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World Cup Quarter and Semifinals

The World Cup craze heated up over Independence Day Weekend as the teams headed into the quarterfinals. The Germany v. France game was overshadowed by the 1982 World Cup match between West Germany and France, where goalie Toni Schumacher had an infamously brutal collision with Patrick Battiston. Nevertheless, Germany triumphed with a 1-0 and moved [...]

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Independence Day Weekend is Soccer Weekend

July 1st’s  USA v. Belgium game didn’t just mark the departure of Team USA from the World Cup, it also marked the end of the Round of 16. We’re only beginning to plunge into the most exciting games of the tournament, so buck up, grab a beer, and keep us company while we watch the [...]

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Baseball is Back!

Sports Fans, it’s that time again – the favorite season that brings enough action within the summer months to last a lifetime. Of course, we are referring to it being baseball and basketball season, which means at Players Sports Bar & Grill, we’ve got all of the action to keep you covered. As the best [...]

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Wild, WildCard Football Weekend in the Pros and College Football crowns its Champion Monday Night with FLORIDA STATE / Players SF

In yet another season of bowl games, some great, some good, and some so-so, here was the recap .

The National Championship game for College Football plays Monday Night. The Florida State Seminoles, donning the garnet and gold, who last won it all in the year 2000, entered the game as a 9-point favorite to beat the Auburn Tigers who last won the Championship in 2011. A Southern Fried Football clash of Go Noels tomahawk chops and War Eagles.

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This is the first wild card weekend since 2010 that two #6 seeds (the lowest seeds for the AFC and NFC conferences) have advanced by beating respectively the #3 seeds. In addition, three of the four games played this weekend were decided by 3 points or less.

Never let it be said that football is not a game of inches.The Green bay Packers missed blocking the final winning field goal by San Francisco’s 14-year veteran kicker Phil Dawson merely by inches.

It’s scary to think that, in the three-degree temperature of a frozen Lam beau Field, what could have happened in an Overtime. The 49ers will play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at 10am (early kickoff since it is a 1pm start on the East Coast).

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College Football’s BIG BOWL Lineup Kicks Dec 21, NBA and College Basketball Galore, and THE final game at the Stick / Players SF

In yet another season of bowl games, there is an early bowl matchup this SATURDAY December 21 between Southern Cal (USC) against Fresno State. Players Sports Bar and Grill offers The PAC-12 Network on our TV screens. Some early bowl season PAC 12 games include: Washington vs. BYU (Brigham Young University) and Oregon State gets Boise State [...]

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Baseball’s Weird Series Continues and the NBA Tips Off The Season / Players SF

We were all tied up (as the top American League team, the Boston Red Sox  , the team with the best record in the AL) won Game 5 and thereby upped the ante with the St. Louis Cardinals (the team with the best record in the NL) – Big Players do big things in big games. BIG PAPI David [...]

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The CUP is almost empty; Baseball Playoff Picture Clears Up; NFL Sunday/Monday / Players SF

By the time you read this, The America’s Cup   should be in the history books under over, fast, secure, safe, windy, and letdown. Crowds may have shown up along the San Francisco waterfront (on both sides of the SF Bay Area), but it does not look like the economic impact or TV ratings delivered. Still, the [...]

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Forty-Niners FINAL Pre-Season Game Thursday + U.S. Open Tennis / Players SF

Players salutes Players. In golf, Australian Adam Scott, The Masters Champion from this past April) closed the deal at The Barclays  (in Jersey City, New Jersey) and edged out Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and a field of other worthy contenders that headed “bunched up” into the final day of play. It looks like it will be [...]

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Niners and The NFL, Dufnering and Dodgers, while Baseball and Football move forward / Players SF

Players salutes Players. Down “on the Plains,” in Auburn, Alabama, they tend to say: Weagle, Weagle, War Damn Eagle, kick ‘em in the butt Big Blue.” JASON DUFNER    (an Auburn Tiger), you are no slouch on the golf course. Though Auburn is more known for its War Eagle and Aubie The Tiger mascots, football, astronauts, veterinary [...]

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The British Open Championship in full swing at Muirfield ! BIG MO-ment at All-Star + Tour de France finishes strong Sunday / Players SF

Mo’s MO-ment (#42) + The Natural

Players salutes Players. Hats off to “BIG MO” Mariano Rivera. His MO-mentous MOMENT of the week came Tuesday night in New York at CitiField at the MLB All-Star Game came in the 8th inning. The venerable New York Yankee (he played his entire career with the Yankees) Mariano Rivera then made his way from the bullpen to the pitcher’s mound by himself. The song “Enter Sandman” (so eloquently fitting by Metallica, blared over the sound system to the approval of all fans in the stadium). Why ? Mariano “Big Mo” Rivera was known to put ballgames to sleep as he has been called the greatest closer (9th inning pitcher) in the history of baseball. In an amazing moment of respect, all players from both teams remained in their respective dugouts, tipped their caps, and applauded for this baseball diplomat who will retire at the end of this season. Rivera proceeded to retire the 3 batters he faced to help preserve the American League’s 3-hit and 3-run shutout win over the National League. Rivera won the game’s MVP award. The American League will now host the first two games of the World Series. BUT, for those who saw it (or read about it), what a moment of respect.

Another memorable moment in New York Baseball lore, came from the Robert Redford great baseball movie, THE NATURAL

They call it “The Open Championship.”At least that is what they call The British Open across the pond in Scotland (and the UK).
It’s ON. It’s on right now. Tiger Woods is in the hunt and Phil Mickelson is also hovering around the front runners. American Zach Johnson led after the first round at 5-under par. The conditions at Muirfield are nice and warm. The course is hard, and it is difficult. What would you expect for Links Golf anyway ? But the players have whined about devilish pin placements. Stop complaining pro golfers, this is, after all, a Major, and it is “The Open Championship.” PLAYERS Sports Grill and Arcade invites you in to watch the best players in the world try to conquer the British at Muirfield in Scotland.

They say the Tour de France doesn’t really crank up until the riders make it to the mountains; therefore, the Tour de France is in the prime time of the event. The race is over Twenty Stages in, riding strong, and finishing Sunday (hopefully without the PEDs and steroids).

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