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Why do so many chain restaurants show only sports on TV?

I know the answer: they are supposed to be sports bars!!  But some are not. Some are just your regular chain restaurant where you want to have an affordable meal. But all I see are football and basketball games in every monitor. What about changing at least one channel to CNN people? This way the population can be more informed and less ignorant 🙂


December 11, 2008 - Posted by | Grievances


  1. Usually at chain restaurants and bars here in Brazil they play music videos. I think it’s a smart choise cause the music also sets a mood. Bars will play sports here if there’s a soccer match on and all the guys will hang out at the bar with the specific intention of watching the game (many wear the T-shirt of their soccer team) and of drinking beer of course. I much prefer the music videos!

    Comment by Rita | September 24, 2009 | Reply

  2. I know some say it’s because sports aren’t controversial, but part of me has always felt like it’s a bit sexist. Working in restaurants the female servers would always fight to watch the news at least, but the guys always took control of the remote and kept ESPN on. Not to say women don’t enjoy sports, but it always seemed like guys would act like babies if it was anything but sports. I like watching football games, but on days when it’s only golf and bass fishing I’m like c’mon!

    Comment by Liza | January 27, 2017 | Reply

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