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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: 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

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

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: Saturday Spells Relief

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Welp even though I missed last Saturday due to some sweet Austin City Limits Music Festival action, I was able to see some of the destruction.  Man oh man, last week is what makes college football so special.  Upsets a plenty.  So college football needs some relief and we have it coming up this weekend.  Yeah I’m a weekend two for ACL but I’ll be hoping to catch a bit of sweet football while it’s going on.

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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.

Pick It And Stick It: Please Don’t Crap The Bed, Big 12

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With Kansas State not playing a game until a week from today, I’d figure I wouldn’t talk too much about the games coming up this weekend.  But then last week the worst of the worst happened to Big 10 and it compelled me to peak at what the Big 12 had coming up this week.  So I’m going to do my best to break down the games and hope to all that is holy that this Big 12 comes through clean. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: Please Don’t Crap The Bed, Big 12

Football Feedings 2014 Week 01: Armadilla Pork Ribs

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Hey you know, why not?  I thought about not doing one of these this year but I’ll be damned if I didn’t get an electric grill for my birthday.  So now I have plenty of new recipies to try out this fall.   With that said, I’m back and the grill is hot!  This week we’ll do something I’ve been itching to do for a long time, both main and side dish wise. Continue reading Football Feedings 2014 Week 01: Armadilla Pork Ribs

Purple Yeti Roar 95: The Plot Thickens

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For such a weak lineup of games this weekend we actually got some meat to the schedule. Some teams went by the wayside while others stepped up to the task. Watch me talk about Kansas State, TCU, Gary Patterson, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Blake Bell, Trevor Knight, Texas, Oklahoma State, Mack Brown, Kansas, West Virginia, Baylor, Texas Tech, Georgia, Auburn, USC, Stanford, Oregon, Pac 12, SEC, and the Big 12. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 95: The Plot Thickens

Pick It And Stick It: A November To Remember

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So it started out last week with Oregon tripping on their tails against Stanford.  It’s that time of year again where we’ll start seeing others fall to the wayside.  Heck, even smaller teams have felt the brunt of November.   Just ask Texas Tech.  Who will it be this week?  Baylor? Florida State?  Alabama?  I guess we’ll find out Saturday who will be next. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: A November To Remember

Purple Yeti Roar 91: Back To Life, Back To Reality

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I don’t know how I managed to get that song stuck in my head, but gol durnit it had to have been something to do with the past weekend’s action of college football.  Watch him and hum my way through topics like TCU, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Iowa State, Baylor, BIg 12, SEC, ACC, Florida State, Clemson, Associated Press Top 25, Missouri, Florida, Georgia, Vanderbildt, Tennessee, South Carolina, LSU, Ole Miss, Auburn, Texas A&M, and the BCS Standings. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 91: Back To Life, Back To Reality

Pick It and Stick It: Austin City Pick Its

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Yup, I’ll be at weekend two for this year’s Austin City Limits so I will miss out on watching some games.  It does not, however, stop me from picking and sticking it.  And my what a lovely set of picks this week.  We have some meaty Top 25 match ups as well as some good ole rivalry action right here in the Big 12.  Will I somehow recover from my awful pics so far?  More importantly, will I recover from this weekend? Continue reading Pick It and Stick It: Austin City Pick Its

Purple Yeti Roar 85: Quarterbacks are Controversied

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Week 2 is over and I actually got to sit down and watch games.  Because of this, the world and cosmos aligned back up.  Although there is still a bit of an issue with quarterbacks.  Watch me talk about that as well as Kansas State, Jake Waters, Daniel Sams, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas, BYU, Big 12, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, TCU, Casey Pachall, Trevor Boynkin, Jadeveon Clowney, ESPN, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Miami, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Tommy Reese. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 85: Quarterbacks are Controversied

Purple Yeti Roar

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I’m a little late but hey, I was on vacation.  After all the action that took place, I was kind glad I missed it.  Watch me talk about Kansas State, Texas, North Dakota State, Big 12, Georgia, Clemson, Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, and Michigan. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar

Purple Yeti Roar: Steeley Top 40 2013

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This week was light on news what with America’s (and my) birthday being celebrated.  That gave me some ample time to go over Phil Steele’s Preseason Top 40 and just tear it apart, with sparklers and blossoms.  Watch me tackle that as well as Kansas, Urban Meyer, Ohio State, Kansas State, Baylor, Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Texas, A&M, Notre Dame, Georgia, Oklahoma State, Mike Gundy, Louisville, USC, Oregon, Chip Kelly, Texas, Florida State, and Alabama. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar: Steeley Top 40 2013