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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Bengal Barn Revisited

Well, here it is!  Remember back in the middle of
November when I posted 1-2-3 First Down?
This is the infamous Bengal Barn where it all takes place...



This past Sunday we went there to watch the Battle of Ohio.  Mr J, his son and I are the only Browns fans there.  There is one Steelers fan that is married to a Bengal fan.  In the corner is a big screen topped by a smaller TV.  There are other smaller screens lined up on both sides, plus one by the food area.  You never have to miss a play.  You can even see one screen from the bathroom!


The facilities are somewhat primitive... Notice the urinal on the right?  The TP holder matches the arms on the throne.  Bengal stripes are everywhere!  Check out the bar stools...

The half time baby shower was going on, so the main corner cleared out.  Notice the front row seating?  Yep, airline seats.  There's another set behind the bar.  I'm surprised they haven't yet been reupholstered in Cincinnati colors.

Aside from the creature comforts, it's a lot like a tailgate party!  There's always lots of hot food, salads, snacks and desserts.  (My step-son is the tall guy in the only Browns jersey, as if his height didn't make him stand out enough.) 

Here is a great view of the main TV area...

Hope you're enlarging some of these to check out all the Bengal paraphernalia on display.  See the Bengals onesie hanging to the right of the white cabinets in this next shot?
 
My DIL's mom has had it hanging there, waiting until the day DIL had a baby to put it on.  Since she's due in January, she gets to take it as soon as the season is over.  However, once Brady outgrows it, it goes back on the wall!

Here's a good shot of pregnant DIL and the airliner seats....


As I mentioned earlier, there was a baby shower during half time... a Bengal baby shower!  Despite how much it hurt, the group also respected Daddy's team.  Here are some throws they made for Daddy and Mommy's cuddle time with Brady...

Daddy's throw is folded up here.  They made it 7' long for him!

I wonder how Mommy and Daddy are going to decide what Brady wears...


Of course, babies need lots of blankies...

They apparently didn't want to buy any more Cleveland Browns material and went with a generic fabric in the Cleveland colors.  They also made little hats in these patterns.

I have to admit...  it was the most fun I've ever had at a baby shower!  But hey, shove the gifts back in the bags... the third quarter is starting!   Uhhhh.... 1 - 2 - 3 FIRST DOWN!

(Note:  Mommy has definitely ruled out Quinn as a middle name!)

5 comments:

charmine. said...

WOW! QUITE a party there.I thought she already had the baby....even congratulated you..hehe!

Rae said...

It looks like so much fun (all except the potty thing). I bet it gets loud and rowdy in there at times. Nothing like a good Sunday game of football. So what do they do in the off season? I hope Brady grows up to be a BEARS fan. Orange and blue -now those are some really nice colors.

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! My kind of place! GO BENGALS!

Oklahoma Granny said...

How much fun is that! What great memories of a very unique baby shower.

SquirrelQueen said...

That has got to be one of the most unique baby showers I've ever seen.

This place has got to be really noisy when the game is going strong, looks everyone has a great time.

Sorry I haven't been over, I've had an ear infection and wasn't online that much. I missed this post the other day. Feeling better today.