10 Things To Do If Your NFL Team Sucks
It's going to be a cold winter in New York, San Francisco, Cleveland, Chicago and Tampa Bay
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What do Chicago, Tampa Bay, New York, Cleveland, and San Francisco have in common? If you answered they are all cities in the U.S., you’d be correct. But that was not the answer we were looking for. These five cities are home to NFL franchises that are playing horrible football. Their combined records are 6-35. The 49ers and the Browns are still winless. We get it, you’re loyal to your team and support them, win or lose. But let’s get serious, it’s time for Giants, Bucs, Browns, Bears, and Niners fans to do something ‘better’ on Sundays than watch bad football. Since FTS are Big Blue fans, we’re including ourselves in that mix. So we came up with ten alternatives to watching our teams suck.
10. Tampa Bay – Eat and Drink
The Bucs were picked to be serious contenders in the NFC South, with the maturation of QB Jameis Winston and playmakers including WR Mike Evans and DT Gerald McCoy. After Week 9’s loss to the Saints, they’re 2-6. Winston injured his non-throwing shoulder and is expected to be out for two weeks. Plus, Mike Evans has been suspended for his role in a bench-clearing brawl at the Superdome.
That’s why Bucs fans should take a break and challenge themselves at Frontier Steakhouse’s 6 Pound Steak Challenge. Their six-pound steak is served with baked potato and salad and competitors are given 75 minutes to finish everything. If you succeed, the meal is free.
9. Chicago – Go Ol’ School
Bears’ fans could get pissed off at us for including a team that is 3-5. But ask yourself, where is this team going? The season is all about the continued development of rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky. So DVR the game or better yet, drown your Windy City sorrows at Galway Bay. It’s a classic Irish Pub with a great selection of beers on tap and bonus, they’ve got classic video games, pool, and darts.
Hey, you never know, she may be in the house when you visit.
8. Cleveland – Pro Football Hall of Fame
God bless you if you can stomach watching another lost season of Browns football. It’s bad enough the team is winless, but how does the “Dawg Pound” feel about their team passing on QB Carson Wentz or DeShaun Watson? Save some money on therapy bills and take a trip to Canton, OH and visit the HOF. You can relive the glory of Otto Graham, Ozzie Newsome, and Jim Brown instead of returning WR Josh Gordon.
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7. San Francisco – Kick Out the Jams
The rivalry between the New York Giants and the 49ers is real. Even though these two storied NFL franchises play each other on Sunday, we aren’t excited. Their combined records are 1-16 and the team’s quarterback situations are in chaos. News broke this week that Giants HC Ben McAdoo was considering benching Eli Manning. The Niners started the season with Brian Hoyer as their starter and then made a bold move. They acquired Patriots’ backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Then the Niners announced that ‘Jimmy G’ would not play a game this season. The 49ers are now on their third quarterback, rookie C.J. Beathard.
That’s why…forget about the game and head to the legendary Fillmore to catch some live music.
6. New York – Two Fingers of Flavor
We mentioned the Giants QB issues. Well, we can add an explosive ESPN report by Josina Anderson, quoting an unnamed Giants player. The player said to Anderson, “McAdoo has lost the team. He’s got us going 80% on Saturdays before we get on a plane to play a game, it’s wild. Changed our off day. He’s dishing out fines like crazy. Suspended two of our stars when we need them the most. Throws us under the bus all the time. He’s ran us into the ground and people wonder why we’ve been getting got.”
So turn off the Jersey soap opera and enjoy two fingers of premium whiskey at The Brandy Library.
5. Tampa Bay – Head for the Mountains of Busch
Okay, we convinced you. You are going to give the NFL a break. But where will you get that Sunday adrenaline rush from? If you’re in Tampa, head over to Busch Gardens and ride all the coasters in the park, including Cheetah Hunt, The Scorpion, Montu, and Kumba.
4. Chicago – Sometimes You Just Gotta Laugh
Laughter can be the best cure for a losing season or missing the playoffs again. If you are in Chicago, why not take in some improv at the world-famous Second City. If that’s too ‘touristy’ for you, check out Free for All at the Playground Theater.
3. Cleveland – Rock Out With Your C@#k Out
Being a Browns fan can make anyone want to turn up the volume to 11, scream at the top of your lungs and rock hard. There’s no better place to worship the rock gods than where the entire history of the genre lives!
2. San Francisco – Become a Wine-O
Without football, you will have more time for dates. Take that Tinder or Bumble match on a wine tasting. Hopefully, she will thank you with a second date.
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1. New York – Catch a Knicks or Rangers Game
Giants fans need to get their sports fix somewhere. Plus, it looks like the the MSG teams are finally straightening themselves out. The New York Rangers have won five straight and the Kristaps “The Unicorn” Porzingas is maturing into an NBA superstar.
If you can’t watch it, why not play it. Madden anyone?