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!

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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!

What’s Going on at Greeley Avenue?

GASo what’s going on this week? If you’ve not shown up recently there are Table Toppers that have a quick preview of the games for the week. Or, you can check here at the blog as well. No need to Google and search 50 word combinations for the time, channel and game you’re searching for. Greeley Avenue will have it right here.

Come on in Saturday, May 3rd and watch the Kentucky Derby! Wear your hat and get a FREE FRESH Mint Julep. PICK YOUR PONY ! $5 & WIN it ALL! Derby

Here are some more great sports fun facts for you:

  • The oldest continuous trophy in sports is the America’s Cup. It started in 1851, with Americans winning for a straight 132 years until Australia took the Cup in 1983.
  • Volleyball was invented by William George Morgan of Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1895.
  • Ferenc Szisz from Romania, driving a Renault, won the first Formula One Grand Prix held at Le Mans, France in 1906.
  • Billiards great, Henry Lewis once sank 46 balls in a row.
  • Golf-great Billy Casper turned golf pro during the Korean War while serving in the Navy. Casper was assigned to operate and build golf driving ranges for the Navy in the San Diego area.
  • Four men in the history of boxing have been knocked out in the first eleven seconds of the first round.
  • Mark McGwire’s record-setting 70 home runs in the 1998 season traveled a total of 29,598 feet, enough to fly over Mount Everest.
  • Prior to 1900, prize fights lasted up to 100 rounds.
  • Not all Golf Balls have 360 dimples. There are some as high as 420. There are also all different kinds of dimple patterns.
  • Golf was banned in England in 1457 because it was considered a distraction from the serious pursuit of archery.
  • The Iditarod dog sled race – from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska – commemorates an emergency operation in 1925 to get medical supplies to Nome following a diphtheria epidemic.
  • In July 1934 Babe Ruth paid a fan $20 dollars for the return of the baseball he hit for his 700th career home run.

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

Thank You Greeley Fans!

Thanks to all the new subscribers joining the Greeley fun! Everyone seems to love the sports schedules delivered to your inbox. And, thank you to all the Greeley Grindhouse fans for showing up for last weeks showing of killer bunny horror film, Night of the Lepus. Once again Mac Bell delivered a night of laughs and comedy with his B movie flicks.

Here’s your upcoming sports schedule:

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First Round vs. Houston Rockets

Wed 4/23: Game 2 @ 6:30 PM

Fri 4/25: Game 3 @ 7:30 PM

Sun 4/27: Game 4 @ 6:30 PM

NHL & NBA Playoffs

hockeyRound One Action All Week Long!

Portland Timbers Soccer

Sun 4/27 vs. Houston Dynamo @ 12 Noon

Major League Baseball

Catch Your Favorite Team Right Here on Extra Innings

Day League/Sport Event Time Channel
Mon 4/21 MLB Baltimore vs. Boston 8:00 AM MLBN
Premier League Manchester City vs. West Bromwich 12 Noon NBCSN
MLB Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh 4:00 PM ESPN
NHL Playoffs Pittsburgh vs. Columbus: Game 3 4:00 PM NBCSN
NHL Playoffs Colorado vs. Minnesota: Game 3 4:00 PM NHLN
NBA Playoffs Memphis vs. Oklahoma City: Game 2 5:00 PM TNT
NHL Playoffs St. Louis vs. Chicago: Game 3 5:30 PM CNBC
NHL Playoffs Anaheim vs. Dallas: Game 3 6:30 PM NBCSN
MLB Seattle vs. Houston 7:00 PM ROOT
NBA Playoffs Golden State vs. LA Clippers: Game 2 7:30 PM TNT
Tues 4/22 NBA Playoffs Atlanta vs. Indiana: Game 2 4:00 PM TNT
NHL Playoffs Tampa Bay vs. Montreal: Game 4 4:00 PM NHLN
MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
NHL Playoffs Boston vs. Detroit: Game 3 4:30 PM NBCSN
NBA Playoffs Brooklyn vs. Toronto: Game 2 5:00 PM NBATV
NHL Playoffs NY Rangers vs. Philadelphia: Game 3 5:00 PM CNBC
NBA Playoffs Washington vs. Chicago: Game 2 6:30 PM TNT
NHL Playoffs San Jose vs. Los Angeles: Game 3 7:00 PM NBCSN
MLB Seattle vs. Houston 7:00 PM ROOT
Wed 4/23 MLB Miami vs. Atlanta 9:00 AM MLBN
MLB Seattle vs. Houston 12:40 PM ROOT
MLB NY Yankees vs. Boston 4:00 PM ESPN
NCAA Lacrosse Villanova vs. Johns Hopkins 4:00 PM ESPNU
NBA Playoffs Charlotte vs. Miami: Game 2 4:00 PM TNT
NHL Playoffs Pittsburgh vs. Columbus: Game 4 4:00 PM NBCSN
NBA Playoffs Dallas vs. San Antonio: Game 2 5:00 PM NBATV
NHL Playoffs Anaheim vs. Dallas: Game 4 5:00 PM CNBC
NHL Playoffs St. Louis vs. Chicago: Game 4 6:30 PM NBCSN
NBA Playoffs Portland vs. Houston: Game 2 6:30 PM TNT
Thurs 4/24 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
NHL Playoffs Montreal vs. Tampa Bay: Game 5* 4:00 PM CNBC
NBA Playoffs Indiana vs. Atlanta: Game 3 4:00 PM NBATV
NHL Playoffs Boston vs. Detroit: Game 4 5:00 PM NBCSN
NBA Playoffs Oklahoma City vs. Memphis: Game 3 5:00 PM TNT
Fri Night Fights Lopez vs. Martinez 6:00 PM ESPN2
NHL Playoffs Colorado vs. Minnesota: Game 4 6:30 PM CNBC
NHL Playoffs San Jose vs. Los Angeles: Game 4 7:30 PM NBCSN
NBA Playoffs LA Clippers vs. Golden State: Game 3 7:30 PM TNT
Fri 4/25 NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying 12 Noon ESPN2
NCAA Lacrosse Syracuse vs. Duke 2:00 PM ESPNU
NHL Playoffs NY Rangers vs. Philadelphia: Game 4 4:00 PM CNBC
NBA Playoffs Toronto vs. Brooklyn: Game 3 4:00 PM ESPN2
NASCAR Toyotacare 250 at Richmond 4:00 PM ESPNEWS
NCAA Lacrosse Notre Dame vs. Maryland 4:30 PM ESPNU
NBA Playoffs Chicago vs. Washington: Game 3 5:00 PM ESPN
NHL Playoffs Chicago vs. St. Louis: Game 5* 5:00 PM NBCSN
NCAA Softball Oregon vs. Stanford 7:00 PM ESPNU
MLB Seattle vs. Texas 7:00 PM ROOT
NBA Playoffs Portland vs. Houston: Game 3 7:30 PM ESPN
NHL Playoffs Dallas vs. Anaheim: Game 5* 7:30 PM NBCSN
Sat 4/26 MLB LA Angels vs. NY Yankees 10:00 AM FS1
NBA Playoffs Indiana vs. Atlanta: Game 4 11:00 AM TNT
NCAA Baseball Alabama vs. South Carolina 11:00 AM ESPN
NCAA Lacrosse Ohio St. vs. Johns Hopkins 11:00 AM ESPNU
NHL Playoffs Detroit vs. Boston: Game 5 12 Noon NBC
MLB Pittsburgh vs. St. Louis 1:00 PM FS1
NBA Playoffs San Antonio vs. Dallas: Game 3 1:30 PM TNT
NHRA Springnationals Qualifying 3:00 PM ESPN2
NBA Playoffs Miami vs. Charlotte: Game 3 4:00 PM ESPN
NASCAR Toyota Owners 400 4:00 PM FOX
MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Arena Football Spokane vs. Tampa Bay 4:30 PM CBSSN
MLB Seattle vs. Texas 6:00 PM ROOT
NBA Playoffs Oklahoma City vs. Memphis: Game 4 6:30 PM ESPN
NHL Playoffs Columbus vs. Pittsburgh: Game 5 TBD TBD
NHL Playoffs Minnesota vs. Colorado: Game 5* TBD TBD
NHL Playoffs Los Angeles vs. San Jose: Game 5* TBD NBCSN
Sun 4/27 NHL Playoffs Philadelphia vs. NY Rangers: Game 5 9:00 AM NBC
NCAA Baseball Alabama vs. South Carolina 10:00 AM ESPN
NBA Playoffs Chicago vs. Washington: Game 4 10:00 AM ABC
MLB Regional Game 10:30 AM MLBN
NHL Playoffs St. Louis vs. Chicago: Game 6* 12 Noon NBC
MLS Portland vs. Houston 12 Noon KPTV
NBA Playoffs LA Clippers vs. Golden State: Game 4 12:30 PM ABC
NCAA Football 2014 All-Star Challenge 1:00 PM ESPN
Arena Football Iowa vs. Philadelphia 1:00 PM ESPN2
NCAA Baseball Oregon vs. Oregon St. 1:00 PM ESPNU
MLB Seattle vs. Texas 1:00 PM ROOT
NBA Playoffs Toronto vs. Brooklyn: Game 4 4:00 PM TNT
NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Springnationals 4:00 PM ESPN2
MLB LA Angels vs. NY Yankees 5:00 PM ESPN
NBA Playoffs Portland vs. Houston: Game 4 6:30 PM TNT
NHL Playoffs Tampa Bay vs. Montreal: Game 6* TBD NBCSN
NHL Playoffs Anaheim vs. Dallas: Game 6* TBD TBD
Mon 4/28 NBA Playoffs Miami vs. Charlotte: Game 4 4:00 PM TNT
MLB Oakland vs. Texas 5:00 PM ESPN
NBA Playoffs Atlanta vs. Indiana: Game 5* 5:00 PM NBATV
NBA Playoffs San Antonio vs. Dallas: Game 4 6:30 PM TNT
NHL Playoffs Boston vs. Detroit: Game 6* TBD TBD
NHL Playoffs Pittsburgh vs. Columbus: Game 6* TBD TBD
NHL Playoffs Colorado vs. Minnesota: Game 6* TBD TBD
NHL Playoffs San Jose vs. Los Angeles: Game 6* TBD TBD

Rotating Taps, Quizzy and Trivia Facts

Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill offers a lot of great things including Bacon Mondays, sports of every kind available on TV, great food, trivia, excellent service and rotating taps. And, right now you can get these for a limited time:

  • Double Mountain IRA
  • Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA
  • HUB Survival Stout
  • Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA reminds me of fresh squeezed lemonade. Of course it’s not, but it does offer a large dose of Citra and mosaic hops.

  • Malts include: pale, crystal and Munich.
  • Hops include: Citra, Mosaic and Nugget.

It offers 60% IBU and a 6.4% ABV. Grab it while it’s here!

Here’s some interesting trivia sports facts for you:

  • In 1898, one of the first programs to be broadcast ed on radio was a yacht race that took place in British waters.
  • Sports command the biggest television audiences, led by the summer Olympics, World Cup soccer and Formula One racing.
  • Gymnasiums were introduced in 900BC and Greek athletes practiced in the nude to the accompaniment of music. They also performed naked at the Olympic Games.
  • The very first Olympic race, held in 776 BC, was won by Corubus, a chef.
  • The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.
  • Michael Schumacher is the highest paid sportsman, ahead of Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer. (Not including sponsorship endorsements.)
  • Martina Hingis is the highest paid sportswomen.
  • The high jump method of jumping head first and landing on the back is called the Fosbury Flop.
  • The Major League Baseball teams use about 850,000 balls per season.
  • About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the plus-minus 650 matches in the Wimbledon Championship.
  • A baseball ball has exactly 108 stitches, a cricket ball has between 65 and 70 stitches.

Welcome and thank you to all the new subscribers! Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

Quizzies Mania at Greeley Avenue!

Quizzies mania has taken over Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill! If you haven’t made it in for the fun yet, or you aren’t familiar with how Quizzies works, here are the details.

Quizzies Bar Trivia

Quizzies Bar Trivia

Players choose a group to play with and then select a team name. The trivia game has four separate rounds, each round increasing in difficulty. There’s a “help line” in case your team needs some additional assistance. Who are these team savers? The bartenders! They can help a team with an answer, but only if they haven’t already assisted another team with the same question.

The host, Roy Smallwood, asks the question over the microphone, your team chats about the correct answer, and then it’s written on the score card. After each round, turn your answers in to receive your grade.

All types of trivia questions are asked including but not limited to:

  • Music
  • Film history
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Sports

So join us at Greeley Avenue every Wednesday evening for the fun and games beginning at 6 p.m.

It’s week 3 of NFL preseason! Once the regular season begins, don’t forget that Greeley broadcasts all the games due to having the NFL ticket!

Here is the upcoming schedule:

Thursday, August 22nd:

  • New England at Detroit
  • Carolina at Baltimore

Friday, August 23rd:

  • Seattle at Green Bay
  • Chicago at Oakland

Saturday, August 24th :

  • Buffalo at Washington
  • Cleveland at Indianapolis
  • NY Jets at NY Giants
  • Kansas City at Pittsburgh
  • Tampa Bay at Miami
  • Philadelphia at Jacksonville
  • Cincinnati at Dallas
  • St. Louis at Denver
  • Atlanta at Tennessee
  • San Diego at Arizona

Sunday, August 25th:

  • New Orleans at Houston
  • Minnesota at San Francisco

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