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!

Movie Night, Sports and Beer, Life is Good at Greeley

I know everyone is thrilled to see this month’s Greeley Grindhouse movie showing on Thursday, at 7:20 p.m. Who can miss the excitement and intrigue of the “Planet of Dinosaurs“? Mac Bell will host the evening fun with smack TV. We anticipate a full house so grab your seat early!

And here’s what Greeley Avenue Bar and Grill has for you this week:

Portland Timbers Soccer

soccer shieldSun 7/27 vs. Montreal @ 5 PM

ESPN Summer Soccer Series

Wed 7/23: Toronto vs. Tottenham @ 4 PM                               Kansas City vs. Manchester City @ 6 PM

Sat 7/26: New York vs. Arsenal @ 2 PM
Chicago vs. Tottenham @ 5 PM

downloadPortland Thunder Football

Sat 7/26 vs. Spokane @ 7 PM

2014 Senior British Open Championship

Thursday July 24th – Sunday July 27th

 

Day League/Sport Event Time Channel
Mon 7/21 MLB Texas vs. NY Yankees 4:15 PM ESPN
Mon 7/21 Arena Football Tampa Bay vs. Spokane 5:30 PM ESPN2
Mon 7/21 MLB Seattle vs. NY Mets 7:00 PM ROOT
Tues 7/22 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Tues 7/22 WNBA Indiana vs. Chicago 5:00 PM ESPN2
Tues 7/22 MLB Seattle vs. NY Mets 7:00 PM ROOT
Tues 7/22 WNBA Phoenix vs. Seattle 7:00 PM ESPN2
Wed 7/23 MLB Seattle vs. NY Mets 12:30 PM ROOT
Wed 7/23 MLB San Francisco vs. Philadelphia 4:00 PM ESPN
Wed 7/23 Soccer Toronto FC vs. Tottenham Hotspur 4:00 PM ESPN2
Wed 7/23 Soccer Kansas City vs. Manchester City 6:00 PM ESPN2
Wed 7/23 MLS San Jose vs. Chicago 7:30 PM NBCSN
Thurs 7/24 Golf 2014 Senior British Open: Round 1 9:00 AM ESPN2
Thurs 7/24 MLB Regional Game 10:00 AM MLBN
Thurs 7/24 MLB Miami vs. Atlanta 4:00 PM MLBN
Thurs 7/24 CFL Calgary vs. Edmonton 6:00 PM ESPN2
Thurs 7/24 MLB Seattle vs. Baltimore 7:00 PM ROOT/MLBN
Fri 7/25 Golf 2014 Senior British Open: Round 2 9:00 AM ESPN2
Fri 7/25 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Fri 7/25 Fri Night Fights Garcia vs. Prescott 6:00 PM ESPN2
Fri 7/25 MLB Seattle vs. Baltimore 7:00 PM ROOT
Sat 7/26 Golf 2014 Senior British Open: Round 3 9:00 AM ESPN2
Sat 7/26 MLB Toronto vs. NY Yankees 10:00 AM MLBN
Sat 7/26 NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying 11:00 AM ESPN
Sat 7/26 MLB Seattle vs. Baltimore 1:00 PM ROOT
Sat 7/26 MLB Washington vs. Cincinnati 1:00 PM FS1
Sat 7/26 NASCAR Lilly Diabetes 250 1:30 PM ESPN
Sat 7/26 Soccer New York Red Bulls vs. Arsenal 2:00 PM ESPN2
Sat 7/26 MLB Cleveland vs. Kansas City 4:00 PM FS1
Sat 7/26 NHRA Sonoma Nationals Qualifying 4:00 PM ESPN
Sat 7/26 Arena Football Arizona vs. Orlando 4:00 PM CBSSN
Sat 7/26 Soccer Chicago vs. Tottenham Hotspur 5:00 PM ESPN2
Sat 7/26 Arena Football Portland vs. Spokane 7:00 PM CSN
Sat 7/26 CFL Toronto vs. Saskatchewan 7:00 PM ESPN2
Sun 7/27 Golf 2014 Senior British Open: Final Round 9:00 AM ESPN2
Sun 7/27 MLB Toronto vs. NY Yankees 10:00 AM TBS
Sun 7/27 NASCAR The Brickyard 400 10:00 AM ESPN
Sun 7/27 MLB Seattle vs. Baltimore 1:00 PM ROOT
Sun 7/27 MLS Portland vs. Montreal 5:00 PM ROOT
Sun 7/27 MLB LA Dodgers vs. San Francisco 5:00 PM ESPN
Sun 7/27 NHRA Sonoma Nationals 6:00 PM ESPN2
Mon 7/28 MLB San Diego vs. Atlanta 9:00 AM MLBN
Mon 7/28 MLB Toronto vs. Boston 4:00 PM ESPN
Mon 7/28 MLS Seattle vs. LA Galaxy 7:00 PM ESPN2

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

Summer is Here and Greeley Has the AC!

We have officially moved into summer and we are having some hot days! In fact, Tuesday, July 1st, was the hottest day we have had in Portland in the last two years. I’ve said it before and I”ll say it again. There’s nothing better than kicking back with a cold cold beer and relaxing. Lucky for you Greeley has it all, cold beer, TV’s, air conditioning and food. Life is good at Greeley.

Sports This Week At Greeley Avenue:

mlb all star2014 MLB All-Star Week

Mon 7/14: Home Run Derby @ 5 PM

Tues 7/15: All-Star Game @ 5 PM

Portland Timbers Soccer

Fri 7/18 vs. Colorado @ 8 PM


Portland ThornsPortland Thorns Soccer

Sun 7/20 vs. Boston @ 2 PM

2014 British Open Championship

Thursday July 17th – Sunday July 20th

 

Seattle Mariners Baseball

Fri 7/18 – Sun 7/20 vs. LA Angels

Day League/Sport Event Time Channel
Mon 7/14 MLB 2014 Home Run Derby 5:00 PM ESPN
Mon 7/14 Arena Football New Orleans vs. Jacksonville 5:00 PM ESPN2
Tues 7/15 MLB 2014 All-Star Game 5:00 PM FOX
Tues 7/15 Poker WSOP: Nat’l Championship Part 1 5:00 PM ESPN
Tues 7/15 WNBA Los Angeles vs. Indiana 5:00 PM ESPN2
Tues 7/15 Poker WSOP: Nat’l Championship Part 2 6:00 PM ESPN
Tues 7/15 WNBA Washington vs. Phoenix 7:00 PM ESPN2
Wed 7/16 MLS Philadelphia vs. NY Red Bulls 4:00 PM ESPN2
Wed 7/16 ESPY’s 2014 ESPY Awards Show 6:00 PM ESPN
Thurs 7/17 Golf 2014 British Open: Round 1 9:00 AM ESPN
Thurs 7/17 CFL Edmonton vs. Winnipeg 5:30 PM ESPN2
Fri 7/18 Golf 2014 British Open: Round 2 9:00 AM ESPN
Fri 7/18 MLB Regional Game 5:00 PM MLBN
Fri 7/18 Fri Night Fights Mayfield vs. Taylor 5:00 PM ESPN2
Fri 7/18 MLB Seattle vs. LA Angels 7:00 PM ROOT
Fri 7/18 CFL Hamilton vs. Calgary 7:00 PM ESPN2
Fri 7/18 MLS Portland vs. Colorado 8:00 PM NBCSN
Sat 7/19 Golf 2014 British Open: Round 3 9:00 AM ESPN
Sat 7/19 MLB Regional Game 10:00 AM MLBN
Sat 7/19 WNBA 2014 All-Star Game 12:30 PM ESPN
Sat 7/19 Soccer Seattle vs. Tottenham 1:00 PM ESPN2
Sat 7/19 MLB LA Dodgers vs. St. Louis 1:00 PM FS1
Sat 7/19 MLS Sporting Kansas City vs. LA Galaxy 3:00 PM ESPN2
Sat 7/19 MLB Cleveland vs. Detroit 4:00 PM FS1
Sat 7/19 NASCAR EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicago 5:30 PM ESPN2
Sat 7/19 MLB Seattle vs. LA Angels 6:00 PM ROOT/MLBN
Sat 7/19 Arena Football San Antonio vs. Los Angeles 7:00 PM CBSSN
Sat 7/19 NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nat’ls Qualifying 8:00 PM ESPN2
Sun 7/20 Golf 2014 British Open: Final Round 9:00 AM ESPN
Sun 7/20 MLB Kansas City vs. Boston 10:30 AM TBS
Sun 7/20 NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals 11:30 AM ESPN
Sun 7/20 MLB Seattle vs. LA Angels 12:30 PM ROOT
Sun 7/20 Women’s Soccer Portland vs. Boston 2:00 PM ESPN2
Sun 7/20 MLB LA Dodgers vs. St. Louis 5:00 PM ESPN
Mon 7/21 Arena Football Tampa Bay vs. Spokane 5:30 PM ESPN2
Mon 7/21 MLB Seattle vs. NY Mets 7:00 PM ROOT

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.

Sports, Sports and More Sports!

I hope everyone had an amazing and safe July 4th. The World Cup playoffs have been full of action, ups and downs and we are facing the semi-finals! Greeley will continue to show the games for you so don’t miss them! And, of course Greeley has all the other sports schedules for you as well.

Sports This Week At Greeley Avenue:


soccer ball2014 FIFA World Cup

Semi-Finals

Tues 7/8: Brazil vs. Germany @ 12 Noon

Wed 7/9: Netherlands vs. Argentina @ 12 Noon

Championship Game: Sunday July 13th

Portland Timbers Soccer

Sun 7/13 vs. Seattle @ 7 PM

Portland Thunder Football

Sat 7/12 vs. Los Angeles @ 7 PM


seattleSeattle Mariners Baseball

Mon 7/7 – Thurs 7/10 vs. Minnesota

Fri 7/11 – Sun 7/13 vs. Oakland

 

Day League/Sport Event Time Channel
Mon 7/7 MLB NY Yankees vs. Cleveland 4:00 PM ESPN
Mon 7/7 Arena Football Orlando vs. Philadelphia 5:00 PM ESPN2
Mon 7/7 MLB Seattle vs. Minnesota 7:00 PM ROOT
Tues 7/8 Soccer World Cup: Brazil vs. Germany 12 Noon ESPN
Tues 7/8 WNBA Connecticut vs. Atlanta 4:00 PM ESPN2
Tues 7/8 MLB LA Dodgers vs. Detroit 4:00 PM MLBN
Tues 7/8 WNBA Los Angeles vs. Minnesota 6:00 PM ESPN2
Tues 7/8 MLB Seattle vs. Minnesota 7:00 PM ROOT
Wed 7/9 Soccer World Cup: Netherlands vs. Argentina 12 Noon ESPN
Wed 7/9 MLB Pittsburgh vs. St. Louis 5:00 PM ESPN
Wed 7/9 MLB Seattle vs. Minnesota 7:00 PM ROOT
Thurs 7/10 Golf US Senior Open: Round 1 1:00 PM ESPN2
Thurs 7/10 MLB Regional Game 1:00 PM MLBN
Thurs 7/10 MLB Regional Game 5:00 PM MLBN
Thurs 7/10 Lacrosse World Championship: USA vs. Canada 6:00 PM ESPN2
Thurs 7/10 MLB Seattle vs. Minnesota 7:00 PM ROOT
Fri 7/11 Golf US Senior Open: Round 2 1:00 PM ESPN2
Fri 7/11 MLB Atlanta vs. Chicago Cubs 1:00 PM MLBN
Fri 7/11 MLB Regional Game 5:00 PM MLBN
Fri 7/11 NASCAR American Ethanol 200 5:30 PM FS1
Fri 7/11 Fri Night Fights Johnson vs. Gavronski 6:00 PM ESPN2
Fri 7/11 CFL Ottawa vs. Edmonton 7:00 PM ESPNEWS
Fri 7/11 MLB Seattle vs. Oakland 7:00 PM ROOT
Fri 7/11 MLS San Jose vs. DC United 8:00 PM NBCSN
Sat 7/12 Golf US Senior Open: Round 3 11:30 AM NBC
Sat 7/12 Soccer World Cup: Third Place Game (TBD) 12:30 PM ESPN
Sat 7/12 NASCAR Sta-Green 200 at New Hampshire 12:30 PM ESPN2
Sat 7/12 MLB St. Louis vs. Milwaukee 1:00 PM FS1
Sat 7/12 Drag Racing NHRA Lucas Oil Series 3:00 PM ESPN2
Sat 7/12 MLB Regional Game 4:15 PM FOX
Sat 7/12 Arena Football Portland vs. Los Angeles 7:00 PM CSN
Sat 7/12 Arena Football Arizona vs. Spokane 7:00 PM CBSSN
Sat 7/12 MLB Seattle vs. Oakland 7:00 PM ROOT/MLBN
Sun 7/13 MLB St. Louis vs. Milwaukee 11:00 AM TBS
Sun 7/13 Soccer World Cup Final: Teams TBD 11:30 AM ABC
Sun 7/13 Golf US Senior Open: Final Round 11:30 AM NBC
Sun 7/13 WNBA Seattle vs. Minnesota 12 Noon ESPN2
Sun 7/13 MLB Seattle vs. Oakland 1:00 PM ROOT
Sun 7/13 MLB NY Yankees vs. Baltimore 5:00 PM ESPN
Sun 7/13 MLS Portland vs. Seattle 7:00 PM ESPN2
Mon 7/14 MLB 2014 Home Run Derby 5:00 PM ESPN
Mon 7/14 Arena Football New Orleans vs. Jacksonville 5:00 PM ESPN2

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

World Cup Playoffs and Trivia Facts

LikeHow’s everyone enjoying the option to follow and like Greeley for the insider tips on what’s on tap, menu specials and new drinks to sample? If you haven’t heard about it, then just hop on over to Facebook and like Greeley. You’ll then receive the scoop before the rest of the customers.

Since we are all watching the World Cup series, I thought some trivia would be fun.

-Swedish ref Jonas Eriksson, who officiated during Ghana vs. USA, is arguably wealthier than the players he reprimands. Eriksson is a multi-millionaire after selling his stake in IEC Sports, a media rights business located in Sweden.

-Budweiser is the only beer on sale on the World Cup grounds throughout the entire tournament despite an 11 year government ban on the sale of alcohol in Brazilian football stadiums.

-The caxiorola – Brazil’s official World Cup instrument retails at $14. However, It is banned from all World Cup stadiums because it is too easy to throw at players during the games.

-One of the most dedicated supporters’ groups at the tournament is the American Outlaws, who flew 540 fans on two chartered airplanes to Brazil. They hold “Night Before” and “Pre-Game” parties.

-After the first round of games in the tournament, 49 goals were scored. That is one shy of a 100 percent increase on four years ago.

-So fervent is the enthusiasm for Panini’s World Cup album in Brazil that a van in Rio carrying more than 300,000 stickers was hijacked. Panini says 65m albums worldwide are currently being filled.

-The vanishing foam used to keep players 10 yards from set pieces is the brainchild of Argentinian Pablo Silva. It’s called “9.15″ and was first used at the 2008 Copa Libertadores. In the ’80s, Sir Bobby Charlton was part of a committee that unsuccessfully presented the idea to the FA.  (All  facts posted on “Viral Global News”.)

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

What’s Showing At Greeley Avenue This Week?

July 4th is right around the corner and along with it are some great games on TV. Come on in, grab a seat and check out their full menu loaded with great choices of hamburgers, sandwiches, appetizers, wings, soups and salads. Oh, and you can’t forget the breakfast menu that is served on weekends from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Sports This Week At Greeley Avenue:


US Soccer2014 FIFA World Cup

Tues 7/1: USA vs. Belgium

~Coverage Begins at 12 Noon!!

Quarterfinals Take Place Friday & Saturday!

Portland Timbers Soccer

Fri 7/4 vs. LA Galaxy @ 8 PM

Portland Thunder Football

Sat 7/5 vs. Cleveland @ 3 PM

MLB Baseball

Plenty of Games Right Here All Week  

fireworksHAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!

 

 

 

Day League/Sport Event Time Channel
Mon 6/30 Soccer World Cup: France vs. Nigeria 8:30 AM ESPN
Mon 6/30 Tennis Wimbledon 2014 9:00 AM ESPN2
Mon 6/30 Tennis Wimbledon 2014 9:00 AM ESPNEWS
Mon 6/30 Soccer World Cup: Germany vs. Algeria 12:30 PM ESPN
Mon 6/30 MLB Tampa Bay vs. NY Yankees 4:00 PM ESPN
Mon 6/30 MLB Seattle vs. Houston 5:00 PM ROOT
Tues 7/1 Soccer World Cup: Argentina vs. Switzerland 8:30 AM ESPN
Tues 7/1 Soccer World Cup: USA vs. Belgium 12 Noon ESPN
Tues 7/1 MLB Regional Game 4:00 PM MLBN
Tues 7/1 WNBA Indiana vs. Atlanta 5:00 PM ESPN2
Tues 7/1 MLB Seattle vs. Houston 5:00 PM ROOT
Tues 7/1 WNBA Chicago vs. Los Angeles 7:00 PM ESPN2
Wed 7/2 Tennis Wimbledon 2014 9:00 AM ESPN/ESPN2
Wed 7/2 MLB Regional Game 10:00 AM MLBN
Wed 7/2 MLB Seattle vs. Houston 11:00 AM ROOT
Wed 7/2 MLB Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox 4:00 PM ESPN
Wed 7/2 Boxing Farenas vs. Davis 6:00 PM ESPN2
Thurs 7/3 MLB St. Louis vs. San Francisco 12:45 PM MLBN
Thurs 7/3 MLB Regional Game 5:00 PM MLBN
Thurs 7/3 College Baseball 2014 Home Run Derby 5:30 PM ESPN
Fri 7/4 Tennis Wimbledon 2014 9:00 AM ESPN
Fri 7/4 Soccer World Cup Quarterfinals: Teams TBD 9:00 AM ESPN2
Fri 7/4 MLB NY Yankees  vs. Minnesota 12 Noon ESPN2
Fri 7/4 Soccer World Cup: Brazil vs. Colombia 12:30 PM ESPN
Fri 7/4 MLB Seattle vs. Chicago White Sox 4:00 PM ROOT
Fri 7/4 MLB Tampa Bay vs. Detroit 4:00 PM ESPN
Fri 7/4 NASCAR Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona 4:30 PM ESPN2
Fri 7/4 MLS Houston vs. New York 5:30 PM NBCSN
Fri 7/4 MLS Portland vs. LA Galaxy 8:00 PM NBCSN
Sat 7/5 Soccer World Cup Quarterfinals: Teams TBD 8:30 AM ABC
Sat 7/5 Tennis Wimbledon 2014 9:00 AM ESPN
Sat 7/5 MLB Seattle vs. Chicago White Sox 11:00 AM ROOT
Sat 7/5 Drag Racing NHRA Lucas Oil Series 11:00 AM ESPN2
Sat 7/5 Tennis Wimbledon 2014 12 Noon ABC
Sat 7/5 CFL Saskatchewan vs. Toronto 12 Noon ESPN2
Sat 7/5 Soccer World Cup: Netherlands vs. Costa Rica 12:30 PM ESPN
Sat 7/5 MLB Arizona vs. Atlanta 1:00 PM FS1
Sat 7/5 Arena Football Portland vs. Cleveland 3:00 PM CBSSN
Sat 7/5 MLB Regional Game 4:15 PM FOX
Sat 7/5 NASCAR Coke Zero 400 4:30 PM TNT
Sat 7/5 MLB Regional Game 7:00 PM MLBN
Sat 7/5 NHRA Summit Racing Nationals Qualifying 8:00 PM ESPN2
Sun 7/6 Tennis Wimbledon 2014: Final Day 9:00 AM ESPN
Sun 7/6 MLB Seattle vs. Chicago White Sox 11:00 AM ROOT
Sun 7/6 MLB NY Yankees  vs. Minnesota 11:00 AM TBS
Sun 7/6 WNBA Minnesota vs. New York 11:00 AM ESPN2
Sun 7/6 Tennis Wimbledon 2014: Final Day 12 Noon ABC
Sun 7/6 MLS Kansas City vs. Chicago 12 Noon ESPN
Sun 7/6 WNBA Phoenix vs. Los Angeles 1:00 PM ESPN2
Sun 7/6 MLB All-Star Selection Show 4:00 PM ESPN
Sun 7/6 MLB Tampa Bay vs. Detroit 5:00 PM ESPN
Sun 7/6 NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals 6:00 PM ESPN2
Mon 7/7 MLB NY Yankees vs. Cleveland 4:00 PM ESPN
Mon 7/7 Arena Football Orlando vs. Philadelphia 5:00 PM ESPN2
Mon 7/7 MLB Seattle vs. Minnesota 7:00 PM ROOT

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