Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fried Chicken Biscuit

THE GAME: Michigan vs Ohio State

It's a funny thing: for most of my life, the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry has been pretty one-sided.

From 1985 to 2000, UM dominated the rivalry, going 12-3 against OSU, with one tie.

From 2001 to 2015, OSU dominated it even more, going 13-2.

But I still freaking love watching the rivalry.

NOTES ON THE FOOD: 

  • I'd love to pretend like I brined a chicken breast for 24 hours and then hand-battered it. But I didn't. It was a frozen breast that I defrosted and then deep fried. Whatever. 
  • Also, the biscuits are from Trader Joe's. I really like their biscuits. 
  • I added a deluge of Frank's "Stingin' Honey Garlic Hot Sauce." It's not really all that hot, but it's a good flavor and goes very well with fried chicken. 
  • And some pickles for a vinegary tang. 
NOTES ON THE GAME: 
  • Does Jim Harbaugh ever look like he's having fun? 
  • And does he ever not complain? It's hard to coach your players to keep their composure when you can't lead by example. 
  • Remember the other day when I wrote that it's been 25 years since I first discovered BBQ chicken pizza and how old that makes me feel? It's also been 25 years since Desmond Howard's famous punt-return-and-Heisman-pose, which makes me feel even older.  
  • Michigan gave up a horrible pick-six on their own goal line, and then fumbled it on OSU's 1 yard line. It's pretty hard to win on the road against a higher-ranked team when you give up two plays like that. 
  • Of course, OSU did Michigan a huge favor by attempting a fake punt from inside their own 20. That was one of the ballsiest calls I've ever seen. And it failed. 
  • The score and the fact that it went to OT made it seem like a great game, but it was far from it. Turnovers, missed field goals, idiotic penalties... it seemed like both teams were trying their best to give the game away. 
  • Not surprisingly, the home team got away with a questionable spot and an unquestionable PI in OT, and they won the game.

2 comments:

  1. We're waiting for samples at the Donkey. Looks good.

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  2. I didn't realize that had been published - I hadn't edited it yet! Oh well, I hope none of my millions of followers saw my rough draft.

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