Is Your Sport For Sale?

Can you imagine the the NFL could go on sale?

Would you like to wake one day to find that some media giant has bought the NFL?

I am not talking about a team being for sale I am talking about the whole damn league up for sale…..can you imagine that?

Step back for a moment…….

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I am a huge fan of Formula One racing and have been since 1959 when I watched the French Gran Prix at Reims…..

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The other day I saw where Formula One had been sold….WTF?

It’s not every day you switch on your TV or open your web browser, to discover one of the world’s biggest sporting series has been taken over by new owners. This week, such an occasion took place as Liberty Media bought Formula 1, for just over six billion pounds. It had been well rumoured among F1 regulars before the official confirmation came through late on Wednesday night. The deal itself is very interesting and exciting for the future of the sport.

Now owned by a media corporation, Formula 1 will finally move in line with the times. It will be embracing new mediums such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and all the many other social media platforms out there. Chase Carey the new chairman of the Formula 1 has said positive changes will be made, allowing the sport to grow. He said in a statement on the evening of the announcement, “I greatly admire Formula 1 as a unique global sports entertainment franchise attracting hundreds of millions of fans each season from all around the world. I see great opportunity to help Formula 1 continue to develop and prosper for the benefit of the sport, fans, teams and investors alike.”

Source: New owners give F1 a bright future – L&T Motorsport

It is like if you woke up to find the ComCast now owns the NFL lock, stock and barrel…..

To say I was shocked would be an understatement……now I am having some thoughts about this sale…..like will they turn this great sport into the entertainment crap as say…Wrestle-mania……

This could be a good thing but only if they hold true to the spirit of Formula One….I will have to wait and see if there are any changes to the format or the way it is broadcast.  I smell pay per view or something similar…..

Any thoughts?

Enjoy your Saturday and I will be back tomorrow…peace out!

 

Food Nazi: All American Burger

It is Saturday and Summer is winding down…..time to fire up the grill and get busy.

A little something I would post in my food blog, The Food Nazi, if it were still active…..but since it is not….I will do the honors here….

I think that a food prep should be traditional….I am not a fan of these trendy dishes that so many swoon over….there is one dish that I firmly believe should be prepared the old fashion way…..the all delicious hamburger.

Me?  I like about 2/3 lb of meat all beef patty……medium….served with a toasted bun with mayo and spicy brown mustard…..period.  Any salad stuff belongs on the side with bleu cheese dressing.

I bring up the burger thing because a new joint has opened in my area….27th Avenue Burger Bar….catchy name and one would expect a good variety of burgers would be offered….well here are the choices you will have……

They’re not your typical burgers. Sure, you can get the Classic American Cheeseburger, but for those with adventure on their minds and palates, there are:

▪ The Snout ($10), an adouille, pork, boudin and bacon patty with bacon, ketchup, pork belly mayo, hog head cheese, lettuce tomato and pickle;

▪ The Billy Goat ($12), ground goat patty with curried mushroom, mozzarella, spinach and tzaziki;

▪ The Farm House ($12), an organic beef patty with fried egg, bacon, comeback sauce, arugula, heirloom tomato, red onion, mustard and locally made Country Girl cheese on a potato bun.

▪ The Crabby Patty ($12) might satisfy fish fans: A seared crab cake with crawfat remoulade, fire roasted corn and pepper chow chow, spring mix, pickled shallots and pimento cheese.

▪ The Gardener ($8) makes sure vegetarians haven’t been forgotten. It’s a cauliflower steak patty with sundried tomato aioli, cilantro and arugula.

Homrighausen said she’s already seeing customers trending toward The Farm House as well as Border Jumper ($8), a chorizo patty with black bean puree, poblano aioli, jalapeno ketchup, pico de gallo, arugula and avocado, and Buffalo Bill ($12), a smoked bison patty with housemade barbecue aioli, ketchup, onion strings, bacon, sliced avocado, lettuce, tomato and butter pickles

Now the classic American Cheeseburger will set you back $8…..I can go to Burger King and get 2 whoppers for that price……without all the cheesy trendy crap.
These people are just giving the all American burger a bad name……a soul sucking fad…..
This restaurant is in South Mississippi……I do not think that the sophisticated tastes of “good old boys” will find this menu very appealing.
I love burgers…I use to do reviews of local burgers…my rating system was pickles….NO pickles was the best and 5 pickles was the worse……but I believe that there is only one type of burger….BEEF!
The rest are just dolled up sandwiches…..
DAMMIT!  Now I gotta go cook me a burger…..have a good day my friends and I will have a burger for you.