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!


  1. Murray says

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

  2. Daniel Schealler says

    There’s actually a place in America called Lynchburg?

    What is this I don’t even-

  3. spdoyle17 says

    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!

  4. Ze Madmax says

    Daniel Schealler @ #5

    There’s actually a place in America called Lynchburg?

    There’s actually eight places called Lynchburg.

  5. kyoseki says

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

    Good luck by proxy!

  6. Don F says

    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!

  7. says

    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

  8. Azkyroth says

    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)

  9. Azkyroth says

    Hopefully just named after the same guy as the practice…

    …wait, that doesn’t help any.

  10. Lord Shplanington, Not A Frenchman says

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

  11. Raymond says

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

  12. Daniel Schealler says

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


    But the hate. The haaaaaate.



  13. scan says

    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…

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