Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Do you lose your remote often? Learn how The Best Sports Bar Ann Arbor Controls their 22 TVs!

Have you ever sat down with your beverage and snacks, ready to watch the game, but can’t find your remote? 

Can you imagine how The Sports Bar Westside keeps track of all of the remotes for their 22 televisions? 

We’ll let you in on a little secret!  We don’t use remotes. 

We use an iPad to control what sports program is on each of our 22 screens.

A lot of other sports bars, or sports restaurants may only show one channel on their screens.  You’re lucky if you can watch multiple games, and especially fortunate if you can actually hear the games over the music. 

The Sports Bar Ann Arbor Westside has 22 screens and 4 separate sound zones.  So whether you enjoy watching football, basketball, hockey, tennis, or even equestrian competitions, our iPad control allows the staff to individualize your sports viewing experience. 

You can see a photo of our iPad control system and learn more here:

Better yet, stop by for a burger or to try our delicious, grilled salmon and ask the staff to tune in your game.  You may even catch a glimpse of our iPad.  In the meantime, have you seen your remote?   

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving and Football! Michigan Traditions Highlighted By The Best Sports Bar in Ann Arbor!

Thanksgiving and Michigan Football go together like Turkey and Stuffing!

Do you and your family participate in one of America’s oldest post-Thanksgiving Day traditions?  
We don’t mean eating leftovers, although we’re sure you do enough of that, too.
We’re talking about watching football!

According to Wikipedia [the authority on everything] the first Thanksgiving Day football game was played in 1869 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  This game between several cricket clubs, occurred roughly two weeks after what is recognized as the first game of American football –played between Rutgers and Princeton on November 17, 1869.  Princeton and Yale began the tradition of collegiate games back in 1876.  Then, in 1882, the Intercollegiate Football Association (IFC) called for the championship game to be played on Thanksgiving Day between the two leading teams. 

The University of Michigan began the tradition of playing on or around Thanksgiving in 1885.  Back then, they typically played the Chicago Maroons.  Of course you all know that the Wolverines now play their arch rivals, the Ohio State Buckeyes, around turkey day. 

Many of you have grown up watching another Michigan team as you feast on turkey and all the trimmings.  The Detroit Lions have been playing home games on Thanksgiving day since 1934.  The only team to come close to that record is the Dallas Cowboys, who have played a home game every year since 1966.  In 2008, some media big-wigs suggested removing Detroit from their Thanksgiving Day game slot.  It seemed that the Lions losing streak didn’t make for high ratings.  However, since the prime time football slot was added, it has taken some of the focus off of Detroit’s lack of performance.  The contract states that until 2022, Detroit and Dallas could take part in “flex scheduling” and play during prime time or their traditional afternoon slot.  Until then, Detroit fans can breathe a sigh of relief. 

This year’s schedule:

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28

[We will be closed so our staff can celebrate the holiday.]

12:30   Lions and Packers                  Fox

4:30     Cowboys and Raiders            CBS

8:30     Steelers and Ravens              NBC

Saturday, November 30 

 Join us to watch what happens!!!

12:00  Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes  ABC

Join us for a meal and a game soon!  

Sign up for a lunch coupon good through November. 

Check back in December for a new coupon!  

From all of us at The Sports Bar Ann Arbor Westside, we hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Celebrate and give thanks to family, friends and football! 

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