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November 15, 2009 6:00 AM

Bet you never saw anything like this before

richie.jpgWell, we were packing 'em in around here last night, and into the wee, early-morning hours, so we are typing very quietly today.

The good news about running a joint like this in Germany is that there is no closing time.
The bad news is...
Yep, you got it: there is no closing time.

Add to that the Euros sudden fascination with a game called football where there is actually scoring and bona fide action involved, and, well, I guess we finally cleared the place about the time Charlie Weis was dripping nacho cheese all over his sinking resume.    

Anyway, the last, best thing we can remember, or around 1 a.m. local, Stanford was breaking out its 15th different shovel to bury what was left of the once-proud USC football program.

Only hours before, Wisconsin, led by some quarterback named Tolzein, was romping up and down the field while hanging about 500 yards on a team that looked a lot like Michigan but played a lot like the Detroit Lions.

Seriously, blink a few times and then consider these two scores:
Stanford 55, USC 21
Wisconsin 45, Michigan 24

Clearly, there are forces at play beyond our control reshaping, among other things, the college football landscape. Maybe it's Bush's evil-doers. Could be part of all this change Obama is always calling for.
I dunno, but I'm not sure I like any of it.

When's the last time Michigan and USC lost by a combined 55 points on the same day? We'll bet it's never happened, but if you have some time on your hands. and have a fairly clear head about you this morning, check it out and let us know, eh?

Look, we won't spend a lot of time on this today, at least not until somebody gets off their butt around here and mixes up some Bloody Marys, but we never saw scores like this back when the world was a simpler place, and certainly before Facebook.

What? You don't think this is serious?
Do you know that Rutgers is about to go to its fifth straight bowl game this year?
One more...
Hey, before we get cracking and ready the Grill Room for tonight's NFL action, had to pass this one along, and for no particular reason...

So we were in the middle of mixing one of our French customers an extraordinary weak drink, when we looked up at the scores crawling across the bottom of the screen of our TV above the ice machine, and caught this beauty of an update: UConn 80, Northeastern 18.
Guess it was women's college basketball.

Who cares. Never saw anything like that before.
It was that kind of night...

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