Local sports bars, restaurants warming up for NFL season

Local sports bars, restaurants warming up for NFL season


(–NICK–)THE N-F-L’S 100TH SEASON IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY. LOCAL SPORTS BARS AND RESTARAUNTS ARE FLOODING WITH FANS.LAUREN LINVILLE DROPPED BY BACK PORCH DRAFT HOUSE AND O’BRIEN’S SPORTS PUB TO CHECK IN ON THE ACTION.LAUREN, ARE MANY FOOTBALL FANS CHOOSING LOCAL OPTIONS OVER WATCHING FROM THE COUCH?(–LAUREN–) NICK– BY THE LOOKS OF IT, THEY ARE.SOME EVEN SAY WATCHING FROM THE LOCAL SPORTS SPOT FEELS LIKE HOME.((—LAUREN LINVILLE– REPORTING))FOOTBALL IS BACK WHICH MEANS LOCAL SPORTS BARS ARE SEEING MORE TRAFFIC. BRITTANY MEREDITH// BACKPORCH DRAFTHOUSE WICHITA FALLS GENERAL MANAGER”COLLEGE AND NFL BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IS USUALLY JUST A LOT OF FOOTBALL FANS IN, CONSTANTLY ALL DAY, IT’S LIKE A REVOLVING DOOR.”KRISTA LEAL// O’BRIEN’S SPORTS PUB BAR MANAGER “EVERYBODY WANTS TO GET OUT AND HANG WITH THEIR FRIENDS AND CELEBRATE TOGETHER, A LOT MORE FUN THAN CELEBRATING ON YOUR SOFA ALONE A LOT OF TIMES.”ONE LOCAL BEARS FAN AGREES THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT GETTING OUT OF THE HOUSE TO WATCH YOUR FAVORITE TEAM.JIM TAYLOR// LOCAL NFL FAN”WHEN I WAS ACTIVE DUTY IN THE MILITARY WE USED TO ALWAYS GO AND EGG EACH OTHER BACK AND FORTH AND ALL THAT AND IT’S NOT MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THAT. IT’S THE THING THAT KINDA KEEPS YOU YOUNG, IT KINDA KEEPS YOU GOING AND HAVING A GOOD TIME AND TAKES YOUR MIND OFF OTHER THINGS.”THE GENERAL MANAGER AT BACK PORCH DRAFT HOUSE SAYS FOOTBALL BRINGS A GREAT ATMOSPHERE TO THE RESTAURANT. BRITTANY MEREDITH// BACKPORCH DRAFTHOUSE GENERAL MANAGER “EVERYONE’S REALLY REALLY COMFORTABLE OBVIOUSLY AS YOU CAN TELL TOO, THEY GET HERE EARLY, THEY FIND THEIR SPOT, IT’S ALSO REALLY COOL TO HEAR EVERYONE LIKE CHEERING SYNCHRONIZED THROUGHOUT THE RESTARAUNT TOO.”THE BAR MANAGER AT O’BRIAN’S PUB BELIEVES THE COMMRADERIE OF FOOTBALL FANS IS ALIVE IN WICHITA FALLS.KRISTA LEAL// O’BRIENS PUB BAR MANAGER “PEOPLE LIKE TO COME, DRESS UP, WEAR THEIR JERSEYS, SUPPORT THEIR FAVORITE PLAYER, HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND, BUY DRINKS FOR ONE ANOTHER, JUST HAVE A GOOD TIME.”NO MATTER WHAT TEAM YOU CHEER FOR, EVERYONE SPENDING THEIR NFL SUNDAY’S AT LOCAL SPORTS BARS ARE ON TEAM TEXOMA.BRITTANY MEREDITH// BACKPORCH DRAFTHOUSE WICHITA FALLS GENERAL MANAGER”IT ALSO JUST MAKES EVERYONE FEEL KIND OF AT HOME, BEING AT A LOCAL PLACE, IT’S REALLY FAMILY BASED, YOU CAN BRING KIDS, IT CAN BE THE GUYS, IT CAN BE A GROUP OF GIRLS AND IT JUST FEELS LIKE REALLY REALLY AWESOME.”KRISTA LEAL// O’BRIENS PUB BAR MANAGER “IT’S A WHOLE DIFFERENT FEEL WHEN YOU CAN COME SEE YOUR FRIENDS AND YOU’RE HANGING OUT AND YOU’RE JUST CHEERING THEM ON TOGETHER, YOUR CELEBRATING TOGETHER AND YOU’RE SUPPORTING THE LOCAL ECONOMY AT THE SAME TIME.”TO SOME IT’S JUST A SPORT– TO OTHERS, IT’S ABOUT FELLOWSHIP.(–LAUREN–)AS ALWAYS– YOU CAN CATCH NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL RIGHT HERE ON KFDX EACH WEEK.FOR OUR T-V SCHEDULE — VISIT TEXOMASHOMEPAGE.COM(–NICK–) LAUREN, THANKS. 3 (–NICK–)ARCHER COUNTY 4-H

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