PCP: Beer or bratwurst?

first_imgBrats’ history, taste, make it superior When it comes to tailgating, there is no more frequent a visitor than the bratwurst. Our German ancestors not only made the wise choice of immigrating to Wisconsin; they brought brilliance to the meat game. Not only do words fail to describe it, but few tastes compare to that first brat of the afternoon, draped in whichever condiment(s) your taste buds yearn for in supplement.In this PCP, brats face stiff competition from their game day comrade, beer, but the bratwurst holds attributes unmatched by beer and many other favorite tailgating beverages.First off, with a tailgate scene that generally includes at least 10 companions, brats are ideal. Why limit the efficiency of your grill with flattened burgers when the succulent sausages can double the amount of grill space?Brats will fill you up along the same lines beer does, yet the alcoholic beverage won’t last very long in your system. If you don’t want to be making multiple trips to the lavatory, then don’t make the mistake of choosing beer over brats.Better yet, use that beer a different way and cook your brats in it. After all, Wisconsin is the original home of the beer-battered brat. I have yet to hear of brat-battered beer.Just about everything can help your brat, too. Ketchup, mustard, relish, pickles, onions, …  I am running out of breath.Got underage kids at the tailgate? Help fill them up without breaking the law and hand them a brat. I bet they’ll ask you for another.When it comes down to it, the obvious choice is the Bratwurst. Brats won’t leave you stumbling around, leaving stains on your wardrobe. They just want to be eaten, at every tailgate imaginable.If you’re getting real hungry and feeling really creative, throw a pair of brats on the same bun. That’s tailgating gold.Brats are delicious, but beer is … beerDo you like beer? I like beer. Hell, I love beer. Who doesn’t? We’re from Wisconsin and no state does it better for brewing up the beverage of the gods than the Dairy State.In fact, I bet Sean would argue beer is the king of tailgating if he was of legal drinking age. But he’s not. So let me tell you why beer is best while I put Sean up in his high chair.For one, it tastes delicious. I don’t care if it’s Pabst Blue Ribbon or Milwaukee’s Best; I’ll drink any beer (except Keystone Light, a worse destroyer of the innards than dorm room toilet paper) until I feel (or look) as bloated as William Howard Taft. I’ll take six Schlitzes … or whatever’s free!There are countless varieties on the drink as well. For those who want to consume more than the recommended amount, there’s beer on the lighter side. Want something that tastes great and is less filling? Try Milwaukee’s own Miller Lite (Bud Light should be illegal in Wisconsin), perfect for the many games of beer pong, beer ball and flip cup that make game day, or any other day for that matter, such a great occurrence. Can you make fun games out of brats? Seriously, let me know; that’d be awesome.Maybe you’re not balling on a budget and you want to get classier in your beer choice than your grandmother’s choice in scotch. Might I recommend any of the fine choices New Glarus, Capital Brewery or Leinenkugel’s offer?And let’s be honest. On a warm summer day or a crisp fall afternoon, nothing hits the spot better than that first sip – or shotgun – of beer.But I won’t say no to one of those brats. Or several. After all, I’ll need a solid base to go with this six-pack of Moon Man.last_img read more

Nyaho Tamakloe challenges GFA to bring back the Ayew brothers

first_imgFormer Ghana Football Association chairman Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe says the Kwasi Nyantakyi-led administration must not to give up on convincing the Ayew brothers to rescind their decision of temporary quitting the Black Stars.Andre and Jordan have replied the GFA and ruled out their immediate return after requesting to temporarily quit the Black Stars following their failure to make Ghana’s squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.According to the Olympique Marseille duo, they won’t be available for this month’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sudan.But Tamakloe says this should not close the case on the matter as he expects the GFA to do more and resolve the issue to win back the two players.“I don’t believe they should close the case, it is their responsibility to see to it that these guys are brought back to the national team,” Dr Tamakloe told Joy Sports“I don’t think it is too late, it is important they are talk to and it is also important that the management committee because this is the work of the committee and if they are not able to solve it then I don’t see the reason why they should be there.” “These are some of the problems that they are supposed to solve and solve well, such problems will always come if you are dealing with young people.“So I think is it is the sole responsibility of the management committee to make sure that these two young men are brought back to the Black Stars.”last_img read more

Jimmy Rollins gets back on track against a familiar foe

first_img“It’s working out pretty well so far.”Rollins is a familiar foe to the Mets, having played for the rival Philadelphia Phillies from 2000-14. He’s still hearing the boos every time he comes to the plate. It’s probably no coincidence that Rollins is breaking out of his slump someplace he’s always hit well. Only Pete Rose and Lou Brock have more hits against the Mets in their careers than Rollins.“Coincidence? No,” he said. “It’s a great time.”Starting rotation set NEW YORK >> Not far from where Citi Field now stands, Glenn Wright hit a home run in three consecutive games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in July 1930. For 85 years, no shortstop in franchise history achieved that feat until Jimmy Rollins crushed a home run to right field against the Mets on Saturday.Rollins also hit home runs here Thursday and Friday.The 36-year-old veteran isn’t quite old enough to remember Wright, but he’s old enough to stay calm during a slump. He had a big one coming out of the All-Star break, going without a hit in his first 18 plate appearances. Rollins’ batting average nearly dipped below .200 for the season.“I was feeling good,” he said. “The first day of (batting practice) in D.C. I was hitting the ball well and hard. I was like, ‘whoa.’ I was trying to stick with the plan. I was like, ‘if this is where I am right now, don’t fight it.’ Brett Anderson and Clayton Kershaw will start the Dodgers’ two home games against the Oakland A’s on Tuesday and Wednesday. It will be Anderson’s first career start against the A’s, the team he debuted with in 2009 and pitched for until 2013. Anderson was lined up to start Sunday against the Mets, but Zack Greinke was pushed back two days due to the birth of his first child in Los Angeles on Thursday night.To keep fresh, Anderson threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Saturday, one day after he threw twice as many pitches in his regularly scheduled bullpen. This time Anderson pitched without tape around his left ankle, which had been bothered by inflammation in the sheath around his Achilles tendon.The left-hander said he would have been fine starting either Tuesday or Sunday.“If it gives them the peace of mind, I’m flexible,” Anderson said. “All things considered, the best thing to do was have (Greinke) start (Sunday).”AlsoWhen Juan Uribe entered Saturday’s game in the seventh inning, it was the fifth time he has suited up against the Dodgers as an opponent this year — four times with the Braves, this time with the Mets — after spending the first two months of the season in a Dodgers uniform. Uribe and Kelly Johnson were traded to the Mets on Friday. … Adrian Gonzalez was bothered by stiffness in his neck the past two days, so Saturday’s original lineup had Justin Turner playing first base and Alberto Callaspo playing third. After taking batting practice, Gonzalez was inserted into the lineup. Callaspo came out and Turner took over at third. … Alex Guerrero took a normal round of batting practice one day after he was scratched due to stiffness in his back, but didn’t play in the game. … Manager Don Mattingly said he hasn’t told Yasiel Puig that he won’t (or will) be traded before next Friday’s non-waiver trade deadline. “I haven’t heard the trade rumors,” he said. “I guess there have been a little bit. Within the clubhouse, at least for me, there haven’t been any trade rumors with him. … There hasn’t been any need to talk about anything.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more