Many times sports talk on the radio in the autumn includes more than a discussion about end-of-season baseball rankings or the traditions and Big 10 fight songs presented at college football games.
Recently the conversation on a local sports radio station focused on memorable theme songs from television shows. “The Rockford Files,” “Dallas” and “Hill Street Blues” were mentioned, but the all-time favorite among the commentators was the theme song from “Cheers,” likely because of its lyrics.
“Where Everybody Knows Your Name,” written by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo, is familiar to just about everybody, all ages, thanks to reruns of the popular sitcom staged in a Boston Bar that ran for 11 seasons until 1993.
Quigley’s Irish Pub in downtown Naperville fits the bill as a popular place where patrons always run into people they know. And if they don’t, owner Nancy Quigley enjoys introducing patrons who might not know each other. Quigley often mixes with “regulars” when live bands play Thursday through Saturday evenings, too. And several years ago, with the help of Argus Brewery to recognize the restaurant’s large local following, Quigley and friends created the pub’s own craft beer called “Patrons Reserve.” Even more recently, Quigley helped one of her “regulars,” Kevin Drohan, celebrate her 70th birthday.
Today, Oct. 2, Quigley’s Irish Pub again will begin another year of hosting the West Suburban Irish Quiz Nights, held at 7PM on the first Tuesday of most months. And thoughts of the trivia gathering that attracts fun-loving and competitive folks to the pub in downtown Naperville conjure up the words to sing along with the tune of the Cheers theme song.
Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name, And they’re always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, Our troubles are all the same. You wanna be where everybody knows Your name. You wanna go where people know, people are all the same, You wanna go where everybody knows your name.
Furthermore, watch for the new Quigley’s commercial to be aired soon on cable TV, as it was recently produced by Dine Around Naperville with production by NCTV17. Dine Around host Ray Kinney interviewed Nancy Quigley who provided highlights of the 14-year-old family-owned independent business.
In the meantime, quiz masters for the popular WSI Quiz Night took a brief break in September to bone up on new rounds of questions for the new season. Quiz play is free to see if you can outsmart Chuck Corrigan or Mike Reilly as they help tally up the scores.
It’s time to team up! Teams of two to eight individuals make up a team and their own team name on the spot. Arrive in plenty of time to stake out a team table.
This month’s trivia is busting out all over with seasonal topics and conventional wisdom.
Cheating is a disqualifier. Smart phones and tablets are prohibited. Play fair with brainpower to test your knowledge and recall just for the pure fun of it.
Treasured prizes with bragging rights are awarded to teams who win First Place, Second Place and Third Place. Winners of each round of trivia also are recognized.
Quigley’s Irish Pub is located at 43 E. Jefferson Ave. in downtown Naperville. Prizes are provided by the West Suburban Irish, Quigley’s, and Sam Adams Beer.Where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came; Where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came…
RELATED NEWS: The WSI hosted Scott’s Walk on Sept. 23 to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation and the club already is planning its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sat., March 16. The WSI Irish meet monthly at Quigley’s Irish Pub. For information about membership and other activities, visit the West Suburban Irish website.
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