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Pick It And Stick It: Gotta Chop That Wood

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It’s not as goofy as you think.  But there are some teams this week looking to bounce back after some tough losses in there last game and they gotta stay focused.  You can’t look away from the wood whilst you chop it, you have keep on it and keep chopping.  So this week’s Pick It And Stick It will sharpen that axe for Week 4.  Let’s do this. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: Gotta Chop That Wood

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

Pick It and Stick It 2014 Week 01: I Saved Faced By Waiting Until Today

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It’s an easy method to take advantage of.  Yesterday in my Dart Picks for the year, I explained that I was too busy/lazy to get anything together.  That helped me avoid the blowout out by (shudders) Kenny Football and Texas A&M over South Carolina.  I’m already up on the year!  Let’s see what that cache will garnish me here for the rest of the kickoff weekend. Continue reading Pick It and Stick It 2014 Week 01: I Saved Faced By Waiting Until Today

Pick It And Stick It: It’s For The Birds

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It’s Friday and it’s late.  I successfully avoided Black Friday and took the brunt of Thanksgiving yesterday.  I took a day off yesterday and am now finally recovered enough to spit out my finger pickin’s flakes of college football destiny.  Thanksgiving was a day for family and this weekend it’s been a family of rivalries.  Heck I’m watching the Civil War at the moment (that’s Oregon vs Oregon State).  We get more rivalries tomorrow and it’s time to give thanks and give picks to see who comes out on top. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: It’s For The Birds

Purple Yeti Roar 92: A New Hope

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Yes, Kansas State won yesterday.  They have to fight their way to a bowl game and the win over West Virginia helped.  These rebels are coming on strong.  Watch me talk about that and Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Farmageddon, Texas Tech, Kliff Kingsbury, Oklahoma, Baylor, Kansas, Big 12, Texas, TCU, South Carolina, Missouri, SEC East, Tremaine Thompson, and Tyeler Lockett. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 92: A New Hope

Pick It and Stick It: Crispy Flakes Of Leaves

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Yes it’s that time of year when the leaves start to turn and when, in Austin, the temperature actually falls below 50 degrees at night.  Yup, time to round up the slippers, warm up the pumpkin spice whatever, pop on your favorite pullover, and watch some college football all crispy and fresh air like.  And my, what a week to watch, too.  Kansas State is back, we’ve got some proving grounds to cover for Texas Tech, and a whole bevy of top 25 match ups. Continue reading Pick It and Stick It: Crispy Flakes Of Leaves

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

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 83: Let This Season Begin!

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Yup, we are ready for a new season!  We’ll talk about that as well as Florida State, Pittsburgh, LSU, TCU, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State, SEC, Big 12 Liberty Bowl, North Dakota State, Alabama, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, South Carolina, Trevor Knight, Belldozer, Oklahoma, Conference USA, Middle Tennessee, NCAA, Penn State, USC, Texas A&M, Johnny Manziel, Kansas State, Jake Waters, and Daniel Sams. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 83: Let This Season Begin!

Purple Yeti Roar 50: BCS Bust

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Yeah it was a bust of a game for the BCS National Championship.  Notre Dame proved it didn’t belong in any league and Alabama pushed the boot down harder on the neck of college football.  Don’t fret, there were some highlights in between the ho hum week of college bowls.  The highlights include Oregon, Kansas State, Fiesta Bowl, Chip Kelly, Bill Snyder, Collin Klein, Cotton Bowl, Arkansas, Nick Saban, Michigan, South Carolina, Javon Clowny, Outback Bowl, Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and Johnny Football. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 50: BCS Bust

Purple Yeti Roar 49: Bowl Mania

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It’s a new year and a slate of college football games kick it off.  I’m going to talk about the New Year’s Day bowls as well as review what has happened so far in Big 12 football.  So look for that as well as Baylor, UCLA, Holiday Bowl, Texas Tech, Minnesota, Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, Michigan State, TCU, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Texas, Oregon State, Alamo Bowl, Georgia Tech, USC, Tulsa, Iowa State, Liberty Bowl, Clemson, LSU, Chick-fil-A Bowl, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Purdue, Oklahoma State, Heart of Dallas Bowl, Georgia, Nebraska, Capital One Bowl, South Carolina, Michigan, Outback Bowl, Rose Bowl, Wisconsin, Stanford, Northern Illinois, Florida, Orange Bowl, Louisville, Florida State, Sugar Bowl, Oregon, Kansas State, Pac 12, Big 12, Fiesta Bowl, Wrestling,  Pittsburgh, Ole Miss, Compass Bowl, Kent State, Arkansas State, Godaddy.com Bowl, and New Year’s Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 49: Bowl Mania

Pick It And Stick It: It’s A Big One To Finger

This weekend sees the culmination of what looks to be another Cinderella season for my obvious homer cheered Kansas State Wildcats.  They head to Morgantown this weekend to take on the hobbling West Virginia Mountaineers.  This is make it or break time for both programs and Saturday’s game will determine who will stay on the national stage and who will steep back down into the conference championship race. Oh there’s some other games going on this weekend, but this is the big one for me and for most of the nation (Big 12 nation, okay?). Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: It’s A Big One To Finger

Pick It and Stick It: Up Early For Farmageddon

While most of the Big 12 World is watching the Red River Shootout, I’ll be watching Farmageddon.  It’s a trap game for the Kansas State Wildcats and I hope they pull it together and sneak out of Ames with a victory.  The rest of the Big 12 plays but frankly I don’t care so much, except maybe for West Virginia at Texas Tech.  No upsets there.   Yeah it’s an abbreviated Pick It and Stick It, but I’m going to at least get my point across. Continue reading Pick It and Stick It: Up Early For Farmageddon