Thursday, April 22, 2010

Anyone Else Feel A Draft In Here?

Draft Wrap-up.
Holy shit, the Chargers had a good draft.
They traded up to get Ryan Mathews, a RB who not only will be the next LdT, but he actually reminds me a lot of Tomlinson when he came out of college. I'm excited.
And they got the Nose Tackle I hoped they would, picking up Cam Thomas out of my alma mater. They also picked up a bruising safety, another linebacker and a third string QB whom I have concerns about, but lets face it, he ain't ever going to start for the Chargers.
Awesome draft.

-- Original Post --
Today is Draft Day in the NFL.
I'm not cool with it.
Thursday "night" (4 pm here on the West Coast, when I'm still at fucking work)?
Fuck you.
The first two rounds of the draft should be on Saturday, starting in the morning, like it has every year since I've been alive.
But no, we've got to fuck with things simply because we can, and its sad to see that the government doesn't own a monopoly on that line of thinking.
Round One tonight/this afternoon, Round Two tomorrow, and the rest throughout the weekend.
Fuck you, NFL.
Anyway, here are the things I'd like to see happen;

The Rams and Redskins swap picks a la the Giants and Chargers in 2004, where Bradford goes to Washington, and the Rams pick another offensive lineman.

The Raiders trade away their pick to the Steelers for "Humpy" Rothlisberger.

By some miracle the Chargers pick up Ryan Matthews

The Vikings land Jimmy Clausen, because as much of a prick as the kid is, he's going to be the best QB taken in this draft class, and dropping to the 30th pick will do his ego a world of good. And it'd give Favre a clear exit strategy.

That if the Chargers can't get Matthews, they trade down and try to fatten up in Round Two. No Terrence Cody. Please, God, no Terrence Cody.

And with that, I'll keep up with the first round of the draft online, through PFT, because the NFL brass just refuse to leave shit alone. Thanks, Rodger Goodell. This will be the first NFL Draft of my lifetime that I won't actually be able to watch.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It's BBQ Season, Yo

I've been grillin' and drinkin' and generally just carryin' on.
And yes, I pay by the letter g, lowercase in ending sentences, so that's why there ain't none there.
In honor of that, I offer my BBQ sauce recipe, published for the first time anywheres.

One stick of butter, unsalted
Two chopped onions (use red onions if you want a little kick)
Six chopped cloves of garlic
Three cups fresh tomato paste (make it yourself from fresh tomatoes)
One cup apple cider vinegar
One cup Worcestershire sauce
One cup packed dark brown sugar
One and 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
Two teaspoons pepper, ground extremely fine
Two teaspoons kosher salt
One pour of bourbon (Makers Mark if you want sweet, Russel's Reserve or Knob Creek if you want savory)
Two 12-ounce cans of Dr. Pepper

Melt the butter in a sauce pan, and saute the onions and the garlic in the butter until they're clear.
Throw in the remaining ingredients and let it all simmer until the sauce begins to thicken, which is about half an hour to 45 minutes.
Let the sauce cool for about 10 minutes.
It's good for brazing, slow-cooking, and to use as a condiment.
It is not good as a marinade.
I like it best with pork and chicken, though I find it a little too sweet to use with beef.
This makes an amount that is good for one grilling session feeding about six-to-eight people.
Any extra should be used within a few days.


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