News that Matters
Friday August 1st 2014

On Sale:

Follow the Blog

Archives

Hey, Hot Dog!

Local Football Fans Unite
By Barry Shuck

Going to any live football game is the ultimate fan experience: excessive noise, live action, getting beer spilled on you, traveling to a different stadium, the electricity of the event, and paying $6 for a hot dog: yep—all in the name of a good time while supporting your favorite team.

But what happens when the game is on TV at your house? Zero travel expenses and high-priced tickets are eliminated, the hot dogs taste different, it’s difficult to high-five Fluffy after a touchdown, and the game seems to be the best time to grab a quick nap. But what if you could stay in Pensacola and watch the game with other fans who share the same passion as you do for your team? Imagine watching your team live without the $200 tickets, hotel reservations, and Interstate gas prices, and with folks who understand your need for a hot dog away from home?

Numerous local sports bars host “watch parties” for various college and NFL teams. Hey—I said local! And although there aren’t any tickets to buy or cover charges, you will enjoy the company of other rabid fans, excellent food, and drink specials. And with throngs of HD TVs and multiple jumbo screens, the view from the stands is always great.

Northwest Florida Football Fan Clubs Watch Parties

Alabama Crimson Tide      Wintzell’s Oyster House    432-7752    400 E. Chase St.
Auburn Tigers              Will Call    912-8644    22 S. Palafox Place
Chicago Bears            Will Call    912-8644    22 S. Palafox Place
Dallas Cowboys        Ticket Sports Bar    433-8060    820 E. Gregory St.
Florida Gators            Seville Quarter    434-6211    130 E. Government St.
Florida State Seminoles    Seville Quarter    434-6211    130 E. Government St.
Georgia Bulldogs        Cavu Club (Crowne Plaza)    433-3336    200 E. Gregory St.
Indianapolis Colts        New York Nick’s    469-1984    11 S. Palafox Place
Louisiana State Tigers        Shooters Sports Bar (Cordova Lanes)    477-2300    2111 Airport Blvd.
Miami Dolphins    Beef ‘O’ Brady’s    332-5040    2101 W. Nine Mile Road
Miami Hurricanes    Seville Quarter    434-6211    130 E. Government St.
Montana Grizzlies    Seville Quarter    434-6211    130 E. Government St.
Navy Midshipmen    Seville Quarter    434-6211    130 E. Government St.
New Orleans Saints    New York Nick’s    469-1984    11 S. Palafox Place
New Orleans Saints    Panama Mac’s East    497-0088    13583 Perdido Key Drive
Notre Dame Fighting Irish    Seville Quarter    434-6211    130 E. Government St.
Ohio State Buckeyes    New York Nick’s    469-1984    11 S. Palafox Place
Pittsburgh Steelers    Kooter Brown’s     484-3100    6014 N. Ninth Ave.
South Florida Bulls    Shooters Sports Bar (Cordova Lanes)        477-2300    2111 Airport Blvd.
Southern Mississippi Eagles    Will Call    912-8644    22 S. Palafox Place
Washington Redskins     Shooters Sports Bar (Cordova Lanes)        477-2300    2111 Airport Blvd.

Have a college or NFL fan club that’s not listed? E-mail pigskinwriter@yahoo.com.