Friday, September 10, 2010

Game Watches: Kent State

I know ESPN U now has a wider audience than it did two or three years ago, but a sports bar might still be the only option for many of you. And since it is on ESPN U, you will not be able to watch the game on So far Game Watch notices have been light. I imagine there are still BC fans meeting in the normal hangouts in New York and San Francisco, but I haven't heard anything official. Certainly send me a note if there have been changes in venues.

Chicago Game Watch
2721 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614-1413

Denver Game Watch
Big Game Restaurant & Lounge
1631 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202

Washington, D.C. Game Watch NEW LOCATION**
The Rookery
2519 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC


BCDoubleEagle said...

Per the New York City chapter's web page:

BC vs. Kent State Game Watch
Saturday, September 11
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. EST
354 Third Avenue at 26th Street

Per the Northern California chapter's web page:

For EVERY BC game this season, the NorCal alumni chapter will be gathering at Shanghai Kelly's in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. There are Saturday game day drink specials as well as awesome company from your fellow alums.

Every week we will be at Kelly’s, rain or shine, no matter what the kickoff time.

This Week:
BC vs. Kent State
Saturday, September 11
Time: 12:30 PST

Shanghai Kelly's
2064 Polk Street
(between Broadway St & Pacific Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94109

Keep a look out for further messages about a special Young Alumni game watch where the chapter covers the tab. Exact date TBD so be on the look out!

--NorCal Chapter Team

DL said...

Bill - DC game watch has actually moved this season, but will be up and running there:

The Rookery
2519 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Dan said...

Not sure what Vertigo is like but in NYC Pat O'Briens in the UES and Thunder Jackson's down on Bleecker are both owned by a BC alum and both almost always carry the games.

BCDoubleEagle said...

But wait, there's more:

BC vs. Kent State Game Watch
Saturday, September 11
Time: 3:30 EST
Fox and Hound
1501 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

$5 off parking vouchers will be available.

We hope you can make it!

BC vs. Kent State Game Watch
Saturday, September 11
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. CST
Sports Bar Ste 22
2811 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204-8567
(214) 954-1511

Join fellow alumni, family and friends as the Eagles take on the Golden Flashes!

BC vs. Kent State Game Watch
Saturday, September 11
Kickoff: 12:30 PST
Sonny McLean's
2615 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica

Join fellow alumni, family and friends as the Eagles take on the Golden Flashes!

2010 BC Football Game watch schedule
Please join alumni, friends and fans at our game watches this fall. As game times are announced, we will update this site and please look for our weekly blast emails.

Mutt Lynch's
2300 West Oceanfront
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 675-1556

September 11, 2010 at 12:30PM PT - vs. Kent State

Gecko's Grill & Pub will be the official venue for Sarasota Chapter gatherings to watch televised BC Eagles action during the 2010-2011 season. Come over on Saturdays to cheer on the Eagles with other BC fans. As always, friends and family are more than welcome.

Gecko's Grill & Pub
5585 Palmer Crossing Cir.
Sarasota, FL

Please RSVP weekly at or 941-993-9899.

We look forward to seeing you there,

Amy Lubas '92
Boston College Sarasota Alumni Chapter Leader

BC vs. Kent State Game Watch (Kansas City)
TIME: 2:30 CST
DATE: Saturday, September 11
PLACE: Sulgrave Condos near 49th and Main, just south of the Plaza

NOTE: Plan to bring your own refreshments. There is a refrigerator and microwave available
adjacent to the theater at the Sulgrave.

RSVP to Paul at 913.481.9840 or Ivan Brown.

BC vs. Kent State Game Watch
Saturday, September 11
Kickoff: 12:30 p.m. PST
Steiner's Nevada-Style Pub
8410 W Cheyenne Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89129

Join fellow alumni, family and friends as the Eagles take on the Golden Flashes!
BC vs. Kent State Game Watch
Saturday, September 11
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. EST

Come Celebrate BC’s second game of the Season on September 11, 2010 and cheer along with Steve, Natalie and Grace as the Eagles put a whooping on Kent State. Kickoff is at 3:30 PM Eastern Standard time. Feel free to stop over around 3:00 PM. Kids are welcome! Planning to hit up Costco, BW3 and Donato’s for all of the goodies. Please let me know if you will be able to attend so that I can make sure I have enough food and beverages. Also, please pass this along to other alums that might be interested! Go EAGLES!

Steve Rini '00
Home address:
35928 Hanamar Dr.
Avon, OH 44011
(440) 289-2020.

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BCMurt09 said...

Like Dan said, most BC alums I have talked to will be watching the game at Pat O'Briens:

Pat O'Brien's
1701 2d Avenue (corner of 88th and 2d)
New York, New York
(212) 410-2013

EagleinNYC said...

Vertigo is the official NYC gamewatch. Pat O'Briens is extremely overrated unless u want to play beer pong. Very small and only 2 TV's.

Ry said...

for younger alums who tend to congregate on the UES, O'Brien's is just fine.

Dan said...

Well hopefully Vertigo will be better than Still.

Other than the fact that Still usually drew decent numbers, the big screen sucked, the audio sucked and the "BC Special" was their normal Saturday special.

smh said...

i've been told that Vertigo "sucks". FWIW. TTYL.

Raj said...

Just called Thunder Jackson's-
$3 draughts
$3 Sangria- red/white
$12 Sangria Pitchers

$15 rolling rock buckets
$20 all other bottled beer buckets

From my Frozen Four experiences there, its a good crowd. Vertigo is a little too fancy to be a gamewatch, Still had a decent crowd but tech problems. The game is on ESPN U so shouldnt be bad. Pat O'briens is a good place to get you drink on, but not great to watch a game.

You cant really go wrong, so let's hope BC Alums show up in full force for a healthy day of drinking and winning.

Dan said...

Also to add to Raj's endorsement. A few of us went to Thunder Jackson's last week after Still failed to figure out the internet. In addition to said drink specials, the owner (BC alum & owner of Pat O'Briens) gave us a round of shots after a TD and the bartender asked me to light her 151 soaked finger with a match so she could blow a fireball out of her mouth. Can't really argue with that.

Disclaimer: I don't foresee free shots if a huge crowd shows up.

downtown_resident said...

Really cool to see Las Vegas and Kansas City join the fun. Our alumni network is becoming more and more broad as there are now chapters in 28 states and internationally in England, Ireland, France, China and South Korea.

Brian said...

Why is Porter's in DC no longer the place to watch games?

Kevin said...

so, say you're under 21, not a student at BC, don't have ESPNU and want to watch the game.


The Midnight Lumberjack said...

There is not a single game-watch bar in NYC that is tolerable. It's the single most unfortunate thing about being a BC fan in this city. They're all awful, packed, shitty faux-irish pubs with a serious lack of TVs. They also to happen to be, 99% of the time when not hosting a game-watch, the frattiest, undesirable temples to douchebaggery in the city. Most of us wouldn't go there even if there was free beer.

Why does the bar have to be owned by a BC Alum? In our experience, the BC Alums who own the bar don't even watch the game, or show up. They barely show any affiliation. And the NYC Chapter wonders why it's so scattered. Until they realize that they need better venues, they'll get the usual crowd of first-year grads and the David Wooderson's hitting on the first-year grads.

(takes a deep breath)

With that being said; Go Eagles! I'll be watching from my apt with a group. We'll get just as drunk, cheer just as hard, eat much better.

BCMurt09 said...

I have to agree with Lumberjack on this one and I actually had a similar conversation with a BC friend last night. NYC, for whatever reason, is in general a pretty incoherent alumni group and there is a great difficulty for getting a true "BC Bar" and hosting our events there. Not to take anything away from the alumni group, I have certainly enjoyed myself and several alumni happy hours, one just a few weeks ago, but there seems to be no concerted effort to get BC alums in one place at any time.

And I agree that a lot of this difficulty comes from not having a "BC Bar." I never went to Still and have never been to Vertigo, but I have been to Thunder Jackson's and for a time worked at Pat O'Brien's and while I've enjoyed watching games at those places, it seems more to be just a place to watch the game more so than being the "BC place to watch the game."

I really think that BC alums in NYC should take the initiative to find a true "Boston College Bar" that we can all go to to watch any game we want, football, basketball, hockey, women's softball, men's club lacrosse, anything. If any other NYC alums on this blog want to help make this effort, feel free to message me and maybe we can get something going before the season is over.

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