Fumbles, the sports bar for losers
Jmgiordano and I want to open a sports bar for losers.
We'd call it Fumbles.
Fumbles would celebrate silly mistakes that cost sports teams big. There would be a shrine honoring Joe Pisarcik and the Miracle at the Meadowlands.
And let's not forget the specialty drink list. How about the Timeout martini, in honor of Chris Webber's infamous flub?
Got any other suggestions for me? ...
This is actually an original idea. I Googled "sports bar for losers" and nothing came up. Imagine that -- an original idea in the year 2009?!?!
Then I Googled "Fumbles" sports bar, and found two -- one in Arizona and one in Iowa. I assume the one in Arizona is closed, because the number was disconnected. I called the one in Iowa. Here is a transcript of my conversation:
Female bartender: Hello, Fumbles.
Me: Hi, I was wondering, is Fumbles just your average sports bar?
Bartender: Uhh ...
Me: I mean, like, does it celebrate the act of fumbling, or maybe does it celebrate losing?
Bartender: No, um, it's just a sports bar.
Me: OK, thanks!
That does it. Fumbles is going to happen. This is how jmgiordano and I are going to make a living when the journalism industry implodes. I already have a slogan picked out:
"Come to Fumbles -- where losers win!"
I smell a franchise ... all I need now is some moolah ... Jason Zink, where are you? Mark Twain, can you hear me knockin'?!?!