February 7, 2005

Ricky's Rates As One of Nation's Best Sports Bars

Ricky's Sports Theatre and Grill was named by Sports Illustrated [Subscription needed] as the #2 sports bar in the United States.

Since you probably don't subscribe to Sports Illustrated, here's what they had to say about Ricky's:

"During the Oakland Raiders' 13 years of exile in Los Angeles, from 1982 to '95, Ricky's was the Penelope of sports bars. "We kept the torches burning," says owner Ricky Ricardo Jr. "All those years we never missed one Raiders game. One time there was a game on Ku Band, and we couldn't get the frequency, so we rented a dish for $1,000 to pick it up." When Oakland beat Minnesota in Super Bowl XI in 1977, the bar recorded the game on three-quarter-inch tape and replayed it three times a day for several weeks; one afternoon a bunch of Raiders players even came in to watch."

Congratulations to owner Ricky Ricardo, Jr.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at February 7, 2005 1:07 AM | TrackBack
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