ALR Smorgasbord II

Sorry I took a week off, folks.  I was moving to Chicago and getting settled and whatnot.  But now I am HERE and I have another Smorgasbord a-coming your way!  I’ll confess… it isn’t as good as last time because last time I went to two Cubs games in two days, but I’ll do my best for you.

I’m getting pretty freaking tired of the NL and AL Division Series.  I want postseason baseball to be competitive, dammit.  I also wanted a better showing from the NL Central.  If the Brewers hadn’t managed to win on Saturday, the last victory by an NL Central team in the postseason would have been… Game 5 of the 2006 World Series. Snerk.

Oh, its just too funny.  And a little sad.

I think the Jesus candles in the middle are my favorite part.

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The ALR Smorgasbord

Harden is pretty cute, Ill admit.

Harden is pretty cute, I'll admit.

One of my all-time favorite features over on Deadspin was the Mighty MJD’s Smorgasbord. It was always hysterically funny.  In honor of the fella last week who asked me, completely straight-faced, if I “understood football” because I’m a girl, I thought I’d put together a Smorgasbord of my own, though mine encompasses the whole weekend and won’t be nearly as funny as MJD’s.

Thursday, 1:20 pm to 5:00 pm: a very exciting 12-inning Cubs/Brewers game, where our seats were close enough to the bullpen that I could’ve thrown my panties at Rich Harden, Neal Cotts or Jeff Samardzija.  I chose not to, but I totally could have.

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Cubs Post, Again

It glooows!

It glooows!

My second Cubs post in 6 hours.  Whichever commenter got her panties all in a twist because of my hatred for the Cubs better be picking me out a basket of mini-muffins right now.  Anyway…

I’m still in Chicago and am watching the Cubs game in the Wrigleyville Goose Island.  (Just for the record, I am a meat-eater, but the Veggie Burger at Goose Island is PHENOMENAL. Anyway.)  I can’t help but notice today that Ted Lilly has a good lil’ game going on.  Shhh.  We won’t talk about it here.

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Love of the Game

I’m in Chicago right now.  My roommate from law school got married this past weekend and I’m sticking around for awhile to see friends.  I spent yesterday watching football in a bar, but at 7:05 pm they put the Cubs game on.  I was there with a bunch of Cubs fans.

Zambrano and Pujols

Zambrano and Pujols

You all know what happened.  Carlos Zambrano pitched a no-hitter.  And I have to tell you… I was rooting for him.  I don’t like the Cubs and I HATE Carlos Zambrano.  However, I was notified during the 7th inning via text message that Carlos was pitching a no-no.  We actually thought for awhile it might be a perfect game because we couldn’t remember him getting a walk, but he had given up one earlier in the night that we didn’t notice.

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The Tailgate… with Andrea

We’re welcoming the NFL season by bringing back our weekly food post. This week, I’m going to kick things off by showing you how to make a Cheezy Football and a pitcher of Sparklers.  Let’s start with the Sparklers, so that you can drink while you make your Cheezy Football.

Mmm, champagne.

Mmm, champagne.

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