domestic draft mugs or $1 Bud/Bud Light mugs (5pm-close)! Catch the opening night of the BEANPOT TOURNAMENT (Northeastern vs Harvard, 5pm followed by Boston College vs Boston University).
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