Oct 21 2011

Good luck, bros!

My brother Pat and brother-in-law Danny’s barbecue team, Brew-B-Q, is competing in the 23rd annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue this weekend. I wish them the best of luck, though I know from experience that their stuff is delicious. I think this is the first time I ever wished I was in Tennessee.

And if you ever wondered if self-deprecation runs in the McCreight family, here’s your answer from an interview their local paper did:

McCreight and Peters made the drawing after winning a Wisconsin state title at the Kenosha Grill Games in August.

“If you’re really good, which we’re not, you can automatically qualify for the Jack by winning seven state championships during the season,” McCreight said. “Each year, there are a handful of teams that do so.”

I also have a special interest in the team, since I drew their logo back in 2008:

Yep – drunk, cannibalistic farm animals. My family is weird.

Good luck, guys!


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  1. 1

    Do you find it helpful or irritating when readers point out spelling mistakes? Because I found one in the second sentence.

  2. 2

    “drunk, cannibalistic farm animals”

    Your family is awesome.

  3. 3

    “They’re stuff”


  4. 4
    Mike McCreight

    Good luck Pat and Danny — your food is great. No one has a sign that rivals yours. Hopefully you bring home some Jack for the old man.

  5. 5
    Daniel Schealler

    There’s actually a place in America called Lynchburg?

    What is this I don’t even-

  6. 6

    Oh, I wish I was there competeting, (Air Force wouldn’t give me the leave for it.) Since I’m not, good luck to your family!

  7. 7
    Ze Madmax

    Daniel Schealler @ #5

    There’s actually a place in America called Lynchburg?

    There’s actually eight places called Lynchburg.

  8. 8

    Those sound like lovely places to live in.

  9. 9
    Daniel Schealler

    There’s actually eight places called Lynchburg.


  10. 10

    The funny thing about Lynchburg, home of the Jack Daniels distillery, is that it’s a dry county.

    Good luck by proxy!

  11. 11
    Don F

    I’ve been to Lynchburg and visited the Jack Daniel (the man’s name had no “s”) distillery. It was strange: not just being in a dry county in Tennessee; but that I couldn’t sample or buy any of the whiskey, yet I could buy a “Tipsy Cake” that was chocolate and yummy and was thoroughly soaked with whiskey, plenty to get me tipsy right there. But it was eaten, you see, so it was OK.

    Compete ye well, Pat and Danny!

  12. 12

    My wife and I don’t even think about competition, but I just did a pulled pork neck roast that was wonderful.

  13. 13
    1000 Needles

    You should submit your logo to Suicide Food!

  14. 14

    I think this is the first time I ever wished I was in Tennessee.


    Speaking for the good people of Tennessee (i.e. not everybody in Tennessee), I must take some slight offence here. :P

    Lynchburg actually happens to be right in my backyard. It’s a…strange…place. But a town that produces Jack Daniel’s and hosts barbecue competitions can’t be all bad, you know. :D

  15. 15

    Yup, that’s pretty much the running joke in these parts. :)

  16. 16
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    Drunk, sure, but they aren’t necessarily cannibalistic. How do you know the animals aren’t grilling kangaroo steaks?

    (The drawing may need updating :D)

  17. 17
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    Hopefully just named after the same guy as the practice…

    …wait, that doesn’t help any.

  18. 18
    Shplane, Spess Alium

    Honestly, I just presumed they were eating people until I read that line.

  19. 19

    As a Vegan you guys revel in murder and think it’s fine. No hateful reply comments, please, just making an observation.

  20. 20
    Daniel Schealler

    No hateful reply comments, please, just making an observation.


    But the hate. The haaaaaate.



  21. 21

    I feel the same way. This and the brisket post are gross, Jen. You do know how environmentally destructive and cruel animal agriculture is, right? I’m cool with people hunting and eating meat if they really feel they need to, but eating meat is not necessary in our country at this time, so causing environmental devastation and animal suffering is not something to brag about IMO…

  22. 22

    Too late! We profiled that logo more than a year ago!


    You have to get up awfully early in the morning…

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