It might sound ominous to some when mentioning the word bar, but wait. The local sports bar is more beneficial than you might think. How better to clear ones head without having to go to a psychiatrist? The local bartenders at your local sports bar will always lend you his or her ear. The bartenders will not charge you for advice or check their watches. If you want someone to open their heart like a caring person, the local sports bar is the place to be. The flashing lights and catchy names will call attention to those driving or walking down the street. Usually a catchy name is part of the flashing neon sign. Looking through the window shows people enjoying themselves in varying degrees of relaxation. There are those cheering or jeering for their respective teams who are marching down the field on the huge high-definition screen. The private booths for those in love are also visible. The long bar with the sports fans is filling up. The waiters and waitresses are making their rounds from table to kitchen and back again. It is alive with those yearning for some happiness. It is enough to entice even the most reserved of us to join in the fun and laughter and good conversation. The talk might be of politics, but more than likely it is about statistics in every sport. It is a welcoming place. One can hear the banter about who is a better hockey goalie, Lundquist or Osgood. Perhaps, an intellectual discussion of the similarities and differences between hockey and soccer is occurring.