August is Here, Do You Know What That Means?

footballAugust 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.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

Did You Know?

It’ Wednesday, which means it’s Hump day and we are that much closer to the weekend. BUT, it also means that Roy Smallwood is hosting Quizzy Trivia tonight! The fun beings at 6:30 p.m so team up and kick some butt with your awesome trivia knowledge.

For those of you that need a bit of assistance in the trivia department, here’s some great beer and alcohol trivia for you.

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  • The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock because of beer. They had planned to sail further south to a warm climate, but had run out of beer on the journey
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was elected in 1932 because of his promise to end Prohibition.
  • In Japan, beer is sold in vending machines, by street vendors and in the train stations.
  • Bourbon is the official alcohol of the United States, by an act of Congress.  Many people have attempted to have that overturned in favor of beer instead throughout the years.
  • American beer is predominately made from rice. That is why it tastes so light compared to foreign beers. This is an American invention to increase profits as they hoped a lighter beer would also draw women to purchase.
  • If you collect beer bottles you are a labeorphilist.
  • The ‘33’ on a bottle of Rolling Rock was originally a printer’s error.  It refers to the 33 words in the original slogan.  It has generated enough mystery over the years that the company left it in the label.
  • The oldest known code of laws is the Code of Hammurabi from ancient Babylonia, about 1750 B.C. It regulated the practices of drinking houses, and called for the death penalty for proprietors found guilty of watering down their beer.
  • In Babylon over 4000 years ago, it was customary for the bride’s father to supply his new son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. As mead is a honey beer and their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the ‘honey month’ – or what we know today as the ‘honeymoon’. In fact, Babylonians believed if the groom drank mead for an entire month, it enhanced the chances of his wife bearing a male heir.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

What’s Rotating at Greeley?

tapOne of the many great qualities Greeley has is the ever rotating beer selection. And as most of you already know (but we do have a lot of new subscribers) when the last drop is drained….it’s gone. That means if the following are your faves, you need to hurry on in! And, if you like and follow Greeley on Facebook and Twitter you’ll be the first to know what’s on tap and the shelf!

Here’s what’s on rotating tap:

  • Bridgeport Trilogy Dry Hopped Pale Ale
  • Beer Valley Owyhee Amber Ale
  • Hub-Rise Up Red
  • Breakside Brewing Pilsner

You’ll enjoy the Bridgeport Trilogy Dry Hopped Pale Ale. It uses a big charge of Crystal Hops at the end of fermentation for a pleasant dry-hop aroma and flavor. The presence of Rye malt gives this beer a slightly spicy malt character and the Munich malts add a soft yet definite mouthfeel. It offers an ABV of 5.1% and IBUs of 40.

Hub-Rise Up Red is a full-bodied Northwest Red Ale. It’s referred to as mahogany smooth and hopped to the rafters with locally grown Cascade and Centennial hops. It offers and ABV of 5.8% and IBU of 60.

Come join us every Sunday and Tuesday evening for Texas Hold ’em. It starts at 7 p.m. both nights. On Wednesday evening at 6:30 Roy Smallwood hosts Quizzy trivia so get your game on.

Here’s a few fun beer facts for you.

  • The word beer comes from the Latin word ‘bibere’ meaning ‘to drink’.
  • The invention of bread and beer has been argued to be responsible for humanity’s ability to develop technology and build civilization.
  • The earliest known chemical evidence of beer dates to circa 3500–3100 BC from the site of Godin Tepe in the Zagros Mountains of western Iran.
  • Monks brewing beer in the Middle Ages were allowed to drink five quarts of beer a day. In ancient times, monks who fasted or abstained from solid food subsisted on beer.
  • The oldest known written recipe is for beer.

Cheers and Sports Trivia Facts

CheersJust wanted to welcome and say thank you to all the new subscribers! People just can’t seem to get enough of Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill. And, why should they? With a multitude of TV’s and sports, great service, great food and you can holler at the games, it feels better than home.

 

I’ve got some sports facts for you trivia fans.

  • Because of fears that the Japanese, who had attacked Pearl Harbor less than a month earlier, might attack California, the Rose Bowl game of 1942 between Oregon State and Duke University was moved east to Duke’s hometown in Durham, North Carolina. It didn’t, however, help the home team. Oregon won, 20-16.
  • Racehorses have been known to wear out new shoes in one race.
  • The home team must provide the referee with 36 footballs for each National Football League game.
  • Olympic Badminton rules say that the birdie has to have exactly fourteen feathers.
  • Many Japanese golfers carry “hole-in-one” insurance, because it is traditional in Japan to share one’s good luck by sending gifts to all your friends when you get an “ace.” The price for what the Japanese term an “albatross” can often reach $10,000.
  • Will Clark, professional baseball player, is a direct descendant of William Clark of Lewis and Clark.
  • The 1990 New York Yankee pitching staff set an all-time record with the fewest complete games, three.
  • Rick and Paul Reuschel of the 1975 Chicago Cubs combine to pitch a shutout, the first time brothers do this.
  • At 101, Larry Lewis ran the 100 yard dash in 17.8 seconds setting a new world record for runners 100 years old or older.
  • The silhouette on the Major League Baseball logo is Harmon Killebrew.
  • Superfly Jimmy Snuka was the first E.C.W. World Champ.
  • Honey is used as a center for golf balls and in antifreeze mixtures.

Don’t miss Quizzy with Roy Smallwood every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Bring your friends and build your team!

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

Love Your Trivia? Greeley’s Got Your Quizzies

Hump DayHas everyone seen the Geico commercial with the camel walking around the office asking what day it is? And, what’s the answer? It’s HUMP Day! And what does Hump Day mean at Greeley Sports Bar and Grill? It’s Quizzy time with Roy Smallwood so come on in the games begin at 6:30 p.m

Here are some sports trivia facts to help you win!

  •  In 1969 a brief battle broke out between Honduras and El Salvador. Although tensions had been rough between the two countries, the reason for the war was El Salvador’s victory over Honduras in the World Cup Soccer playoffs. Gunfire was exchanged for about 30 minutes before reason could prevail.
  • Horse racing is one of the most dangerous sports. Between 2 and 3 jockeys are killed each year. That’s about how many baseball players have died in baseball’s entire professional history.
  • Bulgaria was the only soccer team in the 1994 World Cup in which all 11 players’ last names ended with the letters “OV.”
  • Gene Sarazen, a golfer from several generations ago, set the record for the fastest golf drive: 120 mph.
  • Michael Sangster, who played in the 1960s, had tennis’ fastest serve, once clocked at 154 mph.
  • In 1964 for the 10th time in his major-league baseball career, Mickey Mantle hit home runs from both the left and ride sides of the plate in the same game – setting a new baseball record.
  • Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games.
  • Australian Rules football was originally designed to give cricketers something to play during the off season.
  • Baseball cards have been around since 1886. Modern cards, with high-resolution color photographs on the front and player statistics on the back, date from 1953. The photos are taken in the spring, with and without team caps, just in case the player is traded to another team.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

Days of Summer and Greeley Ave Bar and Grill

The sunshine is coming this week! We are so fortunate to have beautiful summers filled with hiking, camping, farmer’s markets and concerts on the waterfront. But, we are also fortunate to have a fantastic sports bar and grill like Greeley Avenue. And, I can’t forget to mention the fantastic nights filled with fun and laughter during Greeley Grindhouse and Quizzy. Roy hosts Quizzy Trivia every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and this Thursday, May 22nd, don’t miss “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die” hosted by Mac Bell. 

Sports This Week At Greeley Ave:

NHL & NBA Playoffs

Timbers ArmyConference Finals Action All Week!!

Portland Timbers Soccer

Sat 5/24 vs. New York Red Bulls @ 4 PM

Portland Thunder Football

Thurs 5/22 vs. San Antonio @ 7 PM


mariners-logo2Seattle Mariners Baseball

Tues 5/20 – Wed 5/21 vs. Texas

Thurs 5/22 – Sun 5/25 vs. Houston

Indianapolis 500

Sun 5/25 @ 9 AM

 

Day League/Sport Event Time Channel
Mon 5/19 MLB Detroit vs. Cleveland 4:00 PM ESPN
Mon 5/19 NHL Playoffs NY Rangers vs. Montreal: Game 2 5:00 PM NBCSN
Mon 5/19 NBA Playoffs Oklahoma City vs. San Antonio: Game 1 6:00 PM TNT
Tues 5/20 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Tues 5/20 MLB Seattle vs. Texas 5:00 PM ROOT
Tues 5/20 NBA Playoffs Miami vs. Indiana: Game 2 5:30 PM ESPN
Wed 5/21 MLB Seattle vs. Texas 11:00 AM ROOT/MLBN
Wed 5/21 MLB LA Dodgers vs. NY Mets 4:00 PM ESPN
Wed 5/21 NHL Playoffs Los Angeles vs. Chicago: Game 2 5:00 PM NBCSN
Wed 5/21 NBA Playoffs Oklahoma City vs. San Antonio: Game 2 6:00 PM TNT
Thurs 5/22 MLB Regional Game 10:00 AM MLBN
Thurs 5/22 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Thurs 5/22 NHL Playoffs Montreal vs. NY Rangers: Game 3 5:00 PM NBCSN
Thurs 5/22 Arena Football Portland vs. San Antonio 7:00 PM CSN
Thurs 5/22 MLB Seattle vs. Houston 7:00 PM ROOT
Fri 5/23 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Fri 5/23 Fri Night Fights Opponents TBA 6:00 PM ESPN2
Fri 5/23 MLB Seattle vs. Houston 7:00 PM ROOT
Sat 5/24 MLB Oakland vs. Toronto 10:00 AM MLBN
Sat 5/24 NCAA Lacrosse Final Four: Denver vs. Duke 10:00 AM ESPN2
Sat 5/24 NASCAR History 300 at Charlotte 11:45 AM ABC
Sat 5/24 NCAA Lacrosse Final Four: Maryland vs. Notre Dame 12:30 PM ESPN2
Sat 5/24 MLB Texas vs. Detroit 1:00 PM FS1
Sat 5/24 NHRA Lucas Oil Kansas Nationals Qualifying 3:00 PM ESPN2
Sat 5/24 MLS Portland vs. NY Red Bulls 4:00 PM ROOT
Sat 5/24 MLB Regional Game 4:15 PM FOX
Sat 5/24 Arena Football Jacksonville vs. Tampa Bay 4:30 PM CBSSN
Sat 5/24 NHL Playoffs Chicago vs. Los Angeles: Game 3 5:00 PM NBC
Sat 5/24 NBA Playoffs Indiana vs. Miami: Game 3 5:30 PM ESPN
Sat 5/24 MLB Seattle vs. Houston 7:00 PM ROOT/MLBN
Sun 5/25 Indy Car Indianapolis 500 9:00 AM ABC
Sun 5/25 MLB Regional Game 10:30 AM MLBN
Sun 5/25 MLB Seattle vs. Houston 1:00 PM ROOT
Sun 5/25 NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 3:00 PM FOX
Sun 5/25 MLB St. Louis vs. Cincinnati 5:00 PM ESPN
Sun 5/25 NHL Playoffs Montreal vs. NY Rangers: Game 4 5:00 PM NBCSN
Sun 5/25 NBA Playoffs San Antonio vs. Oklahoma City: Game 3 5:30 PM TNT
Sun 5/25 NHRA Lucas Oil Kansas Nationals 7:00 PM ESPN2
Mon 5/26 MLB Boston vs. Atlanta 10:00 AM ESPN
Mon 5/26 NCAA Lacrosse Championship Game: Teams TBD 10:00 AM ESPN2
Mon 5/26 WNBA Minnesota vs. Chicago 12:30 PM ESPN2
Mon 5/26 MLB NY Yankees vs. St. Louis 1:00 PM ESPN
Mon 5/26 MLB Seattle vs. LA Angels 1:00 PM ROOT
Mon 5/26 MLB Regional Game 5:00 PM MLBN
Mon 5/26 NBA Playoffs Indiana vs. Miami: Game 4 5:30 PM ESPN
Mon 5/26 NHL Playoffs Chicago vs. Los Angeles: Game 4 6:00 PM NBCSN

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

It’s all about Wine Trivia This Week…

wineIt’s another fantastic week with summer and warm sunny days on our heels. Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill offers a great reprieve after a day of hiking, weekend of camping or any other fun in the sun. And, as we approach some hot days you don’t have to go to the grocery store to cool off. Come on in, grab a cold beer, watch a game and cool off.

I hope everyone enjoyed the post about Roy Smallwood, and don’t forget to visit his Facebook page and blog. If you missed it, then be sure to go back and read it.

Here are some interesting facts about wine for you this week:

  • “Vinifera” actually means: grape varietals originating from Europe. The species covers thousands of different varieties including most of the best known like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. Grapes such as Concord, Niagara and Catawba, are classified as “native” grapes.
  • Why would you use an oak barrel in wine making? 
  • Oak does wonders for wine because it has a tendency to pull the tannins, acid, and alcohol into a perfect balance. Oak adds another dimension to the bouquet and flavor; it increases the acidity, lowers the pH, releases tannins and adds to the overall complexity. Hints of caramel, coconut, vanilla, roasted nuts are characteristics that can be found in oaked wine.
  • If newer oak barrels were used in the wine making process, the wines will often have a hint of vanilla in both the aroma and flavor.
  • The corkscrew was designed in the mid 1800’s.
  • There are approximately 85 calories per 4 ounces of wine.
  • California produces more than 17 million gallons of wine each year.
  • There are approximately 60 gallons of wine per barrel.
  • 400 grapevines make up one acre.
  • The Mesopotamians are credited the producing the first wines in 6000 B.C.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!