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ESPN Gets Roasted For Their Weak Philly Cheesesteak Recipe Video

This weekend, ESPN tried to be Foodbeast and posted a recipe video for their version of a Philly cheesesteak.

While it seemed like a standard recipe video with the proper requisites (shot from above, with generic background music, sped up hands throwing in ingredients), Philadelphians jumped in and completely dragged ESPN.

The primary folks on social media bashing the video reasoned that it did not seem to fit the criteria of what they felt was a tried and true cheesesteak.

Bleacher Report’s Max Rappaport kind of fanned the flames by saying, “Are those vegetables? What the fuck kind of cheesesteaks are these?” Things took off from there, as not many were amused by ESPN’s 45 second venture into the food world.

Someone on Facebook even commented “…are you nuts putting Kraft cheese slices mixing it with provolone. You ask for that at any steak place in Philly, they’d stab ya and leave your bloody carcass in the alley behind the steak place.”

It was a nice try, and it made sense because the Philadelphia Eagles were scheduled to play on Monday Night Football, but like Lavar Ball has said in the past, “Stay in your lane.”

I will not claim to be a Philly cheesesteak expert, but it sounds like ESPN did not do it justice. Check out some of the hottest burns below:

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Dos Equis To Induct “Most Interesting Fan of College Football” Into Hall of Fame

There’s a slight chill in the air (in the East Coast at least), Labor Day is this weekend, and that can only mean one thing… college football season will soon be upon us. Dos Equis returns as the Official Beer Sponsor of the College Football Playoff and is on a mission to find those football fanatics who choose “Game Day Over Everything.”

At the end of the season, one lucky fan will be crowned “The Most Interesting Fan of College Football” and will be honored by being immortalized in the College Football Hall of Fame with a life-sized statue. “It’s incredible to be a part of this ‘Most Interesting Fan’ campaign because it highlights the spirit and passion college football fans share every Saturday during the season,” says Rob Riggle, campaign spokesperson and ‘Most Interesting Fan’ candidate. “I’ve been a huge fan of college football all my life, displaying fandom literally on my sleeves and chest, so I’m excited to represent all those other diehards that put ‘Game Day Over Everything’ as they showcase their most interesting traditions for their teams.”

Starting Saturday (September 2) through November 14, 2017, fans of legal drinking age can use #MostInterestingFanSearch to enter the contest on Twitter, Instagram, and at DosEquis.com by sharing photos, videos, or a simple tweet stating why they should be considered. Two finalists will be chosen in November and one winner will then be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta at an exclusive Dos Equis event on January 7, 2018. Both finalists will receive roundtrip travel for two and will attend the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship on January 8, 2018.

Additionally, Dos Equis is also taking its ESPN College Football Playoffs partnership to another level during Week 7 this college football season with its “ESPN Tailgate Week presented by Dos Equis,” which will highlight some of the best, most interesting tailgates around the nation and encourage fans to submit why they belong in the College Football Hall of Fame.

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ESPN Anchors Use Odd Food Analogies To Breakdown Mayweather-McGregor Fight

We all know hunger will make you say some crazy things, especially when you use really odd food analogies to help characterize the most hyped fight of the century.

After the long awaited bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, there was no shortage of opinions. So, for the sake of having a hot take, ESPN anchor Stephen A. Smith and boxing trainer and expert Teddy Atlas, used some choice food analogies to characterize the match in a live post-fight analysis segment.

It started when long-time boxing expert Teddy Atlas credited Mayweather for his ability to change his fighting style during the fight. However, instead of simply stating that as such, Atlas instead started talking about cooking.

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“He [McGregor] forced a gourmet chef to be a fast-order cook,” Atlas said. “That’s what he did!”

Smith, known for his bombastic personality, was ready to take it further immediately.

“But, doesn’t that make it fast food, instead of à la carte steak?” Smith shouted.

It’s unclear if both men were hungry or if they were just trolling, but as the segment goes on, both anchors continue shouting over each other. At one point, they’re both yelling in agreement.

“Yes, it does,” Atlas screamed back at Smith. “He made him go in there, and he made him flip cheeseburgers. He made him do something that he doesn’t normally do, but his [Mayweather] character allowed him to still walk the guy down and knock the guy out!!”

It’s confusing and bizarre.

At this point, Atlas was literally standing over Smith while yelling on top of his face.

Smith was still charged up and had more curious culinary analogies to clap back with.

“Wait a minute Teddy, if you go to a restaurant to get some steak, to get some filet mignon, but instead you get a burger — ain’t it a burger,” Smith questioned. “I mean, it’s just a burger. That’s what we saw tonight, that’s all I’m saying!'”

This pointless argument went on for more than a minute during a live segment on ESPN, and Atlas emphasized that if it was just a burger, there would only be one person eating it.

“Who’s eating it? Floyd is eating it — the other guy’s not!” Atlas declared.

We’ve compared sports athletes to food in the past, but this was much more bizarre and entertaining.

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Kevin Durant And His Restaurant Are Getting BLASTED On Yelp

By now, you might have heard that NBA superstar Kevin Durant announced he would take his talents to the Bay Area and become a member of the Golden State Warriors.

It should be noted that business is business, but some salty sports fans took to Yelp to express their disapproval of Kevin Durant’s decision, by attacking his restaurant, KD’s Southern Cuisine.

OKC fans weren’t the only people trolling the page. Die hard Golden State Warriors fans jumped in to Welcome KD, while savagely mocking Thunder supporters. It got to the point where Yelp Support had to clean up the mess.

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Within the past 24 hours, Yelp! users have been writing their in length about apparent disgust with his restaurant and him as a person. To be fair, KD’s has a 3.5 star rating, which is average. It seems unclear if KD’s name sake will depart from it’s home on Johnny Bench Ave., anytime soon.

Although it’s hard to believe that the majority of reviews aren’t even from people that LIVE in Oklahoma City, or really even about the food in general — but the trolls keep coming.

User BB (Canucklehead) H, gave KD’s 3 stars, but made a snarky comment about serving Kraft Mac n’ Cheese in a Klay pot. Although, the account’s location is set to Canada. Umm, okay.

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Yelper Jordan C., from Ohio.,  gave a 1-star rating and talked about his dreams getting thrown in the toilet. How can someone be this upset after the Cleveland Cavaliers won the championship? Um, Jordan, you know Cleveland is in Ohio, right? Why are you here?

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Troy A., got super metaphorical. Even found a photo of Kevin Durant in a chef’s hat — or made it. Either way, we’ll be over here if you need us, Troy.

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Charlie S., from Mill Valley, CA said the  restaurant was, “great” but STILL gave it 2 stars!? C’mon, fam!

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Warriors fans didn’t seem too eager to try KD’s but welcomed him in the form of a Yelp review. Because how else would you welcome a new player in 2016? So, yeah.

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On Thursday, as Kevin Durant was introduced to the media by Golden State’s management, he referred to meeting the Warriors as an, “organic” experience, which is ironic because the Bay Area is (probably) full of hipster vegans on organic-only diets. That’s a far cry from the southern home-style cooking his restaurant was serving up in Oklahoma.

Hey, if can’t take the heat — get out of the kitchen.

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Joey Chestnut Regains Nathan’s Famous Championship Belt

Sure, the average person will enjoy a hot dog or two on the Fourth of July. Hell, someone probably put away three or four hot dogs and felt like a boss. That’s cool, but try eating 53 — in 10 minutes. If you did, you still wouldn’t beat Joey Chestnut.

Just one year after losing the title of the most prolific hot dog eater in the world, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut regained the championship belt by dominating the 100th annual Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Competition, by crushing 70 hot dogs in 10 mins.

Chestnut lost the belt in last year’s competition to professional eater Matt Stonie. However, after a year of training, Chestnut was determined to reclaim the belt.

“Last year was rough,” Chestnut told ESPN. “This year was the best ever.”

Not only did Chestnut set the record for hot dogs eaten, at 70, but he but he also won a cash prize of $10,000. Although, Stonie didn’t walk away empty handed with a cool $5,000. Not bad for eating 53 hot dogs. With that said, Stonie ate 63 in last year’s competition.

It’s safe to say Chestnut is an absolute beast. 70 hot dogs is quite an accomplishment. What’s more interesting, last month Chestnut set another record by eating 73.5 dogs, according to Bleacher Report.

I guess the Nathan’s Famous competition was just a warm up. Until next year!

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Pizza Hut’s Giving Out 10,000 FREE Pizzas For Watching ESPN

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Pizza Hut announced that they’re now the official pizza sponsor of ESPN College GameDay Built By Home Depot. While it’s a mouthful to say, they’re hoping a mouthful of pizza will make things easier. The pizza chain is giving away 10,000 large one-topping pies.

How to get free pizzas

On the first College GameDay telecast, Saturday Sept. 5, viewers will have to look for a sign that unlocks the special Pizza Hut offer. Anyone who spots it will see a code that allows them a free large one-topping pizza.

Once they have the code, patrons have until Sept. 11 to claim their pizza at PizzaHut.com. The code will expire once it’s been used 10,000 times, so fans are advised to not lag.

As if anyone would when it comes to free pizza.

 

 

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Sports Catering CEO Caught on Video Battering Dog in an Elevator

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When video surfaces of a dog being kicked, you can’t help but cringe and look away. This disturbing video has outraged animal activists and has brought the CEO of a large catering company under fire.

Global News reported that Desmond Hague, chief executive of Centerplate, was the man in the video. Hague was in the elevator of the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver, and the video shows him violently pulling on the dog’s chain and repeatedly kicking the dog.

Hague made a statement apologizing for the incident, saying it was “out of character” and that he had become frustrated with his friend’s dog. However, further investigation by the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found that the dog was Hague’s and not a friend’s. The SPCA said “Sade,” a Doberman Pinscher, behaved in a way that led them to believe it had received that type of treatment before.

According to ESPN, Centerplate provides its food services to over 115 million people a year through more than 300 different venues, including several professional sports franchises such as the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Indianapolis Colts.

Animal activists have already called for a boycott of Centerplate and sports fans have said they would not be buying food from any of Centerplate’s concessions.

The incident is still being investigated and if charged with animal cruelty, Hague could face up to two years in jail.

The SPCA confirmed that Sade is OK and is in a safe, undisclosed location.

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Video: Steve Carrell Will Take His Appetite to Outback Steakhouse

Steve Carrell is one of the funniest actors of recent memory (personal opinion, but seriously). At this past 2010 Espy Awards show, along with fellow actor Paul Rudd they created a great spoof of the ever-so-ridiculous ESPN “The Decision” originally starring LeBron James as he announced he will be “taking his talents to South Beach” to play with the Miami Heat. According to this spoof, Steve Carrell will be taking his appetite to the Outback Steakhouse and abandoning his long time eatery of Chili’s. Let the drama begin.