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The Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo has been known to visit it when he’s in town, the New York Yankees’ Curtis Granderson is an investor in it and Pierre Thomas of the Super Bowl-winning New Orleans Saints calls it his favorite Chicago bar, but that doesn’t mean The Fifty/50 (2047 W. Division St.) in Ukrainian Village is the type of place where people go to stalk and gawk at athletes.
And that, according to Thomas, is one of the reasons the three-floor sports bar has become a magnet for pro jocks.
“You don’t get bombarded there if you’re an athlete as much as you would at other places,” said Thomas, whose touchdown gave the Saints its first lead in the Super Bowl, by phone from New Orleans on Saturday. “The people who go there go a lot and they’re people who respect athletes’ privacy.”
Granderson, a Blue Island, Ill. native, is a regular (in the offseason), as are the Cubs’ Derrek Lee and Chicago Blackhawks players, who had their team Halloween party there. Thomas doesn’t go as much as he’d like seeing how he lives in New Orleans, but he’ll be in Chicago soon (he’s throwing out the first pitch at the White Sox game on April 8th) and may throw a party at the bar.
I wonder if Curtis will invite some of this new Yankees teammates there when the team makes their next road trip to play the White Sox?