I really cannot believe NFL opening weekend is next week. It really snuck up on me this year. Maybe it is because the Patriots are not looking too good so I am afraid of week 1? I will have a full run down on opening weekend next Saturday. Keep in mind, The New Orleans Saints play the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night in grudge match repeat of the NFC Title game last year. Thanks again Brett for throwing that interception!
A friend of mine had a party yesterday and I wanted to bring some food. I have brought ribs over there two times already so I wanted to try a new one. I went with chicken wings and drumsticks. I also could not pass up some Little Smokies in beans, which made the cut as well. Here is the grub waiting on the counter:
I rubbed the chicken down with a basic rub:
I cooked the stuff with indirect heating at 250 degrees. I assembled the chicken on the top grate, put the pan with the beans and smokies on the bottom grate, and put a drip pan across the beans to keep the drippings contained:
It takes about 2 hours until done.
Here they are about done. Right at this point I remove the indirect equipment and lightly sauce the meat with Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. I forgot to take any more pictures but you get the idea:
They really came out great and lasted about 10 minutes at the party. Another Big Steel Keg success!
Yes, I have trolling YouTube again!
If you have seen the film "Raging Bull" about Jake Lamotta you will remember his terrible loss to Sugar Ray Robinson in their third fight. While the movie version was very scary, the 13th round of the real fight was scary too! The announcer opens the 13th round (go to 6:30 mark) by saying "Round 13, the hard luck number". Love the old Pabst Blue Ribbon beer ads between rounds:
That must have hurt!
The rematch between Champion Joe Louis and Jersey Joe Walcott had a brutal ending. In their first fight Louis was awarded a 15 round decision over Walcott but if you watch the fight there is no way Louis won that fight. I gave Walcott 9 or 10 rounds! In the rematch Walcott was again a little ahead before "The Brown Bomber" explodes for the win in round 11 (go to 4:30 mark):
Have a great night.