Author: Tom Kurek

January 1, 2019: It’s a New Year

Wipe the Records Clean The Meal to Massacre your Bookie Redemption Bowls Start your New Year with a Bang It’s been a long 2018, many of you have had great years and many of you not so great years. But I can assure you over the course of the last 16 days at some point you feel like you have contracted a case of what my cousin Mike calls Loseritis. I am here to tell you, I am here with a cure. Eat this meal tomorrow and not only will you bring in the New Year with a winning day but your year will be as fantastic as you could ever imagine. Kielbasa and Sauerkraut and Black-eyed Peas Kielbasa and Sauerkraut is known as a lucky meal in eastern Europe and the midwest of the United States. The pork in the kielbasa is the symbol of progress as unlike chickens pigs eat while moving forward, while the sauerkraut which is made of cabbage, which is green, symbolizes cash. Black-eyed peas which are actually part of …

Army/Navy Game

The Greatest Rivalry In Sports Land Vs Sea Cadets vs Midshipmen Mule vs Goat Who is Going to Sing Second? Army/Navy game was first played in 1890 and this Saturday will be the 119th meeting between the two schools. This game is as intense of a rivalry you will ever watch. It is not about money, it is not about rankings, it is not about prestige, it is about the love of the game and most importantly PRIDE in your school, service academy and country. I had the honor to go to last years game. It was in the snow in Philly, it was cold, it was ugly and it was great. Navy lost on a last second missed field goal 14-13 but watching the two teams come together at the end of the game to sing their alma-maters with their fellow classmates and alumni is what this game is all about. This game signifies what America is all about, lay it all on the field, scratch and claw to win but after it’s over …

Red River Shootout Part Deaux

Bevo vs The Sooner Schooner Hook’em vs Boomer Sooner Ok. Cool. Hook’em vs Horns Down The Battle over the Red Bridge Reincarnated Texas vs Oklahoma 12:00 PM est ABC AT&T Stadium Arlington Texas This game promises to be a high scorin affair, which according to Zach Smith Tom Herman knows a lot about, with a lot of offense and no defense. The first game this year saw Texas defeat Oklahoma for their only loss by the score of 48-45. Oklahoma’s defense acted as a matador to Bevo and the Texas offense as Texas won in a last second stomach churning field goal by Texas’s kicker Dicker but that all means nothing now. With an Oklahoma win and a Georgia loss Oklahoma fans no longer have to worry about that kick to the d**k they will be in the playoffs. And that is why it is the #GAMEOFTHEWEEK!!! Ok. Cool. Hook’em. Enough with the jokes. This game comes down to one thing as all astute observers know, who will score more points. But while watching lets …

Battle for Missouri circa 2016

Battle for Mexico circa 3 days ago Since neither of these work any longer lets stick with a classic: Are you ready for some football! A Monday night Party! We got Joe and Jason and Booger? Meh at least it should be a great football game. Chiefs vrs Rams After a week hiatus because of horrible games, the Tiz is back with the Game of the Week. A couple of years ago this game would have been a battle of bbq’s in Missouri and a finger licking good time. But since the Rams picked up and left lonely St. Louis footballess again, my plan was to make it a Mexican Monday since the game was being played in Mexico City. Unfortunately it looks like Trump’s caravan have appeared running around on the field for the last week in the pouring rain in hopes to score points with Trump in his feud with the NFL. Thus, the game has  been moved to LA. The current home of the deadliest wildfire in California history. Almost seems like …

Down on the Bayou: Can the Bayou Bengals survive the Rolling Tide?

Geaux Tigers!! vs Roll Tide!! Mike the Tiger vs Big Al Red Stick  vs Red Mud Cajun Country vs the Heart of Dixie Ed Orgeron vs Nick Saban The Battle for the South The South, where only food, family and church reign supreme over college football and hunting. To outsiders, the South is a mystery but to stereotype the South as one entity is a crime to humanity and culture altogether. While the South has had it problems like every other place on earth, the diverse cultures throughout the region make the South a beautiful bastion of the American melting pot. This game and tailgate is going to be amazing and I wish I had the funds to be there but since I do not below are some recipes (for this version of my blog I am just going to hyperlink to my favorite recipes to use) for you to cook up and get ready for this battle for the SEC West. Thank you to my friend Kat for help on these menus, she grew …

Bonus Blog: Battle in Britain with Breakfast

Philly vs Jacksonville Prince Harry vs The Bloke Loser goes home. Cherio! My bloody Americans it’s time to cross the poooonnnd to watch a match of American football. Or if you are like me turn on the telly early with some of the following recipes and drinks, sit back and see who can come out with the result. I am Philly through and through so beware this blog may be a little biased. Philly is a gritty historical city with my favorite food scene for the buck in the country. The scene was built in spite of government incompetence allowing for young chef’s to open BYOB’s and new restaurants with cheap rent. If you are a little too hungover to cook on Sunday I would suggest ordering a Sicilian style pizza from Sarcones or a sandwich from Paesano’s. Jacksonville, I have never been to, I know most Philadelphians that went to the Super Bowl there thought it was a dump. But I have heard since that time it has started to make a comeback and …

Eating, Drinking, Winning the World Series

Boston VS LA East VS West Blue Collar VS Hollywood Glam Fenway Frank VS Dodger Dog This post will solve none of those battles, but will fill you with gluttoness enjoyment while watching America’s favorite pastime Boston Menu                       LA Menu             Fusion Menu New England Clam Chowda                French Dip Bao Buns            Chorizo and Clams Lobster Roll                                           Korean Short Rib Tacos        Lobster Kimchi Fried Rice Boston and LA are two cities that have had the pleasure of being taken by Tizzle. Both cities I thoroughly enjoyed eating, drinking and rampaging through. Two totally different awesome American enclaves. And that’s what will make this series great to watch even though I have no dog in the fight. I hate Boston fans because they are arrogant and to be …