Any sports bar can buy the Sunday Ticket, but your Lord's Day shouldn't be spent in just any bar. Here's what the great ones do right. Staff who'll kick other people off your table because it's your table It's always a joy to see a waitress teach squatters the meaning of the word "reserved" instead of just saying, "I'm sure they'll leave by the time your game starts." A bartender who knows how to use the remote Anything could happen during the interminable amount of time it takes an incompetent remote-handler to fumble between truTV and OWN as they try to find your Dolphins game. Thank God for the barkeep who gets you there in time to see that 2002 Ricky Williams decided to suit up and give you a running game! At least four TVs directly in your line of site, no matter where you’re sitting The ideal’s a Vegas-like, 12-screen wall, making your overwhelmed mind the only thing stopping you from absorbing all the NFL action, plus maybe a soccer match or something. Four games at once is pretty solid, though; three’s the most exciting matchups you can reasonably expect at any given time, and then you’ll need the fourth TV for your team, who, statistically speaking, is probably bleh. Allegiance Bars that throw their weight behind a team are full of passion, or, as the Spanish call it, passion. Bars that don't seem to care about any team in particular always come across as caring about your wallet a bit too particularly. Flexibility If a prime TV’s tuned to the Panthers and it's not a Panthers bar, and no Panther fans show up because there’s no such thing as Panther fans, a great establishment will listen to the pleadings of whatever fan base did show up, change the good TV to their game, and put the Panthers on that awful TV you can only see if you’re ass-to-ass against some guy’s barstool as you stare at the opposite wall and everybody looks at you like you’re a Panthers fan or something.