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I'm the same way. There's pacing, cursing at the refs, cursing to no one in particular, high fiving the wife who is knitting or sewing, but I'm way too keyed up to even eat. Can drink.
Now that you mention it, when Newton hit that 3 against St. Mary's, I let out a "how's that taste" that I don't think went over too well.
 
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The fans on this board are not exactly casual fans. We shouldn't have to conform to common human etiquette when watching our Huskies in a tourney semi. Non zealots don't understand.
Yep, fan is short for fanatic.
 

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I dont know how you guys do it.

I respect it and have a tinge of envy too. It sounds like fun, but I can't watch UConn games at bars, parties, gatherings, whatever. I either have to be at the game, or I have to be home . I won't invite people over, I won't watch with family members at their place. I can't do it. I'm too wound up.

I often wonder what it would be like to watch a high stakes game at a bar with like minded UConn fans. Probably fun to get pumped up Rowdy, drunk, and all that. But then it wouldn't be fun because at some stressful moment I would probably put a cigarette out in one your eyes (and let's face it, I'd probably be justified) and that would be real bad form socially. At least I recognize my shortcomings and allow others to have a good time by not going.

Have fun!
I get it. I like to watch alone or with one friend and sometimes his son. Home is fine, or a bar where I can truly focus on and watch the whole game. It can’t be some hybrid party situation where the game is an afterthought. Like superbowl parties. Big clear unobstructed TV. The game is more important than the surroundings.

In the old days on the late 80s early 90s, several of us would go to Challenges in Hartford. Next to Russian Lady. That was fun because the whole place was UConn fans and you had projection TVs back when your home TV sucked. I saw the Clemson “the shot” game there. Now that was a memory.
 
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I get it. I like to watch alone or with one friend and sometimes his son. Home is fine, or a bar where I can truly focus on and watch the whole game. It can’t be some hybrid party situation where the game is an afterthought. Like superbowl parties. Big clear unobstructed TV. The game is more important than the surroundings.

In the old days on the late 80s early 90s, several of us would go to Challenges in Hartford. Next to Russian Lady. That was fun because the whole place was UConn fans and you had projection TVs back when your home TV sucked. I saw the Clemson “the shot” game there. Now that was a memory.
Unfortunately, I missed the 1999 championship game because I was at the Stones show in Hartford. The cool part was that they put the ending of the game on the big screen and the crowd erupted when Langdon tripped. Biggest crowd that I was a part of watching a UConn that I did not attend. The street outside the Civic Center and Russian Lady was nuts.

I was on another site and someone commented that UConn fans need to chill out. Obviously, they do not get it.

I don't have many memories of attending big games away from home. For the most part, I watch from home as well since I am such a psycho watching the game.
 
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Hanging in St Petersburg Florida this weekend. Any suggestions on a place to watch the championship game?
 
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Was at Bobby Vs tonight with a loud UCONN crowd! Maybe 200 fans
 
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Anyone watch at Two Roads, how was it? Trying to decide on where to watch the title.
 
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Ah, the memories. Hung out there before 77-74. While a national sports radio program was telling us that Duke already beat the 2nd best team and was going to kill UConn. I had to tell them during the break that UConn had beaten Michigan State earlier that season. They weren't impressed and continued with the view that Duke was going to beat up UConn. The rest, as they say, was history.
 

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My new location of choice is The Arigna Pub, in Bellingham, MA. NEW LOCATION — ARIGNA IRISH PUB & COAL FIRE KITCHEN
If anyone is in that area, we go there fairly often for weekend games. Opened last year and has been an absolute blessing. Look at those TVs! I also plan to try out the new SportsBook in Plainville to see if it is a viable option.

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My list of nyc bars may have been rendered obsolete by covid - if not the passage of bar time.
Van Diemen's was pretty good. Legends seem to cater more to the soccer crowd than UConn sports. They'll throw the game on but usually keep whatever EPL game sound is on.
 
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Na I'm TELLLLLLLLLING you...its Elmo's Dockside, there is no where else to watch the game in Hartford County
 
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My new location of choice is The Arigna Pub, in Bellingham, MA. NEW LOCATION — ARIGNA IRISH PUB & COAL FIRE KITCHEN
If anyone is in that area, we go there fairly often for weekend games. Opened last year and has been an absolute blessing. Look at those TVs! I also plan to try out the new SportsBook in Plainville to see if it is a viable option.

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Looks interesting. I had lunch at Depot St tavern out that way (Milford) in April & it was a great dive bar feel yet upscale-ish food and good beer selection. Hadn't heard of Arigna.
 

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Looks interesting. I had lunch at Depot St tavern out that way (Milford) in April & it was a great dive bar feel yet upscale-ish food and good beer selection. Hadn't heard of Arigna.
We used to go to Depot St. for lunch now and then. Decent food. Used to get crowded. Arigna is from Pawtucket, with a location in North Providence before this one opened. Also run Murphy's Law in Pawtucket. Food is pretty good, taps are quite good and so many TVs. Some places around here you can't get the UConn game if the Celtics and Bruins are on.
 

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Na I'm TELLLLLLLLLING you...its Elmo's Dockside, there is no where else to watch the game in Hartford County
Ok, you forced me to look this up, because there is no reason anything in Vernon should be called "Dockside". Turns out I could have ridden my bike there as a kid. Probably did, but I don't think it existed. Not enough TVs and they are too small.

I do remember "Lakeside" in Coventry. Seems it is now the 4 Dads Pub. Had quite the disco scene back in the late 70s.
 

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