The "Big Game" is coming on February 11, 2024 from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

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While we don't know which two teams will be playing that day, we know we'll all be watching.

On the Friday (1/5/24) edition of the I-95 Morning Show we were discussing the merits of going to a sports bar for the "Big Game." Now, anyone who listens closely to the Ethan, Lou & Large Dave Show, knows it's a tall task to get any of us to go out of the house. We all prefer the at-home sports experience but when we go out you may find us in one of these places, especially on "Splendorous Sunday."

I-95 Morning Show Hot Take: 4 of Greater Danbury's Best Bars for 'The Big Game'

Where to go for the the game of the sports year? These 4 Greater Danbury bars have everything a football fan could want for a perfect "Big Game" Sunday. This is the I-95 Morning Show Fab Four Sports Bars. 

IMPORTANT NOTES: These opinions come from 4 thick headed dudes who don't like leaving their homes to go anywhere. Check that, 3 dudes who don't want to go anywhere and 1 guy who will show up to a ribbon cutting ceremony for an Orange Julius. THIS IS NOT A PAID AD! We just love these places so take that for what it is worth. 

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

Listen to our I-95 Morning Show segment from Friday (1/5/23) below.

The guys also talked about some of the magical stories that could emerge during the playoffs but Ethan was more interested in trying to get an invite over Lou's house.

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The Cast 


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Large Dave

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Buckaroo Banzai (Left)

Banzai (L), Milano (R)
Banzai (L), Milano (R)

These bar selections are all personal choices but there are so many good places to catch a game in Greater-Danbury like:

Barberie's Black Angus - Danbury
TK's - Danbury
Square One - Danbury
Lakeside Pub - Danbury
Molly Darcy's - Danbury
Old Oak - Danbury
Widow Brown's - Danbury
MarketPlace - Danbury
Prime Pub - Danbury
Michael's Tap Room - Bethel
Notch 8 - Bethel
Putnam House - Bethel
Maggie McFly's - Brookfield
Scooter's - New Milford
ICON's - New Fairfield
O'Connor's - New Milford & Brookfield
Colony Grill - Norwalk

Apologies to any of the places I forgot off-hand but the point is there are a lot of options. Let's shop, drink and EAT at local, family-owned businesses so we can keep them going. If we don't support these places Amazon will own everything and decide what we eat, how and when.

If you don't think they have a plan to roll-out restaurants and/or take over the world, you're not paying attention. The world is already a toilet, I don't want to live in a reality where family pubs are a faded memory. Where would we go to laugh and cry with friends?

Danbury Area Folks Share Their NFL Fandom for Playoffs

I am an Oakland/LA/Las Vegas Raiders fan, and have been since I was a kid and I'm often outnumbered in NFL conversations, but not completely alone. In the NFL, there are fans of all kinds in every city in America.

Before the Raiders losing playoff game against the Bengals last weekend, I reached out to my friends who are Raiders fans and asked them to send me a photo of them wearing a jersey or celebrating the team in some way. I had a great response and it kicked off a fun sports conversation but it was for Raiders fans only.

I wanted to give the same opportunity to all NFL fans in the Greater-Danbury area, whether their team was in the playoffs or not. I sent out the call on my radio show and on social media and these are the responses I got back.

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

Some of the NFL’s All-Time Most Feared Tough Guys – Part 4

I’ve been watching the NFL my whole life and while the game has changed drastically in my 42+ years, but one thing remains the same, you must be a “tough guy” to make it to the league. On that level of athleticism, all the players are strong and physical but some clearly are better than others. The following are some of the players who go beyond, passing the eye test and were flat out scary on a football field. 

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

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