If you’re from Philly and drink either drink beers or watch sports then you probably know O’Neals Irish Pub on 3rd Street just south of South Street. If you don’t, shame on you. It’s one of the true local treasures for sporting events, especially during March Madness. If you watch TV at all then you’ve probably heard of Cheers in Boston. Well, these two iconic bars have agreed on a Super Bowl wager.
It all started with a tweet from Cheers Boston.
— Cheers Boston (@cheersboston) January 29, 2018
O’Neals’ owner, Spoonie, accepted the challenge and put together one helluva a kitty for the wager.
We would love to wager on that game – Will we get the +5 or is it a straight up wager – Here is what we will do 1) case of @yardsbrew – case of @PhillyBrewing – some @Tastykake – @PPFpretzels – @JimsSouthStreet (cheesesteaks) !! The floor is yours !! BOOM
— O'Neals Pub (@ONealsPubPhilly) January 30, 2018
Damn! Cases of Yards and Philly Brewing? What could Boston even offer to match that? Some chowder? You know they were gonna throw in that crappy Sam Adams beer because they actually think it’s decent up in Boston. I tried to warn Cheers, but they didn’t listen.
— VG (@ViolationsGreg) January 30, 2018
After some back and forth, the two sides came to an understanding.
— Cheers Boston (@cheersboston) January 31, 2018
O’Neals even added some South Street Bagels. You have to feel bad for Boston people. There just isn’t a ton of good local food and beverage up there. Baked Beans? A lobster? I hope they’re driving to Maine for that lobster.
This wager is all about confidence. O’Neals is confident about an Eagles win and put a massive collection of good food and drink on the table. Cheers Boston? They’re scared. They feel an Eagles win coming don’t want to be on the hook for a large bounty so the offer up Harpoon, which is a solid beer, and then Sam Adams, HOMEMADE baked beans, and ONE lobster? Sounds more like a clearance sale. Boston is a scared bunch without spygate or deflated balls.
Now we have one more reason to add to our Reasons to Hate Boston list. They are apparently cheap gamblers, too.
Go Eagles! Go O’Neals.
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