World Football Update - Jun 5th 2012
Euro 2012 is finally upon us!
Jon Forget
Jun 5th 2012
World Football Update - Jun 5th 2012
Feature Matches
     This Friday one of footballs most prestigious tournaments, the European Championship, kicks off live from host nations Poland and Ukraine.  With Europes best footballing countries all represented here, this could be any ones Championship to win.  The first eight days of the tournament bring us two matches a day, kicking off at 10am & 12:45pm MST, followed by four more days of group play kicking off at 12:45pm.  The second round begins June 21st and culminates on the 1st of July with the Final live from Kiev Ukraine (all second round matches kick off at 12:45pm MST).  The Lions will be opening every day three hours before kick off, serving a full breakfast menu, and offering $3 Bloody Marys and Mimosas.   We are taking reservations for our Tap Tables; however, the rest of the Pub is first come first served throughout the event (so get in early if you want a table).  In order to accommodate the standing room only crowds we are anticipating for the big matches, we are offering a special menu of hand held items, and we will be clearing the area in front of the main bar.  Draught beer specials include 20oz pints of Carlsberg ($5), Estrella Damm ($6) and all of our Fullers Ales ($6), these will be available from open to close throughout the course of the event.  We are asking any of our patrons that support a particular National team to wear colors, and bring any flags or banners they would like to have displayed during their teams matches.  Poland starts the party Friday morning against Greece, live from the friendly confines of Warsaw.  Later in the afternoon Russia will face regional foe Czech Republic
     In addition to all the action from Europe, our USMNT and our Colorado Rapids, both take to the pitch this week.  The Rapids travel to Livestrong park this evening to take onSporting K.C. in a knockout U.S. Open Cup match.  This game will be live streamed from the Pub with a 6:30pm kick off.  This could be sweet revenge for the playoff ousting K.C. delivered to us last season.  The USMNT will begin their Qualifying Campaign for the 2014 World Cup this Friday when they take on Antigua Barbuda at 5pm.  This match follows the days European Cup action, and falls perfectly into our Happy Hour.  A terrific way to start a great footballing weekend.
    Saturday the "Group of Death" features, with the Netherlands taking onDenmark, and Germany facing Portugal.  Whichever two sides make it out of this group, they will be expected to advance far into the competition.  Sunday brings us tournament favorites Spain against a troubled Italian side, and a fiery Croatia against anIreland side that has not lost in 14 matches.  Anyway you slice it the weekends action will be top class. 
On the Horizon
     The European Championship continues with two games a day all of next week, the USMNT face Gautemala in a World Cup Qualifier, and the Rapids travel to British Colombia to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps.  The MLS will have a full schedule of games throughout the week, and more World Cup Qualifiers will be on tap.
This Weeks Football
Tuesday June 5th
Sweden v Serbia 11am (International Friendly)
France v Estonia 1pm (International Friendly)
Sporting K.C. v Colorado 6:30pm (U.S. Open Cup)
Seattle v CAL FC 8pm (U.S. Open Cup)
Wednesday June 6th
Internacional v Sao Paulo 6:50pm (Brasiliero)
Thursday June 7th
Corinthians v Figuirense 6pm (Brasiliero)
Friday June 8th
Poland v Greece 10am (European Championship 2012)
Russia v Czech Republic 12:45pm (European Championship 2012)
USMNT v Antigua Barbuda 5pm (World Cup Qualifier)
Mexico v Guyana 6pm (World Cup Qualifier)
Saturday June 9th
Netherlands v Denmark 10am (European Championship 2012)
Germany v Portugal 12:45pm (European Championship 2012)
Sunday June 10th
Spain v Italy 10am (European Championship 2012)
Ireland v Croatia 12:45pm (European Championship 2012)
Vancouver v Houston 5pm (MLS)
Monday June 11th
France v England 10am (European Championship 2012)
Ukraine v Sweden 12:45pm (European Championship 2012)
Tuesday June 12th
Greece v Czech Republic 10am (European Championship 2012)
Poland v Russia 12:45pm (European Championship 2012)
Canada v Honduras 5:45pm (World Cup Qualifier)
European Championship 2012:  Preparations are being made for a top notch Euro 2012 party at the Three Lions.  The competition kicks off on Friday June 8th, and culminates Sunday July 1st.  The first eight days of the tournament we will be open at 7am, three hours before the first kick off.  Get in early as the vast majority of tables are first come first serve.  We have also made the addition of a private VIP lounge that is available for up to 25 people (contact Jon for more details).  We will be adding brand new televisions and tables to other areas of the Pub to help optimize every ones viewing experience for this massive event.  The Lions will be running beer specials throughout the tournament, and will feature every match live with volume. Be sure to join us for what promises to be an incredible month of World Football!
Three Lions Summer Blues Series:  Once a month the Lions will host live Blues with some of Denvers best local acts.  Save the date, as the Maynard Mills Blues Revue ( kicks off the series on Friday June 22nd @ 9:30pm ($5 Cover at the door).  The Informants (, voted Denvers best Blues band three years running, will light up the Lions on Friday July 27th @9:30pm ($10 Cover at the door, or $7.50 in advance).  We finish our Summer music series Friday August 10th at 9:30pm ($5 cover at the door) with the rockin country blues sounds of Reckless Red (  Join us for what promises to be three incredible nights of live music at the Lions!
Formula 1:  Returns Sunday June 10th with the Canadian Grand Prix live from Montreal.   
Scarf Wall:  I am currently collecting soccer scarves from around the world for the Three Lions scarf wall.  If you have any old football scarves that are just sitting in a drawer, and you would like to see them displayed in the Pub, please bring them down. (Thank you to all of the folks that have already contributed!)

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