Drinking With Fans Of Teams Is A Pro Football Party
But watching it at home is boring. I much prefer to be in a bar with fans than sitting at home pretending to be interested in it.
Part of this is because I’m from the South and as such, am much more of a “college guy” than a “pros guy.” Then I moved to Los Angeles which, until we got the Rams this year (thanks for leaving us but welcome back, right!?) went 20 years without an NFL team.
So I have no team that I root for on a regular basis. That’s why I like to go out to a bar to watch games, and no place is better for that than Los Angeles. That’s because there are so many transplants here, people gather in specific bars to watch their teams on a weekly basis.
In fact, here in Hermosa Beach, CA, I’ll bounce from bar to bar – Bears, Eagles, Packers, Steelers, Seahawks, Patriots, Cowboys, – and hang out with fans of teams from all over America. I will, of course, cheer for their team when I’m in their bar, and this really makes me connect with them and their team. And their passion for their team and hometown.
(It’s interesting to note that there is no designated bar for the Rams).
Games are inevitably more fun when you’re watching them with passionate fans.
New York, with several residents who have moved from other areas, is second in this area, tho you have to filter your way through those loud Giants and Jets fans.
So when the NFL is on, I’m in the bars. Plus, it has one other added benefit: it sure beats drinking alone at home.