Fun Food

Championships and Chicken BLT Salad

We’re getting ever closer to the inaugural College Football Playoffs y’all, but first we’ve got to crown some conference champions. The culmination of a season’s worth of hard-fought inter-divisional play all comes down to this one weekend. The reigning college football champs aim to solidify their rightful spot in the playoff Final Four, Ohio State wants to sneak in the backdoor, and […]

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White Barbecue Sauce and White-hot Rivalry Week Action

It’s Rivalry Week here in Alabama, and for the Auburn faithful the taste of last year’s Iron Bowl victory still resonates as sweetly in their minds as it likely burns at the insides of Crimson Tide faithful. In case you missed it, it was quite the doozie. Believe it or not, people around here take this rivalry with a grain […]

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Escape from Los Angeles: The Kurt Russell-less Edition

I don’t want to go Overboard here, but I think we can all agree that Kurt Russell is a great American hero. He’s taught us many invaluable lessons over the years: that it’s probably a good idea to steer clear of mystical Chinese supervillians, that if you’re going to break out of prison after being framed it’s good to have Rambo with […]

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Burgers and Blues: The Struggles of a College Football Fan

Being a true college football fan is akin to riding a roller coaster. Some of us have the good fortune to enjoy top-tier coasters that are at the same time always thrilling and satisfying (the Alabamas, for example). Even when the ride ends, the adrenaline high and the sheer satisfaction and consistency with which dizzying heights are reached becomes the norm. […]

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World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party

Have you ever been to a cocktail party? According to America’s #1 source for credible information (Wikipedia, y’all), a cocktail party is “a party at which cocktails are served.” Well, duh. And for those of you not in the know, a Cocktail is that movie where Tom Cruise and Elisabeth Shue tugged at my heartstrings. Well there are cocktails and […]

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Revelry, Rivalry, and Ice Cream: College Football Week 9

Pop Quiz: How do you take something as entertaining as college football and kick it up a notch? You know, turn the intensity and drama up from 10 all the way to 11? No, the answer is not inviting Mike Gundy to your presser. You do it with a good old fashioned rivalry game, of course! Nothing gets the blood pumping like […]

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Halfway Home: College Football and Pacific Northwest Burgers

We’re at the 2014 season’s halfway point, folks, and what a journey it’s been. If you had told me back in July that by week 8 my home state would be perched atop the polls with a clear view of the college football playoffs on the horizon, I would’ve scheduled you an MRI (being the concerned friend I am). But […]

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Red River Rivalry and Brisket, Lone-Star Style

Wow. I’d try to sum up the craziness that was last Saturday, but this blog would run too long, so I’ll abridge my rant into two amazingly fantastical words: Katy. Perry. Now that that’s out of the way, we’ve got another weekend chockfull of great games, sports fans! There’s lots of heavy-hitting SEC action featuring three of the nation’s top […]

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Tailgating Dish of the Week: Shrimp and Grits

This week the ESPN College GameDay crew sets up shop for the first time ever in The Grove, Ole Miss’s vaunted and ballyhooed tailgating mecca. And if you look really close on Saturday, you might see a certain someone standing in “The Pit” of fans behind the GameDay stage, holding up a hopefully? witty sign and soaking up the inevitable tailgating insanity […]

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Five Tailgating Must-Haves

College football fans sure do love our tailgates. They’re a delightful amalgam of (hopefully) crisp, cool weather, delicious food, imperfectly measured libations, passionate hypotheticals (“Seriously, man… I think we have a shot at the championship this year!”), fellowship and so much more. But what’s a tailgate without the proper accoutrements? Picture Destiny’s Child, minus the Bey. Fear not, for in honor of […]

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