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Dart Board Predictions For 2015: Scarcity Brings Quality Shots

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It’s been awhile but I’m finally back again.   College football saw it’s first playoff last year and, although the Big 12 wasn’t represented, we were entertained.  That’s all we can ask.  I hear virtually no one ask on the interwebs where I’ve been, so I’ll answer that shortly.  But first, here’s my dart board predictions for 2015. Continue reading Dart Board Predictions For 2015: Scarcity Brings Quality Shots

Pick It And Stick It: Championing The Pick

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After a turkey induced coma, I’m back!  It’s the last big week of the season.  Yup, it’s championship weekend!  Except for the Big 12.  They have a kinda, sorta, championship weekend.  I’ll be personally overseeing this as well to make sure it’s kinda, sorta, awesome.  But until I make that trip to Waco, I’m going to run down how I think things will shake out. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: Championing The Pick

Pick It And Stick It: Stuffed With Games

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So it’s Thanksgiving weekend which makes it kinda funny that it’s also Hate Week.  We give thanks to what we have in this world and what’s to come, but at the same time we also unleash the rivalry hatred that builds up within us the whole fall.  It’s quite exhilarating.  We have joy and, half the time, have some hate joy.  I can’t explain it.  I’m just enjoying the ride.  And the turkey. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: Stuffed With Games

Barspotting 2014 Week 13: Black Sheep Lodge

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Welllllll, lookie here!  It’s an actual Barspotting!  I gave up the game many moons ago but luck feel into place this last week.  Yup Kansas State played West Virginia on a Thursday and I was having other things going on.  That meant some time out and some time to review a bar.  Sad to say no Football Feedings this week but I think y’all will enjoy what I saw last Thursday. Continue reading Barspotting 2014 Week 13: Black Sheep Lodge

Pick It And Stick It: Gettin’ Started Early This Week

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Ah yes, Kansas State once again has a Thursday night game, this time against West Virginia, so it’s time to roll back that schedule and get to prepping early.  I’ll actually be going out so you may see a return Barspotting.  Exciting, right?  But you never know, I could do some feeding action this weekend too.  I blame the early start, college football. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: Gettin’ Started Early This Week

Pick It And Stick It: Clanga I Guess

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Kansas State is off this week getting ready for the big Thursday night match up against West Virginia, so I got a swath of college football to watch that doesn’t feature my favorite team.  But there is a good handful of important games as well.  The biggest of which being a game from the SEC.  I’ll take it, but I’ll be doing it with a heavy cow bell heart.  Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: Clanga I Guess

Pick It And Stick It: Let’s Get Ready TOOOO

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Okay I can’t quote that exactly but I think you get the point.  This week we go from the backswing of the season to the full on, follow through punch to knock ourselves into the College Football Playoff.  Teams are teetering and are starting to fall (Ole Miss).  This weekend others will fall as room for error is no more.  We will find out who’s Rocky and who’s a tomata.  Ding. Ding.

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Football Feedings 2014 Week 10: Cowboy Frontier Pizza

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It’s become a tradition to bake at least on pizza every year on Football Feedings.  Pizza is the ultimate canvas to plaster up some food art.  This week is the week and we’ve got something special cooked up for ya this time.  Kansas State is hosting Oklahoma State so we decided to do up a little thing called Cowboy Frontier Pizza.  There’s no campfire involved but there will be some nitrates, that’s for sure. Continue reading Football Feedings 2014 Week 10: Cowboy Frontier Pizza

Pick It And Stick It: I Need A Barf Bag

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Now it’s time for full football mode. I was distracted by the Kansas City Royals doing the unthinkable, only to lose on the last out of the last game, but I’m back and ready to put my full focus on college football. The timing merges gracifully with the timing of the College Football Playoff coming out with their Top 25 rankings. Do I have issues with that? Will Kansas State roll this weekend? How about any upsets? Let’s find out. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: I Need A Barf Bag

Football Feedings 2014 Week 09: Texas Turkey

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Back into the stride this week and back for some awesome football.  So this week, we wanted to commemorate the fact that Kansas State own Texas.  No they really do.  Look at your records.  So to help punctuate it, we here at KCCGD decided to roast up a Texas Turkey.  It’s a month early but it was easy pulling the trigger on this one.

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Pick It And Stick It: The Boys Of October

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Yeah it was a baseball reference, but hey, the Kansas City Royals are in the World Series.  And Saturday may_may not_ be the last game they are in and I gotta take my props when it I can.  So I will most definitely be watching the World Series Saturday night.  I will also be watching some college football, however.  And what an interesting weekend it will be. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: The Boys Of October

Pick It And Stick It: Better Late Than Whatever

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Yeah I’m a little late with this one, but I’ll blame ESPN College GameDay and ole Lee Corso for my tardiness.  Hey, what can I say I really wanted to see which head he puts on his head.  So it’s lightning quick pick it and stick time.  The big one is the early one and there’s another to cap the night as well.  Let’s put our pants on and fix our hair real quick and get to this. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: Better Late Than Whatever

Pick It And Stick It: Where The Biggest Game Is On A Thursday

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Yeah, it’s early in the season but that’s not the reason why tonight’s game is so huge.  We are not going through a blah weekend like last weekend, which turned out to be surprisingly tasty.  Nope, it’s the biggest because it’s the most anticipated game since the end of last year.  It has the highly ranked Auburn Tigers going to Manhattan, Kansas to play the ranked Kansas State Wildcats.  Buckle up….

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Football Feedings 2014 Week 03: Freaking Awesome Fajitas

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Another week of college football is in the books and it was a weekend where Kansas State didn’t play.  They are getting ready for Auburn this Thursday.  So to make up for it, I decided to go with something a little more colorful for food.  And boy did it ever come through.  It’s fajita time.

I basically took this recipe from Apple and Sparkle.  What I did different, however, is what knocked it out of the proverbial food park.  I added some liquid smoke and cinnamon for the marinade on the sirloin (not skirt) steak.  I also added some pineapple and hatch peppers to the grill list.  It was absolutely fantastic.

Marinade

  • 1/3 c. soy sauce
  • 1/3 c. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/3 c. canola oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1 t. cumin
  • 1 t. chile powder
  • 1 t. liquid smoke
  • 1/3 t. cinnamon
Fixins
  • about 2 lb. sirloin steak
  • 2-3 bell peppers, ends trimmed, cored and seeded, cut into a couple large pieces
  • 1 large white onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-3/4-inch slices (keep the slices intact)
  • 4 slices of pineapple
  • 2 hatch peppers
  • 6 6-inch flour tortillas
  • lime wedges
  • toppings of your choice such as, cilantro, salsa, cheese, sour cream  & avocados or guacamole
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1. Get the marinade prepared: Whisk together the marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Reserve about 1/3 cup of marinade for the vegetables. Place the steak in a gallon-sized ziplock bag. Add the remaining marinade. Seal the bag, pressing out any excess air, massage the marinade into the meat a bit. Refrigerate anywhere from 3-10 hours.
2. After meat has finished marinating, remove steak from marinade.  Brush the vegetables with reserved marinade. Heat your grill to high. Add the steak to the super hot grill and grill, covered about 2 1/2 minutes per side, or however pink you want it.  Remove steak to a clean plate and cover with foil & let rest for 10-15 minutes.
3. Add the peppers, pineapple,  onions to the grill and grill, turning occasionally until cooked, peppers should take about 5 minutes and onions will take about 10. Remove from grill. Briefly add the tortillas to the grill, a couple at a time and grill until warmed and lightly charred around the edges. Wrap the tortillas in foil to keep warm.
4. Thinly slice the steak, against the grain. Slice the onions in half and separate the rings. Slice the peppers. Serve with the tortillas, lime wedges and toppings of your choice.
It rocked my world.  I had it with Aloha Pina from 5 Stone Craft Brewing Company.  The pineapple and jalapeno flavor in the beer worked perfectly with the fruits and vegetables in the the fajita.  The steak was cooked just to perfection.  My only complaint with the whole setup is that I wised that the tortillas were bigger so I could fit more on to them.

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Now on to football, where the day was just big enough for the Big 12.  I predicted in the Pick It and Stick It that the Big 12 would go 5-4.  Welp that did one better and went 6-3.  It could’ve been better as Texas almost upset UCLA, but they fubbed a coin toss and set the tone for that game.  The big surprise came out of West Virginia for me.  They beat Maryland on a last second field goal.
So the Big 12 did not crap the bed.  In fact, they held their own.  Just look at the Pac 12 where USC choked and lost to Boston College.  Or the SEC where Georgia choked against South Carolina.  It seems that, barring anything super crazy, the Big 12 will have  a representative in the college football playoff.  And if Kansas State can upset Auburn this Thursday, it may just be them.