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Football Feedings 2013 Week 14: Thanksgiving Day Feedings


It was a four day weekend and it was sorely needed.  I took the time to make some awesome, and first ever hosted, Thanksgiving Day meal   I went the non-traditional route, which is something you need to expect when reading the feedings.  I cooked up some sauerbraten  and served it with a whole bunch of side dishes.  It was awesome.  What was better was having it for leftovers on Saturday. Continue reading Football Feedings 2013 Week 14: Thanksgiving Day Feedings

Purple Yeti Roar 97: A Weekend That Rivals No Other


Whoah man I hope you got to see the kind of football I got to see yesterday.  It was all over the place and it was all super exciting.  Rivalry weekend lived up to its name and I recovered just enough to talk about it.  Watch me talk about Thanksgiving, Texas, Texas Tech, Oregon, Oregon State, Florida, Florida State, The Game, Ohio State, Michigan, Brady Hoke, Duke, North Carolin, ACC, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tommy Reese, Missouri, Texas A&M, Big 12, Big 10, SEC, BCS National Championship Game, Big 12, Baylor, TCU, Iowa State, West Virginia, Kansas, Kansas State, Jon Hubert, and The Sunflower Showdown. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 97: A Weekend That Rivals No Other

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


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

Chilling Out After Being Stuffed

Man I”m chilling here in the ole home office watching some old episodes of Doctor Who and reflecting on the long holiday weekend that was in college football.  I didn’t go anywhere and opted to be completely lazy.  Turkey day was a smash and I ended up falling asleep pretty fast on the couch.  The NFL games were exciting for once.  But there were two full days of college football that I had to watch.  I’m not sure I remember much so I’ll be short and sweet on this.

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BBQ Burp Ups

You know, I was having so much fun Saturday night, I didn’t get a chance to really take any pictures.  That’s a good thing, because I promptly stuffed my face full of sausage and pulled pork.  Sure, there was some bread and other side dishes involved, but it was mostly meat.  You don’t want to see the carnage laid down.  But I do have a chance to talk about the carnage, or lack thereof, I saw on the field.  Who knows, I may talk about the world’s worst carnal secret as well.  It depends on how much I feel like regurgitating.  Bring a bib.

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Pick It Standings Week 14: Getting Back On The Treadmill Track

We’re coming into the last week of the Pick It and Stick It and we have some movement in the standings.  We also have some major movement in the BCS Standings.  Any kind of movement is great after the weekend that was in Thanksgiving Day turkey massacres. So I’m heading back to the gym and getting ready for conference championship weekend.  I also have a play at the Pick It and Stick It Championship so there will be some mental squats done to build up my Pick It muscle.  Let’s take a look at the long weekend that was first.

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Homespotting is Where the Heart is

It’s been a long, food filled holiday weekend and of all the times I’ve been out and about the last three years, I can say that being home for four days was the perfect change of pace.  There’s plenty of bars out there for me to frequent, both old and new, but for this week’s barspot I wanted to do something different.  Maybe it was celebrating being in a new home or maybe I was just too tired to try to marathon 3 straight days of football at a bar, but it was hight time to spent some home time.  So this week, I’ll review my time at home and gives ome pointers on how to do it right.

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Homespotting: My Home and Yours for Turkey Day Weekend

You know, when I started this blog, it was all about going out.  My main reason was to watch college football at its maximum potential.  I couldn’t afford a rig so a bar was the next best thing.  I’ve watched some football before at home but this time I’m going all out.  The games are spread out perfectly, not unlike a Thanksgiving dinner, this weekend so I figured what better way to graze on the games while I graze on leftovers by staying home and watching it from KCCGD Headquarters.  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there and I hope you have as much fun watching the great action as I do.

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Barspotting: JJ’s Other Place Part II

Okay, I’m giving JJ’s Other Place one more shot.  They didn’t have power for our game last week, even though they were open that evening.  So I’m going back to give them a college try for this Saturday.  The morning games all suck, but once the afternoon hits we get some Top 25 clashes.  Let’s hope that they will have a enough juice for the week for use to enjoy at least one of those.  The backup plan, for the first time ever, is Lew’s Grill and Bar.  What can I say, it’s my new favorite place. Continue reading Barspotting: JJ’s Other Place Part II

Mascot Monday: Hokiebird

Media days are over and camp is about to start.  College football is in the air!  We aren’t there yet but we have the last top  5 mascots we haven’t covered in Mascot Monday from Phil Steele’s Preseason Top 40 list.  This week, we have #13 Virginia Tech and it’s lovable little Hokie Bird.  We’re going to answer just what the heck is a Hokie as why and turkey is the mascot for a college sports team.  If we ever had this feature run through the football season, Hokiebird’s feature would absolutely fall before Thanksgiving.  It’s not November and the Hokies are projected to be tough so let’s see what the bird has to offer.

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Barpsotting for Pick It and Stick It: Mashed Together Like Potatoes


Last week was the beginning of Rivalry Week and now we are fully realizing its end.  We had out schedule jacked up due to Thanksgiving and we’re sure you’ve had yours as well.  It’s all for a good thing, however, as we should give thanks to what we have at least once a year.  So in celebration of Thanksgiving and our shortened week, we are combining our Barspotting and Pick It and Stick It posts.  And without further ado, we are Barspotting at Chappell’s Saturday.  Yes, we’ll be just back in town to watch the Border War between Kansas and Missouri.  We’re going up to North Kansas City and watchin some football as well as checking out their collection of sports memorabilia.   Thankfully, we are just in time to go over the picks too and we hope you didn’t forget to make yours on this short week.

When: Saturday November 27, 2009
Time: 2:00 PM
Where: Chappell’s Restaurant & Sports Museum, 323 Armour Road, North Kansas City, MO 64116

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Favorite VS Underdog Final Status (times in CST)
VS 21.0 Fri, Nov 27 at 11:00 am
@ 10.0 Fri, Nov 27 at 1:30 pm
VS 0.0 Fri, Nov 27 at 6:00 pm
VS 14.0 Fri, Nov 27 at 9:00 pm
@ 6.0 Sat, Nov 28 at 9:00 am
@ 3.0 Sat, Nov 28 at 11:00 am
@ 8.0 Sat, Nov 28 at 11:21 am
VS 8.0 Sat, Nov 28 at 11:30 am
VS 44.5 Sat, Nov 28 at 12:00 pm
@ 16.0 Sat, Nov 28 at 2:30 pm
VS 24.5 Sat, Nov 28 at 2:30 pm
@ 6.5 Sat, Nov 28 at 2:30 pm
VS 7.5 Sat, Nov 28 at 4:00 pm
VS 3.5 Sat, Nov 28 at 6:00 pm
VS 7.5 Sat, Nov 28 at 7:00 pm
VS 29.5 Sat, Nov 28 at 7:00 pm
VS 13.0 Sat, Nov 28 at 9:00 pm

Rivalries are abound as just about every game on the list is a rivalry.  So in between the turkey and gravy and shopping and family, check out these games.  Some of them sound cool like the Duel in the Desert with Arizona and Arizona State.  Some of them sound goofy like the Egg Bowl with Ole Miss at Mississippi State.  No matter the name, they all mean something big to the teams and offer up a tradition only seen in college football.  Big 12 wise, we missed out on the Nebraska and Colorado game but that’s alright.  Nebraska won and it didn’t matter.  We have the Bedlam series for Oklahoma State and Oklahoma tomorrow.  The ‘Pokes will get a good shot at a BCS bid provided they win and Texas does next week against said Cornhuskers.  The other major game for the Big 12 is the Border War.  Kansas needs a win to be bowl eligible and Missouri needs a win to get 2nd in the North.  Who’s gonna win?  Come on out to Chappell’s and help us find out.

Thanksgiving Bonanza!


So we didn’t do a post yesterday because we were tooling around multiple cities and states for about 3 turkey dinners.  We are in a massive food coma.  Because of that, there’s no barspotting post.  All is well, however, we’ll combine the pick it post later today.   We’re kinda bummed out that we didn’t get to pick the Texas and Texas A&M games yesterday.  That was the best game for pros and colleges alike.  Anywho,  we are actually having turkey for breakfast so we’ll check in later with stats, games, picks, and barspots.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Pick It Standings Week 12: Gobble Gear Up


It’s a short week here as we’re are in training for Thanksgiving Thursday.  We thought about calling up Mark Mangino to help us train but we don’t like being verbally abused and we most certainly don’t want him to hog all of the food.  So here we are stretching and exercising for the marathon of food we get to sprint through.  A couple of things to note in setting your eat order is:  Do you use dark meat or white meat?   Are you a gravy fan?  Pumpkin or  Apple pie?  These answers can lead you to the top of the glutton mountain and be crowned the Feast King.  Now here’s the Pick It and Stick It standings:

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Pick It and Stick It: Crusting Over With Joy


We’re in a good mood this week.  Thanksgiving is coming up.  The bowl picture is settling up.  We even have a local team in the running for the Big 12 North title.  Even though we are inching closer to the end of the season, it already has met expectations for entertainment.  We have a little pep in our step.  We also have some games coming up tomorrow that should keep us hopping.  So whistle while you work and check out this week’s Pick It and Stick It:

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The Crib Sheet: Coaching Up


The Crib Sheet returns!  Now that we’ve finally shaken off basketball, congrats North Carolina, we can start focusing on college baseball.  Psyche!  We’re still talking football.  This last week saw some interesting cruft float by.  Springs practices are going on and we’re starting to get some news trickle out about who’s doing well and who’s tanking.  But more on that later.  Here’s what else that happened in the past week:

  • Rugby is making its presence known in college football with the Texas Longhorn’s punter Justin Tucker.  Last year he tried some rugby styled punts and it proved successful.  So this year they are asking him and the rest of the punters to try it again both right and left footed.  It’s a little dizzying indeed, but it’s great to see some innovation come out of a kicking meme that’s been around forever.  Now all Tucker needs is some knocked out teeth to fully bring the rugby pain.
  • Tim Griffin reports that a top quarterback recruit from the Wichita area, Blake Bell, has committed to Oklahoma.  This stings a little more because he’s right in K-State’s backyard.  Oklahoma is the mean machine in the Big 12 so why not go there.
  • The New York Times has a piece about Army’s new football coach Rich Ellerson.  Apparently his orders are to win now.  Seems easy, right?  I watched Army play Navy last Thanksgiving and their camoflague uniforms were tight.  That’s the only reason I’m rooting this guy to succeed.  It sounds kinda gay so don’t tell Rich.
  • Chase Daniels looks good as a coach.  He was hanging out at the Mizzou practices helping out the new offensive coordinator, Dave Yost.  He’s not really gonna make it in the NFL so coaching would be the next best thing for Chase.  Just don’t teach them how to eat boogers.
  • The Texas Longhorns assistant coaches feel like champions today.  They pocketed an extra bonus for the Big 12 Championship, even though technically Oklahoma won the title.  Apparently the athletic director talked the school president into the pay.  Mack Brown didn’t dip into his bonus.  They are sounding a lot like Utah when it comes to titles and championships and such.