Thursday, December 17, 2009

Next Stop: Pasadena

T.I.T.S. will be on location in Pasadena, CA. 1500 miles in the motorhome, bring it.

Monday, November 2, 2009

I Love Mike Leach

Apparently those Tech players like to go hoggin':

Monday, September 21, 2009

Tech Tailgate Wrap-Up

Attendance: 100? Possibly a new record.

Food consumed: 24 lbs brisket, 2 beer-can chickens, 4 racks of ribs, 10 lbs sausage, 15 quarts beans

Beer: who knows


Thursday, September 10, 2009

2009 Tailgate #1 in the books

39 point victory later, Tailgate #1 goes down as a success.


Damage Report
Attendance: ~70 peak, 40 stayed to watch.
Food: 35 lb of meat and 10 quarts of beans
Beer: 2 kegs of Saint Arnold plus 5 extra cases conquered
Casualties: 1 (me)

Looking forward to Texas Tech, that will be our biggest tailgate of the year.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

2 more kegs!

Compliments of Saint Arnold Brewing Company. Rock on!

Monday, August 10, 2009

The RV is Done!

Finished putting up the plywood panels, gluing and sealing the roof, reattaching and sealing the vents and A/C, and cleaning up the interior. After a steam cleaning and 2 bottle of Clorox cleanup, the rain stains are gone. The A/C, fridge, and plumbing work. Ladies and gents, we have an RV!

Taking it out for the maiden voyage this weekend, possibly to New Braunfels. Party on.

Pics are here:

Monday, August 3, 2009

2009 Updates

1. We will have the RV for this season, working my ass off to get it ready before the first game. Got the roof cleared yesterday, putting the new roof on this weekend. If anyone wants to join in the cause, I will offer you extra friendship points.

2. Looking for food sponsors. I'm shooting for Chappell Hill. If anyone has connections anywhere, speak up.

3. Adult beverages. Anyone want to be in charge of supplementing the beer with some jungle juice/margaritas/whatever?

4. Other stuff. Shirts for the girls? Theme parties? Midget strippers? Sound off with your suggestions.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Barron's Badass Beans

After numerous requests, here's how I do my tailgate beans:

Ingredients (serves about 20 people):
2 lbs dry pinto beans
1 12 oz package of bacon
1 medium onion, diced
1 batch cilantro, diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 10-oz cans of Rotel tomatoes
Fiesta pinto bean seasoning (~4 tablespoons)
Beef bouillon (2-3 tablespoons) for broth
Pepper (~1 tablespoon)
Tony Chachere's to taste


1. Soak the beans in a pot of water overnight.

2. The next day, dump out the old water and rinse the beans in a strainer.

3. Cook the bacon about halfway, then cut it into chunks.

4. Put the beans in a pot and fill up with hot water (~2 inches or so above the beans), then turn on the stove. Throw in the pinto bean seasoning, garlic, pepper, bouillon, and bacon - stir it up until the bouillon dissolves. Leave out the onion, tomato, and cilantro for now.

5. After the water starts boiling, turn down the heat and simmer. The beans will take about 4 hours or so to cook depending on the temperature. You'll probably need to add water occasionally. About one hour before the beans are done, throw in the onions and tomatoes.

6. When it's getting close, try the beans - they should be tender but not mushy. When it's done, throw in the cilantro. If you want to, you can stir in some Tony C's.