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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The 2003 Fiesta Bowl, everything else pales in comparison. That season and especially the way it ended was incredible. I had an awesome rush for two to three weeks after that game, and it was far and away the greatest sports-related moment of my life.
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
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  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: umm ...... soccer, really???

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Comment 03 Jul 2015

Urban Meyer >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Larry Coker

Comment 02 Jul 2015

1995 Nebraska is a class of its own.  No other team really compares.  They DESTROYED teams, with an average margin of victory over 38ppg, including a 31ppg margin of victory over top 10 opponents.  They never trailed after the second quarter of any game.

Four victories over top 10 team during the season, as well as four victories over teams that finished the season in the top ten.

They averaged 400ypg.  Rushing.

Their closest game was a 14 point win, do to giving up some garbage time points only.  Against a top 10 opponent.

Oh, and they prison raped an undefeated SEC team in Steve Spurrier's Florida, 62-24.  Nebraska racked up 524 rushing in the "contest," as they cemented their claim as the greatest college football team of all time.

Comment 23 Jun 2015

I have used many of Meathead's recipes, including his Big Bad Beef Rub on briskets.  While excellent, I prefer a straight Dalmatian rub of 50% kosher salt and 50% course ground black pepper.  Sometimes I'll even inject with Butcher's or Kosmo, but for the most part I keep the seasonings pretty vanilla. 

For the last several years, I've gotten most of my packers from Costco.  The newer Easton location usually carries US Prime grade whole packer briskets, at prices that are simply unbeatable.  Starting with a top shelf piece of meat should not be underestimated.

Comment 23 Jun 2015


A good whole packer brisket will resemble a meteorite when pulled out of the smoker.  You don't usually find whole packer briskets at GE or Kroger.  A whole one has two muscles, the flat and the point, which are very different.  Most grocery stores only sell the flat portion.  The point is more moist and tender, and is what burnt ends are made from.

Comment 23 Jun 2015

Generally, after every couple of cooks, depends what I'm smoking.  There's well over 24hrs of burn time on 1 firebox load of charcoal & wood chunks.(assuming a 225F to 250F cook)  Being insulated, it doesn't burn a ton of fuel.

Comment 23 Jun 2015

Great unit, as well.

I prefer using charcoal myself.  An insulated cabinet smoker, with a thermostatic-controlled draft, will hold temp every bit as steady as an electric smoker.  A set up like this is truly fire and forget.  Of course, its also a heck of a lot more expensive.

Comment 22 Jun 2015

Nice score!

I have a insulated charcoal-fueled chest smoker + thermostatic-controlled draft.  It can burn over 24hrs unattended while holding a rock solid stable temp + smoke, more accurately than most kitchen ovens.  Of course, its a more expensive setup than need be, but this pitmaster sleeps well at night knowing the briskets will turn out perfect w/o any input necessary for me.

Masterbuilt is a great option though, especially with the bang-for-your-buck factor taken into consideration.  BBQ is a great hobby, don't be afraid to try different recipes and techniques.   Weber's are nice and one can turn out some great Q on them, but with your new rig, your game just got kicked up a notch.

Comment 12 Jun 2015

Not that I'd trade Urban for Tress, but Tress was awesome and Buckeye Nation was extremely fortunate to have him.   Not only did he turn The Game around, he sucked the soul out of the program we call TTUN.  As an OSU student during the Cooper years, seeing Ohio State go 9-1 vs TTUN(while they went into the shitter after 2006), winning a title, playing for two others, BCS bowls galore, including multiple BCS bowl victories, and numerous B1G titles ...... I will forever love The Vest. 

His tenure began the Golden Age of Ohio State Football we currently find ourselves in.

Comment 12 Jun 2015

'86 version of The Game.  The Shoe was LOUD and Hairball kept whining about crowd noise to the officials.  Several delay of game penalties were enforced against Ohio State do to crowd noise.

Comment 27 May 2015

Got a Carolina Reaper this year growing next to my Ghost on the same planter.  So far, the Reaper growing MUCH faster.   Its like 3X bigger at this point.