you see on the internet. Abraham Lincoln said that.
This DID happen to me one time when a fellow who “wasn’t from around here” came into the bar and had to run outside to his car to grab something. When he came back, his drink was poured out, and the glass was being washed – to his surprise.
If you put a coaster on top of your glass in the coal region, it means “I’m done drinking, don’t pour any more beer into the glass”. And remember, “when in Rome …”, so while in the coal region, don’t take this the advice from the inter webs poster
The FINALS are coming up this weekend.
We sent two teams to qualify over the past two weeks, and both advanced through some very difficult competition!!
Congrats to Mike Sinkovich, Timmy Wargo and Joe Zaharick who teamed up for the tournament. They had to make it through the team of John Kroh, Mark Kroh and Todd Harder to advance. They did just that with some 9th inning heroics that led to an extra inning victory where Sinko hit a trip on his last dart to seal the win.
We didn’t have a dart league this year, and these guys made it to the bar on Tuesday nights when they could. They decided to go up together just to compete. Joe is a traveling dart shooter. Sinko and Timmy learned to win on the Red Tornadoes. Put that together and they were able to leave their mark on the tournament. They continue the journey this Saturday!
The second team to compete from Dorko’s was Joe Swatski, Doug Troutman, and Bruce Unverdorben Jr. In order to advance, they had to compete with Haganey’s Aces II. That team consists of Tommy Hill (2006 inductee into the American Baseball Darts Wall of Fame), Joe Haganey (2011 inductee) and Mark Weurstle (2013 inductee).
I wonder if that’s what Murderer’s Row from the ’27 Yankees looked like?
It didn’t matter. Doug, Swat and Bruce sent them into the loser’s bracket!
It was a tough road for both teams so far. They start off in the One Loss bracket on Saturday, and things won’t be getting any easier.
So, we’re making a road trip up this weekend to support the fellows in Freeland. The event is kicks off at 10am at the Freeland Event Center (300 Fern St, Freeland, PA 18224).
We are 70-odd games into the shuffleboard season of 2015-2016, and thats enough games for the pecking order to begin to sort itself out.
Here’s how all of the teams are doing as of last FRIDAY (so that’s BEORE this past Saturday Night’s set of games).
K of C 51 21
Dorko’s Cafe 54 27
Wilburton 1 44 49
Eagles 2 49 32
Wilburton 2 45 36
Clover Hose 34 47
Atlas 33 48
Eagles 1 32 49
Centralia 31 50
VFW 23 58
There is a make up game that needs to be played between K of C and Wilburton 1.
So, what’s going on this weekend?
FRIDAY NIGHT – Mr. Trent Knoll is in the house performing live for us from 10pm – 1am. We haven’t seen him since June, and we’re happy he’s back!
SATURDAY NIGHT – Mardi Gras Celebration!! That’s right, we’re heading towards Fat Tuesday, and kicking it off on the weekend with DJ BIG DADDY!!
That’s a picture of Team Miller Lite – the people who cause the well to run dry on this date, in 2012. Since then, we’ve been having Miller Lite night in memory of that historic event. So tonight, from 8 til 10, Miller Lite Cans and Bottles are $1 each. Come on out, and celebrate history!
Nick Coyle was scheduled to come in tonight and rock the house, but the flu has gotten the better of him. Tonight we’ll have to party on without him while he recuperates. He’ll see us again next month, on the 19th!!
vs the NJ Devils with a 1pm puck drop. That’s what’s on the schedule as far as winter get-aways.
There will be a sign up sheet at the bar.
Here’s the breakdown . . .
Devils fans WILL be allowed on the bus. Rude behavior and language directed towards them based solely on their support of the enemy will not be tolerated on the bus. But, once we get there and they “debus”, they’re on their own.
The Costs: $30 bus fare, leaving from Dorko’s and returning to Dorko’s (that’s the corner of Fourth and Poplar, Mt. Carmel, PA 17851). We’re looking at 9 o’clock departure so we can get there, and have some time to grab a program and a beer/pretzel before face-off. We should even have a chance to peek in on warm-ups.
The Beer: Bring your own, that was everyone has a chance to ensure that their libations will be of a flavor and quantity that is to their liking
The Tickets: I called a Flyers rep, and they pretty much stated the obvious – Finding 30 tickets together for an afternoon game against a local rival just isn’t going to happen. And unless we’re ordering 30 seats, it’s not “Group Tickets” anymore. So, I inspected the inventory at the StubHubs and they said there are over 1,800 tickets floating around waiting to be claimed.
There are also seats to be had from the Flyers themselves.
Everyone is responsible for their own ticket – the upside of which is that you get to choose if you want to be up against the glass, in a luxury box, or simply in the building.
Cindy said she’d like to see you there, so Sign UP, find a buddy and have him grab a couple of tickets off of stubHub or through the Flyers, and make a day of it!
And tell the wife that your viewing enjoyment will be THESE Guys playing the Hockeys for you . . . .
Tonight – Friday the 18th of December, we will be partying. In fact, we’re kicking off the Christmas Party Season with RUSTY FOULKE in the house!! He starts playing at 10pm although the general merriment is scheduled to start much earlier.
UGLY SWEATER PARTY SATURDAY – Yes! Our yearly fashion show with a twist takes place on SATURDAY NIGHT December 19th with Music by DJ Big Daddy!! The season will be in full swing, there will be drink specials, special drinks, prizes, UGLY Sweaters, dancing and holiday cheer a-plenty!!
Halloweekend 2015 kicked off on Friday Night with DJ Big Daddy spinning the tunes! As the evening progressed, the cast of characters expanded. Bruce Jenner paid us a visit, a mermaid made her way into the house, and a clone of DJ Jersey was seen wandering around.
On Saturday Night, the Cosmic Wheels took over, led by the Psychedelic Rocker Masked Maraca Player! Gumby made an appearance, as well as Roger Rabbit, and Kaitlyn Jenner took over for Bruce. Not only that, there’s photographic evidence of both nights that was left behind!