Anyone know where to watch UM football games in Rome?

Submitted by riverrat on November 2nd, 2011 at 2:49 PM

I'm here until December 20, and our Internet connection where I'm staying is wonky at best...

Thanks for any help!




November 2nd, 2011 at 3:02 PM ^

I watched the 2004 ohio game at The Drunken Ship.  It got rowdy and loud by the time the game ended.  Still able to watch though - assuming the bar is still there, might be your only option.


November 2nd, 2011 at 3:13 PM ^

I was abroad in the fall of 2008 and was able to catch games at the Drunken Ship in Campo di Fiori.  Place is always full of Americans and was a nice piece of home if you're looking for that.  They don't always have the Michigan game though, just the national games.

Plus, the place gets wild at night.


November 2nd, 2011 at 3:07 PM ^

When you walk in the front door, take a left, go down two flights, take a right, walk through the Papal chambers, take a right, turn left at your 2nd door, go up two flights, take a left, the 3rd door on the right is a pimped out home theatre with a 70" inch flat screen. Direct TV too so you should be able to get the game. Enoy.


November 2nd, 2011 at 3:32 PM ^

Drop by the Vatican.  Let's just say that after the Weis era and Freakbass, Il Papa isn't a huge ND fan anymore.  

[insert Hoke changing the tide of the rivalry with jersey sales in Saint Peter's here]


November 2nd, 2011 at 4:03 PM ^

...I flew out to Rome to kick off a week vacation in Italy on the same day as the Northwestern game this year, which unfortunately aired at 1am in Rome because it was a night game (in America). We stayed at three different hotels and each of them had an "ESPN America" channel that aired college football that night. It's pretty much luck of the draw if they choose to air a UM game but it's worth a shot.

UM Indy

November 2nd, 2011 at 4:08 PM ^

on a cruise ship heading to Bermuda this Saturday.  Not really relevant to where to watch in Rome, but I'm hoping the ship has ESPN?  It's been awhile since I was on a cruise and it wasn't during football season.


November 2nd, 2011 at 4:56 PM ^

I've watched several of our bowl games on ESPN and ABC in Irish Pubs in Rome who often have Direct TV or some other satellite link. I spent a few minutes on google and called each pub until I found one that had the game.


November 2nd, 2011 at 6:12 PM ^

Lucky you being "stuck" in Rome.  This place is great

I watched a lot of American football and Michigan vs. Wisky there back in 06.  Good food. Hot waitresses too and relaxed atmosphere.   Generally American speaking, filled with ex patriots working there...and American travellers who want to watch our version of football.