Washington Nationals: Half-Smokes w/ Homemade Chili

Aug 21, 2013 7 Comments

One of the most iconic food institutions in the DC area is Ben’s Chili Bowl. Locals, politicians, and celebrities alike flock to the establishment for its famous “half-smoke” sausages covered in house-made chili, onions, and shredded cheese.  A favorite of Bill Cosby’s, half-smokes are basically a slightly spicy smoked half pork/beef sausage that have been […]

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Rose Bowl Preview

Dec 31, 2011 4 Comments

Wisconsin (11-2, 6-2 Big 10) vs. Oregon (11-2, 8-1 Pac 10) Line: ORE -6.0, 71.5 O/U Storylines:  Both the Ducks and Badgers had legitimate preseason aspirations of playing in this year’s BCS title game.  Although the pieces didn’t fall into place for either program, a trip to the Rose Bowl certainly isn’t a terrible consolation […]

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Military Bowl Preview

Dec 28, 2011 3 Comments

Side Note: Due to time constraints (as well as a hectic work schedule), this will be my last bowl preview until the New Years Day match ups.  We hope you have enjoyed all the previews up to this point. Toledo (8-4, 7-1 MAC) vs. Air Force (7-5, 3-4 MWC) Line: TOL -3.5, 70 O/U The […]

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Belk Bowl Preview

Dec 27, 2011 2 Comments

Louisville (7-5, 5-2 Big East) vs. North Carolina St (7-5, 4-4 ACC) Line: State -2.0, 44 O/U Storylines: The Wolf Pack are your classic Jekyll and Hyde team; sometimes good and sometimes bad.  This was never more evident than during their season finale against Maryland on November 26th.  Trailing 41-14 with six minutes remaining in […]

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Little Caesers Pizza Bowl Preview

Dec 27, 2011 5 Comments

Western Michigan (7-5, 5-3 MAC) vs. Purdue (6-6, 4-4 Big 10) Line: PUR -3.0, 60 O/U Storylines: For the first time since 2007, the Boilermakers finished the season with a non-losing record.  It wasn’t always pretty (especially an early season loss at Rice), but head coach Danny Hope and the Boilermakers persevered to become bowl […]

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Independence Bowl Preview

Dec 26, 2011 1 Comment

Missouri (7-5, 5-4 Big 12) vs. North Carolina (7-5, 3-5 ACC) Line: Mizzou -5.0, 53 O/U Storylines: The Tigers were a legitimate preseason Top 25 team with aspirations of challenging for a Big 12 championship.  Unfortunately for head coach Gary Pinkel and the Tigers, they never could secure that signature win within the conference.   Losses […]

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Hawaii Bowl Preview

Dec 23, 2011 5 Comments

Nevada (7-5, 5-2 WAC) vs. Southern Miss (11-2, 6-2 C-USA) Line: MISS -8.5, 63.5 O/U Storylines: The Golden Eagles capped off their regular season by defeating the previously undefeated Houston Cougars 49-28 in the Conference USA championship game.  It was the Eagles first conference championship victory since 2003.  The Eagles unleashed a punishing ground attack […]

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