September 17, 2009 Volume CXXVI Issue 2

Its game night in the Commonwealth

By WHITLEY ARENS & BAYLEE PENN
—It’s Game Night! Where’s the best place to watch the game in Georgetown? Applebee’s, Galvin’s, Pizza Hut or from a comfortable chair at home? Whether or not you’re prepared to watch pro, college or NAIA football, these places offer some relaxing and fun atmospheres. Though what’s going down on the field is probably the biggest concern, here are some food-age and setting tips.

Home Sweet Home

The Stats:

*No dress code required. Plop down on the couch and enjoy the game in PJs or comfy sweats.

*The lack of public company means swearing loudly at your T.V. is not a faux pas.

*Chips and salsa cost about $7 from Wal*Mart.

*TGIF’s frozen appetizers can be purchased in small portions for around $3 and in large portions for around $7 from Wal*Mart.

*Though affordable, when dining at home, food preparation is an added burden.

*There probably won’t be any heads obstructing the view of the game.

*Most people don’t have beverages on tap at home.

*Open 24/7.

The Bottom Line: Watching the game at home may make for slightly better viewing, but some good food is left out of the equation.

Applebee’s

The Stats:

*Half-price on select appetizers during happy hours on weekdays. On the weekends, only drinks are half-price.

*Happy Hour is Monday through Friday: 3-7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close (12 a.m.). Saturday and Sunday, Happy Hour is 9 p.m. to close only.

*There is a large bar with lots of individual seating as well as booths and tables for a group game night.

*They show sporting events regularly on six new flat screen televisions.

*There is always a drunken person who provides entertainment if the game isn’t that exciting or if the game is going badly and distractions are needed.

*Applebee’s is familiar to most with a pretty laid-back atmosphere.

The Bottom Line: The food is a little pricey if on the weekend since appetizers are only half-price on weeknights, but the bar atmosphere could be worth the cash.

Galvin’s

The Stats:

*$2.50 longnecks everyday.

*Monday through Thursday, they close at 10 p.m.

*Friday and Saturday, they close at midnight.

*Sunday, they close at 8 p.m.

*During the week, Happy Hour is 3-6 p.m.; on the weekends, Happy Hour is 3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close.

*Very inexpensive appetizers! Chips and salsa cost $2.99! This is cheaper than Wal*mart!

*Variety of appetizers ranging in price from $2.99 for homemade chips to $12.99 for 24 wings.

*Most appetizers cost around $5 or $6.

*There are several different entree options including salad, soup, specialty pizzas, stromboli, burgers and sandwiches.

*The atmosphere seems to be a bit more sophisticated making it a nice place to watch the game with a date.

*Most importantly, there are nine televisions and two large projection screens so viewers will never miss a moment of the action.

WingStreet/Pizza Hut

The Stats:

*11 televisions situated conveniently; there will be no sore necks at the end of the night from turning to see the game.

*Pizza Hut/WingStreet has amped up their menu with pastas, salads, sandwiches, wings, salads and desserts.

*Appetizers range in price from $3 to $8 with a wide variety.

*There is traditional game day food—wings, chips, mozzarella sticks, pizza, etc.—that taste good at relatively low prices.

*Pizza Hut keeps the volume of their televisions turned up over the music.

*There are a large variety of wings: eight different sauces, plus the option of bone-in or bone-out.

*Large portions of food starting at $5. The P’Zone packs a punch and can definitely be shared between two people.

*Just in case you need to get your suds on during the game, Pizza Hut now serves beer.

*Monday through Wednesday, they close at 10 p.m; Thursday through Sunday, they close at 11 p.m.

The Bottom Line: Pizza Hut/WingStreet closes the earliest on the weekends, but has viewing angles of the game from every seat in the house.


Student-Athlete Spotlight

One-on-one with football star Junior Dale Young
By JACOB FUQUA
Staff Writer

Whenever you’re at a football game, you may see a young man on the sideline who is brimming with confidence and has a love for the game. That young man is Dale Young. Dale was glad to do an interview with us and had some fun things to say. Here are some basic and interesting facts about Dale.

Dale Young.

Dale Young.

Name: Dale Young

Year: Junior

Dorm: East Campus

Intended Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Georgetown, Ky.

High School: Scott County High School

Reasons for coming to Georgetown: To get my degree and play Football

Favorite teacher: All of them

Favorite class: Lifetime Fitness

Extracurricular activities: Cheerleading, Football, JV Basketball and Track

Jobs on campus: Freelance Personal Trainer

Hidden talents: Cooking

Past work experiences: Personal Trainer, Toyota Factory

Interesting facts: My family owns Wholly Smokers Barbeque. It is the best barbeque in the world. And I am the best trainer ever.

Position: Defensive Tackle

Years playing football: Eight years

Favorite NFL team: Pittsburg Steelers

Favorite Division 1 College Football team: Kansas State Wildcats

Favorite place to travel: Nashville, because of the atmosphere and Florida because of the beach

Favorite football player: Jerome Bettis, because of his playing style

Best football experience: My second chance. Last year, I came back to the sport after eight years.

Most memorable football moment: Scott County vs. Madison Central 1999. I had four sacks, two forced fumbles and two touchdowns.

Hopes for the season: to play to the best of my ability, for the team to play to the best of their ability, and to win a national championship.


The battle of the Bluegrass

By ANDY RUSSELL
Sports Editor

So, I was two for three last week and was shocked. Who would have expected Notre Dame to fold like a cheap lawn chair? This week there is something more important on our plate: the battle of the Bluegrass. There are other big games on besides the Cards and the Cats. Two great rivals collide and a top-twenty matchup will surely spice up your weekend. Here are my big three:

UK vs. UL

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Here’s what I am looking for: UK to make plays on defense. If they can stop UL’s already enemic offense then they will have no trouble with this one.

Tennessee vs. No. 1 Florida

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I don’t think the Volunteers stand a chance in this one. Florida is 106-13 at home since 1990 and Tennessee is coming off of an embarrasing defeat to UCLA. The Gators will win easily.

No. 14 Georgia Tech vs. No. 20 Miami

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Although Georgia Tech has an outstanding triple option offense, Miami has a speedy defense and a quarterback being compared to Vince Young. Miami wins this one close.

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