A helpful guide to catching your favorite out-of-town NFL teams, because finding a bar that isn't showing the Pats game is almost as hard as negotiating Brady's contract. Or Mankins'. Or Moss'. Or...
In The Land Of Giants: The Greatest Bar 262 Friend St, at Causeway; West End; 617.367.0544 Having sequestered an entire floor of the four-story mega bar, G-men fans throng weekly to get intimate with the Manning face on their 14ft HD screen whilst partaking of $3 brews ('gansett Lights, Rolling Rock), $10 buckets, and even a free booze-/merch-abetted "Jim Beam Pre-Game Show", though hit it too hard and you won't be in for the (Howie) Long haul. It doesn't matter what Brandon Jacobs says, we all know TGB is starting
Wild Bills: The Harp 85 Causeway St, at Portland; West End; 617.742.1010 Billed as "a little 716 in the 617", this long-time refuge comforts distraught fans with a gratis halftime buffet and sweet deals on Labatts, while Scott Norwood jersey'd Backers sell logo'd tees and raffle off tix to the Bills-Pats Foxboro showdown, aka "a little Upstate in the 508". If you drafted Trent Edwards before the 14th round, then this is the bar for you
Where The Saints Go Marching: The Baseball Tavern 1270 Boylston St, btw Yawkey & Ipswich; Fenway; 617.867.6526 This tri-level (& roofdecked) LSU stomping ground and unofficial "Who Dat" HQ gets taken over by expats and local fans alike every Sunday, creating a gameday Mardi Gras vibe with $.25 wings, one buck dogs, and $4 bloodies, which shouldn't be shotgunned, since those are only for attacking TVs. There'll probably attractive Southern coeds there, right?
Pack It Up: Banshee Bar 934 Dorchester Avenue, at Edison Green; Dorchester; 617.436.9747 This traditionally soccer- & rugby-heavy Gaelic house transforms its second floor private function room into a slice of Lambeau, with local cheese heads ridiculing Brett Favre on three large HDs while trying to win Packers tees/memorabilia and devouring specially-prepared off-menu beer brats, so...the Molson twins? Be sure to wear your "We Won't Forget You Brent" tee
What Can Brown Do For You?: Conor Larkin's Grill & Tap 329 Huntington Ave, at Opera; Back Bay/Fenway; 617.867.0084 Eight years and running, this Northeastern Irish pub-turned-Beantown Dawg Pound rolls nearly 100 strong every Sunday to watch the Browns perform questionably on all nine TVs, jostle for prizes, and gorge on cheap burgers, steak tips, and $8 pitchers/$12 buckets of ponies, though considering their audience believes the Browns can win, they might as well advertise unicorns. Regardless of the question, Brady Quinn was never the answer