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In the end, it was a draw.  🙁 🙂 Not a bad thing, but not a great thing either.  But we still had a lot of fun watching the England v. USA game of the World Cup.




We arrived at the bar a full four hours before the climatic game.  It was INTENSE!



Happily, we got seats in the 3rd row!  It was worth it to get there early.  By the time the game started, there were over 400 people in the bar and outside.


Beers were consumed:

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And faces were painted.  Our friend painted the top of his shaved head!  LOL




The bar had a special “World Cup Menu,” which included a lot of fried food and a lot of meat.  :(  I ended up asking the waitress if they could make me a salad, and she said yes!  I also had fries chips.



Although we were NOT lucky in the England v. USA game (it was tied 1 to 1), we were lucky in that we WON a free $50 bar tab.  My sister-in-law and the Husband won a contest for doing the best “sexy British accents.”  HAHA!  In the end, our entire bar tab was FREE.  It was awesome!


Came home and picked up pizza on the way…


I had two lovely, cheesy, delicious slices!


Not the healthiest afternoon by any stretch, but tons of fun!! I just wish we had WON…  There’s always next round I suppose!  🙂


Are you a sports fan?   The Husband has definitely gotten me to appreciate sports!  I never watched them before we were married.



  • Lisa @ bakebikeblog June 12, 2010, 6:00 pm

    Oh I am a huge sports fan!
    What a great night you guys had!!!!! So much fun!!!

  • Angela (ohsheglows) June 12, 2010, 6:10 pm

    That is HILARIOUS they won the contest!!!!

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy June 12, 2010, 6:22 pm

    Aren’t all british accent, sexy? :)(Yes, I’m thinking of James Bond)

    • Harriet June 12, 2010, 7:34 pm

      Trust me, NO! 😛

      • Tara June 12, 2010, 9:45 pm

        Agreed! I do love the Scots accent though.

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 12, 2010, 6:22 pm

    That is awesome. I’m a huge football fan. You can’t keep my mouth shut when the Oregon Ducks are playing.

  • Julie @ Pickley Pear June 12, 2010, 6:23 pm

    What a fun day! You need those ‘bad’ choice food days to keep your body in check of the good food you put in it regularly! That’s my justification anyway 🙂

  • Alison June 12, 2010, 6:30 pm

    Looks like you had a lot of fun. I’m definitely a sports fan, it was just part of growing up for me. I tried to watch some of the soccer match today, but all those horns the fans were blowing (I guess they were horns?) sounded like quacking ducks and it got pretty annoying after a while. I guess I’m more suited towards watching my 8 year old play soccer.

  • Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary June 12, 2010, 6:39 pm

    I love going to live hockey… or any live sport, but watching on tv it not as much fun.

  • diana@mymarblerye June 12, 2010, 6:41 pm

    having hott relatives to get you free drinks? priceless. My bf loves sports..name a sport and he loves it.

  • Emily Eats and Exercises June 12, 2010, 6:43 pm

    I’m not a big sports fan, but watching with others who are excited is usually fun. You and your husband always look like you’re having a great time! I watched the Celtics when I visited my brother in New York and it was great.

  • Nora@LifeLifeEatRight June 12, 2010, 6:43 pm

    hahahha LOVE THE FACE PAINT!! Hard core fans right there!

  • Lauren June 12, 2010, 6:48 pm

    Born and raised Red Sox! 🙂

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie June 12, 2010, 6:50 pm

    haha soccer is not my favorite but I can get into if I need to. Looks like you guys had loads of fun though!!!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) June 12, 2010, 6:52 pm

    I love sports! I really miss my favorite futbol team…Betis in Seville Spain. So I really enjoy World Cup to watch Espana play even if they don’t win.

    The guys at the school I used to teach at were shocked when I spent my prep periods watching world cup with them instead of grading finals. 🙂

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday June 12, 2010, 6:54 pm

    Makes sense that they won, they are British are they not?

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) June 12, 2010, 6:57 pm

    oh, i LOVE sports…and although i was going for america i thought the game was amazing! i gotta say i’m more of a football/volleyball gal, but i really just love competition 🙂

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 12, 2010, 6:58 pm

    Haha, the husband looks like a true England fan with all the face painting! Love it 🙂
    I’m not a sports fan at all..unless it’s horsie 😛

  • Evan Thomas June 12, 2010, 7:03 pm

    Hahaha, that face paint picture is priceless

  • Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) June 12, 2010, 7:05 pm

    i love the face paint!! does your husband still have his accent? 🙂 he could have won that competition hands down haha
    looks like you had an EPIC time!

  • Miranda @ www.mirandasjeans.blogspot.com June 12, 2010, 7:23 pm

    That looks like so much fun. My hubby and I are not into soccer but enjoy hockey *coughCanaidanscough* thought we aren’t as spirited as you and your husband. Love the face paint

  • jenny in new york June 12, 2010, 7:30 pm

    I like watching baseball, but I do enjoy the social aspect of watching the world cup and other playoff games. The beer doesn’t hurt either 😉

  • Katie @ peacbeme June 12, 2010, 7:46 pm

    I am a big sports fan, I have played sports and been active my whole life. I especially love the Denver Broncos! My dad has three daughters and I am the only one that is into sports like him so its our bonding activity. 🙂

  • Sally June 12, 2010, 7:52 pm

    I saw on twitter you questioned “Who ate all the pies?” And as a Liverpool fan and daughter of a soccer hooligan I must indeed reply, “You fat Bas****, You fat Bas****, You ate all the pies!!!” LOL the sounds of my childhood!!!! Thanks for the laugh.

    • Caitlin June 12, 2010, 9:26 pm

      You rule!

  • Lynn June 12, 2010, 8:05 pm

    I am 100% a Boston girl. Although I love all the hometown teams it’s no secret that I’m a Red Sox fan before any other. (Yay ~ they just beat the Phillies ~ and our newest addition hit a grand slam at his first major league at bat!!!)

    LOVE the painted head & face. Sounds like a perfect day.

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches June 12, 2010, 8:27 pm

    I’m a HUGE sports fan. But I can’t get into soccer for some reason….American football is the thing I’m obsessed with! When I was 10, I was bored one afternoon, so I sat down with my dad while he was watching a Denver Broncos game and asked him to explain to me what why some field goals were worth one point and others were worth three. It seemed so strange to me. A fan was born in those moments…and the rest is history. I also like watching baseball, basketball, and hockey! Yay for sports!

  • Wei-Wei June 12, 2010, 9:12 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of sports, but maybe that’d change when I get married too?! Well, that’s ten years down the line, still, so… Meh. Still a non-sports-watcher, for now. (I love your friend with the shaved head. He is hardcore.)


  • Molly @fuelherup June 12, 2010, 9:28 pm

    The only sport I can watch is hockey! I can watch my team run races, but other than that I have zero patience!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 12, 2010, 9:36 pm

    Yes! Huge sports fan. Love most of them!

  • runnerforever June 12, 2010, 9:38 pm

    Gotta love sports just for how much heart the athletes put into what they do!

  • John June 12, 2010, 9:47 pm

    Could have been worse…one of them could have lost. Every point helps in this thing doesn’t it?

    Definitely a sports fan but World Cup is just about the only time I’ll sit down to watch “the beautiful game”.

  • Tara June 12, 2010, 9:48 pm

    I’m a huge sports fan. I follow rugby, hurling (it’s an Irish sport!), tennis and show jumping. I love Wimbledon, it’s one of my favourite tournaments!

  • Lauren @ She's a Runner June 12, 2010, 9:58 pm

    I’m like you- I don’t watch sports until I’m in a relationship! But unlike you, I don’t actually enjoy them. I just tolerated them because I knew how important it was to former boyfriends. It’s the whole “watching on TV” that I usually find boring. If I’m at a live game I feel the energy and get into it. It’s exciting! I guess it would also be pretty exciting to watch at a bar during the world cup with all the cheering fans. It sounds like you had a really good time!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing June 12, 2010, 10:05 pm

    I was born in England to British parents but we moved to American when I was young. So I HAVE to root for England!! At least it was a tie I suppose…here’s hoping things go up!

  • Matt June 12, 2010, 10:13 pm

    Excuse me, I believe most delicious British beers are NOT yellow!

    Don’t make me send you beer.

    • caitlin June 13, 2010, 11:51 am

      Yea… bud light blows. But it was cheap.

  • Bree June 12, 2010, 10:51 pm

    We are sports nuts at our house. But we are a house divided – I am all hockey, husband is all basketball. But we pretty much like all sports. We watched the game today and it was fun. I played soccer in high school and appreciate the game – as much as an American can!

  • Sara June 12, 2010, 11:42 pm

    aww the USA goal wasn’t even pretty…
    a bit of a mistake on Green’s part :/

  • claire June 13, 2010, 12:17 am

    HA love it..all! I watched with my british father today and american boyf so I was kind of in the middle (although really wanting england to win once it started…but really what was with that goal keeper? ouch!).

    In terms of sports in general…I am not that big into most but there are a few I do love sometimes. I am a runner so when the olympic distance track and field events or marathon is on…I will watch it all! I also love tennis and “football” (soccer) but not really american football. I guess I need to change that though since my boyf was a college player and I know NOTHING about it…

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople June 13, 2010, 12:22 am

    I am not a sports fan in ANY sense of the word. My husband will watch sports if they are on, but otherwise is fine not watching them. We always watch the Super Bowl, but otherwise, I don’t watch it except for at his family functions. Some game of something is always on.

  • Amanda June 13, 2010, 1:30 am

    My boyfriend got me into hockey. It’s the only sport I can tolerate regularly. Thats so cute, they won for their sexy accents! lol

  • Emily June 13, 2010, 2:21 am

    Wow – that is a good turn out! I watch pretty much any sport, and it’s all we really watch on TV. I was brought up with four brothers and a sport fanatic dad though, so it just became part of my every day life I guess. I had no chance to escape! 🙂 I actually like having them on in the background – the sound of cricket or tennis being played just sounds like summer to me.

    I have to say I’m not a huge football/soccer fan, but last nights game was great to watch!

  • Marie-Sophie June 13, 2010, 5:17 am

    Ha! 🙂 I am from germany so yeah, the Europeans can be a bit intense on the whole football/soccer thing 😉

    And as the games Germany – England are very traditional and traditionally tense, well sorry, I cannot keep fingers crossed for England *g* … but enjoy the world championship!!!

  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini June 13, 2010, 5:29 am

    I am not a sports fan at all, although I am of course rooting for Australia against Germany tonight (Aus haven’t got a hope in hell!!).

    I do have to say though the American squad are hot!!!! (much hotter than the English players) 😉

  • amanda June 13, 2010, 7:09 am


    Even though it wasn’t the healthiest, I admire you for posting the truth. Heck, were only young once..I think we deserve a little beer and fries every once and awhile. Rock on, girl. Love your honesty.

    • caitlin June 13, 2010, 11:52 am

      hells to the yes. balance requires beer and fried food occasionally. 🙂

  • jassy June 13, 2010, 7:15 am

    i love to watch basketball…we’re very much influenced by your country:)

    but i’m also into football because of the movie goal:)

    but i love playing softball:)

  • Mary June 13, 2010, 7:22 am

    baseball season is big at my house. my boyfriend follows NFL though 🙂

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine June 13, 2010, 9:01 am

    Looks like such a fun night!! Normally I hate when restaurants only offer fries and salads for vegetarians, but for a sporting event, it’s fine by me 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

  • Therese June 13, 2010, 9:18 am

    I only like soccer, I can watch other sports games live and I did watch the Olympic hockey finals but that was sort of out of patriotic duty (although it was pretty exciting).

    I’m more of a solo sports gal!

    I was SOOOOO upset we tied! ARG!!!! What a letdown!

  • Ira June 13, 2010, 9:27 am

    I´m European and it is so funny to read that most of you guys aren´t into soccer! The Earth doesn´t turn as fast as usual once there´s the Worldcup here – it is so much fun to watch and easy to understand an EVERYBODY here is completely obsessed with it!
    Of course we watched the game yesterday, too! They both played pretty well, too bad they couldn´t score more! But it was fun!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 13, 2010, 10:00 am

    I’m not really a huge sports fan, except for the Olympics.

    I love going out to a bar to watch a big game with all the crazy fans. It makes for such a fun event! 🙂

  • Amy @ Running in Pink June 13, 2010, 10:21 am

    I’m loving the support of the England team! The atmosphere here in the UK was great yesterday – there were so many flags being flown.

    Well done to hubby and sis-in-law on winning the competition – i would never have won with my Brummie accent – not sexy at all!!!

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal June 13, 2010, 10:53 am

    What an awesome time! Love all the England pride:) And kick ass about your bar tab!!

  • Ellen Collis June 13, 2010, 11:25 am

    That sounds a lot like my Saturday afternoon! I went to a cookout to watch the game and was surrounded by Brits with painted faces and heads and god knows what else. I didn’t have time to cook or bake anything, so I brought a pizza, and well, it was consumed in two seconds and I didn’t even get a slice! Probably for the best though… 😉


  • zoe June 13, 2010, 12:20 pm

    i cannot cannot cannooooot believe the game from yesterday! i’m STOKED the US scored a goal (i had super low expectations. US against a collection of professional english players, may of whom play in the english premier league? the US should of looooost!) even though it was a bit of a lame goal. poor green! he’ll have trouble living THAT down…

    honestly though? the US should of won. they had SO many scoring opportunities it was ridiculous! i’m frustrated! but it was such a great game to watch. hopefully they end up playing each other again…

    the bar looked like tons of fun, too :)!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) June 13, 2010, 6:07 pm

    I am just a fan of CFL football … I love the Roughriders (Saskatchewan’s football team).

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) June 14, 2010, 4:33 am

    So fun to read this!!! I watched the game with a bunch of other peace corps friends (American fans, obviously) in a sports bar here in Mozambique with a huge group of English expats totally decked out. It was really fun, and after our pathetic goal (that poor goalie…) some british dude bought us a round. Love sports.

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