Better Fan- Man or Woman? 09/15/2011
I don't like to talk about writing my blog too much. I like to advertise, but I don't like to converse about it over the table. Ya know? It's business, business is business and there's a time and a place. I don't mind talking football, but not blogging.
However it inevitably came up with some friends the other day and the one says, "A football site, but you're a girl!" I am not sure how to take that. On the one hand, they were otherwise supportive, but still, are we in the fifties or something? Why does it matter that I am a girl, I'm pretty sure other women are out there loving the game as well.
Now in saying that, let me further that I am not in anyway an expert. Just a fan. I probably wouldn't be able to tell you all the rules. But if you go with me to a game, I'll scream just as loud. And I promise I'll even do it when our team scores, not the other.
So this has me thinking about the differences between girls and guys. Uh-Oh! There's a lid about to blow off! Always controversial when the gender card is played. But here we go anyways. Who do you think makes a better fan? Man or Woman?
It's okay, I'm a big girl, I can take it. Let us know what you really think! I want some comments. Don't leave me hanging!
Top 5 Football Season Foods 09/14/2011
#5 Chicken Wings: These are a terrific stand by for any football party. Whether you are at home with friends, at a bar, or on the back of the truck. You can cook these a million ways and they will still be good to you. Amazingly forgiving, and tasty too. Hot or sweet, we love them all. Here is a list of some great recipes around the web. You're bound to find a favorite in these! Ask men, Chicken wings; Hub Pages, World's best chicken wings; Grill Master Chicken Wings; and Carmelized Chicken Wings.
#4 The mighty sandwich: You just can't go wrong with these. There is an endless amount of variations. You can even please everyone by setting out your toppings and having people make their own if you have a crowd of picky eaters. Friendly to the budget, and friendly to the taste buds. A true winner. Here are some recipes we love! Jambalaya Sandwich; The Ruben; Alan's Special Sandwich; and Football Tailgate Sandwiches.
#3 Everyone loves a sausage: These party favorites can be cooked in many ways, served with many different dips, go well with most everything, and you can actually scarf them down without getting too messy. Fun and functional! We-a love-a the sausage-a! (insert bad Italian accent) Try these babies out: Grilled Sausage with Spicy Sauce; Tailgate Sausages; Italian Sausages with Peppers and Onions; and Bacon Explosion, BBQ Sausage.
#2 The Dip: Explains itself. Doesn't matter if you are the type to dip veggies, bread, chips, or fingers, you will want this at your party. Hot or cold, chunky or creamy, meat or vegetable. Including the right dip will accent a memorable menu. Just a few for your choosing pleasure, (I could fill a page with all the dips I like.... maybe I will at some point). Mary Alice's Hoagie dip; Loaded Baked Potato Dip; Spinach and Artichoke; and Red Onion Dip.
#1 Beer: You can drink it.... You can cook with it! Versatility at it's best. The number one seasoning available. This is why in our opinion, Beer remains the #1 favorite football season food/drink. Beer Can Chicken; Beer Brats; Beer Cheese in Bread Bowl; and Spicy BBQ Sauce.
Glossary Of Terms 09/12/2011
Terminology for the Fan:
Fanscot: This is the person that you see who has morphed themselves into an unofficial MASCOT. They are the ones that plan for games and events early, and thoroughly because they KNOW their team will not win if they do not carry out their team worship. They paint, pluck, and plan their way into a performance as great as any player on the team.
Shicken Shack: Shicken is a cross between Shit and Chicken. The origin of the Shicken Shack is centered around the after party of a game as it has been known to be used when a person has gotten a little tipsy. In a sentence; "I want some sssshhicken..." or "sssshhicken again? I wanted shhhteak"
Tailgating & Tailgater: This is the party on-the-pavement that happens at many major games. You have a long wait, you have a party to pass the time. Pickups become buffets and the grills come from far and wide. Good friends, Good fun, Good eats. Some more dedicated fans have made this just as great as the games.
Haters: These are the people who don't understand why you must always wear THAT jersey on game day. They don't really care who the coach sent in or who got injured. They constantly give you THAT look when you talk about the game. We call them haters because that is what they are doing. Hating what they aren't part of, they just can't be happy. Who knows, maybe you can convert a hater to a fanscot by inviting them to the game. If they still don't get it, well, some people are just jackasses!
Shicken Shack Re-birth!! 09/12/2011
The Shicken Shack has been a work in progress since May of 2011. We've tried, we've failed, we're trying again. I think we've finally hit the nail on the head and hopefully this will grow in to the community we would like to see. This remodel of our brain child is intended to be a source of entertainment for all the like-minded people out there who love football!
Live it- Love it- Breathe it- Bleed it!