I'm currently watching ENGLAND vs FRANCE (Euro 2012) at the bar as I update the blog, and I have to say, I've been impressed with the action of the tournament so far.  Most of the matches have been interesting and entertaining; I only expect things to get better as the tournament goes on.

The weekend itself was pleasantly busy, with birthday parties and a full weekend of riveting sporting events capturing everyone's attention.  It all started out with the surprising news about the Belmont Stakes favorite, "I'LL HAVE ANOTHER" and his abrupt scratch from the big race.  That threw everyone for a loop and fueled speculation that there was some shady dealings going on.  Fortunately that didn't dampen the spirits of the regulars at the bar, who still enjoyed what turned out to be a fantastic race.

Speaking of regulars, one of our own (LAW SCHOOL HOWIE), celebrated his 27th birthday on Friday and he had a large contingent of well-wishers stop by throughout out the course of the night.  They brought a cool vibe to the bar and it turned out to be fun night for all.

Saturday was a full, and I mean FULL day of sports with the EURO 2012 kicking things off for us.  From there, it was a steady stream of sports action and if you were a true sports fan, you were experiencing nirvana.  Between that, the Belmont Stakes, the Subway Series, Stanley Cup Game 5 (Devils vs Kings) and the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, Game 7 (Heat vs Celtics),  and the usual debauchery of a Saturday night, it was literally sensory overload.  Another good day.

During the Devils/Kings game, one of our regulars got a bit of camera time with this stunt:

courtesy of I4u.com

Ah, kids...

Sunday was more or less "Recovery Day" as the neighborhood was blissfully serene.  Aside from the folks in tow for the EURO 2012 matches earlier in the day, it was pretty sedate otherwise.  We did get a visit from NICOLE POWELL of the NY LIBERTY later in the evening.  She's a good friend of the bar and it was great to catch up with her.  It's been too long since her last visit.

TONIGHT: "MONDAY NIGHT UNWIND" featuring $2 Domestic Draft mugs and 2-for-1 Wine/Sangria by the Glass (5pm - close).  Catch Game 6 of the Stanley Cup (8pm, w/audio)!  Will the NJ Devils continue their improbable comeback or will the LA Kings finally lift the cup on home ice?  Join us and find out!


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