Being a super fan requires more than just foam fingers and synchronized clapping, you also have to play NHL '94 in a Kings jersey, yell a lot, and let Vince Vaughn make Gretzky's head bleed. Giving you an opportunity to show just how much of a super fan of sports bars you really are, Thrillist's Bar Madness.
Launching today, this 16-city, NCAA tournament-style bracket'll let you vote on the best two plasma screen-equipped watering holes in SF, then pit them against the raddest stick-and-ball-addicted pubs in the country, while promising it won't a) subject you to Joe Lunardi, even once, or b) what, A isn't good enough for you? Getting your Bar Madness on is easy and potentially very rewarding (one voter'll win a $2011 bar tab): you log in, nominate the best local bars in head-to-head match-ups for 12 SF spots, then over the next two weeks you'll cast your ballot through the Round of 32, Sweet Sixteen, etc. all the way to a Best Bar in America finals match-up that'll leave a single drink-slinger with one shining moment, which hopefully won't include the creepy kid saying "red rum".
As for SF's 12 reps, they range from brand new havens (Public House, The Wreck Room) to go-to classics (Kezar Pub, Bus Stop) to Zeke's, which weirdly supports both the Green Bay Packers and the Kentucky Wildcats, so clearly it's run by a bunch of Swingers.