Garth Brooks Does His Best Uncle Rico & Bombs A Football Over Broadway From His Rooftop Bar

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It’s been a big week for Garth Brooks.

But then again, when is it not a big week for Garth? The man is an icon, and pretty much anything he does makes a splash. Well, unless people start asking him where he buried the bodies, then he shuts it down.

Earlier today, Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood celebrated the grand opening of their new Broadway bar Friends in Low Places in the heart of downtown Nashville. Garth described the new four-floor establishment in a way that only he could:

“I want a place you go in where you feel good, you feel safe. Everybody’s got good manners. I’m hoping that there’s right when you walk in it’s a ‘Love Everybody’ stated right there. That’s what it’s about, right? So I want a place that’s just safe. That feels good.”


And besides having Good Morning America come to Nashville to help commemorate the grand opening, or announcing a documentary about the bar’s creation, how else can you really ring in the special occasion?

Garth had an answer to that question, and it was to show off his rocket arm by “throwing a football over those mountains” like Uncle Rico. Now that I think about it, Garth does sometimes give off Uncle Rico vibes…

With a football in hand, showing off his athletic hand-eye coordination with a behind the back pass to himself as he’s talking, Garth said this shortly before absolutely launching the pigskin from the rooftop of his new honky tonk across Broadway:

“Okay, here we go. Opening weekend, Friends In Low Places. This is the way to do it.”

All I’ve got to say is hell yes.

That was a tight spiral, and honestly an impressive throw by the country star (who once tried out an MLB career) for the football to make it all the way to the roof top of another bar across the street (The Stage on Broadway). That has to be at least 30 to 40 yards of air time on that football. Somebody get this man signed to a contract with the Tennessee Titans. Of course, Garth did throw the javelin in college at OSU.

Did Garth Brooks have to throw a football across Broadway to celebrate his new bar opening? No, he didn’t. But was it a TGM (Total Garth Move) to do so, and was it admittedly an incredible showing of athleticism and strength? Yes, yes, and yes.

Now I just need to make my way down to Broadway to see if I can replicate that throw. Anyone know where you can get a cheap, NFL-regulation-sized football near Friends In Low Places?

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A beer bottle on a dock