November 3, 2003

College Football Not Dead in NYC

POST #    541

Some Clemson alums watch the Tigers at Brother Jimmy's.

With several professional teams in New York City, college sports often gets overlooked. This is understandable, considering that St. John's Basketball might be the most high profile college team in the entire city. When it comes to football, the picture gets even uglier. The Columbia Lions are the city's pride and joy for football, and their profile might be lower nationally than the Rutgers football team.

The NY Times reports that college football is still alive in the sports bars of New York. Places like the Park Avenue Country Club (not as fancy as it sounds), which shows the Michigan games, host the alumni of schools from conferences around the nation, including the Big 10, the Big 12, and the SEC. These establishments provide a place for fans in NYC to follow their teams in a friendly environment.

I've been to the PACC a few times, and it certainly does get crazy and wild. There's nothing like a rabid pro-Michigan crowd when you're outside of Michigan. Not really something you come across too often. But, watching the game on the TV still doesn't beat watching a game in person.

Posted by tien mao in Sports at 2:29 PM



brother jimmy's...

no, college football night is not dead, and brother jimmy's is definite proof. i used to live down the street from one. lots 'o jocks backward baseball caps drunk as sin.

Posted by: corie at November 3, 2003 4:55 PM

yeah, that's not really my crowd either. actually, i don't know what crowd i'm in. the regular person crowd?

Posted by: tien at November 3, 2003 5:19 PM

regular person who likes beer and sports. i'd fit into that least the beer part and a little bit of baseball and soccer...

Posted by: corie at November 4, 2003 9:05 AM

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