We had a tough decision to make this year when choosing our Superbowl venue for this year. The re-opening of the bar at Mom's Hotel by our good pal and favorite German, Jurgen, meant that this year, the event would be shown in several of our usual local haunts. Ultimately, we ended up with 250 or so other American football fans at PG's Sandbox Bar and Grill. Our family had such a great time there for last year's game, so when asked, that was where the kids wanted to go. Arriving early, to make the most of the big day, we were entertained by "Crazy Train", a band out of Mexico City and Big Mike, a new local musician who is already gaining quite a following. The bar was well staffed and the service was excellent considering the enormous crowd. I can't imagine how many buckets of cold beer were sold throughout the day, not to mention all the great bar munchies. We had reserved a table in advance and sat with friends Jim and Cheryl from Atlanta, Kim Warawa from Canada, Cowboy, English Stuart, Chris Bolister, Aunt Jilly, and John from In the Roo, who was a good sport considering his limited party diet of plain peanuts and water. (Missed you Libby) It was a lot of fun and inarguably one of the best, most exciting Superbowl games, ever. The only thing that could have made it better is if our Giants were playing. There's always next year!!

Sandbox Bar Playa del Carmen
That's right! The breakfast of champions.

Sandbox Bar Playa del Carmen
Birdie and Daddy

Sandbox Bar Playa del Carmen
Birdie, Mommy and Aunt Jilly

Sandbox Bar Playa del Carmen
Cole tackles his BBQ!!

Superbowl 2009 Playa del Carmen
Tom (TomjoMO) and John (In the Roo)

Superbowl 2009 Playa del Carmen
Donna and Bob with friend

Superbowl 2009 Playa del Carmen
Joan, who was so nice to come up and introduce herself, with her hubby and friends.

PG's Sports Bar Playa del Carmen
Roger and Rob. Favorite quote of the day came from Scottish Jimmy: "Bloody Rob! For God's sake! Put your damn shirt on. This is a FAMILY bar!"

PG's Sports bar Playa del Carmen
Cheryl and Jim Hancock

PG's Sports Bar Playa del Carmen
The fabulous Mercedes.

PG's Sports Bar Playa del Carmen

Sandbox Bar Playa del Carmen

Sandbox Bar Playa del Carmen
John making the best of his water.

Sandbox Bar Playa del Carmen
The Missouri table

Sandbox Bar Playa del Carmen
Carrie and her crew, suited up and ready to go!

Superbowl 2009 Playa del Carmen
The always gorgeous Jamesblond stopped by for a visit.

Superbowl 2009 Playa del Carmen
Connor and Aunt Jill

Superbowl 2009 Playa del Carmen
Me and Cole (FYI - our coverage of the Superbowl did not include the 3-D trailers, damnit. We had fun with the glasses anyway.)

Superbowl 2009 Playa del Carmen
English Stuart and Birdie

PG's Sports Bar Playa del Carmen
The bar snack sampler platter aptly named, The Tidalwave!!! I am still feeling the guilt, how about you, Jill?

Superbowl 2009 Playa del Carmen
Great musicians and great friends, Chris Bolister and Brent Parkin.

PG's Sports Bar Playa del Carmen

PG's Sports Bar Playa del Carmen

PG's Sandbox Bar and Grill Playa del Carmen

PG's Sports Bar Playa del Carmen
Jennifer with her family. They were here for Superbowl 2008 as well!

PG's Sports Bar Playa del Carmen
Enjoying the half-time show.

PG's Sports Bar Playa del Carmen
People I don't know.

Sandbox Bar and Grill Playa del Carmen
People I do know. ;)

Superbowl 2009 Playa del Carmen
More people I know. Rick (Babaloo), Bobster and Jami (jamesblond)

Superbowl 2009 Playa del Carmen
Dan and his lovely new girl, Liz.

Superbowl 2009 Playa del Carmen
Jill and John

Superbowl 2009 Playa del Carmen
Take home buckets and glasses.

PG's Sandbox Bar and Grill Playa del Carmen
Rob with Jim and Cheryl and Raj (the invisible man)

PG's Sandbox Bar and Grill Playa del Carmen

PG's Sandbox Bar and Grill is located on the corner of Avenue 1 and Calle 26 in Playa del Carmen.

 

 

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