With this week’s news that Fort Worth’s Collective Brewing Project is at work on a sour beer brewed with 30 boxes of Peeps, vanilla, edible glitter, and butterfly pea flower, we can only conclude that every possible beer on earth has already been brewed and we can just stop inventing new ones. Dallas Morning News’ Guide Live reports the collaboration beer, made in conjunction with local growler shop Taps & Caps, is called Peep This Collab. (Puns have also been cancelled.) So, to recap: Sour. Glitter. Purple. Peeps. Beer. All of these elements could individually make sense in a beer. Sour beer: Totally a thing. Glitter: Yes, a thing. Purple: Why not throw some weird coloring herbs in there, sure. Vanilla: Ho-hum. Peeps? Well, brewers have used marshmallows in beer before, so this isn’t too far of a stretch, I guess. But put it all together, and it just seems like a Mad Lib of a beer recipe. But, lest I fall out of step with what kids these days are into, … [Read more...] about Purple-glitter-sour-Peeps beer is the Easter/April Fool’s Day creation no one asked for
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Last night’s megatrade that will send Alex Smith to Washington ensures that this offseason is almost certain to feature that rarest of NFL species: an experienced starting quarterback venturing into unrestricted free agency. Brace yourself, gentle reader: We live in a world in which Kirk Cousins will likely soon be the NFL’s highest-paid player. Yes, that would be the same Kirk Cousins who’s coming off a 2017 season in which he finished outside the top 10 in both passer rating (93.9) and Total QBR (52.4)—that’s Josh McCown territory. But there’s a logic to this, and it’s rooted in three factors: distortions in the quarterback market, scarcity, and timing. Cousins stands to benefit from all three. Here’s why. The market The value teams have placed on quarterbacks keeps rising, but it’s been damn near impossible to gauge what QBs are truly worth. Smith is the perfect example of this, as overthecap.com founder Jason Fitzgerald … [Read more...] about Kirk Cousins Is About To Get Paid, But By Whom?
The surprise isn’t that Kirk Cousins is getting lots of money. As the biggest name in a big market for free-agent quarterbacks, Cousins was bound to get paid this offseason. What’s notable is how he and the Vikings reportedly agreed to structure the deal, which cannot be signed until 4 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday. The word is that Cousins’s contract will be for three years and worth approximately $84 million, all fully guaranteed. The NFL notoriously does not do fully guaranteed contracts, so that last part is what jumps off the page. Cousins’s contract could set off a trend in which guarantees represent a bigger portion of more contracts. Just don’t expect fully guaranteed deals to become the norm for a lot of other players. There’s a deep history to NFL teams’ reluctance to dole out contracts with complete guarantees. It’s likewise rare that any full guarantees—as opposed to injury guarantees—carry into the third year of any … [Read more...] about Is Kirk Cousins’s Fully Guaranteed Contract A Sign Of Things To Come?
The first thing you notice, once you look a little more closely into the Skins’ attempt to gain the high ground on Kirk Cousins, is that in the video meant to smear the quarterback as unreasonable, team president Bruce Allen repeatedly calls him “Kurt.” The second thing you notice is that the Skins’ self-proclaimed enormous, generous, record-setting contract offer actually amounts to only $300,000 in new money. The Skins are a joke, and you can stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Let’s back up. Monday afternoon, the deadline passed for teams to reach contract extensions with players who have been slapped with the franchise tag. It was by that point, after an offseason of fruitless negotiations, more or less expected that no deal would be reached, and Cousins would become the first QB in history to play a second straight year on a franchise tag. What wasn’t expected was that the Skins would immediately go public. Washington posted a video … [Read more...] about The Skins Really Couldn’t Have Played This Kirk Cousins Situation Any Worse
So… Kirk Cousins. It is extremely difficult—impossible, even—to evaluate Kirk Cousins solely as a quarterback when, for the past six seasons, he has plied his trade in the middle of Dan Snyder’s never-ending diarrhea rodeo. He was drafted by Mike Shanahan in the fourth round as an insurance policy for the quarterback that Shanahan drafted in first round. After that first QB broke both his knee and his frontal lobe, Cousins found himself in the middle of a quarterback controversy fraught with standard local fan irrationality and no shortage of racial subtext. And then, once he formally supplanted Robert Griffin III as the permanent starter, he found himself in a strange new power struggle with Skins’ upper management, refusing to play for less than he was worth and being subjected to Bruce Allen’s drunken asshattery as a result. As such, for nearly the entirety of his playing career, Cousins has been less a quarterback than an ongoing litmus test … [Read more...] about Now We Get To See If Kirk Cousins Is Really Worth A Shit
Beef rules in Texas barbecue, pork ribs is the preferred protein in Memphis and Kansas City, and pork shoulder is a religious deity in the Carolinas. Barbecued chicken, however, gets short shrift (unless you count the gunk on bespoke California pizzas, which you shouldn’t). That is, unless you find yourself in northern Alabama, our nation’s beating heart of smoked chicken culture. On my only trip to Decatur, Alabama, I made the pilgrimage to where all who visit Decatur must go, no exceptions: the fabled Big Bob Gibson BBQ. It is home to a specific variant of smoked chicken that’s become so influential within barbecue circles, this restaurant alone is credited for spawning an entire regional style. Alabama white barbecue sauce is Big Bob Gibson’s; Big Bob Gibson’s is Alabama white barbecue sauce. In 1925, Robert Gibson was an employee for a railroad company. Looking for extra income to feed his six children, he turned his home outside Decatur into a farm. … [Read more...] about How to make Alabama white BBQ sauce, smoked chicken’s best friend
Atlanta readers dropped nearly 150 comments on our Hack Your City request this Monday, and we’ve highlighted the best in the original comment thread. Here’s a grab-bag of useful and clever highlights about the city that locals don’t call Hotlanta. Each Monday on Hack Your City, we ask readers for your best tips on a city: driving tips, restaurant recs, things to do, and any other advice for visitors and locals. Then on Thursday, we present the best comments. We’re working our way around the U.S. and around the globe. Stephen gives the basic tourist rundown: If you want to be a tourist, stay somewhere in midtown. There are plenty of novel places to see: World of Coca-Cola, GA Aquarium, CNN Center, Centennial Park (built for the 1996 Olympics), Piedmont Park, High Museum of Art, Little 5 Points, Atlantic Station, umpteen microbreweries, The Varsity, Georgia Tech, Botanical Gardens. There are at least a dozen others. Reader waerlogga offers a pithy … [Read more...] about The Best Atlanta Tips From Our Readers
The long-awaited sequel to Snowman’s wonderful endless snowboarding game is finally here. While Alto’s Odyssey swaps the snow-capped mountains of Alto’s Adventure for sandy deserts and jungle temples, it’s still incredibly chill. Originally planned for release last summer, Alto’s Odyssey took its sweet time getting here, but the agony of seven months of additional waiting melt away as soon as the board hits the sand. Every aspect of the original game that made it so easy to lose oneself in is expanded upon. The new setting is actually a series of different locations—a jungle temple, a sandy desert, rocky cliffs—that transition seamlessly as the player rides. New environments and weather effects give the game’s stark, beautiful style a chance to experiment with color and light. Instead of the single song that played endlessly through the first game, the music in Odyssey shifts with the scenery. One moment it’s playful and bubbly. … [Read more...] about Alto’s Odyssey Is A Sequel That Was Worth Waiting For
Updated Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, 3:30 a.m. EDT: The Fort Worth Police Department has dropped charges against Jacqueline Craig, 46, and her daughter, Brea Hymond, 19, and will not pursue charges against Officer William Martin for the violent Dec. 21 arrests of Craig and her daughters, Dallas News reports. Craig and Hymond faced charges of resisting arrest, interference with a “peace” officer and failure to provide identification. Craig’s youngest daughter, who was also arrested in the incident, was not charged with a crime. FWPD made the announcement Thursday, just one day after leaked police-body-camera and internal police documents exposing Martin’s history of using excessive force were published on The Root. “This decision didn’t happen in a vacuum,” Chief Joel Fitzgerald told WFAA-TV. “My decision to pull back these charges was something that I thought was right, something that we owed the community and the Craig family in … [Read more...] about Jacqueline Craig Case: Leaked Bodycam Video Shows Cop’s Violent Arrest of Mom Seeking Help
At this point, you’re probably aware that online reviews can be less than honest. Unscrupulous vendors, manufacturers, and other businesses aren’t above priming their economic pumps with a little glowing praise from people who might not be wholly impartial. RELATED ARTICLEHow to Spot Fake Reviews on Amazon, Yelp, and Other Sites But fake reviews aren’t the only means of gaming the system: there’s a new and growing trend of reviews that can be manipulated and turned to a company’s dishonest advantage even when they’re left by genuine customers. Generally, these reviews are created on sites that differ from the actual point of sale or service, and then highlighted or buried at the vendor’s pleasure. It’s all about getting the right kind of exposure for SEO, or search engine optimization. A Well-Known Template When it comes to controversial user reviews on the web, there’s no better example than Yelp. Ostensibly a site for restaurant … [Read more...] about Online Reviews Are Getting Worse: How Sellers Trick You Into Leaving Lucrative Reviews for Them