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Sports Bar vs Watching At Home?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Stryker44, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Active Member

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    If you can't go to the game itself...do you guys prefer watching games at home with either just yourself or a family member, or go to a sports bar?

    Seriously debating doing the latter for the next 2 weeks, and maybe the playoffs.
  2. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    At home. Cuz then I can cuz and yell and act like a fool and not have to worry about getting kicked out (unless I piss my wife off).
  3. Cythim

    Cythim Benched

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    I watch at home. I can't stand being in a sports bar when the Cowboys inevitably tank. I can only remember two good games in a sports bar, against the Packers when Rodgers came on for Favre and against the Falcons a few years ago. The rest of my memory is tainted by embarrassing games, like the 34-14 loss to the Rams in 2008 and the loss to the Bears this year.
  4. Phoenix

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    If I am reasonably sure that the sound will be on for the Cowboys game, then I usually will go to a sports bar. Even if I KNOW the sound won't be on (here in the DC area...) I sometimes will still go and just watch the game, while recording it at home, Just In Case I want to watch (and listen) again later :)
  5. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    :lmao2:


    I prefer watching at home as well, it's just more comfortable. I'm going to a bar tomorrow though because I have to. I'm not much of a trash talker in a bar though I just want to enjoy the game, so if I do go to a bar it's alright. Drink a couple of beers and eat some nachos then be on my merry way.
  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Watching Pittsburgh get whomped on by us in OT at the bar last week, sitting right next to Mr. Annoying Steelers Fan, was just a great moment in the season for me :D
  7. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    I go basically to an all Cowboys bar here in DC. We have some cool Redskin and Jets fans but out of he 6 or so TV's in the place, 4 has the Cowboys game every week and the majority of them are Cowboy fans.
  8. bigE79

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    what bar is it Stylis?
  9. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Active Member

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    Its the best when you're around opposing fans, they are talking smack, high-fiving, and saying "its over"...then your team somehow finds a way to win. The looks on their faces is the best. That's why I tend to go when its an important game, rivalry game, etc.

    I may go tomorrow though simply because I can't get every NFL game at home, and want to keep tabs on the Cowboy game while the Redskins are playing...since the stakes are going to be HUGE the following week.

    Week 17 will definitely be sport bar material for me, and any playoff games we play. I can't afford to go to any games in person this year...but it does provide some modicum of camraderie and excitement.

    The one benefit of being at home, like another poster said, is being able to swear freely. At a sports bar, I always ask the people around me before the game starts if they mind if I swear (usually on defense this year for the Redskins lol). If there are kids around, I won't obviously.
  10. Stryker44

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    Its the best when you're around opposing fans, they are talking smack, high-fiving, and saying "its over"...then your team somehow finds a way to win. The looks on their faces is the best. That's why I tend to go when its an important game, rivalry game, etc.

    I may go tomorrow though simply because I can't get every NFL game at home, and want to keep tabs on the Cowboy game while the Redskins are playing...since the stakes are going to be HUGE the following week.

    Week 17 will definitely be sport bar material for me, and any playoff games we play. I can't afford to go to any games in person this year...but it does provide some modicum of camraderie and excitement to have some sort of crowd to watch the game with.

    The one benefit of being at home, like another poster said, is being able to swear freely. At a sports bar, I always ask the people around me before the game starts if they mind if I swear (usually on defense this year for the Redskins lol). If there are kids around, I won't obviously.
  11. Diogenes

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    At home. I can't stand distractions while watching the Cowboys. I feel the need to give it my full attention and concentration. I know it's selfish but I even prefer to watch the games alone as opposed to with friends.
  12. Little Jr

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    I try not to go to bars and watch the game. I've been to jail twice because of Cowboy games. Not to mention the multiple fights. Usually don't turn out good for me
  13. Derekmtl85

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    At home = comfort, free food and drinks, bigger screen and i usually invite a couple friends over, although my wife is starting to become a cowboys fan so she watches the games with me now.

    At a bar = everything costs a lot, you can get kicked out, people talking all around.

    Way better at home, in my opinion.
  14. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    :laugh2: C'mon guys.

    This is why America needs to follow the wise states of Colorado and Washington.
  15. WPBCowboysFan

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    This is the best.

    I wanna watch and listen to whats going on. If other people are around somebody is always making a dumb comment or asking a dumb question and its distracting.

    Sports bar only as a last resort if no other options are available.
  16. newlander

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    home ALL THE WAY....not even close. Follow it online in the chat room on here and usually have music one: can't stand 95% of the commentators.....morons. By myself 99% of the time: I live in Michigan which is a pro football wasteland. But like MOST other NFL fans, they hate the cowboys as they've never won ANYTHING.:rolleyes:



    .....Most Lions fans won't admit it but they've given up over the years and become Packer fans, Bear fans, and even Viking fans. As for me, my Grandpa was from Brownsville, TX so at least I have a legit connection. i went to the sports bar for the FIRST time all season last week and the Packer fans were unbearable....obnoxious tools right and left. Women were worse than the men strangely enough. Left after a couple hours.
  17. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    Penache off Connecticut Ave NW not far from Farragut North.
  18. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    Home. I can focus on the game there. I live next door to a sports bar, and I used to go there for Thursday games until TW started carrying NFL Network(so driving isn't a part of the deal). At the bar there are just too many distractions.

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