As Gooch7 wrote in the last post, the Sports Grill at Bird Road and SW 117 Ave. will be showing the FIU/Alabama game as will the Sunset Drive location.
FIU Mayor Nelson Bradford Lopez, whose friends own the Sports Grill (Bird Road), called to tell me that they will show the game and no blackout to worry about.
I know the owner (Craig) of the Sports Grill on SW 147 Ave. and SW 104 Street and he tells me that they do not have the FIU game as of today, but I told him all you FIU fans won't fit into the other 2 Sports Grill locations, so Craig is doing what he can to get the game in his location. Craig is supposed to call me back later today to let me know if he got the game. Will update this post if the game is shown at this SG location.
Mayor Bradford, (left) who is involved in the renovation of U.S. Century Bank Arena, shot some photos of the work being done on and in the Bank.
And here on the left, you can see the yellow walls inside the arena have been painted to the new dark blue FIU color.
Last chance to get FIU/Alabama scores in for the Win A GPP Blog contest is at 6:59 p.m. Eastern GPP Time. The 1st GPP LIVE BLOG of the 2009 season with our new format from Cover It Live, will begin at 6:45 p.m. right here on Saturday night.
If you're keeping score at home and I know you are, here's the new GPP scorecard:
The GPP is now read in: 45 STATES: ALA, ARI, ARK, CA, COL, CT, DEL, FLA, GA, HI, IDAHO, IL, IND, IOWA, KAN, KY, LA, MASS, MD, MICH, MIN, MISS, MISSOURI, MON, NEB, NEV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, ORE, PA, RI, SC, TEN, TEX, UTAH, VA, VER, WASH, WEST VA., WISC.
38 COUNTRIES: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Gabon, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, U.S.A., Venezuela, Vietnam.
1 DISTRICT: Washington, D.C. and 1 TERRITORY: Puerto Rico.