August means a lot of things, but there’s one really awesome thing that August brings and that’s football!! I realize that it’s only the NFL preseason games, but if you’re a fan, you’re a fan and any football will work. So not only does the NFL start their first preseason game August 7th, but our Ducks and Beavers play their first games at the end of the month. The excitement is about to begin!
In the spirit of football, here are some interesting NFL facts for you in case Roy Smallwood asks questions during Quizzy Trivia on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m.
78% of NFL players are bankrupt just two years after finishing their careers! There’s a group of “Science Cheerleaders,” former NFL and NBA Cheerleaders who go around getting people interested in science!The longest field goal in NFL history was kicked by a man who had only half a foot!
NFL cheerleaders only make $50 a game!
During a typical NFL game, the ball is only in play for 11 minutes!
When former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner dines out with his family, he always anonymously picks up the bill for one other table.
Deion Sanders is the only person to hit an MLB home run and NFL touchdown in the same week. He’s also the only person to play in the World Series and the Super Bowl.
The American Sports industry is worth $422 billion and employs 1% of the population!
The Baltimore Ravens are named after Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.”
For over a decade, players that were featured on the cover of the Madden NFL video games were ‘cursed’ with a serious injury or a dramatic reduction in performance during the following season.
The ‘G’ on the Green Bay Packers helmet does not stand for ‘Green Bay’.
The huddle formation used in football came from deaf football players.
We are nearing the end of July and new sports are approaching in August. Okay, well NFL pre-season anyway. Since I’m a huge football fan, I tend to count down the days! But, it’s not only pro football the Ducks and Beavers kick off at the end of August as well. In the meantime Greeley has your baseball and soccer schedules for you.
Portland Timbers Soccer
Sat 8/2 vs. LA Galaxy @ 11:30 AM
Portland Thorns Soccer
Sun 8/3 vs. Houston @ 7 PM
NFL Preseason Special
Hall of Fame Game
Sun 8/3: Buffalo Bills vs. New York Giants @ 5 PM
Seattle Mariners Baseball
Tues 7/29 – Thurs 7/31 vs. Cleveland
Fri 8/1 – Sun 8/3 vs. Baltimore
Watch Your Favorite Team Right Here on Extra Innings!
Greeley’s ready for the holidays with sports, drinks to warm your toes, and great choices from their menu. Greeley Avenue opens at 9:00 a.m. both Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday! Buy your Thanksgiving meal for only $8.95 which includes:
mashed potatoes and gravy
We all know with Thanksgiving comes some great football! There’s nothing better than a full belly, a good beer and great sports to help you enjoy the rest of the day. If your family and friends are in town, just bring them in and show them how well you’re treated!
Here’s your NFL schedule for the upcoming week:
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH:
PACKERS AT LIONS
RAIDERS AT COWBOYS
STEELERS AT RAVENS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1ST:
BRONCOS AT CHIEFS
TITANS AT COLTS
JAGUARS AT BROWNS
BUCCANEERS AT PANTHERS
BEARS AT VIKINGS
CARDINALS AT EAGLES
DOLPHINS AT JETS
FALCONS AT BILLS
RAMS AT 49ERS
PATRIOTS AT TEXANS
BENGALS AT CHARGERS
GIANTS AT REDSKINS
MONDAY, DECEMBER 2nd:
SAINTS AT SEAHAWKS
The Oregon Ducks play against Oregon State and have the home field advantage. This game takes place Friday, November 29th. With only two losses this year the Ducks are bound and determined to walk away with a win for their last conference game of 2013. The Beavers have had a more difficult season with some losses on their scorecards. However, we will see if they come together again on the field.
Is everyone ready for the mad dash shopping of Black Friday? While you’re running around burning those Thanksgiving calories and buying goodies for your loved ones don’t forget to take a break at Greeley’s. Grab a burger and a beer before you head back out. Just remember to be safe.
Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill is hosting Ping Pong Tournaments! The games are on the second Thursday of the next few months and winners can earn cash prizes. These tournaments benefit the Chief Joseph Ockley Green K-8 Foundation. This foundation directly supports additional teacher staffing assistance, which means a better education for our kids!
The next tournaments are:
Registration begins at 7 p.m and runs until 8:00 p.m. Games begin at 8:10 p.m. The fee to play is $10 with double elimination. Prizes include:
1st place – $25
2nd place – $15
3rd place – $10
Thanksgiving will appear at the doorstep before we know it. Take the upcoming holiday pressure off and relax at the bar. With all the special sports packages for their TV’s you won’t have any problem catching some fantastic games. Our Ducks are moving full speed ahead and the Beavers aren’t far behind them. With only four regular games in the season left we’ll watch and cheer for our teams.
This week in the NFL Dallas and St. Louis have their bye week and for the rest of the teams here’s the NFL Schedule for the week:
Quizzies continues to grow in popularity at Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill. What a great way to celebrate HUMP day and look forward to the upcoming weekend. The host, Roy Smallwood, asks questions from an arena of topics including but not limited to:
Join us at Greeley Avenue every Wednesday evening beginning at 6 p.m.
The Oregon Ducks travel to California to play against Stanford November 7th. Will the Ducks continue their streak of winning and stomp them? Stanford has also done well this season. This might turn into a well matched, hard hitting game!
The Beavers will travel to Arizona, but not til the 16th of November. So stay tuned for more information and what time the game will play at Greeley.
Greeley has some great beers on tap including:
Country Boy IPA
Believer, brewed by Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene, Oregon offers a 6.9% AVB and IBU of 60. This beer pours a clear blood orange and a smell of resiny hops and a bready rye. The flavor is bitter with a red beer spicy accent. A good dose of sweetened malts, some bits of tea hops and a cinnamon like finish. Medium bodied with reserved carb and a bit of a dry finish.
We are a week away from Halloween! 2013 has flown by and the upcoming holidays will arrive before we know it, but in the meantime Greeley has some football!
The Ducks and Beavers are having a great year so far! UCLA travels to Oregon to meet the Ducks at Autzen Stadium Saturday, October 26th. That same day Stanford will travel to Corvallis where they play the Beavers. Their kickoff occurs at 7:30 p.m. If you aren’t making the drive to the stadiums, Greeley has you covered. Grab your buddies and come on over where you’ll receive fantastic service, choices from a great menu and a full bar to choose from.
Everyone’s talking NFL, who’s hot and who’s not. The Seahawks lost by a touchdown to the Indianapolis Colts a few weeks ago which cost them their status of being undefeated. I’m sure we would all love to see them at the Superbowl this year so hopefully they will stay focused and move forward.
Other teams that are kicking butt include the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs. Although, the Broncos lost their undefeated position also against the Colts last Sunday, they are utilizing Peyton Manning and seeing huge gains overalll. It’s been a while since the Chiefs have done well, but their proving themselves so far this season. Here’s your upcoming schedule:
Thursday, October 24th:
Panthers at Bucaneers
Sunday, October 27th:
49ers at Jaguars
Browns at Chiefs
Dolphins at Patriots
Bills at Saints
Cowboys at Lions
Giants at Eagles
Steelers at Raiders
Jets at Bengals
Falcons at Cardinals
Redskins at Broncos
Packers at Vikings
Monday, October 28th:
Seahawks at Rams
Don’t forget Quizzies with Roy Smallwood Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Greeley Grindhouse will play a horror flick on Tuesday the 29th so stay tuned for details!
Halloween is next week so stop by Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill in costume and get a free drink! Who can say no to free?
Roy Smallwood is once again bringing Quizziess to Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill! In fact, he hosts a great night of fun every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. Quizzies is a perfect night out with the rain and cooler temperatures moving in. And, don’t forget the food and beer on rotating taps to complete the fun.
The Oregon Ducks are off to Colorado for some game time on Saturday, October 5th. Since the game isn’t at home come in and watch the game on one of Greeley’s TVs and let the staff take care of you while you cheer for your team. The Ducks have had a great season so far!
I can’t believe we are in week 5 of the NFL already! The Vikings, Steelers, Buccaneers and Redskins have a bye week, but there are plenty of other great games. You can catch them all at Greeley with their regular programming and NFL Ticket. Here’s the upcoming schedule:
Thursday, October 3rd:
Bills at Browns
Sunday, October 6th:
Patriots at Bengals
Lions at Packers
Seahawks at Colts
Ravens at Dolphins
Saints at Bears
Eagles at Giants
Chiefs at Titans
Jaguars at Rams
Panthers at Cardinals
Broncos at Cowboys
Chargers at Raiders
Texans at 49ers
Monday, October 7th:
Jets at Falcons
If you love Mondays as much as everyone else, Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill has just the thing to put a smile on your face, Bacon Mondays! With each beer or cocktail ordered, you receive a free slice of bacon. While you’re there watching the games on the big screen don’t forget to take a look at their menu for great appetizers, burgers and more.