"God Said Yes To Michigan": We Called Every Tourney Team's Local…

For the tournament, we're calling Applebee's franchises in different cities across the country immediately after the local institution has completed its game, win or lose. We'll pretend to be oblivious about what just happened in order to get a detailed game description from someone in the restaurant. At the end of… » 4/01/13 1:40pm 4/01/13 1:40pm

What Happened In The Game? We Called Every Tourney Team's Local…

For the tournament, we're calling Applebee's franchises in different cities across the country immediately after the local institution has completed its game, win or lose. We'll pretend to be oblivious about what just happened in order to get a detailed game description from someone in the restaurant. At the end of… » 3/25/13 1:30pm 3/25/13 1:30pm

What Happened In The Game? We Called Every Tourney Team's Local…

The Applebeat was born when two writers without smartphones needed to know the score of an NBA playoff game. "Every town has an Applebee's," we thought. We tracked down an Oklahoma City Applebee's number with the assistance of an underworked 411 operator, and then, thanks to the establishment's friendly bartender, we… » 3/22/13 4:20pm 3/22/13 4:20pm