Upper East Side Bar ‘Brady’s’ Becomes ‘Manning’s’ For The Super Bowl

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Four years ago, the Upper East Side bar called “Brady’s” was renamed “Manning’s” just before Super Bowl XLII.

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This year, the bar on 82nd Street and Second Avenue is making the same name change as the same teams and quarterbacks come face-to-face for an epic rematch.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopes the move will bring Big Blue another Super Bowl victory.

“It was, I think, clearly instrumental in terms of luck,” Bloomberg said Friday on his weekly radio show.

The transformation is temporary.

“The other days of the year we want them to have a good time, make a lot of money, pay taxes and have people drink responsibly — but for this time we think, and the owners of the bar think, it’s appropriate to be ‘Manning’s’,” Bloomberg said. ”

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The city will be serving giant sourdough pretzels to bar patrons – courtesy of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. The pretzels were part of the bet he lost when the 49ers lost the NFC Championship game.

photo1 Upper East Side Bar Bradys Becomes Mannings For The Super Bowl

Brady's gets a name change (credit: Justin Schrager/1010 WINS)

Bloomberg will be going to the big game on Sunday.

“You gotta hand it to the Giants,” Bloomberg said.

  • richard

    i live in california and i love big blue as far back as 1969. i miss u ny. thank blue

  • BegBen

    This was a Steelers bar all year. They play the sound for Steelers games over the Giants games… sell out!

    • Katie

      IIt’s always been a Giants bar, and the name was changed in 2008 as well. Just recently the bar began welcoming Steeler fans as well. Steeler fans got preference for sound because they weren’t able to hear the game anywhere else. Plus, there were only a few times this season where both teams played at the same time, so it was more or less a non-issue.

  • 2mannings-1cup

    can bloomy afford to go to the game? i can’t afford a shift or caps lock key ffs. gingrich 2037

  • dollars and SENSE

    In the last 50 years, what percentage of NY City and State tax revenue (income, sales, real estate, etc) has been outlaid for NYC public assistance and food stamp programs on an annual basis? In that same time frame, what percentage of NYC residents have received such benefits (also on a year-to-year basis)? And is it all possible that funds for such programs could ever be exhausted (at least for a few months) one day?

  • http://dotrat.wordpress.com dotrat

    Reblogged this on A DotRat's guide to the world and commented:
    What a slap in the face!!

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