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As with any good Milwaukeean, I left work and headed to a bar Thursday night â€“ only it was a bit later since I just finished up covering the Milwaukee Bucksâ€™ victory over the Sacramento Kings â€“ and headed to My Office.Â
Immediately upon opening the doors at 763 N. Milwaukee St. I walked right into â€¦
Were pigs flying in 1985?
Literally one step into the bar and I knew instantly what conversation was taking place on a weeknight in mid-February.
Football. Chicago Bears. Green Bay Packers.
Jay Cutler!? Heâ€™s the best extra quarterback the Packers have ever had!
What made this fun was there was a Bears fan sitting at the bar, and his bartender was (perhaps obviously) a Packers fan.
The conversation was hilarious, NSFW, and thoroughly entertaining. The rest of my group met up with me and we celebrated the birthday of a friend. One of the Bears fans (I assume) bought our table a round of shots, and when the bartender came over to see what we wanted, he opened with:
Whatâ€™s the difference between Marty McFly and a Bears fan? At some point, Marty McFly stopped going back to 1985.
It was good for a laugh, though. Iâ€™ll use it again.
My Office was also able to supply the perfectly reasonable birthday combination of Jameson and a Snickers bar in lieu of a proper cake, but whatever â€“ our birthday girl seemed amused.
You invariably run across a sports conversation in most any bar, at most any point, but to walk into Bears, pigs and Marty McFly on a random Thursday night felt just â€¦ right.
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