Football

Week 1 Wrap Up:

Week 1 is under our belts.
Let’s start with my results.
My team scores:
Shiso Spicy vs. Eastsidaz – 80.9 – 81.1
(Ouch! If I played anyone on my bench instead of Shonn Greene I’d have won by a land slide… proportionately.)

Smack and Cheese vs. Hollywood Highness – 97.49 – 101.41
(My team did pretty well, tough match-up.)

Pajama Drama vs. Vagabondia – 86.21 – 90.69
(My C.J. Spiller over Dez Bryant call was fatal)

Fat Sweaters vs. Joy of Rex – 132.85 – 90.55
(Ya, I had high score!)

Golf Fart & Urinals vs. Muppets Go Medieval – 118.42 – 67.56
(Second Highest Score!)

Joey Jo Jo Junior Shabadoos vs. The Otto-Man Empire 76.4 – 107.6
(Ya, he had high score)

Monday Morning Quarterbacking:
Sometimes I’m my own worst enemy. Who isn’t. I try to be smart and not put all of my eggs in one basket. If I start one guy in four leagues and he busts for the week, I’m screwed. But this isn’t smart if he goes big. So I didn’t play Hakeem Nicks in a league where I’m stacked at WR. Can I get a big gong sound, please! That cost me the loss in my original league. If I played Aromashodu over Floyd I’d have one in my camp league.

Monday Morning Back Patting:
Forte, Brady, Ochocinco, Welker, Nicks, and Bradshaw rule my world!

Jordan the Offensive Coordinator:
Chicago may have won their game against Detroit, but they sure didn’t try to. Why, WHY would they go for a fourth down instead of taking the lead with a field goal?!?!

On the bullshit Calvin Johnson recalled TD:
Football is not baseball. Though there is no crying in either. We like the booth review, we like the challenges; it makes it seem like the game is more accurately called. There isn’t a Gallardo shut out being spoiled by a bad safe at first call. Apparently the officials interpreted the rule correctly. The receiver needs to demonstrate control even after he hits the ground. (But the ground cannot cause a fumble in other situations.) Megatron wasn’t bobbling the ball. It wasn’t a Desean Jackson jack ass move where he intentionally spiked it. It clearly was a touchdown. Call it when it’s obvious. I hope they rewrite the rule.

Whose picture is this on Yahoo! under Leon Washington, cause it sure as shit isn’t Leon Washington?!?!?! Win a date with one of the ladies of Girls Guide if you can properly identify this man…

SO NOT Leon Washington!

Monday Match-Up Menu:

The Joe Tacco Bar
Ray Rice and Beans
Joe Guacco-mole
Mark Sancheese Dip
Pronn Green Chile

Jets vs. Ravens MNF Meal

Ray Rice and Beans
Ingredients:
1 T olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 cloves garlic, large, minced
1 c uncooked white rice
1 1/2 c chicken broth
1 bay leaf
2 cans canned black beans, drained
2 tomatoes, diced, salted (always)
salt
pepper
Procedure:
In a stockpot heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and saute until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the rice and cook for about 2 minutes more. Add the broth and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Cover, lower the heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Add seasoning, black beans, and tomatoes. Stir.

Ray Rice and Beans

Prawn Greene Chile
Ingredients:
1 lb shrimp, peeled and cleaned
1 T olive oil
1/2 c half and half
2 poblano pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded, and chopped
2 limes, juice and zest
2 oz. tequila, silver
salt
pepper
Procedure:
Heat the oil in a pan over medium high. Add the chopped peppers. Stir in the tequila, lime juice, zest, and cream. Stir until the sauce thickens. SWOOPS the shrimp and add to pan. Cook for a few minutes and flip. Do not over cook the shrimp. Do not fumble the shrimp. Do not look at your opponent who owns Ray Rice.

Pronn Greene Chile

Mark Sancheese Dip
Bobby Flay taught me how to make this when I was his guest last year on Grill It! (But I’m using poblanos and he used Anaheims)
Ingredients:
3 T butter
3 T flour
1 c milk
1 1/2 c monterey jack cheese, shredded
1 c goat cheese, soft
2 poblano peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded, and chopped
2 scallions, chopped
Procedure:
In a cast iron skillet, make a roux by melting the butter and stirring in the flour. Then add the milk and whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and mix in the jack cheese. Then mix in the goat cheese, peppers and scallions. Return to the stove to heat up again and whisk a little more. You’re done. Dive in!

Mark SanCheese Dip (Queso Fundito)

Joe Guaccomole
Ingredients:
3 avocados (pick a nice one, not to firm, not too mushy)
3 roma tomatoes, diced and salted
1 jalapeno, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 lime, juiced
salt
pepper
Procedure:
Add the chopped, salted tomatoes to a bowl. Add the garlic and jalapeno and mix together. Dice up the avocado and add it to the bowl in 1/2 inch chunk. Mix together with a fork but don’t mash. Add the lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix again so the avocado starts to mush a bit but still has some chunkiness to it. Let sit for at least a half hour to allow the flavors to get to know each other. Easy, right? Guac was my first attempt at cooking ten years ago. Home run at first bat!

Joe Guaccomole

Touch Back with you next week!
oxo
-JZ

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