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Among the most effective remedies for homesickness in American students is a combination of cold beer and NCAA football. Pick up your prescription at any of the locations listed below.

The Fiddler's Elbow
Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 7r
055-215056
Happy Hour before 9 p.m. 4 pints
5 pints after 9 p.m.

Red Garter and House of Sizzle
Via de'Benci 33r
055-2344904
Italian and American fare at the restaurant
Pub stays open until the game is over

JJ Cathedral's
Piazza San Giovanni 4r
www.jjcathedral.com
055-250260
Pay the bartender in $ or during Happy Hour (6-10 p.m.)

The Michael Collins
Piazza della Signoria 30r
www.michaelcollinspub.com
055-295232
Known better as a live music than a sports venue

Gasoline Road Bar
Via dell'Anguillara 54r
055-2654298
8 pitchers
(at the time this article is being written, I am waiting for confirmation that this bar is still open)

Call in advance, especially if there's a particular match-up you're after. Some bars are even willing to take requests! Be aware that an international broadcast might not come with Madden commentary. If it doesn't, have a go at speculating what he'd say in his play by play analysis. This often proves thoroughly entertaining. In any event, shell a few peanuts, strike up an argument over biased refereeing, build comradarie with other Americans who are cheering for your team, and you'll be feeling better in no time.



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