21 April 2006
Sports bars seem to have a decorating budget that rivals most major league baseball clubs, but it doesn't hide the fact that a "sports bar" is one of the most un-athletic places on the planet. You can have all the accoutrements that money can buy big screen televisions, subscriptions to ESPN Sport Paks, sports memorabilia and equipment signed by successful athletes, and a wall festooned with baseball caps and football helmets. But this won't change the fact that if the average sports bar put its clientele onto a soccer field, 90% of them would be dead of heart attacks within the first ten minutes. The other 10% would be on the bench breaking into the beer keg.
With the NBA on the scene, Hornet spotting became a popular pastime around town. (Even Spur spotting became popular, inasmuch as Spurs guard Tony Parker was usually seen with not-so-desperate Eva Longoria in tow.) And it occurs to me that not once were any of these luminaries spotted in an actual sports bar.
Those who can, do; those who can't, pop a brewski and watch others do.Posted at 7:35 AM to Almost Yogurt