straitpinkie.com http://www.straitpinkie.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:25:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Sunday Morning Hangover – 8/17/14 http://www.straitpinkie.com/strait-pinkie-network/sunday-morning-hangover/sunday-morning-hangover-81714/ http://www.straitpinkie.com/strait-pinkie-network/sunday-morning-hangover/sunday-morning-hangover-81714/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:40:18 +0000 http://www.straitpinkie.com/?p=105430  Sunday Morning Hangover   8/17/14

Nick and Nick talk UL/UK football scrimmages, Teddy Bridgewater, NASCAR with Miss Sprint Cup, and visors. Why would anyone wear a visor?

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Sunday Morning Hangover – 8/10/14 http://www.straitpinkie.com/strait-pinkie-network/sunday-morning-hangover/sunday-morning-hangover-81014/ http://www.straitpinkie.com/strait-pinkie-network/sunday-morning-hangover/sunday-morning-hangover-81014/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 02:48:12 +0000 http://www.straitpinkie.com/?p=105423  Sunday Morning Hangover   8/10/14

Nick and Nick preview the final round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla.

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Sunday Morning Hangover – 8/3/14 http://www.straitpinkie.com/strait-pinkie-network/sunday-morning-hangover/pga-championship-preview-paul-george-and-rochesters-mark-hamburger/ http://www.straitpinkie.com/strait-pinkie-network/sunday-morning-hangover/pga-championship-preview-paul-george-and-rochesters-mark-hamburger/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:44:00 +0000 http://www.straitpinkie.com/?p=105401  Sunday Morning Hangover   8/3/14

Nick and Nick preview next week’s PGA Championship at Valhalla, talk about Paul George’s nasty injury in a USA basketball exhibition, and are joined by the Rochester Red Wings’ Mark Hamburger.

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Sunday Morning Hangover – 7/27/14 http://www.straitpinkie.com/strait-pinkie-network/sunday-morning-hangover/sunday-morning-hangover-72714/ http://www.straitpinkie.com/strait-pinkie-network/sunday-morning-hangover/sunday-morning-hangover-72714/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:32:44 +0000 http://www.straitpinkie.com/?p=105378  Sunday Morning Hangover   7/27/14

Nick and Nick talk over/unders for UK and U of L’s football season. They are joined by IL Umpire Nic Lentz, Miss Sprint Cup, WKU Director of Football Operations Greg Brohm.

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Sunday Morning Hangover to air at 10 a.m. on July 27 http://www.straitpinkie.com/strait-pinkie-network/sunday-morning-hangover/sunday-morning-hangover-to-air-at-10-a-m-on-july-27/ http://www.straitpinkie.com/strait-pinkie-network/sunday-morning-hangover/sunday-morning-hangover-to-air-at-10-a-m-on-july-27/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:26:26 +0000 http://www.straitpinkie.com/?p=105373  Sunday Morning Hangover to air at 10 a.m. on July 27

After sitting out last week due to the British Open, the guys are back on ESPN 680/105.7 at 10 a.m. this Sunday morning. Nick Evans will be live in studio while Nick Curran joins the show from the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis. With August quickly approaching, Nick and Nick will take their first real look at the upcoming college football season. Bovada, an offshore gaming website, assigned over/under win totals for all major college football programs. They set the University of Louisville’s number at eight and University of Kentucky’s at 3 1/2. The Nicks will give their thoughts on these numbers and invite you to do the same. Call the show at 502-267-9680 or hit us up on Twitter at @StraitPinkie or @NickCurran35.

They will continue their summer segment with a bunch of Nicks at 10:45 as International League umpire Nick Lentz joins the show at 10:45. Miss Sprint Cup will jump on for a quick segment from the Brickyard and then at 11 o’clock Western Kentucky Director of Football Operations Greg Brohm will join the Hangover. They will end the show with “What Else Is Going On?”.

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Jordan Brand to unveil new Jeter #RE2PECT TV spot during All-Star Game http://www.straitpinkie.com/sports/jordan-brand-to-unveil-new-jeter-re2pect-tv-spot-during-all-star-game/ http://www.straitpinkie.com/sports/jordan-brand-to-unveil-new-jeter-re2pect-tv-spot-during-all-star-game/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:18:55 +0000 http://www.straitpinkie.com/?p=105349 jeter640 500x234 Jordan Brand to unveil new Jeter #RE2PECT TV spot during All Star Game

Derek Jeter will compete is his final MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night in Minneapolis. To honor the all-time Yankee great, Jordan Brand will unveil a brand new TV sport featuring Jeter, titled “RE2PECT”, just before his first at-bat in the All-Star Game.

In the spot, a number of notable individuals tip their hat to the Captain: Rudy Giuliani, Jay-Z, John Lackey, Joe Torre, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettite, rapper Action Bronson, skater Eric Kosten, Spike Lee, Jeanie Buss and Phil Jackson, Maya Moore, Carmelo Anthony, Tiger Woods and Billy Crystal.

Jeter was the first Jordan Brand-endorsed baseball athlete when he was signed in 1999. Other than Michel Jordan, Jeter is the brand’s longest-tenured athlete. With 12 signature cleats, Jeter has the most signature shoes of any Jordan Brand athlete other than Jordan.

Can’t wait until Tuesday night? Check out the TV spot here.

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Sunday Morning Hangover – 7/6/14 http://www.straitpinkie.com/strait-pinkie-network/sunday-morning-hangover/sunday-morning-hangover-7614/ http://www.straitpinkie.com/strait-pinkie-network/sunday-morning-hangover/sunday-morning-hangover-7614/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 03:30:12 +0000 http://www.straitpinkie.com/?p=105344 Nick and Nick talk NBA Free Agency, World Cup, and were joined by Louisville Bats play-by-play voice Matt Andrews and NBA referee Nick Buchert.

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Legendary Ideas: Save the plants campaign http://www.straitpinkie.com/humor/legendary-ideas-save-the-plants-campaign/ http://www.straitpinkie.com/humor/legendary-ideas-save-the-plants-campaign/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 02:30:08 +0000 http://www.straitpinkie.com/?p=105278 plants Legendary Ideas: Save the plants campaign

 

Whether it be signing a petition to save endangered species, shedding a tear over a newscast about a stray dog, or embarking on yet another trip to zoo, there are all kinds of examples of humans’ close affinity to animals. What we don’t see as many examples of, however, is mankind being in harmony with plants. While this article is not being created to dissuade our love for the animal kingdom, it does want to bring some long overdue respect to the diverse landscape of plants that populate the earth by starting a ‘Save the Plants’ campaign.

Enjoy breathing in that oxygen every time you inhale? It’s called photosynthesis, so you probably want to get on board this public awareness campaign. Sure, pioneering to save the spotted owl from extinction may earn you street cred with PETA, but your efforts may be better spent trying to preserve some oak trees, so we can all keep our respiratory systems intact.

The time has come for flora to get the same respect as fauna. Instead of persecuting the rich lady in her mink coat, lets go after the woman buying heads of lettuce at the grocery. Let’s not waste energy on the perils of dwindling species, and instead focus on the genocide occurring each time a suburbanite weed eats his yard.

So next time someone pats themselves on the back for being a vegetarian, or hitches their pants a little higher because they are vegan, remind them of all the wonders of the plants they are so savagely destroying.

Other Legendary Ideas

cell phone improvements

‘You’re Welcome’ cards

Degenerate Decathlon

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Surprises at Hendrick Motorsports Fan Fest http://www.straitpinkie.com/entertainment2/surprises-at-hendrick-motorsports-fan-fest/ http://www.straitpinkie.com/entertainment2/surprises-at-hendrick-motorsports-fan-fest/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:27:52 +0000 http://www.straitpinkie.com/?p=105313 Dale Surprise Pic main 500x281 Surprises at Hendrick Motorsports Fan Fest

Hendrick Motorsports has a strong lineup of drivers. NASCAR fans know that a few of their drivers are six-time champion Jimmie Johnson, four-time champion Jeff Gordon, 2014 Daytona 500 winner and 11-time NASCAR’s most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and 16-time race winner Kasey Kahne.

Most recently, Hendrick Motorsports organized a campus wide fan event and sought out die-hard fans of each of our four drivers. Hendrick Motorsports asked those fans to participate in a small video and would get a signed hat for their participation.

At the end of the photo shoot their favorite drivers would appear in a photo without them knowing.

Watch the video to see their reactions!

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Great World Cup Recipes http://www.straitpinkie.com/entertainment2/great-world-cup-recipes/ http://www.straitpinkie.com/entertainment2/great-world-cup-recipes/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:54:33 +0000 http://www.straitpinkie.com/?p=105306 NegraModelo Great World Cup Recipes

With summer heating up and soccer viewing parties in full swing, folks around the country will be celebrating the World Cup by having parties with family and friends. Tomorrow as the US Men’s National Team takes on Belgium I thought it might be nice to try some cool new recipes for the game.

Here are some recipes by Chef Rick Bayless featuring Negra Modelo and Frontera Brand salsas, sauces and mixes. A creamy, full-flavored dark brew with a pleasant malt aroma and drychef Great World Cup Recipes hop flavor, Negra Modelo is the perfect beer not only to enjoy on its own but to use in these great recipes while entertaining guests during summer celebrations.

The following recipes feature a variety of dishes including Bacon & Beer Queso Fundido, Smoky Negra Modelo & Chipotle Meatballs, Bison Burgers, Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos and Frontera Guacamole.

BACON & BEER QUESO FUNDIDO

Serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer

3 strips thick-sliced bacon

1 small red onion, diced

1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded, finely chopped

¼ cup diced sun-dried tomatoes

¼ cup Negra Modelo beer

dip Great World Cup Recipes 8 ounces Chihuahua or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Warm corn or flour tortillas or tortilla chips

Frontera Jalapeno Cilantro Salsa for topping

Cook bacon in an 8-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat until browned and crisp, 6 to 8 minutes.  Remove bacon, cool and then crumble and set aside. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings from the pan. Set the pan over medium-high heat and add the onion. Cook and stir until golden, about 6 minutes. Add jalapeno and sun-dried tomatoes; cook until chile softens, about 1 minute. Add beer; cook and stir until evaporated, about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, sprinkle the cheese evenly over the onion mixture. Stir slowly and constantly until just melted, usually 2 minutes. Immediately scoop into a warm serving dish. Sprinkle with bacon and cilantro. Serve in warm tortillas or on tortilla chips topped with salsa.

 

SMOKY NEGRA MODELO & CHIPOTLE MEATBALLS

Makes approximately 100 meatballs

3 pounds ground beef

1½ cups Panko-style breadcrumbs

3 eggs

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

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1½ teaspoons Mexican oregano

¾ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 jar of Frontera Chipotle Salsa

1 bottle of Negra Modelo beer

1 20-ounce can of tomato puree

2tablespoons dark brown sugar

Mix the ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, cilantro, mint, salt, oregano and black pepper together in a large bowl until well incorporated. Form the meat mixture into balls, about 1–1½ inches in diameter.Bake the meatballs about 10–15 minutes at 400° on 2 foil-lined baking sheets until nicely browned and fully cooked.Combine the salsa, beer, tomato puree, dark brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt in a slow cooker and turn on low. Add in all the meatballs. Once hot, the meatballs are ready to serve and can be held in the slow cooker on low for 3–4 hours. Serve individually with toothpicks or let guests help themselves with a spoon.

BISON BURGERS with beer-caramelized onions

Makes6 burgers

2 pounds ground bison or ground beef sirloin

1 pouch (8 ounces) Frontera Texas Original Taco Skillet Sauce or Frontera Chipotle Garlic Taco Skillet Sauce

½ cup loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro

Salt to taste

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1 large (10 ounces) red onion, halved, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon sugar or agave syrup

¼ cup Negra Modelo beer

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

6 slices Monterey jack cheese

6 hamburger buns, split, lightly toasted

6 thick tomato slices

Baby arugula leaves or baby spinach

Put ground bison, 1/2 of the Frontera Sauce pouch, cilantro and ½ teaspoon salt in large bowl. Use clean hands to gently mix, then shape into 6 burgers each about 3/4-inch thick. Refrigerate covered 30 minutes or up to several hours.  Heat oil in large skillet. Add onion and cook, stirring until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in sugar and cook until onion is nicely caramelized, 2 or 3 minutes. Stir in beer and Worcestershire; heat to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in remaining ½ of the Sauce pouch, then season with salt. Prepare a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill to medium-high. Grill burgers directly over medium-high heat for 4 minutes. Flip and grill until medium-rare, about 3 minutes more. Top each burger with a slice of cheese during the last minute of cooking. Serve on toasted buns topped with a couple of spoonsful of the onions, a tomato slice and a tuft of arugula.

GRILLED SKIRT STEAK TACOS with Frontera Salsa and Negra Modelo

Makes 4 servings

1 1/4 pounds trimmed beef skirt steak

1 jar (16 ounces)Frontera Chipotle Salsa or Frontera Roasted Tomato Salsa

½ cup Negra Modelo beer

3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

Salt

2 medium white onions, sliced into ½-inch rounds

Vegetable oil

Chopped fresh cilantro, lime wedges

12 fresh, warm tortillas

Cut steak into 4- or 5-inch portions. Mix 1/2 cup of the salsa, the beer, garlic, lime juice, cumin and ½ teaspoon salt in a large zippered bag. Add the steak. Close the bag tightly and turn gently to coat the steak. Refrigerate 1 hour or up to 8 hours.Heat a gas grill to medium-high or light a charcoal fire. Brush or spray the onion slices with vegetable oil. Grill onions over a cooler section of the grill, turning carefully until softened and browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish.

Remove the steak from the marinade (discard the marinade). Oil the steak well on both sides, and lay it over the hottest part of the grill.  Grill, turning once, until richly browned and done to your liking, about 1 ½ to 2 minutes per side for medium-rare. Cut skirt steak across the grain into thin strips. Mix with the onions, season with a little salt. Serve steak and onions with the remaining Frontera salsa, cilantro, lime wedges and hot tortillas, for making into soft tacos.

FRONTERA GUACAMOLE with sun-dried tomatoes, beer & roasted corn

Makes about 2 cups

1 cup Negra Modelo beer

4 to 5 sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)

3 large ripe avocados

½ cup Frontera Tomatillo Salsa or Frontera Original Guacamole Mix

½ cup fresh or fire-roasted corn kernels

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish

Salt to taste

Put beer and sun-dried tomatoes in medium-sized microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on HIGH power for 2 minutes.  Remove from microwave and let sit until tomatoes are softened, about 10 minutes.  Strain off beer, then coarsely chop tomatoes. Remove the stem at the top of each avocado.  Cut each avocado in half by slicing straight down through that spot where the stem was attached, until you reach the pit, then rotate the knife all the way around the pit.  Twist the two halves apart, then scoop out the pits.

With a spoon, scoop out the soft avocado flesh from the skins, collecting it in a large bowl as you go.  Coarsely mash with the spoon (or you can use an old-fashioned potato masher or large fork).  Gently stir in the salsa, sun-dried tomatoes, corn and cilantro.  Taste and season with salt.  Scoop guacamole into a serving bowl. Garnish with cilantro sprigs. Serve with tortilla chips, slices of cucumber or slices of jicama.

 

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