Catholics vs Convicts

College GameDay is taking their talent to South Beach for the Notre Dame (8-1) vs Miami (9-0) game.

This rivalry goes beyond their 2017 records.  If the season ended today, Notre Dame has a shot at the College Football playoff, Miami does not.  Fuckin ruthless.

If you get a chance, check out the 30 for 30 called Catholics vs. Convicts.  1988 College Football game against these two teams where Notre Dame came out on top 31-30.  Notre Dame went on to win the National Title.  Miami is looking for revenge.



So, let’s get down on what to do if you’re heading to Cuban Country.  Miami is a BIG ASS City, I am only going to put a couple of spots downtown South Beach, Hollywood and a spot in Ft. Lauderdale.  Been to all of them, great spots, great food, ALCOHOL.


The Clevelander: THIS. IS. THE. SPOT. If you want to have a good time, you need to get your ass to the Clevelander.  They have everything but mostly the 2 key things, HOT CHICKS and ALCOHOL.  Not only are the patrons hot, but the wait staff?? Daddy Know?? This place will make you want to live in Miami.  I bet Jeter has a running tab here, since their’s a second location in left field of Miami Marlin’s stadium.




Oceans Ten:  Again, margaritas are my thing.  This place has a margarita that is for 2.  We sat and hung out for a couple of hours when we visited.  I personally bought a shot for myself and Pauly D, not sure if I made it on the show, nor did I really watch it but cameras were around so I said fuck it when he came to order a drink next to me.  Place is ok but its NEXT door to the Clevelander so, perfect drunk walk.

Prime 112:  I’ve mentioned before that a great meal before a long weekend is much-needed.  I highly recommend Prime 112, best steaks in south beach.  Who doesn’t want a large ass steak, mashed potatoes, some sort of green good shit, and a glass of vino before a College GameDay weekend? If you don’t, go grab a taco from a taco stand and tell me how many Don Jon’s you find clean on Saturday…..



Joe’s Stone Crab:  Joe’s is still a Miami staple.  Despite recent expansions to different markets, there is still nothing like the original.   Unless you plan sitting at the bar for a while you wait (which is never a bad idea) you might want to make reservations.  If you’re looking for shell-fish, this is your place.



Le Tub: Unbelievable view, food and frozen drinks.  I have spent countless hours at this place.  With the view of the canal, it’s a place where if you were to have problems, they go away. QUICK.  I drank a lot of alcohol here, danced to songs and sang the shit out of Glory Days by The Boss.  Please check this place out! It won’t disappoint.




Ft. Lauderdale:

Rocco’s Tacos:  Again, Mexican Fare.  Tequila on top of your tequila.  This place has over 400 different types of Tequila’s.  Met aka saw, George Clooney here when he was promoting his new Tequila brand that is worth over $1 Billion dollars. Also saw John Favreau, did not know he directed Iron Man and Iron Man 2, along with Elf!  Legend.  Check this place out, top-notch Mexican place.  You will have a drunk, I mean great, time.




Pretty much Miami is already going to be a shit show.  Go anywhere on the strip where the Clevelander is, you’ll have a great time.  You might even pass out naked on the beach.  If you’re at the nude beach, you’re good! If not, you’ll be hanging out with the locals, and if you ever read BroBible, Florida is not a good spot for locals.  See Bath Salts.


Have fun and I am rooting for the Irish, as I enjoy a weekend with a couple of Alumni every year and it’s a show!  Regardless it will be a great game!

Remember safe sex and drinking! Lonely Fuck!

Nick Stan TTT









Stillwater, Where Oklahoma Began.

There may be still water in Oklahoma but the taps and liquor are flowing.  Welcome to Oklahoma State nation.




Is there anything better than Mike Gundy’s mullet?  Merica’. He is also pretty sensitive to some comments made by the media.  So choose your words wisely:


“IM A MAN, IM 40” might be the best quotes of all time.

I’ve never been near Tornado Ally, but I got a couple of places to check out when visiting Stillwater this weekend.



Just Wafflin:

I love waffles as much as I love the name of this restaurant.  If I was driving down the highway and saw this place, watch out, I’m coming in faster than Rick Pitino in an Italian restaurant.

Granny’s Kitchen:

They have everything, but stick to the breakfast.  Who doesn’t love breakfast more than Granny, and it seems to be that she’s cooking it!  Cant lose here.



Tokyo Pot:

So….. I’m not a big Sushi fan.  But I heard this place is the BOMB.  Not a fan of Yelp, but #1 rated, can’t go wrong here.  Sushi is everyone’s favorite, I am a fan of the Fogcutter.  If they happen to have this drink on the menu, have two, see where the night takes you.  (might be the moon or jail)



The Garage Burgers and Beer:

This place is every sports man/women dream. Tons of TVs, burgers and beers.  Knowing my degenerate self, I would post up here at 11am and not leave till last call.  Placing bets, drinking beers and eating a slew of burgers throughout the day.  Over/under $200+bar tab, OVER.




Fuzzy’s Taco Shop:

I told you, Mexican is my go to.  They have brunch too!  Tequila always gets a party started, so do tacos and hot sauce.  If you know me, ill be sneaking over here if my crew doesn’t want to, for at least a margarita with a grandma floater and a couple of tacos.



Eskimo Joes:

I love the name.  This place is legendary to Oklahoma State and everyone knows it.  This place will be the most popular place this weekend. I would try to get here early and stay late, god knows what goes on here in the wee hours of the morning.  Lots of drinking, I know that.


The Stonewall Tavern:

Outdoor bar and shuffle board.  I will own you in shuffle board.  You probably won’t be disappointed if you go to any bar near a college when GameDay is in town.  But I would check this place out and drink a couple of beers then head to a tailgate, or stay all night and get shit canned.


Louie’s Grill and Bar:

Check this place out.  One of the best in cowboy country, and won’t let you down on a GameDay weekend.  Lots of food, TVs and well, alcoholic beverages, because you know you’ll need one or fifty to comprehend what will happen to your liver this weekend in Stillwater.


Places to Visit:

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame: I’m pretty sure this is for the actually sport of wrestling and not the WWE.  Which sucks, love to see Stonecold Steve Austin and the Undertaker plaques.



Campus Fire Station:

Old looking fire station.  Go by and bring some food to the first responders would ya!

The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University:

Nature shit, if you need to clear your mind of the alcoholic consumption you may intake this weekend, and every weekend for the rest of your life.  Alcoholics need a drink…..I already have one.




Let me know if you are headed to Stillwater, OK.  Suggest a place in the comments section!  Have fun this weekend and remember, drink and be happy!

I’m taking the Cowboys, mostly because my roommate is a Sooner fan, so fuck Baker Mayfield.  Big fan of Bob Stoops though, but he’s not the ol’ ball coach anymore (visor reference; Steve Spurrier is the original ol’ ball coach but Bob Stoops was the one who carried on the visor tradition).


Nick Stan TTT




Happy Valley

Joe Pa

Happy Valley.  Absolute Shit Show.  Beaver Stadium, second most seating capacity in college football.  First time I visited, I remember being hung over Saturday morning, not knowing what to expect for the Ohio State game.  Started of with a breakfast sandwich, which is FUCKING necessary.  A coffee; JK fuck coffee, fruit punch gatorade.  If you think there is something better, you’re doing life wrong, like Jerry.



I visited Penn State to see a close friend, as we are the opposite sex and both enjoy sporting events, thats hard to find.  She is proud Nittany Lion and I credit her helping with this post, except for the one incident when I visited which I will get in to later.  (Women don’t understand technology)

First thing I want to mention before we get in to all of this, we all know what happened. We don’t need to be reminded of what happened. As everyone now is saying “fuckin Nick, yea we know what happened you fuck” I do need to say this.  Regardless of what you think of Joe Paterno, the guy was a football guy.  Period.  He changed the game at Penn State. Not to mention College Football in general.  He passed away at 85, less than two months after being dismissed for you know what.  I’m not getting in to it, but I feel like his statue being taken down, has started a trend since, everyone is mad at everyone these days. Fuckin 2017, grow up.

1775: “Give me Liberty, or give me Death”



2017: “Give me what I want or I’ll protest and cry”

What the fuck America?




State College, PA.  ahhh.  First time I visited, I turned a corner with my friend, there was a handgun (HANDGUN, REAL) on the corner of the street, just laying there, like it fell out of someones jeans.  Two guys at the SAME time walked by talking about how hot Miley Cyrus is (this was in 2009) and someone was blasting spice girls in their van on the same corner. I. WAS. CONFUSED. But she convinced me, it was going to be ok.  This is Penn State, it has to be.  SHE. WAS. CORRECT.


We rolled up to a Fraternity, I was in awe.  Frat houses in State College, look like Medieval Castles.  I mean absolute monstrosities.  They spend their parents money on 7000 beers and wont pay $50 for ice.  All good, Im a Bud Light guy, so I wasn’t intrigued by the warm keystone lite, unlike my companion, sophomore college chick at a frat, warm beer is like sitting at home drinking boxed wine, watching Netflix at the age of 30 alone.  Satisfying as fuck.




I asked her where I can buy beer.  “Two blocks down the road at the Holiday Inn” she said.  Sold. I roll up, confused why there were no 24 packs, as I am a dude.  Actually not even that, I’m in a college town.  I get to the register with a 12 pack and 6 pack of ICE COLD Bud Lights. I am then told to purchase each separately, then take one of the purchases outside the store, to purchase the second.  I look at the cashier confused, I am a legal 21 year old American, I can purchase as many beers as I want, especially when I saw a bunch of Frat guys roll up with 7000 WARM beers, I cant buy 18 beers to see the light of day, I comply.  I get back to complain to my friend the situation I was in, that I never dealt with before.  She then starts to state how the state of Pennsylvania ABC works, as I start to chug multiple beers slowly starting to understand the worst alcoholic beverage control laws in the US of A.




Campus:  Check this place out.  It’s insane.  So much history and the campus is beautiful.  GameDay will be set up on Old Main.  It should be cleared out by Sunday afternoon when you finally knock the cobwebs off, I would check it out.  The Lion Shrine, self explanatory, pretty cool to check out live.  The last is The Arboretum, you know, nature shit.  Great place to get back to neutral before the activities that will partake in your Saturday debauchery.

Lion Shrine



The Deli:  Who doesn’t want to roll to a place called, The Deli.  I’m rolling in here making sure my back is to the wall and my eyes on everything.  AKA the food that people are ordering, this isn’t the 1920s and don’t have a track record.  Looks like an iconic place you NEED to visit when you roll to town this weekend.


Mad Mex:  My last couple blogs have had Mexican restaurants mentioned.  So this is a given.  Who doesn’t want a margarita on a weekend getaway?  Or Tacos? Or Tequila and Tacos?  Has a Patio and a Bar.  Seriously, tacos, drunk, and weekend.  Don’t know a better match made in Heaven.


Cafe 210 West: Known for their Twisted Teas.  I am a fan of the half and half twisted tea brand.  I feel like John Daly when I have one.  Who wouldn’t want to feel like John Daly at least once in their life?  Patio along with the occasional live band, I would check this place out.


Cafe 210



Allen Street Grill:  This is your Friday night spot.  A little upscale, steak place.  I always love a great meal before Saturday GameDay.  If you want to lay low, and grab a buzz and a phenomenal dinner, make a reservation.


Breakfast Spots: (Possible new topic on the blog)

DOWNTOWN will be crazy, especially with GameDay in town against the Wolverines.

Pro TIP from MG:  Grabbing a coffee (remember FIND A GATORADE, will change your morning, grab coffee if you want, Jerry) and breakfast sandwich at Mclanahans.  Avoiding lives at Irvings (bagel place) sit down and sit down diners like the Waffle Shop. (Different from Waffle House people, have another.)



Afternoon Game Bars:

Primanti Brothers:  From a restaurant out of Pittsburgh, that replaced GMan (a beloved PSU bar) SHOUTOUT…I would check this place out, not only for it’s history, but if you don’t have a place to tailgate? Why not?

Champs:  Brand NEW!  Best TV set up in town.  There are bars all over the country called Champs, but this I believe is independently owned which is always better.  Probably a great spot to cover your bets during the afternoon.



Phyrst:  Umm…. Order the Fries.  If someone I trust with my life, tells me to go to a bar, not a restaurant, to order fries, you better believe I will order fucking fries before I order a drink. BELIEVE IT.

The Den:  Sounds Awesome.  The Den.  Great DJ and grind session you want to get on with a rando, your wife, significant other and/or personal favorite beverage.  You know what you like when you drink, you’ll be sure to stop in here for a quick drink or grind session for sure.

The Skeller:  Im intimated, one of the OLDEST bars in State College.  If you’re visiting, you have to stop by.  If you don’t, thats like going to church and praying for the devil.  It just doesn’t make sense.  There isn’t a point of being there.  There is a reason it’s one of the longest tenured bars in State College.  Visit, get drunk and have the time of your life.

Liberty Craft house:  Craft Beers.  I get it, America is switching over to craft beers and not buying the originals anymore.  I am a fan of IPAs, trust me!  But if it wasn’t for Budweiser, these fuckers wouldn’t even be around.  As much as I love a double IPA, sometimes I want an ice cold Budweiser.  Support the local breweries, but remember, they wouldn’t have shit if it wasn’t for Anheuser-Busch.  RESPECT.


Ok, to finish up this Harry Potter book of a blog, I will explain my situation when I visited.  The girl I was visiting wasn’t feeling like going out after Ohio State beat them in town, so she asked if it was ok to watch football on their sorority owned TV and relax.  I said sure no problem, I probably shouldn’t keep drinking. (I continued obviously).  She then continued to explain that there was a black box blocking half of the TV screen and its been like this for a year and a half, they’re working to replace the TV soon.



Apparently according to her, I could have had some fun with a few of her female friends because of the magical act I performed on the television that is also called, common sense.  Due to GameDay festivities, I was never able to partake.  I then became a legend at the sorority but also a mystery to most of them.

This was one of my favorite campuses to visit, through and through.  If you get a chance, you wont be disappointed.

Have fun, lets see where GameDay takes us next weekend.


Nick Stan TTT