"Players" stars Walsh as Bruce Fitzgerald, a free-spirited, fun-loving, guy's guy who is living out his fantasy of owning a sports bar that allows him to bet on games, drink for free and date the cocktail waitresses. His older, uptight brother, Ken (Ian Roberts), tries to keep the focus on turning a profit while avoiding lawsuits and health code violations. The series also features Krista (Danielle Schneider), the promiscuous waitress who has an affinity for B-list athletes and married men, Barb (June Diane Raphael), the insecure and neurotic waitress who falls in love with Bruce, Hickey (Jack McGee), a retired cop who got Bruce out of a gambling debt and was rewarded with a job where, instead of actually working, he spends most of his time bidding on sports memorabilia on eBay, and Calvin (James Pumphrey), the young, simple-minded bartender who lives in the store room and is an aspiring sports model who idolizes Bruce.
When Players becomes a haven for European soccer fans, who flock there to watch World Cup qualifying matches, Bruce and Ken come to blows over their alliances to the fans of England and Germany respectively
When Bruce and Ken's mentally-challenged cousin Leonard comes for a visit, Ken does his best to keep Leonard from being a menace to Players but only succeeds in painting himself as a dickhead who hates retarded people.
When Ken becomes concerned with Bruce's gambling, he stages an intervention which only he takes seriously.
Bruce is nonchalant about Barb still living with her husband who she's separated from, she gets upset and breaks up with him, ultimately forcing Bruce to fake a jealous rage and win her back.
While planning a grand re-opening of Players, Ken's repeated attempts to prove to the staff that he's capable of having fun backfire when he injures a customer at the big event who threatens to sue and shut Players down for good
When her hard-to-please mom comes for a visit, Krista lies about being the manager of Players to impress her and then, in a moment of panic, lies again about being engaged to Ken but when her mom decides to move out to Phoenix
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