Happy Superb Owl Sunday.

HAPPY SUPERB OWL SUNDAY! We don’t have a goat in the fight this year. But we do have something to watch for during this year’s Big Game. The agency I work for has a long history of creating memorable commercials for the Superb Owl. But usually, they are produced by Grey’s office in New York City.

But this year, our Grey Midwest office produced the first Superb Owl commercial to ever come from an ad agency in Cincinnati. It’s been a huge secret from months, but now the big news can finally be shared. And where I didn’t get to work on the Superb Owl ad directly, I think it’s pretty cool to be able to say that I work at an agency that created an ad for the world’s largest stage.

What the team at Grey Midwest made was a first of its kind interactive choose-your-own-adventure commercial where America will choose the final cut.

Visit WhenWeComeTogether.com to begin the adventure.

Make sure you create your favorite version of the commercial and keep an eye out for the final version during the fourth quarter of The Big Game this evening!

Pretty dang cool. 😀🦉🏈🏆📺❤️

And check out some of the best Super Bowl commercials of all time.

Are you ready for some football?

This afternoon, we drove over to Rookwood Commons to go to BJ’s Brewhouse for their awesome Sunday Happy Hour during the final Sunday of the NFL regular season…

We started with a couple of beers. Genifer likes their PM Porter and I usually go for their Tatonka Stout. We also had some mozzarella sticks…

We planned to order more food for lunch but the normally reliable bar service at BJs was just horrendous today. Apparently, the bartender was really hungover and didn’t feel like waiting on anybody. We couldn’t even manage to flag him down to refill our water. So we broke camp and went to Taft’s Brewpourium for pizza and wings…

The pizza and wings were awesome. And our Cowboys won big but the Eagles won too. So the Cowboys will be watching the playoffs with the rest of us. 😀🏈🍺🧀🍕🐔❤️

Champions!

This afternoon we drove over to the Westside to find Elder High School…

Our nephew, Liam’s St. Antoninus Jaguars were playing in the GCYL Division I Reserve Football League championship at Elder High School’s “The Pit” Elder Stadium…

Liam’s St. Antoninus team won 28-6, the same score they won by in the semi-final.  They won the championship and went undefeated on the season!

Congrats, Liam! 😀🏈❤️

On our way out of “The Pit,” we saw this terrific Lego replica of the stadium…

Pretty neat.

Are you ready for some football?

This afternoon, we hopped over to St. Bernard to watch our nephew, Liam play in the GCYL Division I Reserve Football League semi-final at Roger Bacon’s Bron Bacevich Memorial Stadium…

Liam’s St. Antoninus team won 28-6! And now they’re moving on to play for the Division I Reserve championship next weekend!

Congrats, Liam! 😀🏈❤️

Superb Owl Sunday.

Well, the result of The Big Game™ didn’t turn quite as I would have liked. I guess Tom Brady and the Patriots can’t win all the Superb Owls. It’s awful nice of them to let someone else win one every now and then. But it was still a good game. And there were some pretty good commercials. Oh well. Onto the next sports ball season already in progress. 😀🦉🏈❤️

NYPD on NYD.

We ordered our first delicious NYPD Pizza of the year while we watched Michigan lose their New Year’s Day Outback Bowl game to South Carolina…

The game was pretty awful but the pizza was delicious! 😀🍕🏈〽️😠❤️

Northside Sunday.

This afternoon we walked down Hamilton Avenue to go check out the FC Cincinnati Fan Appreciation Tour which was making a stop at Second Place…

We thought there would be a representative on-hand promoting or representing the club. Maybe trying to sign people up for season tickets, answering questions about FC Cincy’s possible promotion to MLS or the latest on FC|C’s plans for a soccer-specific stadium or even just shaking some hands. Maybe if we were really lucky, there’d be a player or two on-hand. But nothing. The FC Cincinnati Far Appreciation Tour meant you could get a Moerlein FC Cincinnati Blood Orange IPA just $3 from 11am to 2pm. That’s it. Boy, do I feel appreciated. 😶 It was also the Manchester Derby: City versus United so Second Place was pretty crowded what with it being the Cincinnati hub of all things City and all…

We’ve watched a couple of big Manchester City matches at Second Place. There’s this one guy who’s a City supporter who is very vocal and very loud and his voice is so annoying that it makes it really difficult for me to watch City matches at Second Place. I’m just happy Second Place isn’t an Arsenal supporters hang out. Because that guy… whoa. Don’t get me wrong, I really love Second Place just not during Manchester City matches. But that’s just me.

We stayed until just before halftime and then broke camp to watch the second half at Higher Gravity. And in walking the block from Second Place to Higher Gravity, we missed two goals. The first forty-plus minutes, nothing. The last three minutes of the half, two goals. It figures. We watched City knock off United 2-1. Higher Gravity still had Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout on tap…

That beer was pretty amazing. We hung out and watched the Bengals get thumped by the Bears and then just came home. It was yet another really fun afternoon in Northside. 😀⚽️🍺🏈❤️

GO BLUE!

I really don’t have a very good feeling about today’s edition of “The Game.”
But nonetheless, GO BLUE! 😀〽️💙

UPDATE: Ugh. Again.

NYPD x GO BLUE!

We shared a little pizza from NYPD to celebrate Michigan’s win over Maryland…

It might be the last win they get this season. gulp. 😀🍕〽️❤️

Are you ready for some football?

We had some friends over for today’s Cowboys versus Chiefs football game. And we put out some snacks for the game…

Our Cowboys beat the Chiefs 28-17. But the snacks won the day. 😀🍲❤️