The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs are currently in a ridiculous shootout on Monday Night Football at the L.A. Coliseum. Until last week, the game was set to be played in Mexico City, but horrible field damage at the Estadio Azteca forced the NFL to move the game to Los Angeles.
Well, ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast has been showing a watch party in Mexico City, with play-by-play man Joe Tessitore referring to the location as “the Alboa Bar in Mexico City” multiple times.
Here’s an example:
But if you looked at that clip closely (or simply looked at the at the top), you may have noticed that there’s a Buffalo Wild Wings cup on that table. There also appear to be Buffalo Wild Wings menus, etc in the back right of that bar.
That’s… definitely a Buffalo Wild Wings. And many MNF viewers tweeted about it:
— Evan Stinson (@vnstnsn) November 20, 2018
— Brett (@blsperry) November 20, 2018
— Spurs Mafia Mac (@MacPenMedia) November 20, 2018
Why they keep called that the Alboa bar in Mexico City. There was clearly a B-Dubs cup on the table and a medium order of boneless wings
— Nicktrollas Cage (@B_Rube24) November 20, 2018
The “Alboa Bar” is actually a Buffalo Wild Wings ☠️ pic.twitter.com/G5ML0njRet
— Dave Pucci (@ddpucci62) November 20, 2018
So it would seem that either Tessitore/ESPN are oddly misinformed about this Mexico City bar location, or ESPN/the NFL did a poor job of staging a watch party. Whatever the case, this is weird.
Update: ESPN tells Awful Announcing that Monday Night Football broadcast misidentified the bar, and that it’s a Buffalo Wild Wings in Mexico City.