NBA Lockout Making Sports Bar Profits Dribble Away

Could beer pong lure the dudes back?

Basketball fans aren’t the only ones pissed over the ongoing NBA lockout, which has so far seen 30 canceled games. As Crain’s is reporting, sports bar owners’ usual basketball-season profits have dwindled in the absence of TV-watching fans. Now the United Restaurant and Tavern Owners Association, as well as the Long Island Restaurant Owners Association, have signed a petition urging the NBA to get back on track. Without b-ball on TV, bars are going to have to get creative. Trivia night, anyone? [Crain’s]