|Dec. 17||2 pm||Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Wyoming vs. Temple
|Dec. 17||5:30 pm||Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Ohio vs. Utah State
|Dec. 17||9 pm||R & L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
San Diego State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
It is the most wonderful time of the year. In an effort to focus on the heroes nose-to-tail and heritage pork consumption, we will be pairing each bowl with a delicious artisanal pork product or receipt. If you have a delicious pork product or receipt you would like us to share, please holler at fesser at the gmail.
Bowl week month begins tomorrow at 2 EST, with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, with the Cowboys of Wyoming and the Owls of Temple. The pork/bowl thing might seem like a reach, but like a pig, every part of the bowls is good (except maybe the whole champion-determining thing). You'd rather be at the mall fighting for a parking spot than watching two teams you know nothing about? Knock yourself out. Temple/Wyoming is two 8-4 non AQ teams. So what? You are fortifying yourself for a long football fast/hibernation. Sometimes subpar ingredients can produce delicious results. Sometimes not. Eggs w/ Mexican-style chorizo is the pairing here. Is there a guy in Silverlake making chorizo from heritage pigs? There must be -- please let me know who you are.
The MACtion continues w/ Ohio vs. Utah State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. You may remember Utah State from "almost beating Auburn." Ohio made its punter sad. With potatoes and bowls, (THE LOGO HAS CHIVES see above) you might be thinking about a KFC Famous Bowl, minus chicken plus pork. ( But please, no. The Famous Bowl is the Snuggie of food.) The game starts at 5:30, which in late December means it will have been dark for hours, and you will have a slight post-New Mexico bowl hangover. Consider a KFC Famous Bowl, minus chicken plus pork plus Martin Picard + Montreal. Thats the PDC Potee, pictured at left, via WallyG. A better meal after a long day on and off the piste than a late afternoon MACtion snack, but: "how can you go wrong with the house puree de pomme de terre—made with garlic, cheese, and lots of olive oil—layered with a link of sausage, a link of saucisson, a link of boudin noir, and a hunk of pork roast?"v Foie gras is optional, but mandatory The perfect thing to tide you over to dinner:
The nightcap is the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, SD State vs. UL-Lafayette. There are a few places around Lafayette that serve boudin. So call 877 -4Boudin. This is the first of three NOLA-based bowls, so save room. If you happen to be in NOLA for this one, draw your favorite CBD/French quarter restaurauteur out on the subject of college football fans from rural Lousiana. (Hint: the Cajuns will bring their own boudin-filled coolers. Good for them, bad for restaurants.) The San Diegans, one imagines, will be terrorized by the filth and chaos surrounding their Canal St. hotel, and subsist on Kudos bars. More on how they do in Lafayette: