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Stadiumspotting (And So Much More) At McLane Stadium In Waco


I kinda feel like everything I did on this blog led up to the weekend I had last weekend.  From grilling to barhopping to going to a game, last weekend had everything I wised for.  Except a win.  Yup, I was in Waco for the sorta Big 12 Championship when Kansas State played Baylor. Continue reading Stadiumspotting (And So Much More) At McLane Stadium In Waco

Pick It And Stick It: Championing The Pick

Big 12 Media Day

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


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

Pick It And Stick It: Clanga I Guess


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


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.

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

Pick It And Stick It: I Need A Barf Bag


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 03: Freaking Awesome Fajitas


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.


  • 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
  • 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
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.

Purple Yeti Roar 71: Gordon Gee Willickers


It’s a great week of college football and it somehow landed on the last week for May.  Yup, it helps when some num-nut from the Big 10 runs his mouth.  This time (again) it’s Gordon Gee, president of Ohio State, who comes in lips a blazin’.  I’ll talk about that as well as the Big 12, Texas, DeLoss Dodds, West Virginia, TCU, SEC, Notre Dame, Penn State, Paterno Family, and College Football Playoffs. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 71: Gordon Gee Willickers

Purple Yeti Roar 68: Cross Conference Smack Talk


Beaming in a little early this week because I’m in a good mood.  Why’s that?  Welp someting with Kansas State obviously, but it’s also something that ole Bobby Stoops is jaw jacking.  Yeah he’s throwing some smack down so I’m gushing.  Watch me talk a flitter about that, SEC, Big 12, Oklahoma, Wes Lunt, Oklahoma State, College Football Playoff, Iowa, NCAA, FCS, and Northern Iowa. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 68: Cross Conference Smack Talk

Purple Yeti Roar 66: The Yeti Is Chained Down


Hey I’m back from a wonderful weekend of getting locked down by the chains of matrimony.  Feels pretty good.  What else feels good?  College football and to some extent college football news.  News like Jon Bon Jovi, Notre Dame, College Football Playoff, Big 10, SEC, Jim Delany, Big 12, Hulk Hogan, South Florida, Willie Taggart, Arthur Brown, Kansas State, Houston Texans, and Collin Klein. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 66: The Yeti Is Chained Down